Parade of Model A Fords expected to meet at Studebaker Museum

By: Newscenter Sixteen
By: Newscenter Sixteen

You may notice a number of classic Fords in the City of South Bend on Tuesday.

Nearly fifty Model A Fords will be gathering at the Studebaker Museum.

Tuesday morning Newscenter Sixteen got a sneak peek of what these classic cars look like up close.

It's the second car Henry Ford designed and sold in mass production after the well known Model T.

Tuesday afternoon a group of the cars on a summer tour going across the country are stopping in South Bend. The group will be returning from Dearborn, Michigan where the car naturally originated.

They are meeting up with a local group called the Hoosier A Ford club, as part of their stop on a week long journey. Nearly 50 vehicles will gather at the museum.

Club Presient Greg Smalley says, “There will probably be cars there we've never seen before. Everybody has their own little thing they like to do. They've rebuilt them and done different things to the drive train. It will be interesting to see.”

Model A enthusiastics say the cars are great for long trips.

The Model A gets 24 miles to the gallon but doesn't have seatbelts, power steering or a radio. Plus drivers have to learn how to drive with a "double clutch."

Every Model A on the road is an original though that has been remodeled by its owner. The vehicles were built from 1928 to 1931.

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