henry ford's ford motor company

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57 Ford Fairlane 500 by Greg Gjerdingen
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Willmar Car Club Annual Picnic, Lake Koronis Regional Park

On this day, June 16, in 1903, Ford Motor Company incorporated. 

This image shows one of Henry Ford’s first Model “A”s with a group of interesting looking characters in front of Pitzer’s Pool and Billiard Parlor and Sheppe’s Drug Store. Powered by a horizontally opposed 12.8 horsepower 100 cubic inch two cylinder engine with an equal bore and stroke of four inches, Henry’s “Fordmobile” proved quite popular with just over 1800 units assembled and sold in 1903 and 1904.

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68 Ford Torino GT by Greg Gjerdingen
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Willmar Car Club Annual Picnic, Lake Koronis Regional Park

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Boat Turned Into A House

  • Ship originally transported iron and coal for Ford motor company
  • Interior designed by Henry Ford.
  • Thomas Edison was a passenger
  • Was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service
  • Ship’s forecastle removed and hung over Lake Erie as a holiday home

From the time it was built in 1924, the boat was also used to transport coal and iron ore across the American lakes.

After being decommissioned in 1981 it was left to rust for four years before the front part of the ship was removed, sailed to Lake Erie, and perched on top of an 18 foot cliff to serve as a holiday home.

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42 Lincoln Continental by Greg Gjerdingen
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Lincoln Car Club meeting, October 2011

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54-55 Chevrolet & 51 Ford & 59 Ford Trucks by Greg Gjerdingen

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72 Lincoln Continental Mark IV by Greg Gjerdingen
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Lincoln & Continental Owners Club 2012 Mid-America National Meet August 15 - 19, 2012 Park Plaza Hotel, 4460 West 78th Street Circle Bloomington, Minnesota Hosted by the North Star Region

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58 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner by Greg Gjerdingen
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Scotty’s Drive-In Bismark, North Dakota June 2012

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1968 Ford Thunderbird by Greg Gjerdingen
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Thousands of car pictures at the link below: www.flickr.com/photos/greggjerdingen/collections/72157631…</

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58 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner by Greg Gjerdingen
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Scotty’s Drive-In Bismark, North Dakota June 2012

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55 Ford Crown Victoria by Greg Gjerdingen

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1960 Ford Galaxie Starliner by Greg Gjerdingen
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Minnesota Street Rod Association “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN

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1954 Ford F-700 Tow Truck by Greg Gjerdingen
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Minnesota Street Rod Association 39th Annual “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN

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1957 Ford Ranch Wagon by Greg Gjerdingen
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Minnesota Street Rod Association 39th Annual “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN

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1957 Ford Thunderbird by Greg Gjerdingen
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Minnesota Street Rod Association “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN

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63 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe by Greg Gjerdingen
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Minnesota Street Rod Association 39th Annual “Back to the Fifties” June 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds St. Paul MN