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The Model T at the Bottom of the Mississippi River
For anyone who loves a good mystery, and classic cars, Winona, Minnesota has one. The town sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and is home to a big question about an old Model T. What’s it doing at the bottom of the river? According to the local news stations, the car was found during a training activity. A local law enforcement team was being trained in the use of a sonar scanner, to be used for finding drowning victims in the river, when they imaged the nearly 100 year old car, upside down and buried in the silt.
1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428
Sometimes, the best muscle cars are the ones that are affordable. After all, what fun is a great muscle car if it is out of reach because of an outrageous price tag? Ford spent a great deal of energy working on a model that would both satisfy the desires of a fast-paced world while being easy on the wallet. The result was the 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428. Although it looked different than many other muscle cars of its day, this model packed a pretty big punch.
Spotlight: Henry Ford
A common misconception among beginner automobile lovers is that Henry Ford, the esteemed founder of the Ford Motor Company “invented” the automobile. In fact, this is not the case, and when delving into the history of the automotive industry, it can be difficult to pinpoint any one person as having invented the automobile. That said, it is fair to say that Ford revolutionized the industry and contributed to a large chunk of the economy which revolved around the auto industry for decades. His innovation with regard to the assembly line as a manner of stream-lining the production process, certainly changed the game. In combination with the assembly line, his use of interchangeable parts made the production process more efficient, not to mention much less stressful to car buyers.
Fun Ford Weekend At Bristol Dragway
Luckily we have the Internet to keep us busy as classic Ford fans during the down part of the year, but the thaw is now upon us and there are countless events on tap that would be of interest to people who are into old cars in general and classic Fords in particular.
1964 1/2 Mustang Made Quite A Splash
The Ford Motor Company has been around for a long time, and over the years they have manufactured some of the most important American cars ever built. It all started with the Ford Model T which came out in 1908 and was ultimately voted the most influential vehicle of the 20th century.
But if you fast-forward to 1964 you will see the birth of another Ford that was one of the most influential motor vehicles of the century: the quintessential pony car we know as the Ford Mustang.
The Ford Model T
Without question, one of these was the introduction of the Ford Model T and every classic Ford fan should be well aware of just how important these vehicles were.
In the earliest days of auto making in the United States, the vehicles were painstakingly crafted by hand. This took a lot of time and it was quite inefficient.
The Henry Ford Museum
Without question Henry Ford was one of the most important historical figures of his day. And in fact, if you look at the big picture Henry Ford was one of the most influential Americans who ever lived.
Henry Ford was born in 1863 right outside of Detroit, Michigan and it is no accident that Detroit became known as the Motor City with Ford’s assistance.
When the company came out with the Ford Model T in 1908 the automotive industry was permanently transformed, and everyday people could afford to take to the roadways in their own motor vehicles.
A Look At The Ford Torino
The Torino was an intermediate vehicle that was a part of the Ford Fairlane line originally, and it was considered to be kind of a deluxe Fairlane. The car first made its debut for the 1968 model year and it remained in production through the 1976 model year.
Introducing The Ford Galaxie
When you are a classic Ford buff you will inevitably research the history of all of your favorite old school Ford models. Doing this is a lot of fun from a purely automotive perspective, but there are broader lessons that seep into your head whether you’re looking for them or not.
Examining the history of Ford motor vehicles brings you face-to-face with American history as well as automotive history, and this is just how important auto making has been to this country that we call home.