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Man hospitalized after crashing Model T  FOX 5 San Diego

A man was hospitalized after the 1920 Ford Model T he was riding in crashed.

FOX 5 San Diego
From the editor: More adventures with the Model T  Napa Valley Register

I'm a happy man. There's grease under my fingernails. Not any old grease, either, but 103-year-old grease from a 1915 Ford Model T. My brother Peter, his ...

Napa Valley Register
Ford and Volkswagen explore a partnership, but deny there's a merger  The Daily World

Henry Ford II passed up the opportunity to get Volkswagen for nothing. After World War II, the victors divided Germany into pieces, and the British found ...

The Daily World
Driver Hospitalized After Classic Model T Crashes in Clairemont Mesa  Times of San Diego

A man was hospitalized Friday after the antique Ford Model T that he was riding in crashed in Clairemont Mesa.

Times of San Diego
Everything from horse and dray and Model T Ford to Bedford lorry delivered Hoyes drinks  Leicestershire Live

Photos showcase transport history of popular Leicester firm.

Leicestershire Live
Man crashes near century-old Ford Model T during test drive  AutoClassics

While trying to show off a classic 1920 Ford Model T to a potential buyer, a man in America has crashed a near century-old classic car.

Handsome antique 1926 Chevrolet Superior Series V Roadster  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The Pick of the Day is a 1926 Chevrolet Superior Series V Roadster, a model that went head-to-head against the Ford Model T.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Name that Rifle  San Angelo LIVE!

OPINION — My friend, Randy Young, and I were watching a movie once, the one where George Clooney was a football player in the 1920s. One scene, which ...

San Angelo LIVE!
Collection of a lifetime | Ag News  High Plains Journal

Marvin Bules' round barn is hard to miss driving through the sleepy, but quaint, town of Pond Creek, Oklahoma. What is housed in this hand-built structure might ...

High Plains Journal
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant – Detroit, Michigan  Atlas Obscura

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is now a museum full of antique cars.

Atlas Obscura
Ford was offered Volkswagen for free after WWII — and passed  Detroit Free Press

Henry Ford II passed up the opportunity to get Volkswagen for nothing. After World War II, the victors divided Germany into pieces, and the British found ...

Detroit Free Press
Model T club to meet - News  The Ottawa Herald

The East Central Kansas Model T Ford Club (ECKT'S) will gather for lunch 1 p.m. Saturday at The Pizza Ranch Buffet, 3000 W. 18th Ave. in Emporia. The club ...

The Ottawa Herald
Tipple's vintage mobile bar is ready to serve at your next party  NEXTpittsburgh

There's a science to driving an antique automobile. You can't just bring your Depression-era ride to Jiffy Lube for an oil change. So it's good that — thanks to ...

A humbling trek across Trumpland  Independent.ie

There is no doubt that America is now more polarised than ever before. That divide has been widened by the current mantra that anyone who votes for someone ...

Ford built a noise-canceling kennel to placate your pup  CNET

You might not equate December with fireworks, but there's no better time than the present to help your dog get away from noises that could provoke a bad ...

All The Ford Alphabet Cars Come Together In Rare Exhibit At Detroit Museum  Ford Authority

Most remember the Ford Model A and the Ford Model T. But how much do people recall the other so-called Ford “alphabet” cars? For those who want to learn ...

Ford Authority
20 Secrets Most People Don't Know About Ford And Their Cars  HotCars

As with any successful organization, Ford Motor Company had secrets that propelled it to new heights.

12 Times Fords Weren't Built Ford Tough (And 13 Of Their Greatest Cars)  HotCars

Many drivers across the globe mistakenly believe that Henry Ford invented the automobile. While that honor is believed to belong to Karl Benz and his 1885 ...

Fresh off a banner year in NASCAR, Ford Performance "can't rest"  Motorsport.com, Edition: Global

Ford Performance's success in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season was a long time coming and the manufacturer has no desire to slow down ...

