This article was originally published in The News-Enterprise on Sunday, July 30.

Engines were revving and tires were polished this week­end for the eighth annual Cruisin’ the Heartland.

Hundreds of classic automobiles, from 1950 Chevrolet Bel Airs to 1964 Corvettes, lined the streets of downtown, all with their own unique story.

One such vehicle parked downtown was a 1917 Model T Ford. The vehicle was bought in Adair county by Bryan S. Miller and has remained in the family for 100 years. The current owner is Mike Miller, grandson of Bryan S. Miller.

“My grandfather bought it new 100 years ago,” Miller said.

After it first was purchased, Miller said the family drove the Model T for about 14 years. It then was parked and the rear axle jacked up and used to operate a saw.

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