Sep 30, 2008

The Ford Model T turns 100

(cnet) - Whatever catches your fancy amid today's evolving automotive technology--the Chevy Volt, the Roadster or the sedan from Tesla, perhaps a hydrogen-equipped BMW, or something in the X Prize realm--you'd do well to pause and reflect on the legacy of the Model T. It was 100 years ago--on October 1, 1908, to be exact--that Ford Motor built the very first of the iconic gasoline-powered automobiles to be sold. By the time formal production halted in May 1927, more than 15 million had been built, and American lives and landscapes had been set on a very new road. Continued

Photo: My great-aunt's Ford