Way, way back in 1908, Detroit craftsmen produced the first of a new type of car - a Model T Ford.Henry Ford would sell 15,000,000 of the little devils - more than any car model until Hitler created the Volkswagen Beetle.
The Model T would speed along at a truly impressive 45mph (72km/h) for decades. And Ford went on to pioneer the assembly line and the advertising blitz, meaning he could make AND sell his cars faster.
Our drink of the day, the Ford Cocktail, probably wasn't named for Ford. But, with four ingredients, it might take its name from his Ford Quadricycle, a little petrol-powered carriage on bicycle wheels he invented before the Model T.
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