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Ford Motor Company turns 100

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June 4, 2004

It's 100 years since Henry Ford - an obscure car designer who had experienced limited success in auto racing and a failed car company behind him - convinced a handful of investors to back his new motor company. The Ford Motor Company was incorporated on June 16, 1903 and the now famous revolution in car production with the introduction of the Model T was set to begin. At the beginning of the 21st century Ford is attempting to re-emulate the success of the Model-T with it Model U hydrogen powered concept, as well as delving into its heritage with the production of the Living Legends series in the lead up to this year's 100th anniversary.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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