By : Mithun.M Email: mithunsworld@gmail.com

Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, was the first of William and Mary Ford's six children. Henry enjoyed a childhood typical of the rural nineteenth century, spending days in a one-room school and doing farm chores At an early age, he showed an interest in mechanical things and a dislike for farm work

In 1879, sixteen-year-old Ford left home for the nearby city of Detroit to work as an apprentice machinist

In 1891, Ford became an engineer with the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit

During this period Ford read an article in the World of Science about how the German engineer, Nicholas Otto, had built a internal combustion engine. Ford now spent his spare time trying to build a petrol-driven motor car

His first car, finished in 1896, was built in a little brick shed in his garden. Driven by a two-cylinder, four-cycle motor, it was mounted on bicycle wheels. Named the Thin Lizzie, the car had no reverse gear or brakes.


By August, 1899, Ford had raised enough money to start his own company

His first group of investors withdrew after Ford

had spent $86,000 without producing a car that could be sold

Then he produced a car that appeared at the Grosse Pointe Blue Ribbon track at Detroit. Its performance helped him to sell 6,000 $10 dollar shares in his new company.



Ford began production of the Model A car.

In 1909

the Model T.

First World War
On the outbreak of the First World War in Europe, Ford soon made it clear he opposed the war

Ford entered in to the aviation business durin

World War II

During Second World War Adolf Hitler Told in a press conference that. "I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration,"

Ford not approve of U.S. involvement in the war Mainly the U.S. army dealt with others in the organisationsuch as Edsel Ford and Charles Sorensen Ford resumed hold of the company in 1943.

Grand Cross Of German Eagle
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In July 1938,

Ford was awarded the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, the highest medal awarded by Nazi Germany to foreigners.

Ford maintained an interest in auto racing from 1901 to 1913 and began his involvement in the sport as both a builder and a driver, later turning the wheel over to hired drivers.

Ford Racing
He entered stripped-down Model Ts in races, finishing first

Ford Racing
In 1911 it had made a one mile (1.6 km ) oval speed record at Detroit Fairgrounds In 1913, Ford attempted to enter a reworked Model T in the Indianapolis 500 but was told rules required the addition of another 1,000 pounds (450 kg) to the car before it could qualify. Ford dropped out of the race and soon thereafter dropped out of racing permanently

Ford Racing
Ø He describes himself as someone who raced only because in the 1890s through 1910s, one had to race because prevailing ignorance held that racing was the way to prove the worth of an automobile.

Ø Ø Racing was one of the best way to bring his car to the people , as his car wins the sale also increases , That was the secret of his success that time Ø Ø Ford was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1996.

§ One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.  § Don't find fault, Find remedy § Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you're right

Thinking is the hardest work there is,

which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
There are no big problems, there are just

a lot of little problems.
The only real security that a man can

have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Success is a matter of adjusting one's efforts to

obstacles and one's abilities to a service needed by others. Opportunities Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Victory: Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. Overcoming Failure: Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently


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