Tag: Henry Ford Museum

  • Nov 12 2016

    Helck Family Collection: Old 16 on Display at the Henry Ford Museum in 1962

    Since 1997, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan has been the home of Old 16, the winner of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race. Thirty-Five years earlier, Old 16 made its first appearance at Henry Ford's 1962 sports car review exhibit.

  • Oct 28 2015

    Exclusive Photos: The Mustang II Prototype Concept Car Making Its Debut at the Watkins Glen in 1963

    The Ford Mustang II Prototype concept car made its debut at a 1963 Formula I race at Watkins Glen, New York on October 6, 1963. Mike Carroll of the Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island captured the arrival of the Mustang II at Watkins Glen in these photos.

  • Nov 12 2013

    Three Legendary Racers at the Henry Ford Museum

    Jim Blanchard has forwarded this photo of three amazing racers from the Racing in America exhibition at the Henry Ford Museum -Old 16, 999 and Sweepstakes.

  • Nov 16 2010

    Old 16 Fun Facts from the Henry Ford Museum

    When the Henry Ford Museum introduced the Old 16: An American Legend exhibit in 1997, they developed a press kit with information on the car, the exhibit and the Vanderbilt Cup Races. Here is the "Old 16 Fun Facts" sheet from the press kit (courtesy of The Henry Ford):

  • Nov 12 2010

    1997 Exhibit and Film “Old 16- An American Legend”

    After obtaining Old 16 from Jerry Helck in 1997, the Henry Ford Museum developed a multimedia exhibit to display the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race winner. The elaborate exhibit included a simulation of the Long Island Motor Parkway, display cases, three figures dressed in 1908 period race clothing and a 9-monitor video wall.

  • Mar 10 2010

    Article “Driving The Ford” & the Future of the 1908 Vanderbilt Cup Race Winner

    The Spring 2010 issue of Hagerty's magazine profiles Bob Casey, curator of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The article "Driving "The Ford" describes the current condition of Old 16 and speculates about its future.

  • Jun 10 2009

    The Drop Box Mystery at The Henry Ford

    Leslie Mio, Assistant Registrar at The Henry Ford, recently sent this email to me: "I am working on cataloging a sealed brass box. According to the donors (the Long Island Automobile Club), "These boxes . . . were used for signatures, so that Gentlemen Drivers, could not substitute Professional Drivers, in the Vanderbilt

  • May 01 2009

    Old 16 Rides Again In Dearborn: September 2008

    For the 58th Annual Old Car Festival held September 6th & 7th, 2008 held at the Henry Ford, Old 16 was brought out and driven for the last time before being permanently retired to static exhibit according to the Youtube description.

  • Jan 08 2009

    The Henry Ford Museum Cites VanderbiltCupRaces.com

    The Henry Ford Museum has cited VanderbiltCupRaces.com as the only source for information on the races.