On this day in auto history – June 5th

Sat 5th Jun 2021

It was on this day in 1924 that the 10 millionth Ford, a Model T, rolled off an assembly line at the company’s Highland Park plant in Michigan amid much celebration.

To mark the achievement of becoming the first manufacturer in history to reach such a milestone, the famed Ford racing driver Frank Kulick was brought in to drive the history-making vehicle on a promotional coast-to-coast journey from New York to San Francisco.

Using the famous Lincoln Highway, Kulick would stop at every town along the line to showcase the vehicle which had been specially emblazoned with a 10,000,000 signage to signify the model’s enduring popularity.

First produced in 1908, the Model T went on to sell over 16 million in total before it was finally discontinued in 1927 and succeeded by the less successful Ford Model A.