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History articles

A red 1966 Mercury Park Lane convertible

A Short History of the Mercury Brand

Named from Roman mythology and popular for over 70 years
A 1956 Lincoln Mark II

Edsel Ford and his influence on Lincoln

February 4th, 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of the purchase of The Lincoln Motor Company by Ford Motor Company.
Women working a Ford factory in 1942

Rosie the Riveter

A symbol of strength and determination for all women, Rosie the Riveter was born at Willow Run.

The Ford Transit

The “Backbone of Britain” is a Super Van
Ford Mustang on Empire State building

Mustang on top of the World

An American icon on the top of the World’s Tallest Skyscraper, the Empire State Building, in 1965.
Woman in 1949 blue vehicle

The 1949 Ford

The iconic 1949 Ford brings award-winning design to the line-up after the end of World War II.
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Thunderbird

From sports car to race car, the Thunderbird has a long, beautiful history.
Henry Ford at Edison illuminating company

Henry Ford’s Quadricycle

In 1896, the founder of Ford Motor Company built his first car and took it for a spin on the streets of Detroit.
Mustang 1965 concept car

A Market Looking for a Car

The Mustang, the perfect car at the perfect time.
A black and white photo of Henry Ford lined up with executives inspecting a Model A engine

The 1928 Ford Model A

The Model T put the world on wheels, but the competition began to surpass it. What would Henry Ford and his company do next?
A black and white photo of hundreds of automobiles lined up in front of a Ford plant

Highland Park

Highland Park was the birthplace of Ford’s moving assembly line, which led to mass production of the iconic Model T.
A group of men looking at two vehicles that crashed

Ford Pioneers Auto Safety

In 1955, Ford held the first National Safety Forum and led the way for enhanced auto safety.
A white round building with the word Ford on it the Ford Rotunda

The Ford Rotunda: Gateway to the Rouge

In 1936, Ford’s World’s Fair Exposition found a permanent home in Dearborn and became one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States.
A red 1965 Mustang car on a display platform

Mustang World's Fair

Mustang Launch: The Grand Introduction
A black and white photo of a Model T car

The Model T

The Model T is Ford’s universal car that put the world on wheels.
Black and white photo of two men working on a car assembly line

The Moving Assembly Line and the Five-Dollar Workday

The moving assembly line changed the way automobiles are made. The $5 day brought workers to this new method of building cars.
red bronco on mountain

The Ford Bronco

Bronco - the world's first Sport-Utility Vehicle.
historic original blue lincoln continental on red background

The Origins of the Lincoln Continental – The story of the creation of a design classic

Learn the history of the design classic, the Lincoln Continental.
man and woman tending crops

Garden for Security

Ford’s contributions in World War II extended beyond military production on the assembly lines. In 1943, the Ford Motor Company Garden Educational Service was established to assist communities on the home front.
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Ford Philco and the Mission Control Center

Did you know that Ford Motor Company had a huge role with the space program? Learn the details of the construction of Mission Control.
1942 historic bomber plane in hanger

A Heritage of Help

Throughout its 117-year history Ford has stepped up and made contributions in times of need. From bombers to incubators, vehicles are not the only items to come out of Ford plants.
historic ford building

Century of Progress

The Century of Progress Exposition highlighted innovation in the early-1930s and was the birthplace of the Ford Rotunda.
two line workers and two teal vehicles

Exterior Lighting History

From automatic dimming to halogen headlamps, Ford has been on the forefront when it comes to vehicle exterior lighting.
Ford GT40

Ford vs. Ferrari: Entry and Failure - 1964

The origins of the Ford GT40 and the victory at Le Mans in 1966.
Ford GT40

Ford vs. Ferrari: Dynamometer tape video

The origins of the Ford GT40 and the victory at Le Mans in 1966.
Ford Gt40 victory at le mans

Ford vs. Ferrari: The Le Mans Committee – Victory in 1966

The origins of the Ford GT40 and the victory at Le Mans in 1966.
Ford GT40

Ford vs. Ferrari: The 427 GT40X - 1965

The origins of the Ford GT40 and the victory at Le Mans in 1966.
1901 sweepstakes race

Henry Ford’s One and Only Race – The 1901 Sweepstakes

Henry Ford wins his one and only race versus the foremost driver of his day to secure investors for his car company.
three ford robots

Freddie Ford

Meet Freddie Ford. Ford’s 9-foot tall traveling robot who has made his permanent home at the Ford Motor Company’s archive.
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Edsel Bryant Ford Biography

A brief look at the life of Edsel Bryant Ford, highlighting his lifelong love of design and innovation.