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100 and counting: Model T celebrates centennial

Rafay Ansar



A 50-car motorcade of Model Ts is hitting the streets of Detroit this weekend as Ford celebrates 100 years of the iconic ride.

The cars will set off from Ford's Dearborn, Mich., headquarters Saturday and make a stop at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, where production of the Model T started in 1908. The cars also will stop at other Ford historical sites, including the Henry Ford estate.

More than 15 million Model Ts were sold from 1908 to 1927, and it was the first car to bring affordable transportation to the general public. In 1999, the Model T was named "Car of the Century" by a panel of journalists.

There also will be a celebration of the Model T on Saturday at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pa. The event is expected to have 50 Model Ts, ranging from rare, early versions with brass radiators to cars from the 1920s. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.aacamuseum.org.
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