Sea to Sea in a Model T Making Stops Across the Country

Sea to Sea in a Model T Making Stops Across the Country
Courtesy of Museum of American Speed
June 7th, 2024 | Kelsey Bugjo

The Museum announced their plans earlier this year to make a coast-to-coast trip from New York to San Francisco in a 1924 Model T Ford to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ten-millionth Model T Ford. The trip will depart June 2 from Battery Park in New York City and travel along the historic Lincoln Highway ending in San Francisco, Calif.

Stops which will be open to the public (and for media at AAA destinations).

The car currently has a damaged piston and is working on being repaired. Once it is repaired, the museum will set new dates and times for when the car will be where.

KRVN’s Jon Willis spoke with museum curator Tim Matthews and development director Kevin Sander about the trip.

Additional stops to be announced. Times may vary based on travel on the day of each event.

“Thanks to AAA for being the travel sponsor for this historic trip,” said Tim Matthews curator of the Museum of American Speed. “We are excited to give the public a chance to see this historic vehicle that made cross country travel possible along with the Lincoln Highway.”

In June 1924, the Ford Motor company drove the ten-millionth Model T from New York to San Franscisco via the Lincoln Highway as a promotional effort. The ten-millionth Model T was recently donated to the Museum of American Speed by the family of the late, Dr. Alan Hathaway.

“After the trip is completed, the vehicle will be on permanent display at the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Neb.” Matthews added.

Speedway Motors has long been the title sponsor of the Museum of American Speed. Other companies that have signed on to support the sea to sea trip include Coker Tire, AAA, Bosselman and AmBest.

For more information about the ten-millionth Model Tcoast-to-coast trip or the Museum of American Speed visit


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