LIMA — The Ford Model A was the successor to Henry Ford’s Model T. It has been referred to as a “Baby Lincoln.” The vehicle was stylish and elegant, designed by Ford’s son, Edsel. The Model A was instantly popular. The two-millionth Model A was built in July of 1929, and the car had only been introduced 19 months earlier, in December of 1927. During the production lifespan of the Model A, which lasted until August 31, 1931, Ford produced 4,320,446 Model A’s. The Model A was then replaced by the Model B.
Garry Ricker, of Lima, brought his 1929 Ford Model A to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise In. He has owned it for 16 years. His dad, James H. Ricker Jr. had several Model A’s as Garry was growing up. This particular one was his dad’s last Model A. Ricker’s favorite memory is buying this Model A from his step-mother after his dad passed away in 1996. He enjoys going to car shows and meeting great people.