Motorsport.com, Edition: Global
Bar Fights, Lawsuits and the Flu Pandemic: The War Between Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers  Jalopnik

Henry Ford is practically revered as the patron saint of American cars, and the Model T is his holy text. But it wouldn't have happened if not for the life, and ...

What The Rise Of The Automobile Can Teach Us About Cryptocurrency  Forbes

Few American innovators can match the success of Henry Ford. According to legend, when asked how public demand factored into his automotive success, Ford ...

Atlanta gay bar Model T closes after 26 years  Project Q

Atlanta gay bar Model T closed on Saturday. The bar's owner blames the property owner for forcing them out of their longtime home near the Beltline in the Old ...

Project Q
25 Reasons To Avoid Ford And Chrysler Now More Than Ever  HotCars

To find out where Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation faltered, we dug into the histories of the two companies.

Model T leaves electric railway in the dust  Hays Free Press

Postal inspectors effectively pulled the plug on a Corsicana-to-Palestine electric railway on Dec. 4, 1907 by banning the fraudulent firm from the U.S...

Hays Free Press
Mark Bennett: 'American Pickers' find a slice of yesteryear in Wabash Valley  Terre Haute Tribune Star

Terre Haute retiree Rick Guriel's collection of old cars and parts caught "American Pickers" crew's attention, following a tip from one of his relatives. Two weeks ...

Terre Haute Tribune Star
The 2019 Ford Edge on ice: more tech, less sacrifice  TechRadar

We took the Edge to the far reaches of the Earth to see how it held up against snow, ice and the demands of a tech-hungry driver.

2019 Ford Endura review  CarAdvice

Many Australians sorely miss the locally built Ford Territory. We've had our first local drive of the imported Endura to discover whether that large-SUV product ...

Milton Keynes’ incredible Ivy is dancing her way to her 109th Christmas  Milton Keynes Citizen

Incredible Ivy Wheeler is all set to celebrate her 109th Christmas - with a glass of sherry and a spin around the dance floor.

Milton Keynes Citizen
2019 Ford Focus: New variants, marketing to push sales revival  CarAdvice

Ford Australia is expanding the Focus range with new variants and rethinking its marketing strategy, as it plots a sales revival for its small car.Focus sales have ...

A Brief History Of Ford Shows What Lies Ahead For Automaker: Video  Ford Authority

Ford Motor Company has seen several moments of glory and crisis over its 100+ years of history, from the Model T, to the Ford Taurus, to the Ford Explorer.

Ford Authority
Mercedes, Tesla lowering prices in China amid easing tariff tensions  CNET

The tariff reduction doesn't actually go into effect until Jan. 1.

Tomorrow never knows  Detroit Free Press

He planted an urban farm on empty land in North Corktown. But with Ford coming, is there room here for his farm and his family?

Detroit Free Press
Driving the Ford Model T through 110 years of American audacity  Chicago Tribune

It has a 20-horsepower four-cylinder engine, tops out at 45 mph, has no gas gauge and sometimes must back up hills. But it's the most important car ever built.

Chicago Tribune
15 Abandoned Hot Rods Across The US (And 10 That Were Restored)  HotCars

We gleaned photos of abandoned hot rods, as well as ones that owners restored to make the vehicle into a modern performance beast.

Ford Endura 2019 Video Review  Motoring

Ford has released an all-new large SUV and it slots between the mid-size Escape and full-size Everest.

Once Upon A Time, The Dodge Brothers Successfully Sued Henry Ford  Ford Authority

A brief look at the time that Henry Ford was sued by his then business parters,Horace and John Dodge, who would late go on to start their own car company.

Ford Authority
Tesla Model 3 Embarrassing Ford Mustang & BMW 3/4 Series — 8 Charts  CleanTechnica

In total, based on CleanTechnica estimates for Tesla and official figures from Ford and BMW, the Model 3 has 114,160 US sales through November, the Ford ...

12 Ford Cars That Make No Sense (And 12 Worth Every Dollar)  HotCars

Ford is regarded as one of the world's top car manufactures, and it certainly is one of America's leading brands. Not just in cars, but out of everything to come ...

