What It's Like To Drive The First Crappy Car Henry Ford Ever Built

When I was studying art history, some of the works I liked best were the ones never really meant to be seen — rough sketches from artists done in early planning stages of larger works, done to get a rough idea of feel or composition. That’s the context I like to view Henry Ford’s first car — a rough sketch. What… »10/22/15 3:16pm10/22/15 3:16pm


100 Years Ago, This Man Was The Original Patent Troll

The term “patent troll” wasn’t coined until the late 20th century, used to describe someone who filed a patent in order not to manufacture products, but to collect licensing fees. But more than 100 years ago, a patent attorney was a proto-patent troll, exploiting the system to profit off of the burgeoning auto… »5/06/15 2:15pm5/06/15 2:15pm

Porsche Wants To Change Street Named For Henry Ford II To 'Ferdinand Porsche Avenue'

Porsche announced last year that their new North American headquarters would be built in Atlanta, on the site where a Ford Taurus assembly plant used to reside, cranking out Taurii. Though not much has happened so far, the situation is changing, as reported to us by reader Jim Mitchell. It looks like along with some… »10/09/12 10:30am10/09/12 10:30am