June 21, 2005

Today in Automotive History

1947 Imperial Wedding

William Clay Ford married Martha Firestone, uniting two of the greatest fortunes in the American automotive industry. Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone had been close friends and allies during their lives after Firestone received the exclusive contract to supply tires for Ford's Model T. Neither man lived to see the union of their families.

P.S. - Martha's Uncle was J.L Hudson

Posted by Quality Weenie at June 21, 2005 08:08 AM