25 Sad Pics Of Ford Cars That Were Left Behind  HotCars

Here are 25 photos of Ford cars and trucks that were sadly left behind but were brought back to life with some stunning photography.

1926 Ford Pickup: You Find 427 SOHC Ford Motors in the Most Unlikely Places  Hot Rod Network

Larry Birdsong's 1926 Ford Pickup is an engineering masterpiece powered by a 427 SOHC Ford V-8. This Model T is truly one of a kind.

Hot Rod Network
Here's why the Ranger is back after an 8-year hiatus  autoweek.com

To understand why Ford Motor Co. is reviving the Ranger midsize pickup after an eight-year hiatus in the U.S., look no further than its big brother, the full-size ...

August 1908: The First Ford Model T Completed in Detroit  IEEE Spectrum

In 1908, Henry Ford had been working in the auto business for more than a decade, and the Ford Motor Co., five years old and already profitable, had so far ...

IEEE Spectrum
David Throlson, 1948-2018 - Albert Lea Tribune  Albert Lea Tribune

David was fascinated by the mechanics of anything with moving parts, and a brilliant self-taught artist. He took this interest and this skill and turned it into a ...

Albert Lea Tribune
Today in History: Ford builds its one-millionth car  Roodepoort Northsider

At the time, no one paid much attention to the one million milestone.

Roodepoort Northsider
2018 Ford EcoSport SE vs. 2018 Hyundai Kona SE vs. 2018 Nissan Kicks SR: Little Vehicles, Big World  Motor Trend

Middle-class parents have been asking their “car guy” friends the same question for decades: What car do I buy my newly minted, freshly scrubbed, hormonally ...

Motor Trend
26 Weird Things About Cars Most People Don't Know  HotCars

We present to you 26 crazy automotive facts that you probably never knew about.

Running order: An estate auction reveals a man who could do anything - Salisbury Post  Salisbury Post

CLEVELAND — Close to noon Saturday, auctioneer Greg Wagoner announced it was time for what many in the crowd had been waiting for — the bidding on ...

Salisbury Post
2020 Ford Police Interceptor Looks Ready To Fight Crime  Motor1.com

A new Ford Explorer is coming for the 2020 model year, and a hybrid-powered Police Interceptor will come with it.

Very First 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Be Auctioned off for Charity  The Drive

We've seen a few official teasers and one very unofficial leaked image of the upcoming 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and we're looking forward to the ...

The Drive
WPP Will Merge J. Walter Thompson With Wunderman to Form Wunderman Thompson  Adweek

“To acheve transformative outcomes, clients today need inspiration that is rooted in data-driven insight. I am really excited to be able to deliver that within one ...

Best TV Cars of All Time | Cars in TV  Popular Mechanics

While movies seem to overshadow the small screen, television endures through (hopefully) multiple seasons and episodes. The impressions we're left with are ...

Popular Mechanics
A Model T, Abandoned as Paradise Burned, Emerges With Barely a Scratch  The New York Times

The antique car stands out like a museum piece in a vast landscape of destruction. But that is little comfort to its owner, who lost his home and his town to the ...

The New York Times
Politicians like Trump should back General Motors for taking risks and making changes  USA TODAY

Corporate nostalgia is one thing, economic survival is another. Leaders like Trump should encourage GM and other companies to innovate and adapt.

American Cars That Changed The World  CarBuzz

America has always loved cars, producing some of the greatest and most important cars the world has ever seen. It's not only the car themselves that have made ...

1914 Ford, 1937 Horch liven up classic car event in Tokyo  Kyodo News Plus

A 1914 Ford Model T Touring of the United States and a 1937 Horch 853 of Germany were among the classic motor vehicles that livened up a recent exhibition ...

Kyodo News Plus
Holiday Nights kicks off early with Jazz Hour at The Henry Ford  Dearborn Press and Guide

The Henry Ford now offers Holiday Night revelers another way to enter early, with a jazzy Village Pavilion Happy Hour added to the Supper with Santa and ...

