My wife and I are staying in the Ft. Myers / Cape Coral area of Southwest Florida for a a couple of weeks. Does anyone know of any good antique stores or auto museums to visit around here? Any model T related places?
Ford and Edison winter estate. Kind of pricey admission
Visit the Ford and Edison Estates.
Lot of nice antique stores around Ft. Myers.
If you have a Garmin just type in antiques.
You might also check out the "Ford Garage" restaurant for a place to eat. Really neat place.
We found the Ford Edison site. What is actually there to see?
If you like muscle cars there is a great museum in Punta Gorda 30 or so miles north. Muscle Car City
Also be sure to visit Ford's Garage restaurant
There is one in Cape Coral, Fort Meyers, and Estero
Edison's updated Touring
If you want a change of pace and you happen to pass near Ocala, check out the Don Garlits museum of drag racing!
X2 on Garlits Museum. There are a couple of T's there. And a bunch of '40 Fords that look stock, but have 426 Hemis under the hood.
The Edison place has MUCH to see. Very interesting place.
The Ford's Garage in Cape Coral is the best of the three in SW Florida. It has three model A's and a '27 T, plus at least one late '30's Ford truck on display. Ford's Garage is licensed by the Ford Motor Company. It's just west of the Cape Coral bridge. When you strip all the layers away, it's a $12 hamburger joint, but the atmosphere is great. I have been there many times and "I shall return." The Edison and Ford Estates are great too. The admission is pricey, but they do a great job, and at this time of year, the Christmas decorations are great.
Visited the Edison and Ford Winter estates as well as the Ford Garage last year. I thought both were well worth the experience.
Here is a past thread with some photos of both places. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/509378.html
Watch that yellow/orange ball visible in the sky during daylight hours - but don't stare directly at it.
It has disappeared for 90% of the rest of the country .....
Fried pickles at Ford's Garage are a must.
Don't worry Jim, it will be getting better after tomorrow.... longer daylight that is
I've heard the Revs Institute in Naples is a good place to visit. http://revsinstitute.org/the-collection
The historical museum in the old train depot is small but a nice little stop.