Ford Model T: The Car That Put the World on Wheels

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Motorbooks, 15 apr. 2008 - 208 sidor
When Ford Motor Company introduced the Model T in late 1908, company officials knew they had a winner. Ford was already the national sales leader and the new car was a significant improvement over its predecessors. Yet even an inveterate optimist like Henry Ford could not predict the far-reaching changes his "Tin Lizzie" would affect.One hundred years later, this marvelously illustrated history of the automobile that launched an American industry takes on all aspects of the Model T's genesis, production, marketing, and legacy. Veteran automotive journalist and editor Lindsay Brooke examines everything from infrastructure considerations that influenced the car's design (its ground clearance, for example, was predicated on the abysmal state of U.S. roadways) to the production methods that evolved to meet the burgeoning demand for the car, and Ford Motor Company's introduction of the revolutionary "five-dollar day." Brooke also covers the Model T's predecessors, early sales and marketing efforts, model changes, and T trucks, as well as adventures and misadventures with Model Ts and the car's role in early motorsports and hot rodding.Illustrated throughout with photography and period art, much of it from the Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, Model T: The Car That Put the World on Wheels" is a fitting tribute to the first automotive icon.
 

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Forewords
6
Introduction
7
Chapter 1 BEFORE THE MODEL T
29
Chapter 2 THE MODEL T IS BORN
49
Chapter 3 TIN LIZZIE EVOLVES
75
Chapter 4 LIFE WITH LIZZIE
97
Chapter 5 THE T GOES TRUCKIN
123
Chapter 6 RACING AND RODDING THE T
145
Chapter 7 MODEL TS SECOND CENTURY
183
APPENDIXES
204
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
207
INDEX
208
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Detroit-based auto writer Lindsay Brooke has been covering automotive and motorcycle technology and history for more than thirty years. He is editor in chief of Automotive Engineering magazine, published by the SAE. A longtime British motorcycle enthusiast, historian, and owner of multiple Triumphs, Brooke has authored two other Triumph titles for Motorbooks. He and David Gaylin are widely acknowledged as experts on Triumph's American story. Detroit-based auto writer Lindsay Brooke has been covering automotive and motorcycle technology and history for more than 25 years. He is senior editor of Automotive Engineering International, published by the SAE, and has served as editor of Automotive Industries magazine (successor to The Horseless Age and The Automobile). This is his fourth Motorbooks title.Detroit-based auto writer Lindsay Brooke has been covering automotive and motorcycle technology and history for more than 25 years. He is senior editor of Automotive Engineering International, published by the SAE, and has served as editor of Automotive Industries magazine (successor to The Horseless Age and The Automobile). This is his fourth Motorbooks title.

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