LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
The event on Friday featured a display of the Model T and Model A cars, as well as dozens of other classic cars. Food and music were offered to guests, and Saturday morning the car owners were given a police escort through Clay County and into the Redbird area.
Despite the fact that many of the featured Model T and A cars were made from the lumber of local trees, many London residents don't realize the history. That is what Russell is trying to change.
“There's a lot of forgotten history,” said Russell. “There are people that have lived here all their lives that didn't realize that this was going on.”
Russell said that Ford created a lot of jobs and helped many businesses, from lumber to mining. He also said that it's important to retain the history of the automobile, not just for Kentucky but America in general.
“The automobile is what built this country,” said Russell. “The automobile industry played a big, major part in this country.”