This Day in History

On June 4, 1896, Henry Ford completed his first successful test drive of the Quadricycle, his first attempt at building a gasoline-powered automobile. The vehicle, built with four bicycle wheels and a lightweight frame, marked Ford’s initial steps into the automotive industry. This innovation laid the groundwork for the future Ford Motor Company, which would revolutionize the automobile market with the introduction of assembly line production, making cars affordable and accessible to the masses.