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This image was taken in 2019 during our first tour of the Ford Piquette Historical motor plant.  It captures the raw beauty of the historical site and one of the first vehicles to roll out its doors.  The docent and staff were wonderful, very helpful and knowledgeable.  

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Did you know the Ford Piquette Plant is the BIRTHPLACE of the Model T? It is recognized as one of the most significant automotive heritage sites in the world! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This 1909 Model T graces the Ford Piquette Plant in Detroit, MI. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As it is one of the first model T's produced, this gorgeous vehicle has been documented in several magazines and publications. Plus it is an exquisite example of a Piquette Plant built vehicle. It really is spectacular! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Ford Piquette plant opened in 2010 full time and offers fabulous tours! Our tour was given by Tom, who offered an informative, witty, interesting and fast paced tour that kept our interest the whole time. So you when you visit, ask for him! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fordpiquetteplant #ford #vintagevehicles #ModelT #detroitcity #detroit_igers #detroitmuseums #visitdetroit #exploredetroit #exploremichigan #Michigan #puremichigan #greatlakesstate #travelingmichigan #michiganders #mittensmitten #michiganaddict #onlyinmichigan #fabfriday #onlyinmichigan #greatlakesloving #michiganunsalted ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @fordpiquetteplant @detroitfreepress @mlive

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