He soon returned to his home, but after considerable experimentation with power driven vehicles, he went (1890) to Detroit again and worked as a machinist and engineer with the Edison Company.” (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) From my experience he was probably inspired to dream big. “Henry Ford was driven. He tinkered obsessively to create a horseless carriage that would change the rural way of life he’d fled as a 16 year old for the grimy lure of becoming a Detroit mechanic.” (Santoro) Henry Ford was taught to never give up, he was truly inspired. His desire to never give up, and to have big dreams helped him be known as an inspiring guy; who did a lot of help with funding. Funding was the most important part of Henry Ford’s success with automobiles.
But Ford was motivated to create an efficient and consumer friendly automobile. These innovations resulted in the Ford Model T. The Model T was a great liftoff for Ford and his company, and as a result, he practiced techniques of mass production the would change American Industry, including using large production plants. The mass production technique made it easier for people to assemble cars and the rate of producing these cars were much quicker. It was also a cheaper way to produce automobiles, and in 1914, Ford was able to raise the daily wage to 5 dollars. Production skyrocketed for the Model T and by 1918, half of America had purchased these inexpensive and readily available cars.
They have made the way for all of the other company’s pretty much that we have today. Henry Ford created the mass production assembly line and refined it. He is the backbone of America. He spent his life pretty much to make a vehicle that the average person can afford and drive. And he accomplished his goal, he made a big advance in the technology of vehicles and his brand still lives on.
Glory Days, When Horsepower and Passion Ruled Detroit The book Glory Days, When Horsepower and Passion Ruled Detroit by Jim Wangers is a comprehensive look at Pontiac Motor Division in its heyday through the eyes of its chief advertiser. The rise and fall of the pop culture fad of muscle cars at Pontiac and its fall during the early 1970’s is explained in this book from a man who played a large part in Pontiac’s success. There are many candid stories and little known facts presented by the author to precisely let the reader understand the thoughts of Pontiac and how it accomplished its goal of selling overly fast cars to our nations youth. Glory Days, When Horsepower and Passion ruled Detroit is an interesting and enjoyable guide to Pontiac’s heyday through the author’s personal experiences and explanations about Pontiac muscle cars. Many of Jim Wangers personal experiences were very fascinating and made the book very tough to put down.
During the next few years, Henry divided his time between operating and repairing steam engines, finding occasional work in a Detroit factory, and over-hauling his father's farm implements, as well as lending a reluctant hand with other farm work. Upon his marriage to Clara Bry... ... middle of paper ... ...sed for the mass production of cars but it was also used for many of the products today. It is still the most famous and most reliable system of work. Henry Ford died in 1942 at the age of 83, a happy man still with the ambition to do more. He blessed the world with his famous ability to invent and impacted America for the better.
Ford, was a curious child, one day he ran up to the engineer and asked him many questions. After getting all his answers the engineer actually let him drive the engine (Robert 9). Four years later, he went to work in Detroit as a machinist (Sahlman 1). One year later, he met Thomas Edison and earned a job at Detroit Edison Illuminating Co. (Caldwell 21). Ford and Edison became life long friends, and because of Edison’s continued encouragement Ford built the first quadricycle gas powered car in 1896 (Salhman 1).
By maintaining these qualities and trends, Ford Motor Company continues to improve, transform and grow keeping ahead of today's vehicle market. Ford continues to research public trends and to expand and improve accordingly. An excellent example of how Ford performed a customer needs analysis and manufactured an automobile following all of today's trends, is the Ford Focus. (See appendix with regards to the comparison of the Ford Focus and the Honda Civic.) Ford's research led them to expect that men will be nearly a half-inch taller and women a quarter-inch taller in 2000 than they were in 1990.
The world knows this company because of how Henry Ford got his company to where it is now, how it is a unique company, and it rebounded time and time again. Ford was and is the greatest car company. It is here to stay. One major reason why his company got to where it is now is because of the assembly line. This all began when Henry was working as an engineer that gave him time after work to go home and work on his gasoline engines.
Overall, Ford does a great job using the tools that many advertisements use to tactically targeting the audience they wanted to target. Ford has been selling the F series of pickups for 38 years and has great success at doing so. This year was no different with how Ford advertised the new F150. Right from the beginning of the advertisement and having Dennis Leary simply start out the commercial, “Forward March” it completely grasped the attention of the future consumer. While obviously having to talk about what the new truck had to offer it kept the attention of the consumer with all the new advancements.
Then he started fixing peoples watches then as he grew older he started making other things like a quadricycle and a gas engine in the late 1890’s. His inventions changed the way that people would travel the ways that wars would be fought and captivated a nation. In my essay I’m going to focus on Ford Motor Company’s Ford Mustangs. Ford Motor Company was started on June 16, 1903 by Henry Ford and some other investors. When Ford Motors first started it was only one of fifteen car manufacturers in Detroit and one of eighty-eight in the United States.