Ford Motor Company will share its 100th birthday celebrations with the world over the internet, with live web-cam broadcasts from Dearborn, Michigan throughout its five-day Centennial festival.
The company that put the world on wheels turns 100 on June 16 and from today, the celebrations will be in full swing.
Australian Ford fans can join the party by logging on to www.ford.com.au
and clicking on the Model T icon on the home page.
Apart from the web-cam link to the Henry Ford II Centre in Dearborn, the site offers:
A link to the Global Centennial site, which features a detailed history of Ford, with rare photos and images
A chance for Ford fans and employees to contribute their Ford stories to a US Centennial database
A comprehensive range of on-line merchandise
A local history of Ford in Australia, complete with a timeline of major events
Details of the centenary celebration schedule.
The celebrations in Dearborn promise to be spectacular, with massive displays of vintage vehicles and concept cars, plant tours and live performances by Earth, Wind & Fire, Beyoncé Knowles, and country music superstar and devout Ford Truck man, Toby Keith.
Ford Motor Company was incorporated on June 16, 1903, with starting capital of just $USD28,000.
A century later, Ford Motor Company spans the globe, with 350,000 employees in more than 200 markets on six continents.
It incorporates some of the world’s most admired brands, including Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Aston Martin, Volvo, Ford Credit and Hertz.