Ten-Millionth Model T Ford to Stop in Kearney & Grand Island

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KEARNEY, Neb. – On Sunday, June 16 the Ten-millionth Model T Ford will stop at the Classic Car Collection from 2:30p - 4:30p for a public viewing. The Ten-millionth Model T Ford will travel through Kearney and across the Nebraska Lincoln Highway, as they make a coast-to-coast trip from New York to San Francisco in a 1924 Model T Ford to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this milestone vehicle. The Classic Car Collection will offer $8 admission to those who want to go through the collection.

The trip departed June 2 from Battery Park in New York City and has been traveling along the historical Lincoln Highway ending in San Francisco, Calif. In June 1924, the Ford Motor company drove the ten-millionth Model T from New York to San Francisco via the Lincoln Highway as a promotional effort. The ten-millionth Model T recreation on display at the Museum of American Speed was recently donated by the family of the late, Dr. Alan Hathaway. This isn’t the vehicle's first trek across the country. The Hathaway family completed the historic journey twice, once to celebrate the 50th anniversary and again for the 75th anniversary.

“Our team is excited to be part of a third trip in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the ten-millionth Model T Ford and for the vehicle to become part of our permanent collection for years to come,” said Tim Matthews curator of the Museum of American Speed. “This journey is more than a trip across our great country, it is a celebration of the vehicle which gave freedom to millions of Americans. The Model T Ford changed the world’s landscape and way of life forever. We are excited to take this 100-year-old car out of its Museum display and prove it can make this monumental voyage once again.”

In advance of that, the Model T will be in Grand Island at the Pump & Pantry Hwy 30 & Locust St. from noon 1pm.