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1915 Ford Model T joins museum's fleet  Herald and News

The Klamath County Museum has received the donation of a 1915 Ford Model T automobile from John Wilcynski of Susanville, Calif., according to a news ...

Herald and News
This is History: The Origins of Coca-Cola, Henry Ford's Model T, Prohibition Begins, Whamo Introduces the Frisbee, 'All in the Family', 'Happy Days' and 'Hill Street Blues' Debut  WGN Radio - Chicago

Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the invention of the flush toilet in 1861, Coca-Cola is introduced, the Chicago Cubs drop plans to add lights in Wrigley ...

WGN Radio - Chicago
Model T Ford club meets in Burlington  The Ottawa Herald

The East Central Kansas Model T Ford Club, ECKT'S, a chapter of the National Model T Ford Club of America, will have their first meeting of 2019 at 6:30 p.m. ...

The Ottawa Herald
Klamath County Museum gets Model 'T' for Christmas  KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Regional December 27, 2018 Lyle Ahrens 1915 Ford, John Wilcynski, Klamath County Museum, Klamath Falls, Model T. Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath ...

Piece by piece: Pickett dismantles Model T he smuggled into Capitol  KXAN.com

Capitol visitors looked on as he wheeled the feeble frame of the Model T down the historic halls. Pickett was elected to the Texas House the same year George ...

Hot Rodding Pioneer Barney Navarro and His Ground-Breaking Model T Race Car, Then and Now  Hot Rod Network

Barney Navarro's legend has been passed around forever. It's the classic tale of panoramic vision, bulldog determination, and goal-oriented discipline.

Hot Rod Network
Herman: Rep. Joe Pickett retiring due to health; brought humor, Model T to Capitol  Austin American-Statesman

Some sad news today on the legislative front: The Texas House is losing a little bit of two things always in demand — diversity and humor.State Rep. Joe Pickett ...

Austin American-Statesman
That Awesome Snowmobile Model T in "Santa Claus is Comin' To Town" is a Real Thing  Jalopnik

I've been binge-watching Christmas films with my fiancé over the past few weeks, including my personal favorites, the Rankin-Bass stop motion ...

Ford is developing a fully electric F-series pickup truck  Engadget

Ford is taking steps to future-proof its business by developing not just a hybrid, but a fully electric pickup truck. Jim Farley, Ford president of global marke...

Wheels: VW once again leading revolution  Conway Daily Sun

Peering out over the automotive landscape, the internal combustion engine has dominated, beginning with the Ford Model T and progressing through current ...

Conway Daily Sun
VAs VIST program aids veterans with poor vision  Ocala

Despite being declared legally blind, Harry Schoepf, with help through the program, continues to work on a 1/4 scale Model T with "Smithsonian level quality."

Ford and VW alliance: Don’t get too excited, Morgan Stanley says  MarketWatch

The newly announced cooperation between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG may have been a boost for shares of the U.S. car maker, but don't get “too ...

1930 Ford Model A hot rod roars into Barrett-Jackson for auction  Motor Authority

A one-of-a-kind hot rod will grace the auction block on Friday during Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. This 1930 Ford Model A boasts a ...

Motor Authority
A Model T, horse-drawn fire engine and ox cart: the Dent family legacy in cast-iron toys  Allentown Morning Call

Charlie Dent's collection never would have been exiled to the Island of Misfit Toys. The detailed and colorful cast-iron vehicles, forged by his family's storied Dent ...

Allentown Morning Call
Don't Panic About the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Being Automatic Only  The Truth About Cars

Count me among the dismayed that Ford's new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is only available with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Truth About Cars
Review: Winners and losers of the Detroit auto show  CNBC

This year's Detroit auto show was tamer than usual, with only a few big-name debuts making headlines. With less competition, the cars that did launch in Detroit ...

Lincoln will build a car based on Ford's Mustang-inspired electric SUV  CNET

It's not exactly a surprise that Lincoln and Ford vehicles share a number of parts, and by the sounds of it, things won't change when the automakers slowly pivot ...

Backbone of America runs through county | Marion County Record | Jan. 16, 2019  Marion County Record

US-50 highway began as local stretches of trail roads before being linked together into a transcontinental route running from New York to Los Angeles.

Marion County Record
Perfecting a final-mile approach in trucking  Fleet Owner

Changing distribution patterns and new *service* needs are bringing about new challenges for less-than-truckload operations, noted Donald A. Orr, chairman and ...

