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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang View Post
    Even though the clip is part of the 110 years(2011?) of Ford Racing, I saw that when the APBA National Meeting was held in Detroit in 2010 at The Henry Ford.

    Don't believe everything in the film. He may have said never again after that race but he set the straight away speed record at 91+ 3 years later in 1904 in the 999 car. ON FROZEN LAKE!



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Even though the clip is part of the 110 years(2011?) of Ford Racing, I saw that when the APBA National Meeting was held in Detroit in 2010 at The Henry Ford.

    Don't believe everything in the film. He may have said never again after that race but he set the straight away speed record at 91+ 3 years later in 1904 in the 999 car. ON FROZEN LAKE!
    if the lake was frozen, the air had to be pretty good that day... just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    if the lake was frozen, the air had to be pretty good that day... just sayin...
    Below see level ?????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Even though the clip is part of the 110 years(2011?) of Ford Racing, I saw that when the APBA National Meeting was held in Detroit in 2010 at The Henry Ford.

    Don't believe everything in the film. He may have said never again after that race but he set the straight away speed record at 91+ 3 years later in 1904 in the 999 car. ON FROZEN LAKE!
    Barney Oldfield went on to race the 999, my great grand father was his mechanic

    Barney, started Bay Cities transportation with the winnings, my great grand father was his first driver, Bay Cities became the Santa Monica Blue Bus line.
    The frontage road along the beach is named Speedway in their honor
    that's where they tested many a race car
    If you ain't the lead dog the view is always the same !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSteve View Post
    Barney Oldfield went on to race the 999, my great grand father was his mechanic

    Barney, started Bay Cities transportation with the winnings, my great grand father was his first driver, Bay Cities became the Santa Monica Blue Bus line.
    The frontage road along the beach is named Speedway in their honor
    that's where they tested many a race car
    Cool story Steve. I knew Barney was involved in the transpertation in the bay area. Sooner or later GM and Ford were as well. GM bought the rail system that ran down Venice Blvd, between Venice Beach and Downtown L.A., then shut it down, dismantled it, and sold Los Angles a ton of GM buses.

    But the Barney actually drove the 999 before Ford set the speed record. I think Ford was serious when he said he didn't care for the driving part. But Oldfield after setting a few track records and being the first person to drive "a mile a minute", left Ford to drive for Winton. When the yellow car crashed and killed the driver, Ford bought back both cars and built the one to set the 100MPH record. He came up short. That car built from the 2 is the one in the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Cool story Steve. I knew Barney was involved in the transpertation in the bay area. Sooner or later GM and Ford were as well. GM bought the rail system that ran down Venice Blvd, between Venice Beach and Downtown L.A., then shut it down, dismantled it, and sold Los Angles a ton of GM buses.

    But the Barney actually drove the 999 before Ford set the speed record. I think Ford was serious when he said he didn't care for the driving part. But Oldfield after setting a few track records and being the first person to drive "a mile a minute", left Ford to drive for Winton. When the yellow car crashed and killed the driver, Ford bought back both cars and built the one to set the 100MPH record. He came up short. That car built from the 2 is the one in the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn.
    Bob you guys rock...what about Kingsford Charcoal
    you must know that story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gone Green View Post
    Bob you guys rock...what about Kingsford Charcoal
    you must know that story
    A waste product from wood scraps of the Ford Motor Company. Kingsford was some how related to Ford.
    Ford also owned a coal company whos slogan was "hotter than the sun"
    Coal dust from the mine was used to mix in with the wood charcoal.

    Ford was pretty smart about waste. Before he bought Sterling Stamping that stamped the rear differential housings, along with a few other vendors as time went on, he would specify the exact dimensions and wood type for the crates they were shipped in, so he could use the wood for the car bodies.



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    This is one of my favorite videos of an assmebly line. This is 1936! Look at the tooling that they invested in to make these things that fast and cheaply. This is 5 years before WWII!
    Every time I hear how the companies are making such huge profits and screwing the labor I think about the capitol out lay it must have taken to create the line to build these things. Do these people think this stuff just grows up out of the ground?

    Look at the men working this line. If you think it was an unskilled job then, imagine the skill level it requires today. I think staying awake is their prime skill.
    Everytime I here how the auto workers are skilled craftsmen I think of this film.

    Somebody please tell me want exactly is so difficult about what the guy @3:20-3:30 is doing? How much did these guys make to do this compared to a guy welding at a ship yard or setting steel on a hi rise?

    If this was the only thing I was qualified to do I would have ended it long ago.




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