Did Henry Ford build a car from hemp?


The soybean car made its debut in 1941, and to demonstrate its strength, Henry Ford smashed a fire axe into an apparently normal Ford Coupe. Bettmann/Getty Images
The soybean car made its debut in 1941, and to demonstrate its strength, Henry Ford smashed a fire axe into an apparently normal Ford Coupe. Bettmann/Getty Images

It's no secret that Henry Ford was a brilliant inventor – but he was also incredibly eccentric, and never afraid to experiment. But did he really build a car out of hemp? Listen in to learn the facts (and fiction) surrounding this rumor.

Topics in this Podcast: ford motor company, Henry Ford