Fleet Owner
25 Classics: A Peek Into The Ford Family's Secret Warehouse  HotCars

The Ford F-series is one of the best pickups to grace the road, but the automobile maker has also established a name in the muscle car segment.

Is the Secret to Great Tequila Volcanic Stone?  The Daily Beast

Tequila distillers are increasingly using the historic tahona wheel to crush agave and influence the flavor of their spirits.

The Daily Beast
Trudeau should consider buying GM and making electric cars  Toronto Star

Our governments should be actively promoting electric car production, even building them, not buying pipelines.

Toronto Star
Meet the All-New, RWD-Based 2020 Ford Explorer, Packing New Engines and New Tech  The Drive

The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer is built atop a new rear-wheel-drive architecture platform shared with the Lincoln Aviator. Starting price of $33860, about $400 ...

The Drive
2018 Ford EcoSport Review – Value Doesn't Excuse the Rush  The Truth About Cars

Ford's 2018 introduction of the EcoSport is one of the most cynical attempts to quickly capture sales in a suddenly hot category in the long history of automakers ...

The Truth About Cars
The 2019 Ford Ranger isn't the one you remember | The Spectator  The Spectator

After a six-year absence in Canada, the all-new Ranger is back to claim its share of the popular mid-size-pickup market.

The Spectator
Ford Explorer ST Packs 400 Horsepower, Making it the Strongest ST Model to Date  Torque News

The main focus of high performance Ford fans attending the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the new Shelby GT500 Mustang, but the ...

Torque News
Plan NH accepting scholarship applications  Concord Monitor

Win a scholarshipPlan N.H. is now accepting applications for its Scholarship and Fellowship program. The Plan N.H. Scholarship and Fellowship Program, ...

Concord Monitor
What's On in South Canterbury: January 18-20, 2019  Timaru Herald

A self-defence class open day, the South Island horse riding championships, a fishing competition, and a triathlon and duathlon.

Timaru Herald
Old, old cars take a lap in the Horseless Carriage Club's Holiday Excursion  autoweek.com

The first “cars” were patented 132 years ago, and their owners had to somehow drive them down the road without autonomous technology, ABS, or even satellite ...

63 Years Later, What Can Investors Learn From Ford's 1956 IPO?  The Motley Fool

On Jan. 17, 1956, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) did something that its late founder, Henry Ford, had wanted to avoid at all costs: It went public. Ford's initial ...

The Motley Fool
Volunteers pull Model T tires, guns, dentures from Cootes Paradise  TheSpec.com

Stewards of the Cootes Watershed and Red Hill Watershed have dedicated more than 15000 hours cleaning local watersheds.

Auto Showdown: 2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Kia Telluride  Motor Trend

Three-row crossovers aren't sexy, but they're sure gaining lots of attention lately. Debuting at the 2019 Detroit auto show this week, the 2020 Kia Telluride joins ...

Motor Trend
Rock star's 1930 Ford Model A hot rod is a bare metal monster  Yahoo News

Custom built for Seether's Dale Stewart, this bespoke hot rod started life as a Ford Model A – but now packs a V8 HEMI engine and a steampunk design.

Yahoo News
2022 Ford Ecosport Spotted For The First Time  Car and Bike

A new set of spy pictures surfaced online have revealed the 2022 Ford Ecosport which was being tested near Ford's European headquarters in Cologne.

Car and Bike
Driving the Ford Model T through 110 years of American audacity  Chicago Tribune

It has a 20-horsepower four-cylinder engine, tops out at 45 mph, has no gas gauge and sometimes must back up hills. But it's the most important car ever built.

Chicago Tribune
Barrett-Jackson is Auctioning This Ford Model A Hot Rod With a Bare Metal Interior  Motor Trend

The Ford Model A may have only been built from 1927 to 1931, but decades later, it remains incredibly popular with hot rodders. Head to almost any classic car ...

Motor Trend
Bitcoin Will Still Bite the Dust  CoinDesk

Kevin Dowd is a Professor of Finance and Economics in the Business School at Durham University, and the co-author of the 2015 paper “Bitcoin Will Bite the ...

Sorry, Ford: Volkswagen is Worth More than a Dime  The News Wheel

Ford could have purchased this automaker for less than a dime but decided not to. Now Volkswagen is worth more than a dime. Read more about this decision.

