Museum of American Speed celebrates 100th anniversary of the ten-millionth Model T Ford with a coast to coast roadtrip

Museum of American Speed celebrates 100th anniversary of the ten-millionth Model T Ford with a coast to coast roadtrip

The ten-millionth 1924 Model T Ford recreation at the Museum of American Speed

Museum of American Speed 

Lincoln, Neb. – The Museum of American Speed announced their plans to make a coast-to-coast trip from New York to San Francisco in a 1924 Model T Ford to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ten-millionth Model T Ford.

The trip will depart June 2 from Battery Park in New York City and travel 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 Fransisco 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.”

The Smiths started collecting in the 1940s, prior to founding Speedway Motors in 1952. Speedway Motors has long been the title sponsor of the Museum of American Speed. Other companies that have signed on to support the sea to sea trip include Coker Tire, AAA, Bosselman and AmBest.

For more information about the ten-millionth Model T, coast-to-coast campaign or the Museum of American Speed visit MuseumofAmericanSpeed.org.

About Speedway Motors, Inc.

Speedway Motors is a manufacturer, retailer and distributor of high-quality automotive parts and racing products. Since 1952, Speedway Motors has been committed to providing a broad selection of high-quality, affordable automotive parts—delivered quickly, efficiently and without any hassles. Their products and expert advice are available to customers by calling 1.800.979.0122, online or at retail stores in Lincoln, Neb. and Tolleson, Ariz.

About Museum of American Speed

The Museum of American Speed is a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) private foundation located in Lincoln, Neb. Founded in 1992 by the “Speedy” Bill and Joyce Smith family, the Museum of American Speed was formed to present a continuous chronology of automotive Racing Engine and Speed Equipment development and to preserve, interpret and display items significant in racing and automotive history. 

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