Best Concept Car Designs of the Day… Buick, Cadillac, RetroClassic

Yea, I know it’s a bit weird, but a Concept Car can become a Classic too. And here’s some, yo…

CONCOURS RESTORED 1909 FORD MODEL T GETS DRIVEN! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 738

CONCOURS RESTORED 1909 FORD MODEL T GETS DRIVEN! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 738 – Fireball heads to the Automobile Driving Museum for a Vintage Ford Model T Show… ends up cruisin’ in a Concourse Restored 1909 Ford Model T!

The Ford Model T was an American car built between 1908 and 1928 by the Ford Motor Company of Detroit, Michigan.

It is one of the most important cars in history because it was one of the first cars to be sold for very little money, making it easy for people to travel from place to place.

The Model T, also known as the “Tin Lizzie,” changed the way Americans live, work and travel.

Henry Ford’s revolutionary advancements in assembly-line automobile manufacturing made the Model T the first car to be affordable for a majority of Americans.

For the first time car ownership became a reality for average American workers, not just the wealthy.

More than 15 million Model Ts were built in Detroit and Highland Park, Michigan, and the automobile was also assembled at a Ford plant in Manchester, England, and at plants in continental Europe.

Before the Model T, most cars cost lots of money.

Only rich people could afford them. Even Ford’s cars before the Model T cost a lot. The Model T went for around $980.

A car built in 1903 called the Oldsmobile Curved Dash was very easy to buy, but was a very simple and slow car that was more like a carriage than a car. Even before it lost favor to larger, more powerful, and more luxurious cars, the Model T, known popularly as the “Tin Lizzie” or the “flivver,” had become an American folkloric symbol, essentially realizing Ford’s goal to “democratize the automobile.”

The man who owned the company, Henry Ford, heard about meat being cut on a disassembly line, which moved meat from worker to worker so that the meat could be cut up. Assembly lines were not much used at the time.

Ford knew that if he built his cars on an assembly line instead of one at a time like other cars, he could make a car that anyone could afford and would be built like cars that cost more money. He also knew that he could pay his workers more money.

The Model T was offered in several body styles, including a five-seat touring car, a two-seat runabout, and a seven-seat town car. All bodies were mounted on a uniform 100-inch-wheelbase chassis.

A choice of colors was originally available, but from 1913 to 1925 the car was mass-produced in only one color—black. The engine was simple and efficient, with all four cylinders cast in a single block and the cylinder head detachable for easy access and repair.

The engine generated 20 horsepower and propelled the car to modest top speeds of 40–45 miles per hour (65–70 km/h). In most models the engine was started by a hand crank, which activated a magneto connected to the flywheel, but after 1920 some models were equipped with battery-powered starters.

The transmission, having two forward gears and one reverse, was of the planetary type, controlled by foot pedals rather than the more common hand lever used in sliding-gear transmissions.

Spark and throttle were controlled by a hand lever on the steering column. The 10-gallon fuel tank was located under the front seat. Because gasoline was fed to the engine only by gravity, and also because the reverse gear offered more power than the forward gears, the Model T frequently had to be driven up a steep hill backward.

Such deficiencies, along with its homely appearance, less-than-comfortable ride at top speeds, and incessant rattling, made the Model T the butt of much affectionate humor in innumerable jokes, songs, poems, and stories.

Tomb Raider Official Trailer #2… Gets Epic

A hard thing to beat with the past Lara Croft movies with original Huntress Angelina Jolie, but this looks good. What do you guys think? LEAVE A COMMENT!

 

Best Concept Designs of the Day… Back to the Future Lambo, BMW, Aston, Buick, Bugatti

2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW CONCEPT CARS – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 737

2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW CONCEPT CARS – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 737 – Among receiving cars from Hyundai, Alfa and some beach time, Fireball talks with buddy Steve Bolton about the 2018 Detroit Auto Show Concept Cars.

Best Concept Cars of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show… GAC, Lexus, Infinity, Nissan

A somewhat light turnout of Concept Cars for my taste, but then again, I wouldn’t mind a show of ALL Concepts. That would be so cool!

Take a look at these below and let me know which ones you like best. My money is on the Nissan Language. Very cool.