The News Wheel
Ford Stuffed A Focus RS Engine Into A Transit Connect Van  Motor1.com

It's not uncommon for automakers to build strange test mules, but these two Transit Connect vans with Focus powertrains look almost production ready.

The New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Uses the Same Supercharger as the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1  Car and Driver

The new Shelby Mustang uses the same supercharger as Chevy's Corvette ZR1, which should be controversial.

Car and Driver
Ford Model T Buying Guide  Yahoo News

Here's how to buy a solid Ford Model T, a prime slice of Americana and one of the most significant cars in motoring history…

Yahoo News
Ford and Cadillac SUVs, Toyota sports car star at auto show  WWMT-TV

SUVs and a big pickup truck will get top billing at Detroit's auto show this year, but there are some surprise sports cars and electric vehicles on the agenda.

August 1908: The First Ford Model T Completed in Detroit  IEEE Spectrum

In 1908, Henry Ford had been working in the auto business for more than a decade, and the Ford Motor Co., five years old and already profitable, had so far ...

IEEE Spectrum
25 Cars That People Shoved V8s Into And No One Knows Why  HotCars

While it does sound kind of cool after hearing it, it still makes no sense out of all of the possible cars to put a V8 in.

Ford Patents Totaled More Than Google Or Amazon In 2018  Ford Authority

Ford patents granted in 2018 put it ahead of Google and Amazon, and just behind Apple in key metric of innovation as self-driving car technology booms.

Ford Authority
2020 Ford Explorer Lineup Adds 400-HP ST Variant and Efficient Hybrid Model to Lineup  The Drive

The Drive's chief auto critic Lawrence Ulrich got a sneak peek of the new 2020 Ford Explorer last week before the reveal at Ford Field, but during that reveal, ...

The Drive
Barron County sheriff: Not enough information to pull over Jake Patterson, search for car  Green Bay Press Gazette

Deputies didn't know enough to pull over the Ford Taurus they passed, nor to release information about the vehicle later, the sheriff says.

Green Bay Press Gazette
A Model T, Abandoned as Paradise Burned, Emerges With Barely a Scratch  The New York Times

The antique car stands out like a museum piece in a vast landscape of destruction. But that is little comfort to its owner, who lost his home and his town to the ...

The New York Times
HISTORY, Oct. 1: Henry Ford introduces Model T automobile  StarNewsOnline.com

Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2018. There are 91 days left in the year.On Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.

New Toyota Supra Is Here With Mustang-Rivaling Performance  Ford Authority

New Toyota Supra was been revealed in Detroit at the NAIAS, and provides an alternative take on performance from the Ford Mustang family, but costs $50000.

Ford Authority
1913 Model T Ford has dramatic wood body  Chron.com

Contrary to popular belief, Henry Ford offered his popular Model T in a variety of colors from 1908 through 1913 and again, at the end of its production cycle, ...

Calouste Gulbenkian, the forgotten tycoon  Financial Times

New biography Mr Five Per Cent by Jonathan Conlin explores the many lives of one of the world's richest men.

Financial Times
10 things you might not know about John Dillinger's capture in Tucson  Arizona Daily Star

On January 25, 1934, John Dillinger and his crew of criminals, Charley Makley, Russell Clark and triggerman Harry Pierpont, were apprehended by Tucson law ...

Arizona Daily Star
The Five Coolest Vehicles at the Gooding & Co Scottsdale Auction This Weekend  Forbes

The five coolest cars up for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Driverless car tech - it's a long road ahead, according to Ford Motor and GM  Diginomica

The direction of travel is towards autonomous vehicles, but it's a long road to travel, say senior execs at Ford and GM.

Artificial Intelligence Could Become Our Ford Model T Moment  Forbes Now

There will be a scenario in the not-too-distant future where AI and financial advisors become an inseparable pair.

Forbes Now
Ford Model A Vs. Model T Might Be The Slowest Drag Race Ever  Motor1.com

Watch as a vintage Ford Model A races a Ford Model T after the two owners brag about which vehicle is superior.

Ford Model T and Mustang are topic of Wednesday talk at Studebaker Museum  South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — The Model T and the Mustang, two Ford automotive icons, will be the topic of a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Studebaker National ...

