Awakenings: America & Beyond
2.2K views | +0 today
Follow
Awakenings: America & Beyond
Embrace the Past, Empower the Present, Enrich the Future
Curated by Sharla Shults
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Awakenings: Following a Passion

Awakenings: Following a Passion | Awakenings: America & Beyond | Scoop.it

"Today's History Lesson...automobile innovative thinker

Following in the footsteps of inventors one will find those considered innovators. With the invention of something new come along many others who will attempt to make it better. Just like with the initial invention, not all will succeed but from every trial comes the possibility of improvement. It only takes the ideas of one to spark a fresh new idea of another. Today's step back in time visits a person considered both an inventor and innovator.

This Day in History: August 15, 1899

The Ford Motor Company would not be where it is today had it not been for the inventiveness and 'sticktoitiveness' of innovator Henry Ford. He had a dream driven by imagination. Being reared on and dutiful to the family farm, he was hesitant to stray very far but knew early on his passion was machinery and mechanics. Visiting town with his father enlightened Ford as a youth in the earliest technology of machines, engines and mills."

Sharla Shults's insight:
Share your insight
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Awakenings: Classic Raw Horsepower

Awakenings: Classic Raw Horsepower | Awakenings: America & Beyond | Scoop.it

"This Day in History: April 17, 1964

Today, focus is on the Ford Mustang, which was first shown to the public at the 1964 New York World's Fair. It was a smash hit! No wonder in 1964, Motor Trend's Car of the Year award went to the entire Ford lineup, recognizing its combination of design, engineering excellence, and performance.

It began with a vision...

A car that would seat four people, have bucket seats, a floor mounted shifter, be no more than 180 inches long, weigh less than 2500 pounds, and sell for less than $2500.00. ~1961, Lee Iacocca

It evolved iinto..."

Sharla Shults's insight:
Cars from the 60s are not considered just cars...they are classics! From the moment they rolled off the assembly line, they made their mark in automobile history: Mustang. GTO. Camaro. Charger. Barracuda. The list goes on. Cruising in an American made 60s classic car was, and still is, an irresistible thrill!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Awakenings: Last Roll of Thunder...bird, that is!

Awakenings: Last Roll of Thunder...bird, that is! | Awakenings: America & Beyond | Scoop.it
Today's History Lesson...automobiles

With every beginning eventually comes an end. Some are short lived while others extend well into the future. This is true for mankind, as well as that which is man-made. In other words, nothing on this earth lasts forever. We say our good-byes, well up with tears but there are (always will be) the memories.

This Day in History: July 1, 2005
Sharla Shults's insight:
Not the kind of bird that soars to new heights in the sky but the bird that roared along the highway from 1955 to 2005...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Awakenings: A First for Ford

Awakenings: A First for Ford | Awakenings: America & Beyond | Scoop.it

This Day in History: October 7, 1913

Nostalgia and old cars go together like BBQ & beans, rosemary & thyme, apple pie & ice cream, and of course, as depicted in Forest Gump, the all time favorite peas & carrots! The flair, design, simplicity, reliability, sentimentality make for super nostalgic appeal. After all, history earmarks the Model T Ford as "putting America on wheels."

Sharla Shults's insight:

Do you sense a bit of nostalgia upon viewing the graceful Model T?

more...
No comment yet.