1920’s and 1940’s Classic Cars By Blake McCutchen age:14
Introduction . You may ask, why classic cars? I have always been interested in cars, but, I have been more interested in classic cars. In this slide I will show you the Ford Companies 1920’s and 1940’s, info. On Henry Ford, and the finishing touch. I have used many resources to get the info you will see.
Fords in 1920’s • A variety of colors started to come out in1926, when the fast drying Duco lacquer came into use. In 1923, Model T Fords assembled in Copenhagen were painted light grey (with black wings), advertised in Scandinavia as “The Grey Beauty”.
1920’s Continued • The Model T was the first car to have left hand drive! From 1923, Model T cars were assembled in Copenhagen, painted light grey, and were advertised in Scandinavia as “The Grey Beauty” !
1940’s Info and Pictures • The 1946-1948 Ford sportsman was designed to lure buyers back to the showrooms after World War2. Also there wasn’t enough time or money to be able to get out the brand new designs until 1946 at the earliest.
1940’s Continued • Each Sportsman begins as a stock convt. All 1946 Ford Sportsman's used A type framing. Also the Sportsman is the only Ford non woody wagon, but it was not the only one on the postwar market.
All Thanks To Henry Ford • Henry Ford was born on July 30th 1863 on a farm near Dearborn, Michigan. From 1888 to 1899 Henry was a mechanical engineer and later a chief engineer. In 1896, after experimenting for many years, he completed constructing his first vehicle. Quadricycle. In 1903 Henry founded the Ford Motor Co.
All Thanks To Henry Cont. • In 1913 Henry began using standardized interchangeable parts and assembly line techniques. Henry was chiefly responsible for their general adoption and for the consequent of great expansion of American industry and raising of American standard of living. In 1908 the Ford Co. initiated a production of the celebrated Model T. Until 1927, when the Ford Model T was discontinued in favor of a more up to date vehicle. Also the Ford Co. produced and sold 15 million vehicles.
All Thanks to Henry Ford Cont. • During the 1930’s, Henry adopted the policy of the yearly changeover, but, his Co. was unable to regain the position it had formally held. Henry died on April 7th, 1947, in Dearborn. Ford left a personal fortune estimated at $500 Million to $750 Million, bequeathing the largest share of his holdings in the Ford Co. to the Ford Foundation (a nonprofit organization.
A Career in Mechanics! • Mechanics are awesome! They basically fix up all types of vehicles. Most of them restore old ones! That is one way to know how some of the old cars are still alive today! Also, some Mechanics paint cars, in any way you desirer! Mechanics will do anything you ask them to do for your car! If your car is wrecked, they will fix it for you, but, warning! It will cost you a lot of money to get it fixed. Normally, Mechanics will want to work alone. A lot of Mechanics will make there own prices for fixing things. I think that being a Mechanic would be a very cool job to have! Maybe you will think the same.
Conclusion • I really had a lot of fun talking and showing you all about the cars in the 1920’s, 1940’s, and the (for fun) finishing touches!!! I hope you enjoyed it!!!
Bibliography • www.Mecum.com • http://Encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia • Classic Cars Magazine • Great Cars of the Forties • A World of Wheels Vintage Years (1920-1930)