The Ford Quadricycle being prepared for public display.
Source: Museum Victoria
Celebrate the centenary of the First Model T Ford during October.
October 2008 marks the centenary of the introduction of the Model T Ford – the first low-cost, mass produced car.
The Model T was not the first design produced at the Ford Motor Company’s factory in Detroit, USA, but it quickly became the world’s most popular automobile. When production ceased in 1927, more than 15 million Model T cars, trucks and vans had been built.
Museum Victoria holds a replica of Henry Ford’s very first car, the Quadricycle, built in 1896. In storage since it was donated in 1970, the replica has recently undergone a complete mechanical overhaul, restoring it to its former fully operational glory. It will be on display for the month of October at Scienceworks to celebrate the Model T Ford’s centenary.