“The Last Drive” (#1929)

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Thursday, 10/1 @ 4:00pm ET
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Monday, 10/5 @ 10:30am ET
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Mark Gessler, President, Historic Vehicle Association; Matt Anderson, Transportation Director, The Henry Ford Museum; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press. Topic: Model T Drive.

100 years ago 21-year old Edsel Ford was preparing to join his father running Ford Motor Company. Just before he took the reins, Edsel & six buddies drove 1915 Model T’s cross- country on, what Bruce Springsteen would later call, “a last chance power drive.” Mark Gessler of the Historical Vehicle Association re-enacted the drive this year and joins John McElroy and Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press to talk about “both” journeys.