South Bend Tribune
Ford Model T survives California wildfires almost untouched  Yahoo News

Californian native Ron Westbrook saw his house burn down in this week's horrific wildfires, but has since found out his 1915 Ford Model T is perfectly intact on a ...

Yahoo News
2019 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve Review: Half-Baked Luxury, Overdone Price  The Drive

A week with the 2019 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve full-size pickup truck shows the company hasn't quite figured out what works in America yet.

The Drive
Police: Man crashes Ford Model T, taken to hospital  CBS 8 San Diego

A man was hospitalized Friday after the antique car he was riding in crashed in Clairemont Mesa, police said.

CBS 8 San Diego
Ford Model T owners display their cars in Saxonburg to kick off weeklong gathering  Tribune-Review

More than 400 people and 200 cars took part in the 62nd annual Model T Ford Club International Tour that kicked off Sunday, July 15 in Saxonburg. The cars ...

Ford Model T – 110 years of audacity  Gulf Times

From Alpha Romeo and BMW to Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Yamaha and Zenvo, the automobile industry, especially car and its ancillaries, have always ...

Gulf Times
Democracy in Practice: How the Ford Foundation and Its BUILD Grantees Are Changing Philanthropy  Nonprofit Quarterly

This article comes from the winter 2018 edition of the Nonprofit Quarterly. This article is meant to be less about the BUILD program and more of a wake-up call ...

Nonprofit Quarterly
What Industrialized Construction Could Learn from Ford's Model T  ArchDaily

On October 1, 1908, Ford launched its first model car in the American market, the Ford T, starting the automotive industry and establishing new paths...

Polaroid. Walkman. Palm Pilot. iPhone?  Business Standard

The iPhone is arguably the most valuable product in the world, representing the backbone of Apple Inc's half-trillion-dollar hardware business and undergirding ...

Business Standard
VW-Ford, Nissan electric SUV, an electric Cadillac? Today's Car News  Green Car Reports

Nissan reveals some details about its upcoming electric crossover SUV. Ford and VW announced a partnership to develop vans and pickups for overseas ...

Green Car Reports
1915 Ford Model T somehow survived the California fires - Autoblog  Autoblog

A couple lost their home and another antique car in the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., but their Ford Model T survived with just minor damage.

Ford and Volkswagen partnership: a Star is Born syndrome?  Stuff.co.nz

Ford could have once had VW for free. Now it is looking to the German manufacturer for survival.

Haan Mansion Museum returns to its roots with St. Louis World's Fair exhibit  Journal & Courier

The Haan Mansion in Lafayette celebrates its past with an upcoming exhibit on the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

Journal & Courier
A Lookback at Ford: From the Model T to the Mustang  TheStreet.com

From the Model-T to the F-Series and Mustangs today, Ford been in the auto biz since 1908. Watch the video above now for more fun Ford facts....F.

2019 Detroit Auto Show recap: Ford Explorer, Mustang GT500, Toyota Supra and more  CNET

From 700-plus-horsepower Ford Mustangs, to electrified crossover concepts, to the long-awaited return of the Toyota Supra, here's everything we saw at the ...

Model T owners gather in Saxonburg, back road across the region  Tribune-Review

If you travel the back roads of Western Pennsylvania over the next week, there's a good chance you might find yourself behind about 200 classic cars. Model T ...

Under 6 feet of manure, I once found a Ford Model T  AZCentral.com

Paul R. Messinger restores a Ford model T he found under a pile of manure.

Converting a Car Company from Making Gasoline to All Electric Vehicles: The Stakes Involved and the Brands Least Likely to Survive as a Result.  Torque News

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: Until recently no one in the car industry ever had an experience of what it was like to end production of a car product due to ...

Torque News
Muscle cars, trucks, and EVs roared into the subdued 2019 Detroit Auto Show  Digital Trends

The 2019 Detroit Auto Show was the quietest edition of the event in recent memory, but that doesn't mean nothing significant happened inside the Cobo Center.

Digital Trends
At $12,500, Could This 1984 Ford Mustang SVO be a Pony Worth Possessing?  Jalopnik

You may not be able to afford the new GT500, but you may be able to swing the asking for today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe SVO 'Stang. It may not be as ...

Secret Behind Ford’s “Model T” Could Power Every Home in America  Outsider Club

Forget lithium or cobalt for a minute. An unusual fuel that powered Ford's Model T over 110 years ago is now set to repeat history.

