1919 Hudson side view

In 1922, Clarence Snyder of Mount Vernon, Ohio, purchased this Ford Model T touring car. It has only two accessories, an accordion-type luggage carrier on the running board and a spotlight attached to the windshield. Anything more than the four-cylinder motor and the black body was considered extra. Mr. Snyder drove the car for 10 years and put it in his garage where it sat until 1962.

Upon Mr. Snyder’s death in 1962, the car went through several owners and after five years of restoration, it was purchased by State Farm in 1972. Symbolic of the year State Farm first started in the auto insurance business, it is a beautiful reminder of when our Company began.