- Make the Henry Ford Driving & Audio Tours Your Next Road Trip
DETROIT - MotorCities National Heritage Area, in partnership with the Henry Ford Heritage Association, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island and the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, is proud to announce the launch of the Henry Ford Driving & Audio Tours as part of the Henry Ford 150 celebration. Spanning three years from 2013-2015, this celebration focuses on the unique contributions and legacy of Henry Ford.
- Form Follows Function with Test Track Wall
DEARBORN - When Ford Motor Company decided it was time to get the test vehicles off the local streets of Dearborn, the company turned to a large, mostly open tract of land near its Dearborn Engineering Lab.
- Henry Ford Heritage Association Releases Newsletter’s Spring Edition
DEARBORN - Looking for information on Henry Ford 150th Anniversary as well as other Ford heritage news?
- Social Media Hub: New Henry Ford 150th Facebook App
DEARBORN - As we celebrate Henry Ford’s 150th birthday, we want everyone to be able to join in on the festivities with us. Honoring this milestone via social media, you’ll find a Henry Ford 150th app (or tab) located on the top of the Ford Motor Co. Facebook page.
- Heritage: Fill Out Your Facebook Timeline with the Ford Social Time Share App
DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company is steeped in rich history, and this year is especially significant, with the ongoing celebration of Henry Ford’s 150th birthday. Here at Ford Social, we wanted to help our community fill in their own Facebook Timelines in a fun and simple way. That’s why we built the Time Share app. This free app connects with your Facebook account and lets you plug in information about various life events, like a new job, buying a brand new Ford, or traveling on an exotic trip along with milestones in Ford history.
- House of Tomorrow Is a Reality Today, Still Waiting on Flying Cars
DEARBORN - Most are familiar with the predictions of the 1950s, including the one that said we would be commuting in flying cars by the late-1990s, but you may not be as familiar with the Philco-Ford ideas about how today’s homes would operate.
- Heritage Moment: Detroit Newspaper Highlights Ford Past and Present in Multimedia Project
DEARBORN - On March 23, The Detroit News launched a feature multimedia project entitled “Then and Now,” which focuses on Diego Rivera’s famous industrial mural that is installed at the Detroit Institute of the Arts. Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Truck and Dearborn Stamping Plants are prominently featured in the project.
- Ford Engineers Band Together to Bring Famed 1966 GT40 Back to Life
DEARBORN - In 1966, Mose Nowland was among a group of Ford engineers who flew to France to tune a lineup of Ford GT40 race cars that were set to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
- Heritage Moment: Henry Ford Speaks on ‘Customer Service’
DEARBORN - Quote by Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company,from March 1935, focusing on customer service and sales.
- Heritage Moment: Henry Ford Speaks on ‘Success’
DEARBORN - This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company.
- Heritage Moment: Ford Begins Tractor Production at the Rouge
DEARBORN - On Feb. 23, 1921, Ford Motor Company began consumer tractor production at the Rouge site in Dearborn. Below is a timeline of the company’s strong tractor heritage.
- Stamp Commemorates Model T’s Hungarian Engineer
SZENTENDRE, Hungary – The Hungarian Post has issued a stamp commemorating József Galamb and his role in developing the Ford Model T.
- Acquiring the Lincoln Brand
DEARBORN - In 1921, auto pioneer Henry Leland was forced to sell the automotive company he had formed with his son Wilfred.
- Heritage Moment: Ford Facilities Convert from Civilian Production to Arsenal of Democracy
YPSILANTI, Mich. - On Feb. 1, 1942, civilian car production came to a halt as the company poured all its resources into the U.S. war effort.
- A Look Back at Ford Concept Trucks
DEARBORN - Ford has a long history of innovation in its concept vehicles including not only cars but trucks and SUVs.
- Ford Australia Plant Recognised with Heritage Status
GEELONG, Australia — Ford Australia has been manufacturing vehicles in Geelong for almost 90 years, and the plant’s historical significance has now been recognised with heritage status from the Victorian Heritage Register.