Dearborn Press and Guide
Ford Model T and Mustang are topic of Wednesday talk at Studebaker Museum  South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — The Model T and the Mustang, two Ford automotive icons, will be the topic of a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Studebaker National ...

South Bend Tribune
Ken Block's Gymkhana 10 is 20 minutes of nonstop awesome  CNET

Ken Block's latest Gymkhana video is the 10th such video to pair Block's amazing car-handling skills with equally righteous cinematography. So, naurally, Block ...

2022 Ford Ranchero  Top Speed

Ford is reportedly working on a replacement model for the courier pickup sold in brazil and there s a good chance this new model could make it to (...)

Top Speed
Making the Scene at the 2018 Galpin Car Show  Hot Rod Network

Take a look at some of the vehicles found outside in the parking lots and inside the Galpin collection from the 2018 Galpin Car Show.

Hot Rod Network
Waimate couple hit celebration of American vehicles with Ford Jailbar truck bought in 1959  Timaru Herald

The pickup truck Russell and Margaret Powell rocked up to South Canterbury's 17th annual celebration of American vehicles in was one they have owned for ...

Timaru Herald
Ford Model A Vs. Model T Might Be The Slowest Drag Race Ever  Motor1.com

Watch as a vintage Ford Model A races a Ford Model T after the two owners brag about which vehicle is superior.

Buy/Drive/Burn: Mediocrity Personified in Sedans of 1996  The Truth About Cars

You've seen today's contenders before, probably more times than you can count. All were forgettable because of how middling they were. Pick one to Buy!

The Truth About Cars
Ehrhardt Lighted Christmas Parade features colored lights, silver bells  The Tand D.com

EHRHARDT - The 2018 Ehrhardt Lighted Christmas Parade, with the theme of "Silver Bells," went on despite the misting rain on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The Tand D.com
1913 Model T Ford has dramatic wood body  Chron.com

Contrary to popular belief, Henry Ford offered his popular Model T in a variety of colors from 1908 through 1913 and again, at the end of its production cycle, ...

Ford's Ranger rides again. But will it win in a crowded truck market?  CNBC

After eight years of ignoring the midsize truck market while Toyota and General Motors racked up strong sales, Ford believes it's not too late for the new Ranger ...

Local couple remembers late president's stay at their home  KATU

Bill White wanted to spend his 79th birthday with his wife, family and closest friends. He also wanted to share his night celebrating President George H. W. Bush.

Memphis lost a ton of old factories, but rail manufacturer Atlantic Track has held on  The Commercial Appeal

It isn't steel tariffs that drive Memphis rail manufacturer Atlantic Track. Automation is aiding its expansion in an old corner of South Memphis.

The Commercial Appeal
Ford Vs Chevy: The 13 Best Muscle Cars From Each Brand  HotCars

Chevrolet had the Corvette, but they took their time to get a proper muscle car. Then there's Ford, a brand that ruled the racing world in the '60s.

1915 Ford Model T somehow survived the California fires Two other cars at the same home  MSN Autos

The Camp Fire in Northern California is the deadliest wildfire in state history, and it is not yet over. AS of Friday morning, at least 63 people were killed, with an ...

MSN Autos
HISTORY, Oct. 1: Henry Ford introduces Model T automobile  StarNewsOnline.com

Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2018. There are 91 days left in the year.On Oct. 1, 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market.

The Meteorite Hunters Who Descended on the Carancas Fall  WIRED

In rural Peru, a chunk of rock made landfall with a tremendous blast. Meteorite hunters rushed to get a piece of the action. Then things got weird.

Is it still disgracing the iconic Mach 1 name?  Top Speed

The crossover craze continues unabated and rumor has it ford is getting in on the action with a new electrified model that could carry some dna over (...)

Top Speed
Bloomington-Normal Residents Ready For Autonomous Driving  WGLT News

Editor's note: This story is part of a special episode of GLT's Sound Ideas focused entirely on autonomous driving. It aired Nov. 21. Read more stories in.

'We don't want to abandon sedans,' Volkswagen says with Passat reveal  Detroit Free Press

With hopes of appealing to drivers who today drive a Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu or similar car, Volkswagen on Tuesday previewed an all-new 2020 Passat ...

