This is a blog, dedicated to anything to do with the automobile. I'll bring you things like my favorites in a list by importance, different cars, different days. my take on certain cars and their affect on history. I hope to expand my content as ideas come to me.
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
December 10: Ford builds its 1 millionth Model T on this date in 1915
By 1915, Ford was building so many Model Ts that it didn't notice when the one millionth copy rolled from the assembly line sometime on this day that year.
After seven years of production, Henry Ford was only just starting his fetish for productivity at the Highland Park plant, having shifted to painting all cars black in the name of speed and doubling many of his workers' wages a year earlier to tamp down turnover.
Within another seven years, Ford would be turning out one million Model Ts in a single year. Compared to today's cars, the Model T was a pain to drive — as shown below — but it got the world behind the wheel: