The Best American Cars of All Time
On October 4, 1967, a young man named John Henry Ford was driving through the streets of Oakland, California.
It was a Friday, so the sun was shining.
The Ford Model T was a hot, fun, and affordable car, and people were buying them because they wanted to be able to drive in the sun.
Henry Ford had just won a Nobel Prize for his work with the automobile.
But Ford’s fame and fortune was quickly followed by the Great Depression.
Ford was not happy.
He decided to retire.
His legacy was not as well-received as that of other famous men.
Even after he was buried in a mass grave, his reputation was tarnished, and the automobile industry suffered.
A few decades later, the American automobile industry began to fade away.
It was the turn of a new generation.
As we age, it becomes harder and harder to remember our childhoods.
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