Detroit Free Press
Here’s Why Ford Should Bring The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor To America  Carscoops

The 2019 Ranger marks Ford's return to the midsize pickup truck segment in the United States, but the range's most desirable model probably won't be coming ...

25 Ford Cars That Should Have Sunk The Company  HotCars

It is quite clear that all of these cars should have never been released in the first place, but alas, history cannot be changed.

Ford Model T owners display their cars in Saxonburg to kick off weeklong gathering  Tribune-Review

More than 400 people and 200 cars took part in the 62nd annual Model T Ford Club International Tour that kicked off Sunday, July 15 in Saxonburg. The cars ...

Best books of 2018: Travel  Financial Times

Something of his Art: Walking to Lubeck with JS Bach, by Horatio Clare, Little Toller, RRP£12. In 1705, a 20-year-old JS Bach set out in winter to walk from ...

Financial Times
Under 6 feet of manure, I once found a Ford Model T  AZCentral.com

Paul R. Messinger restores a Ford model T he found under a pile of manure.

Puma brings back fitness-tracking shoe considered 'useless' in 1986  CBC.ca

Transcript. In 1986, there was nothing else like it in the footwear world. Puma's RS-Computer Shoe was essentially a Fitbit — before fitness trackers were even a ...

Ford Focus: New small car engineered in Europe reviewed  NEWS.com.au

Ford's Focus has been on sale in Australia for 20 years. It's one of the better hatchbacks to drive, courtesy of its engineering DNA from Ford of Europe — but it ...

Ford Model T – 110 years of audacity  Gulf Times

From Alpha Romeo and BMW to Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Yamaha and Zenvo, the automobile industry, especially car and its ancillaries, have always ...

Gulf Times
Offbeat Oregon History - Central Oregon's pioneer aviators weren't afraid to take risks  Creswell Chronicle

Part of the problem with owning and operating the only flight school in town in the 1920s and 1930s was, every time one of your students slapped.

Creswell Chronicle
A Lookback at Ford: From the Model T to the Mustang  TheStreet.com

From the Model-T to the F-Series and Mustangs today, Ford been in the auto biz since 1908. Watch the video above now for more fun Ford facts....F.

Endura edges Ford into new territory  Stuff.co.nz

The new version of the Ford Endura has arrived. Is it a Territory replacement? No. But is that good or bad?

What Industrialized Construction Could Learn from Ford's Model T  ArchDaily

On October 1, 1908, Ford launched its first model car in the American market, the Ford T, starting the automotive industry and establishing new paths...

Ford Mondeo: 'Where is Mondeo Man when you need him?' | Martin Love  The Guardian

For years, the hard-working Ford has been a favourite of Middle England – and it still has all the virtues we need in these turbulent days, says Martin Love.

The Guardian
Artificial Intelligence Could Become Our Ford Model T Moment  Forbes Now

There will be a scenario in the not-too-distant future where AI and financial advisors become an inseparable pair.

Forbes Now
Here's how to correctly pronounce Porsche Taycan  CNET

Maybe Porsche's next model won't need a pronunciation guide.

Model T owners gather in Saxonburg, back road across the region  Tribune-Review

If you travel the back roads of Western Pennsylvania over the next week, there's a good chance you might find yourself behind about 200 classic cars. Model T ...

2020 Hyundai Palisade first drive review: Crocodile eyes, family-friendly heart  CNET

Striking looks, kid-friendly tech and a premium cabin should put this three-row SUV atop shopping lists.

Linda Alessi: Memories of a marriage  Lebanon Democrat

I have brought to my readers the intimate stories that relate to the members of my family and friends. My memories of my childhood warm me and sustain me now ...

Lebanon Democrat
Ford Model T survives California wildfires almost untouched  Yahoo News

Californian native Ron Westbrook saw his house burn down in this week's horrific wildfires, but has since found out his 1915 Ford Model T is perfectly intact on a ...

