From Model T To Mach-E, This 101-Year-Old Driver Has Seen It All

Harold Baggott isn’t your stereotypical early adopter, but he’s been at the forefront of automotive technology since he was 10. That’s how old he was when he first drove in a Ford Model T. The year? 1930. Now, 91 years later, he recently took a drive in something very different: A Ford Mustang Mach-E, and he was excited to show it off to this great-grandchildren.

“Since the age of 10, I’ve retained my interest in motoring, and today find myself interested in the switch to electrification following the government phasing out the traditional combustion engines I’m used to,” Harold said. “I have reminisced about my driving history with the Model T and seen what the future has in store. It was exciting to get behind the wheel of what I expect to see my great grandchildren will be driving.”

Since his first drive (on a farm) at age 10, Harold has done what he could to stay at the forefront of the car scene. He was among the first to get a driver’s license in the UK six years later and owned several of his own cars in those early years. The first car he owned was a Ford 8 Popular in 1937, and he got a Ford Anglia the next year. His family has gone on to own 20 other Fords over the years, not counting the commercial vehicles for the family business.

The family’s travel and coach business has had a number of Ford chassis vehicles (think of cutaway vans, where you build your own box on the back for various purposes), with as much as 140 owned at a time, so Harold’s business wasn’t far from his enthusiasm.

Recently, his family accompanied him to look at Ford’s heritage collection, and he was proud to show the Mach-E off after spending some time in a Model T.

Source: Clean Tecnica