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Fun Ford Facts

Ford Motor Company has been around for many years. They’re notorious for their “Built Ford Tough” slogan, and for living up to it as well. For years, families have flocked to their local dealer in Utah to buy another F150 and know everything there is to know. But, what some of these Ford lovers may not know are some of these fun facts.

Family Owned

Since Henry Ford started the company in 1903, it’s remained a family business. Today, Ford is the largest family-owned company in the world. Much like a family from Utah, there aren’t a lot of things that can keep the Ford family apart.

First Ford Ever Sold

The current CEO of Ford, William Clay Ford, Jr., is in possession of the first Ford ever sold clear back in 1903. It was sold for only $850.

The Mustang

It wasn’t until 1964 that any local dealer got to sell the now legendary Mustang. Within the year, more than 94,000 Mustangs had been purchased for things like Christmas and presents.

The Logo

The extremely familiar blue oval that serves as Ford’s logo wasn’t actually created until four years after the company’s start. It has now become synonymous with the Motor Company and Ford owners from Utah to China love to show off the badge on their cars.

The GT40

The GT40, the company’s racing car, is only 40 inches tall. It won the Le Mans car race, a 24-hour race, four consecutive times and is one of the most known racecars to this day.

Overseas

In 1911, the Motor Company opened its first overseas factory in Manchester, England. It was known as Ford of Britain, and every dealer in the country wanted to sell these great cars to the British people.

Outdoes its Competition

In 2012, the Chevrolet car company actually used a Ford SuperDuty truck to set up the Chevy Truck display at the Texas State Fair. It seems that even Chevy knows which company reigns supreme.

The Assembly Line

Henry Ford actually invented the assembly line manufacturing method. It is widely believed he got the idea from a pig-slaughtering line. It is the method that most car manufacturing companies use to assemble their vehicles today.

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Rachel Wood writes for Henry Day Ford. She is a writer at Fusion 360, an advertising agency in Utah. Find her on Google+.

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