Sauder Village plans antique car show 5.14

Written by David Green.

Antique cars will be on display Saturday at Sauder Village near Archbold to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Model T.

With nearly 100 historic cars to view, the event will provide guests with a unique view of the automobiles of days gone by. Guests will also have the opportunity to “meet” Henry Ford during special theatre performances and the chance to ride in and even drive an antique car.

The Historic Village offers a unique backdrop for collectors to share their vintage cars. Car enthusiasts from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana will display their antique automobiles in this one-of-a-kind display where guests not only view unique cars, but also talk with car owners and even watch demonstrations such as how to hand-crank start a car.

While many car shows consider any automobile more than 25 years old to be an antique, the Sauder Village show requires every car to be older than 1942. Some of the cars already registered for this year’s event include a 1914 Model T Speedster, 1931 Model A Coupe, 1915 Model T Touring, 1933 Willys Roadster and a 1926 Reo Sedan.

All activities will take place throughout the day, weather permitting.

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., guests will have a chance to take a ride in an antique car and have their name drawn for an opportunity to drive an antique automobile.

Special theatre performances by nationally-recognized Hank Fincken as Henry Ford, the man who put the world on wheels, will add to the festivities of the day.

Fincken’s portrayal of Henry Ford in “Henry Ford: Fit to a T” is a perfect addition to this antique car event. During this interactive play, guests will learn about Ford’s past, the new Ford V-8, and even the future of soybeans. The 30-minute programs are scheduled at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m.

In addition to the special display of antique cars, the Historic Village will be open to guests

For more information, call 800/590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org

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