History of Ford

Ford is one of the most iconic brands in the industry, with a proud heritage and reputation for quality. Beginning with experiments in 1896, Henry Ford developed some of the most important and well-known parts and cars the world has ever seen. Since then, the company has grown to become a multi-national corporation and leader in the field.

In 1899, Henry Ford joined a group of businessmen and inventers to found the Detroit Automobile Company, but left after one short year. Another attempt to get into the business came with the Henry Ford Company after Ford designed one of the most successful racecars of the time, but this brand didn't really take off until it was incorporated in 1903. By July 1903, the first Ford Model A was sold and the company turned a considerable profit its first year.

After pumping out cars, expanding to Canada, and engineering new designs, the Model T was finally introduced in 1908. One of the most famous cars in history, this durable and affordable model single-handedly led to the success of the entire industry. Cars were made more affordable thanks to the integrated moving assembly line, mass market appeal, and easy to maintain parts.

Though Ford dabbled in other areas, like the Ford Tri-Motor Airplane, it mainly stuck to cars. This led to the Mercury, Lincoln-Zephyr, and Edsel brands, as well as military vehicle production in WWII. F-Series trucks were introduced in 1948, the Thunderbird hit the road in 1954, and by 1964 the Mustang redefined everything on four wheels.

Now, over 100 years after its foundation, the Ford Company is stronger than ever. Iconic models like the GT, Explorer, and Focus continue to dominate markets everywhere, as well as the F-150, the best-selling vehicle in the US. We can't wait to see Ford continue to set standards in the industry for years to come.

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