It’s likely that many of you know quite a bit about Ford, but I’m willing to bet that there are a lot of interesting facts that you may not know. That’s why today, Cambridge Classic Ford is bringing you a few very interesting but possibly little-known facts about the greatest auto company out there. So here we go! Did you know:
- At the Detroit Driving Club’s one-mile oval track, Henry Ford raced only once. He beat Alexander Winton.
- It originally took 14 hours to assemble the Model T.
- Henry also developed charcoal briquets. He took wood scraps from the factory to make them, developing the charcoal under the name Kingsford.
- Norman Rockwell created the commemorative art for Ford’s 50th anniversary.
- Ford’s Lincoln Futura concept vehicle was modified to create the Batmobile.
- In 1985, the Ford Taurus went on sale for the first time.
- Henry Ford’s first auto company was named the Detroit Automobile Company.
- The GT-40 won the 24-Hours of Le Mans four times in a row.
- The F-150 has been the top-selling truck in America for 35 years.
Hopefully you got some new knowledge out of this post. Next time you’re talking to someone, drop one of these tidbits into your conversation – you’ll be sure to impress someone!