Welcome to October 2019! This day in history-Model T
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Started by metmike - Oct. 1, 2019, 8:24 p.m.

Read and learn about history. Pick out a good one!


  • 1903 – The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.
  • 1908Ford Model T automobiles are offered for sale at a price of US$825.

  • 1975 – Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines...........The Thrilla in Manilla with the Gorilla!

2017   – Fifty-eight people are killed and 851 others injured in a mass shooting on a music festival in Las Vegas.

By metmike - Oct. 1, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
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Wonderful short video!

Driving a Ford Model T Is a Lot Harder Than You'd Think! We Tried It


"Starting in 1908, Henry Ford sold his novel Model T cars as the first to be really accessible to the masses. What's more, he marketed them as easy to handle for casual drivers and (gasp!) women since they started with a button rather than a crank.  Thing is, those old Model Ts were still pretty complicated to drive.  Bloomberg Pursuits' Hannah Elliott took a 1914 Model T for a spin but first she needed a driving lesson."

metmike: Dad, who was an industrial engineer for Ford for 35 years used to joke about the Model T color.  He said:  You could get one that was black orrrrrr, if you didn't like that color, you could get one that was black"  (-:

By metmike - Oct. 1, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
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Ford Model T


The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, Leaping Lena, jitney or flivver) is an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927.[7][8] It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.[9]

The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, ahead of the BMC Mini, Citroën DS, and Volkswagen Type 1.[10] Ford's Model T was successful not only because it provided inexpensive transportation on a massive scale, but also because the car signified innovation for the rising middle class and became a powerful symbol of America's age of modernization.[11] With 16.5 million sold it stands eighth on the top ten list of most sold cars of all time as of 2012.[12]

Although automobiles had been produced from the 1880s they were still mostly scarce, expensive, and often unreliable at the Model T's introduction in 1908. Positioned as reliable, easily maintained, mass-market transportation, it was a runaway success.  In a matter of days after the release, 15,000 orders were placed.[13] The first production Model T was produced on August 12, 1908[14] and left the factory on September 27, 1908, at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan. On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan

By metmike - Oct. 1, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
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Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier III HD " Thrilla in Manila "

Great commentary on this fight which took the most out of the winner, Ali in his career.

It's long so just watching the 2nd half is the best part.