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June 1, 1909 – The Ocean to Ocean race begins
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June 1, 1909 – The Ocean to Ocean race begins

To raise interest in the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, Washington, a transcontinental race from New York to Seattle was held. It began on this day in 1909, the same day the AYPE kicked off. Dubbed the Ocean to Ocean Endurance Race, sponsorship came in part from Henry Ford and Robert Guggenheim, who put up the trophy and prize money. The winner could take home $2,000, while secondplace received a handsome $1,500. The race had two segments. The first was an endurance race from New York City to St. Louis. During this portion of the event the drivers could only run their vehicles in daylight and they were to obey speed limits. The second half, from St. Louis to Seattle, was a speed race, as there were fewer laws regarding automobiles west of the Mississippi River.&nb...
This House For Sale has a 1916 Ford Model T in the Basement
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This House For Sale has a 1916 Ford Model T in the Basement

via RedFin Is anyone else addicted to real estate websites and looking at property that you'll never buy? No? Oh. Well, I am and it seems my habit has led me to an interesting discovery, although I am sure there is more to the tale. This incredibly unique home in Des Plaines. Illinois surely was someone's pride and joy for many years. It's a mid-century masterpiece still adorned by all the pastel and wood veneer finishes you could ever want. Heck, there's even a tree growing inside it, assuming that tree is real. But if the funky color schemes and grand chandeliers aren't doing it for you, perhaps the 1916 Ford Model T parked in the basement will. This is a 1916 Ford Model T parked somewhere in this house for sale. via RedFin Truth be told, the listing doesn't say if the Ford Mod...
December 10, 1915 – The 1,000,000th Ford
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December 10, 1915 – The 1,000,000th Ford

Ford Model T c.1915 Henry Ford had one goal: put the world on wheels. To be able to provide the masses with a car both reliable and affordable by the average worker, Henry had to solve two complex problems. First, he had to create the car, in a brand new industry, that was simple to operate and required basic knowledge to care for. Second, he had to make a lot of them. His answer to issue A was the Model T, introduced in 1908. By focusing on one model he was able to enhance the efficiency of production, but the company still struggled to make enough to make them appealing to the average Joe's bank account. In 1909 a hair over 10,000 of the vehicles left the factory. By the end of 1912 Henry had all but perfected automobile manufacturing in a traditional sense. That year 68,773 units...
August 12, 1908 – The first Ford Model T is assembled
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August 12, 1908 – The first Ford Model T is assembled

“I will build a car for the great multitude,” Henry Ford once said. “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.” The car he was referring to was the Ford Model T, of which the assembly of the first one was completed in pre-production at Ford’s Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan, on this day in 1908. The automobile revolution for the working class began. Does the Model T drive you crazy? Get it here. Designed...
May 26, 1927 – The 15 millionth Ford Model T
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May 26, 1927 – The 15 millionth Ford Model T

In 1927 Edsel Ford and his 64 year old father, Henry ford and Charles Sorensen (backset) drove the Fifteen Millionth Model T out of the Highland Park Plant and into the history books. During 20 years of production, more than 15 million Model Ts were made. From the collections of The Henry Ford and Ford Motor Company. (04/22/08) Henry Ford rode shotgun as his son Edsel drove the 15 millionth Model T out of Ford’s Highland Park, Michigan, factory on this day in 1927. This event marked the last day of production for the car that changed how the world moved. The Model T, or “Tin Lizzie” as it is affectionately known, first came to market in October 1908. This vehicle opened the American masses and people around the world to the opportunity to purchase an affordable, efficient and reliable ...
October 1, 1908 – The first Model T leaves the assembly line
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October 1, 1908 – The first Model T leaves the assembly line

An automobile revolution began on this day in 1908 when the first Ford Model T left Ford's Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan. Model T assembly line in 1913 The Ford Model T was an instant success. It’s affordability and rugged dependability resulted in a car fit for the masses. Between 1908 and 1927 Ford built more than 15 million Model T in one form or another. It was the longest production run of any car until the Volkswagen Beetle beat the record in 1972. Model T factory in Buenos Aires, Argentina The Ford Model T became a global vehicles within years of starting production. Aside from being produced in numerous locations around the US, Model Ts were assembled in countries including Canada, England, Germany, Argentina, France, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Brazil, M...

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