Man Who Learnt To Drive In A Ford Model T Takes Mustang Mach-E For A Spin

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He's more than 100 years old.

Everyone remembers their first driving experience. Over 90 years ago, Harold Baggott first got behind the wheel of a Ford Model T milk delivery float on a farm at ten years old, inspiring his lifelong love of cars. He got his driver's license in 1936 the first year they were introduced before purchasing his first car in 1937: a Ford 8 Popular. He then bought a Ford Anglia the next year.

Since then, the family has owned 20 Fords privately and converted Ford commercial vehicle chassis into a fleet of 140 coaches, which are used for their travel and coach business. Baggott, who is now 101 years old and still drives every day, was invited for a ride in a 1915 Ford Model T at the British Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England, allowing him to reminisce about his first driving experience, before then putting him behind the wheel of Ford's most futuristic vehicle - the Mustang Mach-E.

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To show how far automotive technology has come since then, Baggott swaps the Model T for a fully electric Mustang Mach-E. There probably aren't many people in the world who can say they have driven a vintage Ford Model T back in its heyday and a modern Mustang Mach-E.

It's also not every day the Mustang Mach-E gets to meet its ancestor in a symbolic gathering: the Model T was the first mass-produced car that brought motoring to the masses, while the Mustang Mach-E represents Ford's first mass-market electric car that will be driven by future generations.

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Joining Baggott for the Mustang Mach-E test drive were his great-grandchildren Felix and Charlie, who will experience the electric car revolution.

"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," said Baggott. "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."

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