Competitive History: The History Of The Ford Motor Company

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Fouad Hassan
Professor Putnam
May 29th 2017 Introduction
The Ford Motor Company is a main principle of American automotive manufacturing. The company was founded in June, 1903 when owner Henry Ford based operations in Dearborn Michigan. Ford Motor Company would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, while also being one of the few to survive the Great Depression. Alternatively, The Ferrari Automobile Company is a manufacturing company based in Italy, which was founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari. Ferrari was originally known as Scuderia Ferrari which initially manufactured race cars. With time, the company began to develop and improve its manufacturing process and so, in 1947, Scuderia Ferrari began
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This was a battle to see who would conquer the biggest race in history at its time in the 1960’s, the 24-hour Le Mans. The whole world was watching this race, waiting for it impatiently, it was like a Super Ball of speed. The Le Mans 24-hour race was without doubt the most dangerous and brutal competition, as to compete and win the Le Mans meant that you were one of the best drivers. Everybody participated in the race, including all Formula One stars at the time who drove in the race making this race the ultimate competition. For an automotive manufacturer, participating in such a race proved their endurance more than any other race can possibly do. Commercially, it is the most important race to win in the world for a car manufacturer. From the moment the second automobile was built, racing was born and so the car that would win the race was the car that people wanted to buy. From there on out, people who built cars knew they had to win races in order to market their cars. Racing spread the gospel of automobile companies all over the…show more content…
However, when Henry arrived with Ford’s executives in May of 1963, the agreement changed. As Enzo Ferrari was going through the agreement, he had agreed to every side of it but one - not giving up the motorsports side of his business. Unfortunately for Ford, the motorsports side was the one thing that he was eagerly trying to take back to Detroit with him. In fact after all this trouble, Enzo Ferrari realized that if he wants to succeed and build more race cars for the track he would have to find another way to bring in more money, and that would be selling cars for the road and not having limited for Motorsports only. Enzo then has found his way through and started importing cars to the US through Luigi Chinetti who was an Italian living in America. However Ferrari would not be a vehicle that was suitable for Detroit roads, as they did not have curves to do what it is performed to

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