August 02, 2006

Today In Automotive History

1950 Ford creates defense department

The Ford Motor Company created the Defense Products Division in order to handle the large number of government contracts related to the Korean War. The conversion from automobile manufacture to weapons production had already been made several times in history, including during World War II, when civilian automobile production in the U.S. virtually ceased as manufacturers began turning out tanks instead.

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 2, 2006 07:01 AM | TrackBack

Awww... the gubmint jus' tryin' to keep us 'tards safe.


Posted by: t1g at August 2, 2006 07:34 AM

The gooberment needs to quit telling us 'tards NOT to do things. Let us screw up for a's usually more fun anyway.

Posted by: Rave at August 2, 2006 08:33 AM