- Ford F-Series 65th Anniversary
DEARBORN - On Jan. 16, 1948, the Ford Motor Company publicly revealed the iconic F-1 pickup, beginning the F-Series legacy of tough trucks. Since 1948, more than 32 million trucks have proudly worn the F-Series badge. These legendary trucks have been the best-selling pickups for 36 consecutive years, and America's overall best-selling vehicle for 31 years. As Ford looks forward to the future of Built Ford Tough, it is appropriate to celebrate the 1948 Ford F-1 pickup that started it all. Happy 65th anniversary and long may you run.
- Heritage Moment: Ford Reveals Fuel Economy Leadership, Unveiling Two Next-Gen Hybrid Vehicles
DETROIT - On Jan. 10, 2011, Ford Motor Company unveiled two next-generation hybrid vehicles at the 2011 North American International Auto Show – the Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid and the Ford C-MAX Hybrid.
- Heritage Moment: Ford Begins Model T Production in New Kentucky Plant
LOUISVILLE - On Jan. 2, 1916, a new Ford plant in Louisville, Ky., begins production of Model Ts. Ford had limited production in Louisville since 1913, but the new plant was capable of building about 7,000 cars per year.
- Holiday Spirit Finds the Ford Times
DEARBORN - The image appearing with this story is the cover of the Ford Times from December 1911.
- Heritage Moment: Model T and Henry Ford Named Best of the Century
DEARBORN - On Dec. 18, 1999, the Model T was named Car of the Century, and Henry Ford was named Automotive Entrepreneur of the Century, by Car of the Century International.
- Heritage Moment: Ford Motor Company Acquires Cutting-Edge Technology Business
DEARBORN - On Dec. 11, 1961 Ford acquired the Philco Corporation. Philco had its beginning in 1892 when its predecessor, Helios Electric Company, was founded and began the manufacture of carbon arc lamps. In 1906, the company began making storage batteries for electric automobiles, trucks and mine locomotives and, as a result, the firm’s name was changed to the Philadelphia Storage Battery Company in 1925.
- Executive Chairman Bill Ford Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration of Henry Ford’s Birthday with Reveal of Historic Car
DEARBORN - Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford unveiled a very special automobile at World Headquarters Tuesday to symbolically kick off the anniversary of his great-grandfather Henry Ford’s 150th birthday, which will be celebrated through a variety of events in 2013.
- World’s Oldest Ford Vehicle Returns Home to Kick Off Henry Ford 150th Celebration in 2013
DEARBORN – A key part of Ford Motor Company’s heritage returns home as a Model A built in 1903 is again with the Ford family, kicking off the yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of company founder Henry Ford.
- Model A Helped Launch Ford Motor Company on the Road to Putting the World on Wheels
DEARBORN – It’s no coincidence that a car named the Model A started the road to success for Ford Motor Company in 1903.
- Heritage Moment: Thunderbird Captures Record-Breaking Fourth Motor Trend Car of the Year Honor
DEARBORN - On Nov. 26, 2001, the 2002 Ford Thunderbird was named Motor Trend Car of the Year.
- Lincoln at Los Angeles Auto Show Press Days: Celebration of Its Past and Future as Brand Rolls Out Its Reinvention
LOS ANGELES – The reinvention of Lincoln is fully under way with the launch of the all-new MKZ. Beautiful design, warm, personal and surprising, Lincoln will transform before media’s eyes today with seven iconic Lincolns of the past possessing the stand. On Thursday it will turn to all MKZs, signaling the change.
- Heritage Moment: Ford Ends Production of its Edsel Lineup
DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company discontinued its Edsel car line on Nov. 19, 1959, ending production of one of the most divisive car lines in the company’s history.
- Heritage Moment: Ford Begins Ground-Breaking Redevelopment of Rouge Center
DEARBORN - On Nov. 14, 2000, Ford began redevelopment of the entire Ford Rouge Center, including the new Dearborn Truck Assembly Plant, with its massive green roof, as the centerpiece of the nation’s largest industrial redevelopment project.
- New Zealand Model T rally celebrates the centenary of the first Wellington to Auckland road trip
AUCKLAND, New Zealand — New Zealand celebrated motoring history in November with a fleet of original Ford Model Ts taking to the road to re-enact the first Wellington to Auckland journey made by an automobile.