UK: BUSINESS LEGENDS - HENRY FORD'S CHARIOTS OF DESIRE.

UK: BUSINESS LEGENDS - HENRY FORD'S CHARIOTS OF DESIRE. - Automobiles were once sybaritic chariots of the rich. Until, that is, the arrival of Henry Ford's democratic Model T car, a vehicle for social change like no other.

by Rhymer Rigby.

Automobiles were once sybaritic chariots of the rich. Until, that is, the arrival of Henry Ford's democratic Model T car, a vehicle for social change like no other.

Like most great men, Henry Ford's resume was a varied one: inventor, mechanic; empire-builder, tycoon; paternalistic autocrat and misguided peacenik; luckless political candidate, and vicious anti-Semite. But, above all, it is for his engineering exploits, and more specifically one car, that he is remembered.

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