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On this day in Automotive History (Dec 10th).....Ford builds its 1 millionth car. No one paid much attention to the 1 million milestone. (“With twenty-five assembly plants…and with a big factory in Detroit assembling so many Ford cars a day,” said The Ford Times, “we passed the million mark without knowing it.”). At first, Henry Ford had built his cars like every other automaker did: one at a time. But his factories’ efficiency and output steadily increased, and after he introduced the moving assembly line in 1913 the company’s productivity soared. Ford was determined to build what he called “a motor car for the great multitude,” and that’s just what he did: By mass-producing just one kind of car–from 1908 on, that car was the Model T–Ford could take advantage of economies of scale that were unavailable to smaller carmakers and pass the savings on to his customers. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford sold more than 15 million Model Ts in all; they cost $850 at first (about $20,000 in today’s dollars) but by the end of their run, Ford had managed to reduce the price to just $300 (about $3700 today). #MarlowFord & online at www.marlowford.com
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1967 was the year of the first electronically controlled fuel injection. Are you guys thankful for this invention? #MarlowFord & online at www.marlowford.com
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Thank you Charles Kettering!#MarlowFord & online at www.marlowford.com

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Whether it's a trip to see family or a Christmas shopping excursion, remember that the roads will be full of people doing the same thing! Give yourself plenty of time and be patient with other drivers.#MarlowFord & online at www.marlowford.com
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Reminder: Criminals are on the hunt for expensive gifts and valuables left in cars. It’s best to double check your locks and hide anything that can be seen through the windows! #MarlowFord & online at www.marlowford.com
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On this date in Auotmotive History (Nov 28th)...The first organized automobile race in the United States took place on this day in 1895 following a July 10 announcement from the Chicago Times-Herald that it would host the race, with a winning prize of $5,000, about $143,000 in 2017. While 83 vehicles signed up for the race only six arrived for the start, as many automobiles were incomplete or damaged en route to the event. Of the vehicles, two were electric and four were gas powered, including three Benz and one Duryea Motor Wagon. The Duryea, driven by Charles Duryea, finished the 54 mile course ahead of the pack in seven hours and fifty-three minutes, traveling an average of 7 mph. Second place went to a Benz imported by H. Mueller & Co.

Charles Duryea and his, um, racecar.
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We sure do appreciate this great moment in history #MarlowFord & online at www.marlowford.com
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Saturday is a great day to shop small!
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