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  • Henry Ford's 150th Birthday Party | National Automobile Museum
    inside Henry Ford himself showed up gave a wonderful talk and enjoyed his birthday cake Thank you to our presenting sponsor Jones West Ford for helping us celebrate Ford s birthday and his contribution to the automotive industry Explore More 2016 Raffle Car Friday November 6 2015 2015 Raffle Car Winner Ticket 054713 Thursday November 5 2015 25th Annual Trick or Treat in the Streets of the Museum Wednesday October

    Original URL path: http://www.automuseum.org/blog/henry-fords-150th-birthday-party (2016-02-10)
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  • A.P. Brush and Henry Ford | National Automobile Museum
    The money people brought in a consultant one Henry M Leland to sort things out The Chief Engineer left his own company and the firm was renamed the Cadillac Automobile Company Picking up the slack in Mr Ford s absence was our A P Brush an employee of Leland Faulconer LeLand and Faulconer were providers of the one cylinder Oldsmobile engine With an improved design it became the first Cadillac engine and A P became Cadillac s chief engineer In 1905 Brush left the position to cofound the Oakland Car Company and in 1907 founded Brush Runabout Company In the meantime Henry Ford starts Ford Motorcar Company in 1903 with a 28 000 capitalization and the rest is history Partners and investors included C Harold Wills John and Horace Dodge When in Gallery 1 take a closer look at those two red cars across from each other One the root stock for Cadillac the other the basis of Ford Motor Company The similarities are striking Thank Henry Ford The Brush Runabout was a successful design with over 20 000 being produced before 1911 So successful in fact it was folded into United States Motor Company a creation of Brush s financiers the Briscoe brothers Benjamin Briscoe funded David Buick s first car Seizing on the opportunities the emerging transportation market offered Benjamin attempted to merge four major manufacturers Ford Buick Reo and Maxwell Henry Ford and David Buick were no peach orchard ponies and rebuffed the deal leaving the Briscoes to devise another plan U S Motors was founded with the merger of Maxwell Reo Brush Columbia Motor Car Company and Stoddard Dayton 6 000 000 in financing was secured but the venture proved under funded and ultimately failed in 1912 The loose ends A P Brush goes to work

    Original URL path: http://www.automuseum.org/blog/ap-brush-and-henry-ford (2016-02-10)
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  • Reciprocal Day Fun | National Automobile Museum
    Carlene and John winners of the 50 Museum store gift certificates Mark your calendar the next reciprocal days are September 27 and 28 2013 Explore More 2016 Raffle Car Friday November 6 2015 2015 Raffle Car Winner Ticket 054713 Thursday November 5 2015 25th Annual Trick or Treat in the Streets of the Museum Wednesday October 7 2015 Denim Cool Rags and Rides Wednesday August 5 2015 Combined Test Tune

    Original URL path: http://www.automuseum.org/blog/reciprocal-day-fun (2016-02-10)
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  • Father's Day For Free | National Automobile Museum
    and the influence of fathers in society with an experience you know Dad will love a visit to the National Automobile Museum A minimum of one paid admission required Explore More 2016 Raffle Car Friday November 6 2015 2015 Raffle Car Winner Ticket 054713 Thursday November 5 2015 25th Annual Trick or Treat in the Streets of the Museum Wednesday October 7 2015 Denim Cool Rags and Rides Wednesday August

    Original URL path: http://www.automuseum.org/blog/fathers-day-free (2016-02-10)
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  • The Abernathy Boys | National Automobile Museum
    by cornering the animals and shoving his bare fist down their throats to subdue them Enter one Teddy Roosevelt who thought all this was bully good and traveled to Tillman County to team up with Jack for a bit of sport The boys Louis and Temple Bud and Temp to friends later returned the favor by traveling alone on horseback to New York City to visit Teddy In New York they picked up their very own Brush runabout and made the return trip home Over 2 200 miles cross country in 1910 What more could you ask of a car The rest is history as it is said Roads improved if only by having fewer horseshoe nails littering the path Car design improved and production techniques advanced cost controls A fellow who crossed A P Brush s path was one Henry Ford He would have a thing or two to say about cost control and volume production His goal was the same as Alanson Brush s the 500 car Return to Gallery 1 and take a look at the red early Ford and the red Cadillac across from it That is where this story takes us next time Explore More

    Original URL path: http://www.automuseum.org/blog/abernathy-boys (2016-02-10)
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  • Murder Mystery at the Museum | National Automobile Museum
    by all Watch the calendar for opportunities to join in our next Murder Mystery at the Museum with Patty s Tours and The Utility Players Explore More 2016 Raffle Car Friday November 6 2015 2015 Raffle Car Winner Ticket 054713 Thursday November 5 2015 25th Annual Trick or Treat in the Streets of the Museum Wednesday October 7 2015 Denim Cool Rags and Rides Wednesday August 5 2015 Combined Test

    Original URL path: http://www.automuseum.org/blog/murder-mystery-museum (2016-02-10)
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  • Nevada SkillsUSA | National Automobile Museum
    the Nevada SkillsUSA photography competition as part of our ongoing mission to provide educational experiences through our collection SkillsUSA gives students all over the country the opportunity to acquire valuable employability skills a hands on skill set as well as leadership skills Students also get the opportunity to test those skills against fellow students locally state wide nationally and in some cases internationally all the while being overseen by business and industry to ensure the highest standards SkillsUSA is a partnership of students teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce SkillsUSA helps each student excel SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade technical and skilled service occupations including health occupations It was formerly known as VICA Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Explore More 2016 Raffle Car Friday November 6 2015 2015 Raffle Car Winner Ticket 054713 Thursday November 5 2015 25th Annual Trick or Treat in the Streets of the Museum Wednesday October 7 2015 Denim Cool Rags and Rides Wednesday August 5 2015 Combined Test Tune Adopt A Car Event Friday June 26 2015 join our mailing list Join navigate

    Original URL path: http://www.automuseum.org/blog/nevada-skillsusa (2016-02-10)
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  • "Everyman's Car" | National Automobile Museum
    a new venture United States Motor Company U S M C was to compete with the emerging multi line auto companies but insufficient funding led to its early demise What were these little tiddlers like back then Could a Brush roadster really replace the horse and buggy Were the critics chidings Wooden frame wooden axles wouldn t run true Would Old Dobbin keep his job A P knew a thing or two about this emerging market He was instrumental in the engineering developments of the Oakland Motorcar Company and of the one cylinder Cadillac before starting his own venture He placed his bet and took it to the winner s window His ingenious single cylinder engine was economical in operation delivering 40 miles per gallon It was reliable as proven in numerous tests and events completed back then with perfect scores for endurance and economy The scourge and stigma of one cylinder engines then was an uncomfortable vibration A P solution A counter rotating balance gear to cancel out harsh vibrations This was 1907 mind you significantly ahead of Porsche s balance shaft as utilized on their four cylinder inline engines in the 80 s Great stuff The 10 horse power single also delivered a respectable 20 25 mph pace in high gear all day long that would keep Dobbin back in a trail of dust from this roadster No vet visits no stalls to clean up on Saturdays no flies buzzing around all summer long things were looking up Note Dobin exit stage right Were these things actually useful though Could a man actually go anywhere or do anything with a Brush Roadster Let s take a look at history for that answer Enter one Sid Furgeson A Real Aussie Bloke as he is known today and navigator Francis

    Original URL path: http://www.automuseum.org/blog/everymans-car (2016-02-10)
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