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Home To Serial #1 Model A!!- Model A Museum At The Gilmore – Matt Murray @IrontrapGarage

Home To Serial #1 Model A!!- Model A Museum At The Gilmore – Matt Murray @IrontrapGarage

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The Ford Model A Museum at The Gilmore is where we spent a good portion of our trip. This is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the Ford Model A thanks to the Model A Ford Foundation.

Inside you will find the very first Model A ever produced, which was a gift to Thomas Edison, and is technically the first hot rodded Model A. The Museum is filled with every body style Model A you can imagine, a Model AA school bus, and a plane!!! The Ford Model A Museum is one of the many reasons to visit The Gilmore Car Museum on your next road trip!!

The Gilmore Car Museum Model T Driving Experience – @IronTrapGarage

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The Gilmore Car Museum offers an amazing program called “The Model T Driving Experience”

. This program will take you on a crash course on the history of the Ford Model T and give you hands on experience behind the wheel of one!

You will get to drive one of the many Model T’s in the museum’s collection and drive 3 miles around the historic campus. –

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Model A Fords set to swarm the Model A Ford Museum this September – Matt Litwin @Hemmings

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In our recent piece on the Model A Ford Museum, we interviewed past president and current Model A Ford Foundation, Inc. (MAFFI) special advisor, Stan Johnson, and current MAFFI president John Begg, about the history behind the founding and construction of the facility, an 11,000 square-foot institution that is part of the sprawling campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan

.Beyond the design and construction of the edifice, the façade of which replicates a medium-sized Ford agency circa 1929, Stan and John shared with us the contents of the building for the feature story, which includes a small showroom, a service area populated by a plethora of NOS parts, tools, and materials a Model A mechanic would have had at his disposal, and a series of static and mobile interactive displays already in place and under construction prior to the chilling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together with the rest of the MAFFI board of directors, trustees, and support from members of both the Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA) and the Model A Restorers Club (MARC), the museum’s constant rotating displays of both loaned and donated items celebrate the compelling four-year history of “Henry’s Lady,” while looking to the future of the old car culture as a whole.

Helping accomplish both goals is the museum’s annual Model A Day event, which commemorates the facility’s opening on the third Saturday of each September. This year marks the ninth such gathering (tentatively scheduled for September 19) and, like past events, Model A Day will be centered on the theme-based gathering of the famed Ford.

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Update

Model “A” Ford Foundation. Dear Model A Supporters, This year we had planned to celebrate our tenth annual Model A Day reunion at The Gilmore. However, due to the continuing and unabated impact of the Covid-19 virus, the MAFFI Trustees have concluded that we must cancel the September 18th-19th, 2020 event.

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One of Our FAVORITE Museums — Model A Touring Club -Reblog

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Today we drove about 17 miles to Hickory Corners, MI, to visit the Gilmore Car Museum. The docents arranged special parking for our Model As on the lawn of the facility. We had a tour of the Model A Museum (the largest in the world), a vintage diner, various period displays, and over 300 vintage […]

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Gilmore Car Museum welcomes “Duesenberg – Celebrating an American Classic” exhibit – Matt Litwin @Hemmings

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Roughly 20 Duesenbergs spanning the company’s 16 years of production will be on display (on a rotation basis) at the Gilmore Car Museum through Fall 2019. All images courtesy of the Gilmore Car Museum.

For more than a decade, the Duesenberg has been professed to be the most elegant automobile every made. Certainly the most powerful, and the most expensive car on the market at the time, the Duesenberg’s performance prowess was bolstered by timeless, elegant styling from the most reputable coachbuilders of the era. Today, they are among the most desirable cars from the pinnacle of the Full Classic era, and the famed automaker will be honored in the newest exhibit, “Duesenberg—Celebrating an American Classic,” at the Gilmore Car Museum, in Hickory Corners, Michigan, through Fall 2019.

Read the rest of Matt Litwin’s article here