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 A collection of photos taken during 20th Anniversary Rally 

September 1999

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                                    1930 Ford Roadster

Entrant number  Ken and Carol Knaur

1930 Ford Roadster  - Entrant Ken and Carol Knaur

For 18 years, Henry Ford's "Tin Lizzie"--the Model T--had reigned as the queen of the road. With the encouragement of his son, Edsel, and the times and demands of the modern motorist rapidly changing, Ford made his final Model T--car number 15,000,000 on May 26t 1927--and spent five months and $100,000,000 developing the Model A. The new and improved Ford was made available to the public on December 2 1927. Curiously enough, Ford's Model A was not actually the first Ford to go by the Model A name. The original Model A was, in fact, the very first car produced by the Ford Motor Company back in 1903.  A time period where these cars were the beginning of a bright future, where the roads were not built yet and unexplored lands by all. This was the new beginning of the transportation age.


The original Model A was produced for only one year before being overtaken by the equally short-lived Model C. It has been theorized that Ford decided to pay homage to his first automobile while simultaneously sending the message that the Model A was a new era for the Ford Company and thus should be represented by a car named after the first letter of the alphabet
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