The Miraculous Miniature Model T Fords of Ruben Vinyolas
Ruben’s Model T models are exceptional, see the article here on the Mac’s Motor City Garage blog
Ruben Vinylos of Argentina builds meticulously detailed scale models of the Model T Ford. Inspired in part, he says, by Bruce McCalley’s classic 1994 book, Model T Ford: The Car That Changed the World, his exquisite replicas are almost indistinguishable from the real thing
You can see more of Ruben’s work at his website here
An article from Mac’s Motor City Garage, the story of the Model T is told in a postcard set from 1917.
Henry Ford’s Incredible X-8 Engine
During my recent interview with Robert Kibbe about Henry Ford on The Muscle Car Place podcast, we discussed Henry’s efforts to put a radial engine into a production vehicle.
This engine was known as the X8 and was the prototype investigated between 1920-1927, it was hoped that this engine would power the Model T replacement.
There is an really good in depth article on the engine on the excellent Mac’s Motor City Garage blog which can be accessed here
It’s a fascinating concept and todays vehicles may have been a lot different if Henry had succeeded, I’ll leave it to you the reader to speculate!
The Lincoln Motor Company (also known simply as Lincoln) is a division of the U.S.-based Ford Motor Company that sells luxury vehicles under the Lincoln brand. Founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland, Lincoln has been a subsidiary of Ford since 1922.
Look back at the history of Lincoln via this video
Some great 1951 Bonneville footage from Mac’s Motor City Garage