Outsider Club
Paul Mooney's vintage Ford Model T Track Roadster to be featured in Las Vegas  Lompoc Record

One down, one to go. Like a real-life version of the once-popular reality TV show Overhaulin', Keith VanderMeulen and his team at Santa Maria's Image Street ...

Lompoc Record
Car review: The Fiesta with a STing in its tail  Saddleworth Independent

By Steve Berry. WHEN Ford release a model with the letters ST or RS attached to the name, then you can be sure of one thing: expectations are sky high.

Saddleworth Independent
On the road in a Model T: A stroll through God's country  Palladium-Item

Stepping into one of the cars for the first time, you never know quite what to expect.

Independents Day: Italian designers do it their way  Financial Times

Milan fashion weeks men's AW19: Emporio Armani, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana show review.

Financial Times
From Model T to driverless: Ford to launch fleet of robot cars in Washington  Washington Post

The black Ford Fusion hybrid with a tiara of laser sensors looped twice through a four-mile stretch of a changing Washington, passing a trendy food hall and a ...

Washington Post
Tackling the Lincoln Highway in a Model T  autoweek.com

I had never driven a Ford Model T before making a transcontinental trip in a 1926 Speedster. Thanks to its unconventional controls, operating it would require my ...

Could Dufferin County be a municipal dumping ground for review of regional government by Ford's PCs?  Orangeville Banner

The fear that Dufferin County could serve as a dumping ground for any municipal.

Orangeville Banner
200 Model Ts will roll through Western Pa.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Over 200 Tin Lizzies will be in Saxonburg on Sunday for the kickoff event of the 62nd annual Model T National Tour.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
US Auto Overcapacity at 10 Plants 20000 Direct Jobs: Not Just a  Equities.com

Detroit is in the grips of a car recession marked by the collapse of demand for traditional sedans, which accounted for half the market just six years ago. Buyers ...

The next American car recession has already started  Los Angeles Times

Detroit is in the grips of a car recession marked by the collapse of demand for traditional sedans, which accounted for half the market just six years ago. Buyers ...

Los Angeles Times
Epic road trip: Coast to coast in a 1926 Ford Model T  USA TODAY

Last spring, author Tom Cotter and photographer Michael Alan Ross set out to recreate the early thrills of the road.

From Model T to Model 3: How Driving Changed Over a Century  Popular Mechanics

The automotive landscape of any given year is truly a snapshot of the time period. Cars are excellent barometers of trends, styles and shifts in American culture.

Popular Mechanics
Phillip breathes new life into 1927 Model T Ford  Sunshine Coast Daily

FORMER Australian Navy man and engineer Phillip Robertson bought a rusted-out shell of a Model T Ford so he could work on it as a form of therapy on ...

Sunshine Coast Daily
Ford Model T incredibly survives Northern California wildfire  The ClassicCars.com Journal

A 1915 Ford Model T abandoned by evacuees as the Camp Fire tore through Paradise, California somehow survived the blaze, despite everything around it ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Tim Moore: My 6,000-mile road trip through the Trump heartland... in a 93-year-old Ford Model T  The Telegraph

By noon on the last day of August, eight weeks after I'd set off from the Atlantic coast, the sizeable town of Bend, Oregon, lay in sight: just west of it my map's base ...

The Telegraph
1914 Ford Model T  Waterbury Republican American

1914 Ford Model T. Newell Atwood of New Hartford, Conn. collects Ford Model Ts. He owns four, which he enjoys riding in with his wife, Barbara. The Model T ...

Waterbury Republican American
Kia could add off-road trim to full-size Telluride SUV  Motor Authority

Kia's group of conceptual Telluride crossover SUVs shown at the 2018 SEMA show may influence an off-road-inspired version of the new full-size family hauler.

Motor Authority
The Story of Labrador's First Snowmobile, a Converted Model T Ford  Bowdoin News

Jamie Brake, archaeologist for the Inuit Nunatsiavut Government of Labrador, will deliver a lecture, “Back on Tracks: The Recovery and Restoration of Labrador's ...

Bowdoin News
Seeing A Lot Of Model Ts This Week? Here's Why  WVXU

Model T Fords are taking over Richmond, Indiana, this week ahead of Saturday's Homecoming celebration. Richmond is home to the Model T Museum, ...

