Detroit Auto Plant Holds Model T Birthday

By Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Detroiters can celebrate the car that put the world on wheels at the annual Model T Birthday Party on Sunday, Sept. 25. The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum will mark the occasion with free Model T rides, a vintage vehicle car show, live music, food, unique shopping, and fun and games for the kids from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission includes optional guided tours at 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $17.  

The first of 15 million Model Ts rolled off the production line in 1908 at Henry Ford’s original Detroit factory at 461 Piquette Avenue.

The Model T helped make Detroit the Silicon Valley of its era and influenced automotive trends into the current century. Through photographs, film, exhibits, original artifacts, and more than 60 rare vehicles, the Ford Piquette Museum brings to life the industrial, cultural, and social history of the City of Detroit just after the turn of the century. The museum attracts over 30,000 people annually. This year, the anniversary of the “T” falls on the final day of the Detroit Auto Show. To accommodate out‐of‐town visitors, the museum will be open every day of the show, through Sept. 25. 

The first affordable, mass‐produced car for everyday people, the Model T sparked a worldwide transformation in manufacturing, transportation, and urban planning, as well as social and cultural trends such as The Great Migration and the population shift from farms to cities.

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