When Ford Motors first started it was only one of fifteen car manufacturers in Detroit and one of eighty-eight in the United States. During Fords first months in existence Ford Motor Company began to make a profit selling the Model A and Henry Ford knew that the automobile industry was going to work. Since it’s beginning in 1903 Ford Motors has always strived to make cars affordable and easy to buy for everybody. Ford has a long history of having good cars at a great price and offers more classes of models so that everybody can have the car of their dreams. Ford Motors first car was the Model A, which started production at a rented plant in Michigan.
In 1879 at the very young age of only sixteen Henry left home for Detroit the present day motor city. (Ford Motor C.) In Detroit Henry worked as an apprentice to a machinist. (Wik 190.) Returning home to help with farming from time to time he remained in his apprenticeship for 3 years. (Ford Motor C.) In the years to follow Henry more or less drifted in his work such as operating or 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.
It was located on Mack Avenue in Michigan, and this is where he had successfully created the first Model-T. The success of the company came from the people that wanted his type of car. So in 1908 he created a new way to create his cars to keep up with the demand for the car. His business was so successful that he had a plant in Paris, France in 1908. And by 1914 there were more than 500,000 Model-T’s on the roads all over the world.
Production skyrocketed for the Model T and by 1918, half of America had purchased these inexpensive and readily available cars. In 1919, Ford made his son Edsel as the president of the company, but Ford still kept control of the company’s day to day operations. That same year, Ford stopped making the Model T and invented the New and improved Model A , which had better horsepower and brakes, and better overall improvements. By this time, Ford had sold 15 million Model T’s and had opened plants that manufactured the Model
He later withdrew from the venture after a disagreement with business associates over numbers and prices of cars to be produced. Working independently in a small shed in Detroit, Henry Ford developed two four cylinder, 80-horsepower race cars called the “999” and the “Arrow”, with $28,000 of capital raised from friends and neighbors. Henry Ford established a new shop on June 16, 1903. In this facility the Ford Motor Company began production of a two cylinder, eight-horsepower design called the Model A. The company produced 1,708 of these models in the first year of operation.
Life and Achievements of Henry Ford Henry Ford was born in Dearborn, Michigan, on July 30, 1863. He died on April 7, 1947, in Dearborn. He started his career in production at the age of 16 as a machinist’s apprentice. He then began his career as a mechanical engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company in 1888 and worked there until 1899. He founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903.
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.
The new engine, called a V-Twin, could propel a motorcycle at a lightning speed of 60 mph. thanks to the success of the V-twin, the company quickly developed a reputation for building reliable, fast motorcycles and by 1910, annual production rose to 3,200 machines. Although Pershing never caught Villa, the motorcycle proved its worth in combat, and when America entered World War I, Harley-Davidson was drafted. In 1917, Harley was supplying about half of its motorcycles to the military. But by the end of the war, all of Harley-Davidson 's production was going to the military¬-more than 20,000 motorcycles in all.
After two unsuccessful tries, Ford motor company was finally incorporated in 1903 with Henry Ford as the Vice President and Chief Engineer. When the company first started it was only producing a few cars a day at the Ford factory on Mack Avenue in Detroit. A group of two or three men would work on one car from components made to order by other companies (Lewis 99 - 100)
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.