Ford opens Model A museum in Michigan

May 21, 2013 12:00 AM

Cars have been a staple of society for more than a century, and a new museum is striving to honor the automobile's roots. The Model A Ford Museum, dedicated to the automaker's tremendously successful vehicle from the 1920s and '30s, fills 12,000 square feet of space with vintage vehicles and memorabilia from the era. 

Located on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum outside of Detroit, Mich., the Model A Ford Museum is styled like a classic Ford dealership. Included on the floor are Model A vehicles like a school bus, mail delivery truck and construction truck that was used to build the Hoover Dam, The Detroit Free Press reports. There's also the real 1927 Model A that Henry Ford drove off the assembly line and then gave to the famous inventor Thomas Edison. 

"The Model A is a car that all can relate to," said the Gilmore Car Museum's executive director Michael Spezia, as quoted by the news source. "It was an affordable and very popular automobile that has been owned and enjoyed by millions of people." 

A grand opening for the museum was held May 18, and it is now welcoming visitors who want to explore the rich history of the Ford Model A and see just how much auto repair and redesigns have changed the brand. 

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