Motoring History:  Ford 999 Ices A Record

Motoring History: Ford 999 Ices A Record

Granted, the record didn’t last for long, but on this day in 1904 Henry Ford set a land speed record on the frozen surface of Lake St. Clair in Michigan.  After founding the Detroit Automobile Company in August of 1899, only to have it go under by January 1901, Henry...
Motoring History:  Henry Ford (Part Three)

Motoring History: Henry Ford (Part Three)

Henry Ford, with only an eighth grade education, always valued hard work.  He did, however, make sure that his only child Edsel received a good education at a prestigious Detroit all-boys school.  As a young boy, Edsel had followed his father around the plant, much to...
Motoring History:  Henry Ford (Part I)

Motoring History: Henry Ford (Part I)

Henry Ford was a lot of things: industrialist, self-made man, wealthy and successful, maker of men (as he liked to say).  His business philosophy became known as “Fordism” – mass produce inexpensive goods and pay high wages.  It seemed he had an opinion on just about...