Anniversary of Henry Ford’s Retirement – September, 1945

Seventy years ago, this month, Henry Ford retired from his position as head of the Ford Motor Company. I’m sure he was tired after so many years of innovation and struggle as he built his personal empire.

It seems to me that Ford automobiles are either loved or hated by consumers. I’ve owned a few with good results, so I have nothing bad to say about them. But then, I don’t get very excited about cars. I’m one of those who look at cars as a necessary evil. I have to own one, but it can be more functional than luxurious.

Today a friend and I will drive a couple of hours to visit a car auction. It’s not just a car auction, but limited to classic and collector automobiles. You know, cars like a 1928 Duesenberg, or a 1932 Ford truck in mint condition. Or maybe a 1972 Ford … Read More

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