SOUTH BEND — Automotive historian and author Tom Cotter, who is driving coast to coast on the Lincoln Highway in a 1926 Ford Model T speedster, will stop in South Bend on Wednesday.
He is expected to arrive at Studebaker National Museum, 201 Chapin St., about 3 p.m. At 5 p.m., he will go to Fiddler's Hearth, 127 N. Main St., to talk with the public.
The Model T will be on display outside both the museum and the restaurant.
Cotter is part of a three-man team that is driving the Model T from New York City to San Francisco. They left the East Coast on Sunday. Cotter plans to write a book about the trip.
Cotter will lead informal discussions about his cross-country trek, including the challenges of driving and maintaining an antique automobile and travel via the Lincoln Highway, the United States’ first cross-country route. Cotter has written several books about autos, including "Hemi in the Barn," "Cobra in the Barn" and "Fifty Shades of Rust."
Congratulations to Tom and his team, always dreamed about doing a cross country trip in one of my Ts. I would like to know what route you are taking, as I believe that most of the original Lincoln Highway has been replaced by I-80.
ps: looks like you have added disc brakes to the front axle.
You guys are zipping right along! I'm enjoying following your progress on Facebook.
How do you find it on facebook? I will be seeing the team tonight
This is so great I have to send it back to the top.
I don't do Facebook at all.
I'm wondering how well the speedster does in the rain now.
Has the cross country tour been rained out?