Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Fact of the Day: Henry Ford Fast

While Henry Ford is most famous for his car company, he also broke the land-speed record himself. He drove one his cars 91.37 mph (147.05 km/h) which had never been done before in 1904. 


Huggybear said...

Henry Ford was certainly an innovator.
Oh yes - what has happened to Detroit???
Stuttgart, Germany, still survives.
But his vehicles - mass produced were never in the same
class as Mercedes-Benz (Germany) and Rolls Royce (UK).
Thus my dear Hawaiian, Kay, former teacher of God only knows what (??), is the reason that the oil find in Texas of a recent "Fact of the Day" was so important, and another reason why the USA is scared shitless that the Arabian Peninsula and all that lovely OIL might fall out of the US control.
Thus the US military might in the Middle East, and I agree
the thought of ISIL, barstardising the Muslim religion and controlling that area - is darn right scary.
Yes, dear Kay, how much money did the US contribute to the Nepalese earthquake which virtually flattened Kathmandu, the capital, and other regions of this Himalayan country.
The amount was pathetic - reason - no bloody oil in Nepal.
Oh God I will have the "Righteous Bible Bashing Tea Party Mob" baying for my head.
Keep 'em coming Adam, I'm all for a fight to hope that sense
for this 2016 Presidential election will find a person of substance.
Otherwise there may be a "Berlin War" constructed around the USA by nations with sense - won't that be funny????
B J Hunnicut aka Colin
Give it a go girls, I'm waiting.

DEZMOND said...

hope no flies were hurt during his driving

Kati said...

Oh, I didn't know that!


Margaret D said...

Certainly a well known name.

Jax said...

Well he has a whole lot ok of accomplishments under his belt, don't he?!

RaeAbigael said...

wow, he's amazing! he was able to use his skills to the extent! :)

Emmylou said...

Henry Ford was certainly a great innovator. It's sad to see how the car industry in the US (and here in Canada too) have taken such a downturn over the decades.

Pat Hatt said...

He wasn't afraid of the fast track

Beate said...

That sounds like quite the speed in 1904! Well done, Mr. Ford :)

Martha said...

That is fast!

bj said...

too fast for me, even in this day and time. :)

Bethany Carson said...

He was certainly a very accomplished man! My family has a tradition of buying Fords.