Stamford, CT - The 10th annual Model Ts to Mustangs outdoor antique and classic car display returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on Saturday, May 4, from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring more than 70 automobiles of all makes and models, U.S.-made as well as imports, manufactured between 1900 and 1988. The Museum invites collectors of antique and classic cars to participate in its 10th annual Model Ts to Mustangs show. The show is by application, which can be downloaded at stamfordmuseum.org. Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, April 16. Applicants will be contacted by Friday, April 19. All applications must be accompanied by a clear photograph and a $25 exhibitor fee, which can be paid by cash, check or via PayPal. Applications can also be obtained by contacting Kirsten Brophy at 203.977.6543 or via e-mail at email@example.com. The fee will be refunded if the car is not accepted.
This year, the “focus group” section will showcase the Ford. Henry Ford introduced the Model T in October, 1908 and mass production began at the Highland Park, Michigan, Assembly Plant in 1913. Fifty-one years later, on April 17, 1964, the Mustang burst onto the American car scene and Ford dealers took 22,000 orders in one day. On January 27, 1965, designer Carroll Shelby introduced the first Shelby Mustang, the GT350 in Wimbledon White. Only 562 GT350s were created by Shelby in 1965.
By 2008, one hundred years after the “Tin Lizzie” changed the world by making personal transportation affordable; the Ford Motor Company had produced over 300 million vehicles. Today, Ford is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, and the fascination with Fords remains strong among antique and classic car enthusiasts.
Model Ts to Mustangs will be co-curated by David Greenberg, of Stamford, and Kirsten Brophy, the Museum’s curator of collections and exhibitions. The show is judged and awards will be presented in several categories, including “People’s Choice,” Best Survivor Car,” and “Best Ford.” The award ceremony will take place at 2:45 pm. For more information, visit stamfordmuseum.org or call the curator’s office at 203.977.6543. The rain date for Model Ts to Mustangs is Sunday, May 5.
Admission prices for Model Ts to Mustangs are: Members: Free/Non-Members: Free with gate admission.
Proceeds from the Model Ts to Mustangs show benefit the Museum’s arts education and gallery initiatives. Participant fee includes two free admissions to the entire facility and two lunch coupons. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, visit stamfordmuseum.org or call 203.322.1646. To find out whether the show has been postponed or cancelled due to inclement weather, call 203.977.6599.