The Holiday Season is in full swing, so we wanted to share a little Historical Holiday Cheer from all of us at l'art et l'automobile. Though it may seem like the tradition of spraying champagne after a race is as old as motor sport itself, the story has more intricate roots. It all began in 1967, when Dan Gurney started the tradition that has graced and stained countless podiums began.
The Ford Motor Company invented the moving assembly line under the leadership of the iconic Henry Ford. The assembly line started rolling for the first time on December 1st, 1913, 105 years ago. Read the article to learn more about the assembly line, and our collection of Ford Artwork and Memorabilia.
In 1901 Henry Ford raced to an amazing underdog win in his home-built race car, for which he received $1000 and a Cut Glass Punchbowl. The Money started Ford Motor Company, but the Trophy was lost to history. Read the story for details.