The Ford Model T
There are a few events in the history of business in the United States that had extraordinary and lasting effects on the way that we live our lives here in America.
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
Many of the automotive models that we have come to know and love started out as a sub series within an established model. The Ford Torino is a car that fits this description.
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.
What’s The Word? Thunderbird!
Back in the heyday of the American “Big Three” there was always a lot of competition among this trio, and Ford was always in the thick of it. When it came to the personal luxury car, the company’s entry into the fray was the stunning Ford Thunderbird which made its debut for the 1955 model year.
When you look at these cars they are still nothing more or less than pure eye candy, and the 1955 Ford Thunderbird was only offered as a two-seat rag top that could potentially have been marketed as an alternative to the Corvette. However, the marketing minds at Ford did not want to go there and they never claimed that the Ford Thunderbird was a sports car.
The Ford Falcon
When you examine the evolution of the automobile industry in the United States you find that different trajectories invariably emerge based on the economic realities of the day. There was a time when most families only had one car that car was driven by the man of the house for the most part. But toward the end of the 1950s things began to change a bit in this regard and two-car households became less foreign.
Welcome Classic Ford Fans
People who are aficionados of American cars of the past are aware of just how important the Ford Motor Company has always been. In a very real sense Ford revolutionized the American business model via the concept attributed to founder Henry Ford that was subsequently dubbed “Fordism.” This involved mass manufacturing products that many ordinary people could afford while paying workers well.
In fact, Ford set the price point of the Model T so that it would be affordable to the people who were actually building the car. This certainly makes a lot of sense and it helped to create the American middle class during the 20th century.