Ford Deuce 75th anniversary celebration proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Beginning August 9, more than 600 owners and fans of the 1932 Ford, — lovingly called The Deuce–will meet in Dearborn, Mich. for a 75th anniversary celebration to honor the vehicle that most historians agree inspired every hot rod and muscle car that followed. The three day celebration will include a concours d’ elegance, cruises, specialty vehicle displays, a drive-in date night, a gathering at Greenfield Village, and visits to the Henry Ford Fairlane estate and the Grosse Pointe Shores estate of Edsel Ford. With the world’s first affordable V-8 Flathead engine, inspired by Henry Ford himself, and an innovative design from his son Edsel, it wasn’t long before the Deuce was a favorite of the earliest hot rodders.

The ’32 Ford was well on its way to becoming an American icon long before The Beach Boys sang about it in their 1961 hit “Little Deuce Coupe,” and George Lucas gave it a role in his 1971 movie “American Graffiti.” The celebration takes place August 9-12. All proceeds from the event will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information visit