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Monday, January 13, 2014

Henry Ford's 1901 Automobile Race Car "Sweepstakes"

I want to thank Lou Payton (SLHS '46) for sending me a link to the video below.  I've seen a PBS documentary on Henry Ford within the past year and remember the story about this car.  Here is a relatively short article explaining its significance.  It was a desperate move on Ford's part, but he was confident he would win and collect enough money to keep him in business.

My only quibble is I wish they'd shown a little more of the engine and controls.  Still, I'm glad they gave us a look at the historic car.