Henry Ford made us the first affordable automobile via assembly lines, the Model T. 15 million Tin Lizzies were built from 1908 to 1927.
Henry Ford proclaimed: "I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise. But it will be so low in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one - and enjoy with his family the blessing of hours of pleasure in God's great open spaces."
This Model T was exhibited at last summer's Ventura Car Show on Main Street.
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macjake (59006) 2014-08-18 22:21
great subject to post.
imagine living in this era....imagine a world without the automobile....then one day the invention came to life....what a moment that must have been.
And imagine if you had invested money into the railroad....uh oh lol
Surely a passage back into time.
but i have to admitt i'll take the modern cars anyday. These are fun to admire though, they evoke alot of imagery.
Thanks for this one
jemaflor (87445) 2014-08-18 23:27
interesting and beautiful old car, well presented, good idea with this tilt, perfect brightness too, tfs.
emka (82758) 2014-08-18 23:48
Hi Ray, I read so many stories about Tin Lizzy, it was in all possible colour if it was black, but I saw it in real only once or twice. it is such a beauty, I would be happy to see it. These were the days.. Thanks for sharing this excellent composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
serp2000 (41404) 2014-08-19 4:24
OMG! Is it the same legendary Ford-T? Thanks for so interesting report, Ray, good contribution to the oldtimers theme. I do remember also "Thin Lizzy " rock band, but I've never related this name with this car.
tyro (21186) 2014-08-19 5:56
What a wonderful photograph of this Ford "Model T" - the first ever car to be built on a mass production line and the car which made motoring first available to the general public!
A very well taken photograph with lovely light and colours and exceptional detail and sharpness too.
P.S. If you ever thought that you might be able to drive one of these cars, have a wee look at a picture I posted some time ago on TrekLens - here - and have a read of my note! I think it would be a challenge to any of us who are used to driving a "conventional" modern car!
eldancer1 (30122) 2014-08-19 7:32
I saw one of this old classic chugging on a Las Vegas street a couple of weeks ago and it's one of those "I wish I had my camera with me" days. I like the tilted pov and it has good details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (34545) 2014-08-20 13:00
this is an original and very attractive composition. You realized your bold idea very effectively, the tilt has enabled you to fit the three quarters view in the frame, add dynamism, choose your backdrop and deal with the backlight. There's superb clarity, fine rendering of textures and colours. This car is part of automobile history, Henry Ford's statement has historical and sociological interest too, his concept has been applied in the modern world to immense extent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
COSTANTINO (58021) 2014-08-22 10:10
Hello dear friend
thanks for sharing with us all those photos
with valuable cars like this one with
\Henry Ford it is original and attractive
composition this car is a part of automobile
have a nice weekend