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.
Sit your butt down and pay respect to how great granddaddy could off-road back before the original Willy’s Jeep was so much as a sketch on a bar napkin.
“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.
Regardless of what you think of Bernie Sanders as a leader, person, or whatever, today he has proven one thing very effectively: he doesn’t know shit about cars. I’m basing this on a quote from him on his Facebook page, which demonstrates a deep, rich automotive ignorance.
A while ago, I had the genuine pleasure of interviewing one of the best-known and accomplished modern automotive designers , J Mays. Mays is known for, among many other things, designing the New Beetle, Audi TT, and defining Ford’s current design language. He also once told me not to try and modernize the Model T. I’m…
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!
100 years ago airplanes didn't have electrical systems, no batteries and a poor guy standing out front slinging the prop around to get things going. Enter B.C. Hucks, Captain in the Royal Air Corps and aviation pioneer who decides to stick a projecting claw clutch on the PTO of a modified car.
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.
Does it take you more than three minutes to, say, change your oil? Really? You must be doing something very wrong, because these six New Zealanders assembled a working, driving Ford Model T in under three minutes.
Tesla's a pretty interesting car company, and I suspect we'll be writing stories about them for a long while. They also have a nice, orderly naming convention for their cars, having announced and/or released a Model R (or just Roadster), a Model S, and soon, a Model X. Other model names/letters have been hinted at or…
Our friend Jay Leno has a garage full of unique cars. That's not special. What makes Leno an ideal car owner is that he drives them around. Many Angeleños have seen the current Tonight Show host cruising through Southern California traffic in a Model T, a vintage race car, or even one of his steam-powered rides.
The ‘60s were rife with wacky customized hot rods that flowed from the pens of designers like Dean Jeffries and the self-proclaimed King of Kustomizers, George Barris. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe VW-Based T is like a page ripped from that era, but is its price also far out man?
Every generation or so some smart guys came along who figured out how to make basic transportation at an affordable price. According to this vintage commercial the "smart guys" who created the Yugo would have you believe next in line after a Model T or a Volkswagen Beetle was the Yugo.
While any act of automotive vandalism is senseless, we've heard of few more pointless acts of vehicular destruction than what happened last weekend outside of the Canadian city of Edmonton, AL. Sometime between last Saturday and last Sunday vandals broke into the barn where Don Keltie kept his car collection and the…
An immaculately restored 1912 Oldsmobile Limited was hammered sold for $3.3 million last weekend making it the most expensive example of the now-defunct brand ever sold at auction. Before last Saturday the title for most expensive Olds belonged to the F-88 concept car that sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2005…
It was 95 years ago yesterday when the millionth Ford rolled off the River Rouge Assembly line in Detroit. The first automaker to accomplish this milestone, within 9 years Ford had produced 10 times that amount. (Photo Credit:dok1)
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