Yahoo News
Priceless Images From 1948 Capture Dry Lakes Racing on El Mirage  Hot Rod Network

Images from the archives detailing one of the corner-stones of Southern California hot rod culture, land speed racing at El Mirage dry lake bed in 1948.

Hot Rod Network
Toyota Corolla vs VW Golf vs Ford Focus: which has the best resale value at auctions in SA?  Wheels24

The Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus are perennial top sellers in South Africa. But which boasts the best resale value at local auctions?

Paul Mooney's vintage Ford Model T Track Roadster to be featured in Las Vegas  Lompoc Record

One down, one to go. Like a real-life version of the once-popular reality TV show Overhaulin', Keith VanderMeulen and his team at Santa Maria's Image Street ...

Lompoc Record
Now It Can Be Told! Hyundai Kona Electric To Start At $36450  CleanTechnica

December 15th, 2018 by Steve Hanley. The Hyundai Kona Electric is the car the entire world has been waiting for. The cute, sporty, all-electric crossover ticks all ...

On this day in history: The last Model T is made  SW News Media

It can be hard to imagine American life without cars, but when the automobile first debuted, it was an exclusive luxury item that few people could dream of driving ...

SW News Media
Ramikrishnan Krishnan's New Book “Ford According to Ram” Is about the Author's Work for the Ford Motor Company over a Thirty-nine-year Period  PR Web

Recent release “Ford According to Ram” from Page Publishing author Ramikrishnan Krishnan includes details of the projects, process, products, and the ...

PR Web

Ford Model T Videos

Driving a Ford Model T Is a Lot Harder Than You'd Think! We Tried It
Driving a Ford Model T Is a Lot Harder Than You'd Think! We Tried It
Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
Ford Model T - How to Start & How to Drive
Ford Model T: How to Drive The Car That Moved The World - XCAR
Ford Model T: How to Drive The Car That Moved The World - XCAR
Ford Model T - Documentary
Ford Model T - Documentary
1927 Ford Model T - Jay Leno's Garage
1927 Ford Model T - Jay Leno's Garage
Ford Model T - 100 Years Later
Ford Model T - 100 Years Later
Model T Driving Instructions
Model T Driving Instructions
Ford Model T - Fifth Gear Legends
Ford Model T - Fifth Gear Legends
Model T 1926 We go for a ride!  Can there be a nicer one out there!?
Model T 1926 We go for a ride! Can there be a nicer one out there!?
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Laurel and Hardy's Model T's

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Ford Model T Wiki

The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, Leaping Lena, or flivver) is an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, ahead of the BMC Mini, Citroën DS, and Volkswagen Type 1. Ford's Model T was successful not only because it provided inexpensive transportation on a massive scale, but also because the car signified innovation for the rising middle class and became a powerful symbol of America's age of modernization. With 16.5 million sold it stands eighth on the top ten list of most sold cars of all time as of 2012.Although automobiles had already existed for decades, they were still mostly scarce, expensive, and unreliable at the Model T's introduction in 1908. Positioned as reliable, easily maintained, mass-market transportation, it was a runaway success. In a matter of days after the release, 15,000 orders were placed. The first production Model T was produced on August 12, 1908 and left the factory on September 27, 1908, at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan. On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan.Henry Ford conceived a series of cars between the founding of the company in 1903 and the introduction the Model T. Ford named his first car the Model A and proceeded through the alphabet up through the Model T, twenty models in all. Not all the models went into production. The production model immediately before the Model T was the Model S, an upgraded version of the company's largest success to that point, the Model N. The follow-up was the Ford Model A (rather than any Model U). The company publicity said this was because the new car was such a departure from the old that Henry wanted to start all over again with the letter A.The Model T was Ford's first automobile mass-produced on moving assembly lines with completely interchangeable parts, marketed to the middle class. Henry Ford said of the vehicle:I will build a car for the great multitude. 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.Although credit for the development of the assembly line belongs to Ransom E. Olds with the first mass-produced automobile, the Oldsmobile Curved Dash, beginning in 1901, the tremendous advancements in the efficiency of the system over the life of the Model T can be credited almost entirely to the vision of Ford and his engineers.