The Ford Model T was once the most popular car on the planet, so you’d think that it would be easy for a novice to operate. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“We couldn’t make a decision, so we said to each other, let’s do the whole world,” said Dutch Model T owner Dirk Regter. So, that’s what Dirk did with his wife Trudy: traveled all over in a 1915 Ford Model T to collect money for orphans. These are clearly our kind of good people.
Henry Ford and his Model-T changed transportation, manufacturing and... the entire world, really. His affordable car could take the whole family anywhere, and did you know it even came with cruise control as standard in 1908? Well, sort of.
A carriage with no horse to drive it, powered by the miracle known as the internal combustion engine! Affordable transport for the hardworking masses! While it may seem like the unholy work of Satan himself, Mr. Ford's Model "T" auto-mobile is merely the product of modern technology!
It all started with a long drive from New York City to West Virginia.
The Ford Model T is renowned for many things, including the fact that it was incredibly mass-produced. One of its great mysteries, though, is why so many bought the things when it's so hard to drive. Thankfully, a museum has started offering classes on how to operate the conundrum that is the Model T.
Unfortunately, that's not a headline from 1913, it's from something that happened today. A woman was killed and three others injured when the Ford Model T they were riding in crashed near Utah's Zion National Park.
Last Sunday was the 132th birthday of József Galamb, the Hungarian engineer who became the chief designer of the first mass produced car in the world, the Ford Model T. My mom sent a message that I should write about him, but I told her I was sure everybody knew his story already.
Hyderabad's most talented custom car builder, Sudhakar, just built himself a new office — inside a 1908 Ford Model T.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's an 86-year-old Ford out on a food run to the Japanese takeout joint in my neighborhood.
It's easy to think cars have always worked like modern cars do. After all, the basic control scheme became commonplace sometime in the 1930s and admitting some variation through the years, hasn't deviated too much. The Model T certainly has four wheels and a steering wheel, but there's no foot accelerator, no shift…
When you've got a basket-case Model T on one side of the garage and a beat-to-crap Volvo Amazon on the other… and you want something cool to drive in, oh, 48 hours, what to do?
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to look at the second-oldest car in this series.
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We're going to end 2008 with the oldest DOTS car yet.
Here's a fascinating article from the November 1928 edition of Modern Mechanics suggesting ways to reuse that old Ford Model T now that you've moved up to a fancy-pants new Model A. Instead of dumping the Lizzie in a back country woods somewhere or letting it rust behind your house, why not reuse the engine as a…
As part of the 100th anniversary of Ford's Model T — happening right no, this very year, the Dearborn automaker announced a design contest among university students to create a Model T for the new century. The mandate: Design a simple, lightweight, practical vehicle that would be priced under $7,000. Six universities…
For the 100th anniversary of the Model T, Ford thought it would rip off Jalopnik’s patented top 10 list with one of their own. While there’s no denying the importance of the Model T in creating the consumer/industrial complex, some of Ford’s claims seem a bit rose-tinted. So let’s take a look at ten ways Ford thinks…
This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than Island That Rust Forgot. FuzzyPlushroom has sent us photos of a sort of Detroit-Trollhättan-Tokyo combo platter that he captured in his home state of New Hampshire. Jump, you, to see the entire…