100-year-old Model T Ford comes to Aurora this afternoon as it continues coast-to-coast trek

If you’re a vintage car lover with free time this Tuesday afternoon, a unicorn is waiting in Aurora.

Halfway through a coast-to-coast trip, an iconic 1924 Model T Ford is taking a pit stop from 1 to 3 p.m. at AAA Fox Valley Car Care Plus, 35 Route 59, Aurora.

The four-wheeled centenarian is the 10-millionth Model T produced by Ford. It was manufactured at the company’s plant in Highland Park and rolled off the assembly line June 4, 1924, according to the Museum of American Speed.

To mark the milestone, the Fords dispatched the Model T on a cross-country trip from New York to San Francisco, traveling on the Lincoln Highway (Route 30).

AAA and the Museum of American Speed are re-creating that journey and offering public appearances of the historic vehicle, which is privately owned, along the way.

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