Add to EJ Playlist Check out this beautiful 1930 Ford Model A Coupe! This car has been in Wayne's family for a long time. He has maintained this car with Craftsman tools, in fact, he has been a Craftsman club member for 14 years!
Wayne's Model A is a 6-wheel deluxe coupe with a rumble seat; its original flathead four cylinder engine was rated at 40 HP. The license plates are originals that have been restored. Even the key chain is an antique. For his daily rides, Wayne uses his local Sears Auto Center: they're a great place for replacement batteries, tires and brakes. Check out his his beautiful car and listen to his story.
Add to EJ Playlist Step into a Christmas card from the past at Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village this year. Don't miss the most popular holiday event in the area, complete with candlelit paths, live entertainment, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagon and Model T rides, delightful holiday shops, Santa and live reindeer, ice skating, a spectacular fireworks display and more. Christian Overland, Executive Vice President of The Henry Ford, fills us in on what to expect at this spectacular event this year.
Add to EJ Playlist Fletch visits Greenfield Village adjacent to The Henry Ford Museum -- a huge living museum, set up originally by Henry Ford himself -- with historic buildings, including Thomas Edison's laboratory, Abraham Lincoln's courthouse, it's very own railway station and a fleet of Model T Fords, providing transport to visitors.
Add to EJ Playlist 2012 Gaslight Parade at the 62nd Old Car Festival in Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford in Dearborn Michigan. Video of vintage cars and trucks driving at night with their gas lights, kerosene lamps, and/or electric lights during the show.
Video was shot at the road's turnaround behind the Daggett Farmhouse.
About 30 seconds in the Edison steam engine passes with a load of passengers. The final 30 seconds are taken from inside my Model T. Even at only 7mph, it was challenging to try and shoot the video and drive.
Add to EJ Playlist My winter project started Nov..2011. The car is still not finished but it is alive again. After more than a half century of storage this rare Fordor is on the down wind leg of being completed.
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Manufacturing the 1939 Ford automobile at the River Rouge plant, where Ford made their own electricity, steel, tires, etc. "Shows mass production of Ford cars in an assembly line; the research necessary to carry on the work; materials that go into the making of the Ford."
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization.
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Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world's fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. Henry Ford was 40 years old when he founded the Ford Motor Company, which would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression. The largest family-controll ed company in the world, the Ford Motor Company has been in continuous family control for over 100 years. Ford now encompasses several brands, including Lincoln and Mercury...
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The Ford line of cars was updated in 1937 with one major change — the introduction of an entry-level 136 CID (2.2 L) V8 in addition to the popular 221 CID (3.6 L) V8 unit. The model was a refresh of its predecessor, itself based on Ford's V8-powered Model 40A and was the company's main product. It was redesigned more thoroughly in 1941. The cost was $850 ($13003 in today's dollars) in the beginning of production.
The 1937 Ford featured a more rounded look with fine horizontal bars in the convex front and hood-side grilles. The front grille was V-shaped, rather than following the fenders into a pentagon shape, as on the 1936 model. Faired-in headlights were a major modernization found on both the Standard and DeLuxe trim versions, though much of the rest of the design was shared between Ford's two lines. 'Slantback' sedans gained a rear trunk door, though space was limited, and 'Trunkback' versions continued gaining sales...
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The Ford River Rouge Complex (commonly known as the Rouge Complex or just The Rouge) is a Ford Motor Company automobile factory complex located in Dearborn, Michigan, along the Rouge River, upstream from its confluence with the Detroit River at Zug Island. Construction began in 1917, and when it was completed in 1928 it had become the largest integrated factory in the world.
The Rouge measures 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide by 1 mile (1.6 km) long, including 93 buildings with nearly 16 million square feet (1.5 km²) of factory floor space. With its own docks in the dredged Rouge River, 100 miles (160 km) of interior railroad track, its own electricity plant, and ore processing, the titanic Rouge was able to turn raw materials into running vehicles within this single complex, a prime example of vertical-integr ation production. Over 100,000 workers were employed there in the 1930s.
Some of the Rouge buildings were designed by Albert Kahn. His Rouge glass plant was regarded at the time as an exemplary and humane factory building, with its ample natural light coming through windows in the ceiling. More recently, several buildings have been converted to "green" structures with a number of environmentally friendly features. However, many vehicular skeletons remain buried on the grounds of the Rouge..
It was not until 1927 that automobile production began there, with the introduction of the Ford Model A. Later Rouge products included the 1932 Model B, the original Mercury, the Ford Thunderbird, and four decades of Ford Mustangs. The old assembly plant was idled with the construction and launch of a new assembly facility on the Miller Road side of the complex, currently producing Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks.
On May 26, 1937, a group of workers attempting to organize a union at the Rouge were severely beaten, an event later called the Battle of the Overpass. Peter E. Martin's respect for labor led to Walter Reuther, a UAW leader, allowing Martin to be the only Ford manager to retrieve his papers or gain access to the plant...
Add to EJ Playlist The world's first car, the Fardier de Cugnot, was exhibited at the 2011 Old Car Festival put on by the Henry Ford museum. This video showcases several of the vehicles and people present at the show.