Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Pretty Red Taurus

Cars come in all colors.  Did you know that the very first Ford model A dates from 1903 and came only in red?  As new models were developed they skipped through the alphabet until the very successful Model T was introduced in 1908.

The Model T was produced in a variety of body styles and engineering  improvements until 1927.  Ford introduced an entirely new car for 1928, so new that he decided to introduce it as the new Model A. 

The first A's were produced in late 1927 powered by a Ford V8 engine and when production stopped in March of 1932 a total of 4,849,340 Model A  Fords were on the road.  

The history of the automobile industry is very interesting, not only for its innovations in the manufacturing industry but for its impact on society.  The availability of affordable personal transportation permitted ordinary workers to move out of the industrial center to less congested "suburbs".  A home with a lawn and garden was not just for the upper crust.

But I ramble on.  If you are interested allow me to refer you to the largest collection of early Ford automobiles in the world.  Is it in Detroit?  No, it is in Holland.  Follow this link to see the complete collection of early Ford cars in the Den Hartogh Ford Museum.

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Vinni said... [Reply to comment]

Interesting, All these new and old cars look so inviting but i hope we are able to move towards the hybrid and eco friendly ones.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, the Taurus has changed over the past few years. Nice color and nicely captured.

Magical Mystical Teacher said... [Reply to comment]

The newer Tauruses look better than the first models, which I refer to as "turtles." They were ugly!


What is there about the color red
That makes me want to stand on my head,
And give a loud shout or two of praise
For crimson tints that brighten my days?

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Bits of red here and here

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

I have a thing for red cars. I am amazed at the variety of cars that are available today.