Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903.
The organization offers autos and business vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury autos under the Lincoln mark. Ford likewise owns Brazilian SUV maker, Troller, and Australian performance auto producer FPV. In the past it has additionally created tractors and car parts. Ford has a 2.1% stake in Mazda of Japan, a 8% ownership in Aston Martin in the United Kingdom, and a 49% ownership in Jiangling of China. It likewise has various joint-ventures, one such venture in China (Changan Ford Mazda), another in Taiwan (Ford Lio Ho), another in Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand), another in Turkey (Ford Otosan), and another in Russia (Ford Sollers). Ford is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange and controlled over by the Ford family, in spite of the fact that they have minority proprietorship (however greater part of the voting power).
Ford initiated techniques for large scale manufacture of autos and large scale administration of a industrial workforce utilizing intricately designed manufacturing sequences embodied by moving moving production lines; by 1914 these strategies were referred to far and wide as Fordism. Ford's previous UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, obtained in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to in March, 2008 Tata Motors
of India. Ford also owned the Swedish auto company Volvo from 1999 to 2010,
which it sold to Geely Automobile. In 2011, Ford quit making the Mercury brand, under which it had sold entry-level luxury autos in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East since 1938.
Ford sports cars have been involved in the sports car racing since 1964. Most quite the Ford GT40 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 4 times during the 1960s and is the only American auto to win overall at this prestigious occasion. Ford likewise won the International Championship for Makes in 1968 with the GT40, a record which stands today as one of the all-time most prominent racing automobiles. Swiss team Matech GT Racing, in a joint effort with Ford Racing, opened another chapter with the Ford GT, Teams title win during the 2008 FIA GT3 European Championship.
The Ford Mustang has arguably been Ford's sports car with the most success. Jerry Titus was the winner of the 1965 SCCA Pro B National Championship in a Mustang and the model went ahead to procure Ford the SCCA Trans-Am Championship title in 1966 and again in 1967. Ford again won the Trans-Am Championship in 1970 with Parnelli Jones and George Follmer piloting Boss 302 Mustangs for Bud Moore Engineering. Portage took the 1985 and 1986 IMSA GTO Championship in Mustangs driven by John Jones and Scott Pruett prior to coming back to Trans-Am glory with a title in 1989 with Dorsey Schroeder. Portage commanded Trans-Am in the 1990s with Tommy Kendall winning titles in 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1997 with driver Paul Gentilozzi including another win in 1999. In 2005 the Ford Mustang FR500C won the title in the Rolex Koni Challenge Series in its very first year on the circuit. In 2007 Ford won a triumph in the GT4 European Championship. 2008 was also the first year of the Mustang Challenge to the Miller Cup, a series which pits a entire field of identical built Mustang race autos against each other. Likewise in 2008, Ford won the makers title in the Koni Challenge Series and HyperSport sports car drivers Joe Foster and Steve Maxwell came away with the drivers title with a Mustang GT.
Ford and Michelin collaborated to provide custom engineered tires to Ford's performance vehicle lineup. Ford performance chief Dave Pericak said: "That certainty reaches out from our up and coming racing effort at Le Mans for 2016 with the all-new Ford GT added to the Ford Performance lineup, including Shelby GT350 and F-150 Raptor".
Click on any thumbnail for more information. It's also a slideshow. Just click on any thumbnail and choose the play slideshow arrow