Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Gypsy Coeds

In 1937, six girls from Bradford, Illinois began a series of road trips in a 1926 Model T Ford that they dubbed the "Silver Streak."  They traveled all over the country, visiting first the home of the Dionne Quints and then the World's Fair, Niagra Falls, and many interesting other places.  They even got to meet Henry Ford himself.  By the end of their journeys, they had driven over 71,000 miles in the Silver Streak.  Must have been some great adventures...

With Henry Ford

Golden Gate Exposition

Yes, that is Don Ameche

Ford Plant

Silver Streak in 2005, still owned by one of the girls and driven periodically

For more information, check out his webpage:

And this photostream:

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