Ford Model T The Car That Put the World on Wheels


Ford Model T The Car That Put the World on Wheels

  • ISBN 13:


  • ISBN 10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/15/2008
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
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The story of Ford Motor Companyrs"s Model T is the story that launched the American automobile industry--and Americars"s love affair with the car. When he introduced the Model T in 1908, even an eternal optimist like Henry Ford could not have predicted the far-reaching changes he was setting in motion. One hundred years later, this illustrated history looks back at the beloved Tin Lizzie. The book follows the Model T from design considerations (its ground clearance, for instance, had to allow for the abysmal state of U.S. roadways at the time) to its lasting legacy, and along the way describes the mechanical, manufacturing, and marketing innovations that the carrs"s production entailed. Author Lindsay Brooke also relates the adventures and misadventures that were part of owning and driving a Model T. He chronicles the changes the carrs"s unprecedented popularity wrought in the auto industry (including Fordrs"s introduction of the "$5 day"), and he tracks the Model T through popular culture, from its role in early motorsports to its resurgent popularity in the 1950s and 60s as a platform for T-bucket hot rods. Illustrated throughout with period art and evocative photography, this book celebrates as never before the car that epitomized the American automobile.

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