1896 : Ford Test Drives His Quadricycle, His First Gasoline-Powered Automobile

June 4, 2024 all-day

On June 4, 1896, Henry Ford test drove the Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, on the streets of Detroit. It’s pictured along with Ford’s first workshop, a portrait of Ford and an aerial view of the Ford River Rouge Complex on this 1930s-era postcard.

Source: Detroit Historical Society

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