1901 - Henry Ford defeatit Alexander Winton (the most accomplished automobile builder/racer o the era) in a 10-lap race on a ane-mile oval at the Detroit Driving Club, Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He owercame his rival's mair pouerful caur in Sweepstakes, a racin caur o his awn design.
1903 - Ford 999 (named efter a famous New York Central train), driven bi Barney Oldfield, lapped the Indiana Fairgrounds dirt track at a then-record 60 mph.
1909 - A Ford Model T wan the transcontinental New York tae Seattle cross-kintra race (about 6600 km).
1932 - Ford introduced its V-8 Flathead ingine, bringin V-8 pouer intae mass production wi the slogan "Everyman’s power for the road, and Everyman’s power for racing".