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The Last Days of Henry Ford

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Henry Dominguez is back with another book. This one, obviously, is on the last days of Henry Ford and promises to be a jewel. Henry was nice enough to send over some excerpts and a few images to wet your pallet. Check it out:

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The Henry Ford Pocket Watch

A little off topic, but I’m a watch guy… Always have been… Most car guys that aren’t watch guys, like those cheap Chinese made watches that you see advertised in the back of car magazines and what not. The ads are slick, the mechanical watches are not.

Anyway, let me introduce your to Shinola – an AMERICAN watch company. How about that?

And they just released the Henry Ford pocket watch… It’s pretty cool.

Check it out.

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Ford Barn Direction

This past week, we’ve had a lot of hoopla over what does and does not belong on the Ford Barn. Some guys want nothing but 100 point restored cars that a judge would eat off of and others like a more relaxed focus including everything from stockers to hot rods. Hell, it got so bad folks were calling each other names… and I wouldn’t put it past some of them to spit on each other. Craziness around…

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about it all this week and have decided I should start working on a more solid direction. To be frank, I don’t have much interest in perfectly restored cars aimed more at judges than the road. And, at the same time, I don’t feel like the Ford Barn is the place for hot rods. We have The Jalopy Journal for that. So, what to do?

To me, it’s pretty straight forward. I want the Ford Barn to be here for guys that enjoy driving old Fords – emphasis on DRIVING. So I think it only right to not only focus on restored cars, but cars modified slightly to be driven long and hard as well. Of course, there is a fine line between “modified for drivability” and “hot rod,” but I think we can figure that out as we go. Obviously, we aren’t going to start featuring Model-A’s with overheads in them, but a dual carb intake on an otherwise stock motor doesn’t seem like a stretch, does it?

And if I know one thing, it’s hot rods… So, I think I can spot them…

To be continued…

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How Michigan Saved The World

Maybe a bit off topic, but interesting none the less… What you see above is a trailer for a new documentary that is coming out focusing on Willow Run and how companies like Ford sacrificed business to the war effort.

It’s gonna be a good one.

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Memorial Day

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