Michigan car company, Ford, has announced its plans to sell dirt-cheap, refurbished 1950s Model Ts, back through its dealerships.
But really, who has the time to pick up a 1950s model year Model T? Not everybody. Not even the founders of Ford are familiar with them.
However, back when Laura and Mike Gerew were young, they worked a big gig working in order to afford their education. This was in Northern Michigan. They lived at home with their parents, but when summer rolled around, the Gerew family would be out on the road; selling necessities.
Their parents were very poor, so they had limited options as far as what they could buy. One answer was to buy useless things, the Gerew’s refused to buy them.
The Gerew’s opted for something better – they focused on businesses and got “close to what we needed,” Laura tells “Business for Good.”
There’s even a campfire-fire out of their hard-to-find 1956 Model T. Their kids got to fire the car up every morning in the wood shed at their house.
“Business for Good” came calling on the Gerew’s one day and asked them if they’d like to come and visit. The Gerew’s were intrigued and were glad they gave it a try.
The couple went along to meet Ford. Turns out, Ford did extensive research, had a family history of sanitation (Her grandfather got the first diesel in Buffalo at C.W. Post), and opened Ford’s “Beth’s Day Care Centre” in the old Ford Motor Company showroom. One of the few things Ford Loves is Children and Global Citizen.
“We’re now very blessed to have our families, our kids have grown up, we’ve got our own home, but we always look to learn more,” Laura says.
Now, they bring that education to the present day.
They’re helping Ford through their desire to refurbish the 1950s factory made cars, which had previously been only in Ford’s MOGD business center in Michigan.