Ford Motor Company

Plans and ideas that will surprise and amaze – an early Sixties look at Ford’s Styling Center – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

With the news that the Ford Product Development Center – along with its rotunda styling dome and open-air courtyard – faces the wrecking ball, we thought we’d go in search of more video of that institution and came up with a… Read More ›

Was Leo Beebe a corporate villain or a good guy with a tough job? – Frank Comstock @Hemmings

With the release of the Ford v Ferrari movie, there has been renewed interest associated with my 2016 article here on Hemmings concerning Ford executive Leo Beebe and the end of the 1966 Le Mans race. Comments, around 200 in number four years after initial… Read More ›

Chopped 1940 Ford Sedan Features Aston Martin Paint, Italian Leather Upholstery – Mircea Panait @Autoevolution

Introduced in the latter part of the 1930s, the DeLuxe – a.k.a. De Luxe – was meant to differentiate the Standard line of Ford passenger cars from Lincoln. This fellow here, however, is anything but standard or deluxe. First things first, let’s… Read More ›

Ford Once Took A Patent On A Car With The Craziest And Least-Used Car Layout Ever – Jason Torchinsky @Gizmodo

I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to pester Ford’s archive department for interesting bits of weirdness that may be lurking in their voluminous stacks of records. One of the things I asked the dedicated archivists to look out for would be… Read More ›

Lee Iacocca Without him, the Mustang wouldn’t have had a chance – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

The auto industry would be a much different place today had a young engineer at Ford simply taken on his first assignment in 1946, designing automatic transmissions.Instead, Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca, then a 22-year-old who had just completed Ford’s 18-month… Read More ›

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