Future of the car older than Model T?  ETAuto.com

It took more than seven years for automakers to sell four million passenger eletric vehicles (EVs). It'll take about six months to sell the next mil..

From Subiefest to the Ford Model T, cool car events spin through Chicagoland this weekend  Chicago Tribune

The largest gathering of Subaru enthusiasts in the midwest converges for Subiefest, and the Ford Model T celebrates 110 years in Richmond, Ind.

Chicago Tribune
Hamilton police search for stolen 1926 Ford Model T  CBC.ca

Hamilton police are asking for the public's help in finding a stolen 1926 Ford Model T.


Ford Model T Videos

Driving a Ford Model T Is a Lot Harder Than You'd Think! We Tried It
Driving a Ford Model T Is a Lot Harder Than You'd Think! We Tried It
Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
Ford Model T: How to Drive The Car That Moved The World - XCAR
Ford Model T: How to Drive The Car That Moved The World - XCAR
Ford Model T - Fifth Gear Legends
Ford Model T - Fifth Gear Legends
Ford Model T - Documentary
Ford Model T - Documentary
Model T Driving Instructions
Model T Driving Instructions
Ford Model T - 100 Years Later
Ford Model T - 100 Years Later
1927 Ford Model T - Jay Leno's Garage
1927 Ford Model T - Jay Leno's Garage
Around the World in a Ford Model T
Around the World in a Ford Model T
1925 Ford Model T Roadster: Regular Car Reviews
1925 Ford Model T Roadster: Regular Car Reviews

Ford Model T Images

Ford Model T Huckster Truck 1924 images (640x480)
Ford Model T Huckster Truck 1924 images (640x480)
#174: Ford Model T « Picture Cars
#174: Ford Model T « Picture Cars
Ford Model T gearbox | stkone | Flickr
Ford Model T gearbox | stkone | Flickr
Models of Yesteryear Y-12/3; 1912 Ford Model T Van; Harrod ...
Models of Yesteryear Y-12/3; 1912 Ford Model T Van; Harrod ...
DG008-Ford Model T Tanker 1920
DG008-Ford Model T Tanker 1920
Ford Model T design (G2575) from www.Emblibrary.com ...
Ford Model T design (G2575) from www.Emblibrary.com ...
1917 Templar Four Image
1917 Templar Four Image
DG006- Ford Model T Van 1928
DG006- Ford Model T Van 1928
Model Cars and Trucks 1/24 scale
Model Cars and Trucks 1/24 scale
Models of Yesteryear Y-12/3; 1912 Ford Model T Van; Hoover ...
Models of Yesteryear Y-12/3; 1912 Ford Model T Van; Hoover ...

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Ford Model T Wiki

The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, Leaping Lena, or flivver) is an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, ahead of the BMC Mini, Citroën DS, and Volkswagen Type 1. Ford's Model T was successful not only because it provided inexpensive transportation on a massive scale, but also because the car signified innovation for the rising middle class and became a powerful symbol of America's age of modernization. With 16.5 million sold it stands eighth on the top ten list of most sold cars of all time as of 2012.Although automobiles had already existed for decades, they were still mostly scarce, expensive, and unreliable at the Model T's introduction in 1908. Positioned as reliable, easily maintained, mass-market transportation, it was a runaway success. In a matter of days after the release, 15,000 orders were placed. The first production Model T was produced on August 12, 1908 and left the factory on September 27, 1908, at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan. On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan.Henry Ford conceived a series of cars between the founding of the company in 1903 and the introduction the Model T. Ford named his first car the Model A and proceeded through the alphabet up through the Model T, twenty models in all. Not all the models went into production. The production model immediately before the Model T was the Model S, an upgraded version of the company's largest success to that point, the Model N. The follow-up was the Ford Model A (rather than any Model U). The company publicity said this was because the new car was such a departure from the old that Henry wanted to start all over again with the letter A.The Model T was Ford's first automobile mass-produced on moving assembly lines with completely interchangeable parts, marketed to the middle class. Henry Ford said of the vehicle:I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one – and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces.Although credit for the development of the assembly line belongs to Ransom E. Olds with the first mass-produced automobile, the Oldsmobile Curved Dash, beginning in 1901, the tremendous advancements in the efficiency of the system over the life of the Model T can be credited almost entirely to the vision of Ford and his engineers.