Did Henry Ford Invent the Car

Did Henry Ford Invent the Car

There’s perhaps no single person more associated with the automobile than Henry Ford. Ford is credited with bringing the car to the masses, which transformed driving from a pastime for the rich into an integral part of daily life for millions of people. Just imagine what the world would look like without the mass adoption…

1926 Ford Model t Truck

1926 Ford Model t Truck

Ford introduced the one ton, heavy duty, TT truck in 1917. It was the most radically different Ford Model T variant ever produced. While its used the same 20 HP engine and transmission, it’s chassis was 25 inches longer than the standard Model T, and was beefier, too. TTs had a different rear end, with…

Model t Speedster Body

Model t Speedster Body

Keeling Gaines Pulliam Jr. and Charles Ellsworth McCormick of Lexington, Kentucky, and Morris Julian Crutcher (Maury Crutcher) of Detroit, Michigan, all graduates of the University of Kentucky at Lexington Mechanical Engineering program and members of the Gamma Iota chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, organized the Mercury Body Corporation in early 1920. In March of…

First Car ever Made by Henry Ford

First Car ever Made by Henry Ford

C.R Patterson, Born Slave, Built Automobiles Before Henry Ford Some of the finest buggies made in the late 1800s came out of a small, black-owned company in Ohio. Charles Rich Patterson’s Company later made motor vehicles, and history, by founding the country’s only African-American-owned automobile manufacturing company. To hear Tom Smith tell it, had Patterson…

Henry Ford facts for Kids

Henry Ford facts for Kids

Henry Ford Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1863 – 1947 *** Full Name: Henry Ford *** Occupation: American Industrialist *** Date of Birth: He was born on July 30, 1863 *** Place of Birth: Henry Ford was born in Greenfield Township, Michigan, America *** Family background: His father was William Ford and he was born in…

Who Made the Model t

Who Made the Model t?

In 1908, the Ford Motor Company introduced the world to the Model T. The rest, as they say, is automotive history. In over a century it’s safe to say cars and technology have taken a dramatic turn. From the simplicity of the Model T to self-driving Teslas, it’s clear the future is now. But two…

A Model Roadster

A Model Roadster

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk regaled Twitter users Friday with updates on the Model 3, the all-electric sedan that the Silicon Valley car maker hopes to sell to the masses by the end of the year, as well as plans for more new Tesla cars. Over several tweets Friday, Musk disclosed plans to create versions…

1929 Ford Model a Roadster

1929 Ford Model a Roadster

Alan Kahan is a longtime street rodder and a longtime friend of STREET RODDER. He recently cruised by the offices in his 1929 Ford Model A roadster. The offices are only a few minutes from Alan’s house, so this trip was a breeze compared to the cross-country treks that have been made over the past…

Model Transmission

Model Transmission

Have you ever wondered how an automatic transmission works? I did, so I looked it up and then designed this desktop model. It has six forward speeds and one reverse. Real automatic transmissions have a hydraulic or electrical system that engages different clutches and brakes to shift gears depending on the driving situation. With this…

27 Model t Roadster

27 Model t Roadster

A CROSS the ditch in En-Zed, Karen Hay is a bit of a drag racing celebrity. She was dubbed the Queen of Speed in 2014 when her Brogie-built 1927 Model T roadster ran 6.629@205.52mph at Tauranga to smash the NZ women’s drag racing record previously held by Faye Grant. SM caught up with Karen at…

29 Ford Tudor

29 Ford Tudor

One of the first things you notice about this model A is the burly looking, horizontally mounted, semi-truck stacks that run below its Tudor body. There’s a good reason for that-owner Tom Hentschell wanted his latest hot rod to have a unique signature, something that would be different and also act as an attention grabber.…

Ford Model t Frame

Ford Model t Frame

Ramp Travel Index (RTI) ramps are something of a bench-racing platform for off-roaders to compare suspension flex between different trucks of different size. So when a 1916 Ford Model T arrived at the Flex for Food event in Wichita, Kansas, there as clearly only one mission for the Model T owner: outshine everyone with 100-year-old…

Rat Rod Roadster Pickup

Rat Rod Roadster Pickup

I’ve accepted that I have an acute talent for losing hideous money on cars, but this scenario is extensive and ends in just plain blackmail. Let’s go back to 1998 when I decide to build a Rat rod ’28-’29 Model A roadster pickup after scoring a complete, bone-stock rolling chassis and drivetrain that a neighbor…

Ford Model Types

Ford Model Types

Will the “E” in Ford’s Model E stand for “everything?” We’ve heard comments from the Blue Oval that it may launch a Model E electrified-vehicle line as soon as 2019, and now we hear that it may expand the name to multiple body styles in addition to multiple electrified powertrains, Automotive News says. By doing…

Model a Roadster Body

Model a Roadster Body

Getty Images-Lizenzvereinbarung für Layoutbilder und Videovorschauen DIES IST EIN GESETZLICHER VERTRAG ZWISCHEN IHNEN (‘LIZENZNEHMER’) UND EINER TOCHTERGESELLSCHAFT VON GETTY IMAGES, INC. (‘GETTY IMAGES’). DIESER VERTRAG BEZIEHT SICH AUF LIZENZEN, DIE ÜBER DAS WEB UND LOKALE VERTRAGSVERTRETER AUSGESTELLT WERDEN UND GILT FÜR DIE ANALOGE (PHYSISCHE), DIGITALE UND ONLINE-LIEFERUNG VON LIZENZMATERIAL (DER ‘VERTRAG’). 1. Lizenzerteilung Es wird…

1929 t Bucket Roadster

1929 t Bucket Roadster

****1926 FORD ROADSTER “ZIPPER”**** This is a Titled 1926 Ford! No constructed title or brands! This car only has 200 miles on it. I bought this car to finish the interior and do local.   1923 ford t bucket built on california custom channeled roadster body, cinnimon red/copper under coat, 327 sbc, bal.&blueprinted, dyno400hp, holly…

T Roadster

T Roadster

Fortune’s Katie Fehrenbacher took detailed notes of Musk’s lengthy retelling of the Tesla origin story, including his revelations of previously-unpublicized problems that arose during the automaker’s first foray into building an electric car. In the early days, it sounds like Musk didn’t even give his fledgling company, now 13 years old, a fighting chance at…