Model T Day - October 1
Sat, Oct 1, 2022

Model T Day

Model T Day is a holiday dedicated to the world’s first million-series car. The creator – Henry Ford literally “put America on wheels” by presenting a passenger car at an affordable price. This was due to a reduction in the cost of transport due to a number of thoughtful decisions. On October 1, we say thank you to everyone who is involved!

History

Until 1908, it was very difficult to buy a car – the price tag was simply sky-high. The Henry Ford team thought about these issues, gathered engineers and technicians, and studied the matter to the smallest detail. And already in the fall of 1908 (the date of the holiday is timed to coincide with the launch), the Americans saw the Model T.

It was a left-hand drive car, had a closed four-cylinder engine, a vanadium steel body and an impeccable appearance. The car was famous for its reliability and durability! Its popularity grew by the minute, so the Ford Motor Company built a new factory to produce the model. This is where conveyor belts were used for the first time.

It is not known who appointed October 1 as a holiday. But we know it’s part of American culture! The most important historical day when the general population allowed themselves to have a vehicle and travel.

Interesting facts

Did you know:

  • The Model T was extremely difficult to drive. Perhaps even owning an escalator is much easier. The car had 3 pedals (brake and gear shift), the engine was started and the candles were lit manually, there were no sensors – checking the oil and gasoline levels was controlled by the driver intuitively;
  • the first models were of different colors – gray, blue, green, red, etc. Then only black was left in production due to the slowdown in the assembly line;
  • Henry did not have to create an advertising campaign – the car was an amazing success without marketing;
  • Poland has created an armored version of the Model T.

How to celebrate

Learn the characteristics of the sensational model and the incredible facts about her – share information with children and teenagers. Many amateurs collect car miniatures from various materials – watch the tutorials and try to create a product yourself!

When is Model T Day in 2022?

Model T Day is observed on October 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 1 2022
Sunday October 1 2023
Tuesday October 1 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Thursday October 1 2026

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