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How It All Began. Ford Sales up 100%

By GoldyLocks

Ford sales increase 100%.

It's true. If the day is July 23, 1903.

That is the day that the first Ford Model A was sold and delivered.

Well, we all know what happened from there. Ford, and all American manufacturers are in a bit of a sales slump now. But, boy oh boy, wouldn't they all like to have a day of 100% sales increase in one day.

This should all make us think what made Detroit great. It was innovation.

We now here of "tax rescue packages" and "Washington support for American Automakers" streaming forth from both presidential candidates.

What we need to remember is that it is good, old-fashioned American ingenuity that made Ford great.

We need to get back to more of that, in my humble opinion, and not so much seeking handouts from Washington. That's what made America great and what will keep us going.

And, by the way. Thank you, Henry, for your innovations!

Anyone out there with a Model A, let's show it off today!

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K1M_and_J1M’s Profile Photo
Jul 23, 2008 at 12:08 pm
Maybe if they started building retro Model A's and T's instead of T-Birds,Mustangs and now although discontinued Ford GT 40's they could revisit the good ol' days in sales, Although I doubt they would cost as little as the original! wink image

I do wonder if they tried a concept Model A or T what it would look like?
Hey they have these little Smart cars why not!
Anything would be better than a Focus!
JerryandMary’s Profile Photo
Jul 23, 2008 at 11:27 am
I was thinking how nice it would be to have a manual spark advance on the cars I own today. I do not own even one car that has a manual spark advance. I sure loved it on my early "A's". I could adjust for differences in fuels, altitudes, and road conditions. Some "improvements" were not as good as others.

animal’s Profile Photo
Jul 23, 2008 at 10:58 am
well put. Thanks. Animal
JerryandMary’s Profile Photo
Jul 23, 2008 at 9:49 am
I love the flat tax! It is the only fair tax I can imagine. It would encourage saving, as consumers we would all pay our share. That's another story. Genius and ingenuity are what created all the loop holes, misdirected and ill used but still...

GoldyLocks’s Profile Photo
Jul 23, 2008 at 9:18 am
Hi Jerry, Oh, I don't know. In my opinion, we rely more on tax credits and less in genius and ingenuity in this country and that is not a good thing. I am for straight-forward taxation without all the hidden credits and prop ups. You know, when they bailed out was a straightforward loan from the government and everyone knew it. And Chrysler repaid it, with interest! With tax credits and other things in a "package" only the lawyers know if 1) it was ever done, and 2) what any benefits were in the short and long run.

Just my thinking.
JerryandMary’s Profile Photo
Jul 23, 2008 at 9:08 am
Henry Ford was a genius. I suspect that many people today are as smart as Henry Ford, but, they follow less then their dream. I guess settling for CEO of a huge company and making millions is not a bad way to go though.


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