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In the early days of Ford, only a few cars were assembled per day, and they were built by hand by small groups of workers from parts made to order by other companies.

With the introduction of the Model T in 1908, Ford succeeded in his mission to produce an affordable, efficient and reliable automobile for everyone: within a decade, nearly half the cars in America were Model Ts. The sensational demand for the “Tin Lizzie” led Ford to develop mass-production methods, including large production plants, the use of standardized, interchangeable parts and, in 1913, the world’s first moving assembly line for cars.

In 1914, to further improve productivity, Ford introduced the $5 daily wage for an eight-hour day for his workers (up from $2.34 for nine hours), setting a standard for the industry.

During the late 1910s and early 1920s, Ford began construction of a massive industrial complex along the banks of the River Rouge in Dearborn, Michigan.

The plant combined all the components necessary for auto production, including a glass factory, steel mill and assembly line.

Screenshot 2016-06-06 11.54.26When Ford Motor’s other stockholders resisted the idea of building the River Rouge plant due to its enormous costs, Henry Ford (who as early as 1906 owned 58.5 percent of the company) bought them out, installing his son Edsel as president of the company in 1919.

The elder Ford retained full control of the company’s operations, however, and returned to the presidency briefly after Edsel died in 1943, before handing it over to his grandson, Henry Ford II, in 1945. Two years later, the legendary automaker died at his Dearborn home at the age of 83.

Our favorite Ford ever is the famous Ford GT40. The GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times, from 1966 to 1969 including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966. It was built with the sole purpose of embarrassing Ferrari.

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The famous Ford oval dates back to 1907 when the British entrepreneurs Perry, Thornton and Schreiber, responsible for the company’s advent to Great Britain, decided to highlight Ford cars’ reliability and economy through the oval-shaped logo.

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With 30 Fewer Horses? Ford’s limited-edition Mustang Mach 1 will make its European debut at Goodwood Speed Week. The car is touted as the best-handling Mustang ever. It’s also the first production Mustang in Europe available with a TREMEC six-speed manual. You can buy the car with a 10-speed automatic if you so choose. The …

No Major Changes, but Still Notable The Ford Mustang, Mustang GT, and Shelby GT500 all are some good sports cars, but Ford has to do its best to keep the cars competitive. The models were updated for 2021 with some new colors and a new Carbon Fiber Handling Package for the Shelby GT500.  The color …

An Important Historical Race The 1966 Daytona race was an important milestone in the year that would culminate in Ford beating Ferrari at Le Mans. This year, Ford wanted to commemorate that will with a 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition. The tribute car receives a matching livery to that car and the number 98 is …

The 2016 Ford GT was a massive step forwards for the company in terms of having at least one blue oval supercar out in the world. The only previous attempt was with the 2003 Ford GT. Throughout the latter part of the 20th Century, and for the start of the 21st, Ford had major investments …

Our favorite YouTuber, 19Bozzy92, has just released quite possibly one of the best sounding videos of his channel. We don’t usually say this, but to truly appreciate this video, watch it with headphones on. It’s unbelievable. Using a special microphone setup, he is able to capture binaural audio. What does this mean? Apart from being …

Making a Crazy Car Even Crazier Ford’s GT is one of the best supercars out there, and the model you see here is a reworking of the already nearly perfect supercar. This isn’t just some new decals and some exterior updates, this vehicle is updated by Mansory and includes a full conversion, a dramatically changed …

As revealed in a press release from Ford Performance major partner Multimatic, the Ford GT supercar has had a few interesting features added as part of its 2020 model refresh. First and foremost, the 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 has had a trip to the tuning shop, now developing 660 HP across a wider torque …

It’s Close, Very Close There’s a lot to love about the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. It’s the most muscular of all of Ford’s vehicles, but it’s not just a fast in a straight line. The car can make its way around a racetrack really quickly. Quicker than you might think. Quicker than a Porsche …

The Highest-End Clydesdale Seems to be Popular Say what you will about Ford’s choice to make an electric SUV and call it a Mustang, the company seems to be fulfilling pre-orders easily enough. According to Automotive News, the top-level Mustang Mach-E pre-orders are full. The company didn’t say how many pre-orders it has, though.  The …

These are the Fastest Fords The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the most extreme cars to come out recently, but the Ford GT is a Le Mans winner and it’s a seriously fast car. So which is the fastest? That’s what the YouTube channel DragTimes decided to find out. It got its …

A Mean Green Machine Ford auctioned off the very first Shelby GT500, and Shelby’s own Craig Jackson paid $1.1 million for the car. The car was then taken and transformed into a homage to the 1968 Green Hornet. Jackson owns that car as well and wanted his high-powered Mustangs to be a pair.  The car …

The Real Electric Pony Car Everyone knows about the Mustang Mach-E at this point. The poorly named electric crossover is a disgrace to the Mustang name in the eyes of many. With that said, most people can understand that electric cars are going to be an even bigger force in the future, so an electric …

An Electric Mustang Crossover If you were to ask hardcore Mustang fans about the possibility of an electric Mustang crossover even a year ago, they would have griped and groaned about it. Well, now it’s a reality. Meet the Mustang Mach-E. The company recently revealed the vehicle and showed off five different variants of the …

A Celebratory Model Designed to celebrate Roush Performance’s founder, Jack Roush, into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Jack Roush Edition Mustang is a wild muscle car. The vehicle features a 5.0-liter V8 engine that has had a Roush Phase 3 TVS R2650 supercharger added to it. This allows the engine to make 755 hp …

The Electric Muscle Car Is Here There comes a time when something you think you knew intimately surprises you. We thought we knew what the Mustang was all about—V8 power—but it seems the Stang can be an electric powerhouse, too. At SEMA, Ford and Webasto showcased a bonkers Mustang with a 800-volt Webasto battery system. …

A Tuned GT500 People are currently very excited about the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. It is, after all, an exciting car. The thing puts out 760 hp from its 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. It’s built for the track and tearing up the street. The car is, for lack of a better term, a beast of …

A Lot of Money For Ford’s GT At a Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas, someone bought a 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition for $1,54 million. That’s about three times the sticker price of the car. The car was signed by Joey Hand, who was in a Ford GT at the 2016 24 Hours of …

It Looks Like an Awesome Film There’s nothing like the story of Ford versus Ferrari at Le Mans in the 1960s. That’s why there’s a new movie about it that will come out in November of this year. We reported on the film once before—aptly named Ford v Ferrari—but now a new trailer has dropped.  …

Nothing Is Enough for Hennessey If you thought the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 would be plenty of car and have plenty of horsepower from the factory, then you are nothing like the guys at Hennessey Performance. The tuner company plans to release three packages for the GT500 that will boost horsepower. The top-level one will …

Unfortunate News for Our Friends In Europe The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an insane car. It’s the fastest, most powerful, and most impressive Mustang the company has ever built, and Ford won’t sell it everywhere. According to Muscle Cars and Trucks, the model will not be sold in European markets and some others …

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