Old Car Festival at The Henry Ford September 9-10

Hundreds of vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 arrive from across the country to be perfectly set in the place where American history comes alive. Old Car Festival in Greenfield Village is a raucous ride, epitomizing the earnest optimism of the American Dream from the turn of the century to the Great Depression.

Wander through the village to meet the owners who’ve passionately preserved these treasured machines. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, listen to the distinctive sounds of century-old vehicles or sit back and enjoy expert insights while drivers motor through the Pass-in-Review parade. This weekend is your chance to become immersed in the moving stories of the early automotive era, a true automobile lover’s dream, as electric-, steam- and gas-powered engines are constantly in motion around you.

America’s longest-running antique car show brings ragtime America and the Jazz Age to life with two days of historically inspired street food, music, dancing and activities. Stay late Saturday evening for the Gaslight Parade of Cars, dancing with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue and a Dixieland-style parade.

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