Saturday, May 18th, the Model A Ford Museum in Hickory Corners held its grand opening ceremony.
The 12, 000-square-foot Model A Ford Museum is fashioned after a company’s dealership from 1928 and is located in Hickory Corners, about 115 miles west of Detroit. According to marketing director Jay Follis this is the largest museum which is dedicated to the Model A, a model which was manufactured in late 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s, after the enormous success of the Model T.
“The Model A is a car that all can relate to,” Michael Spezia, executive director of the Gilmore Car Museum, said in a statement. “It was an affordable and very popular automobile that has been owned and enjoyed by millions of people.”
Visitors from all over the country came at the grand opening and also to admire the several hundreds Model A vehicles brought especially for this occasion. More than $1 million was spent for the construction of this museum, the money being raised by the Model A Ford Foundation. Some of the most important and old Model A vehicles were also present at the museum.
The Model A vehicle which was driven off the assembly line by Henry Ford himself in 1927, to be presented to inventor Thomas Edison, the original postal service delivery truck used in building the Hoover Dam and also the 1930 Model A school bus used by the El Monte, Calif., school district.
Source: The Detroit News