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Learn to Drive a Ford Model T in 2018

One Michigan museum is offering you the chance to get behind the wheel of an antique Model T for a driving lesson. Listen in as Scott and Ben tell you where it’s happening, and what you can expect from this unusual driver’s training course.

Did Henry Ford build a car from hemp?

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.

The Dodge Story (Part 2)

Join Scott and Ben as they continue their discussion of the Dodge Brothers and the fascinating history behind the Dodge brand.

The Dodge Story (Part 1)

Where did the Dodge company come from? How did it get started, and who exactly are the Dodge brothers? Join Scott and Ben as they celebrate Dodge's 100th anniversary in this special episode.

High Speed Stuff Wrap-up: Ford's Model T and Making Your Own Car Parts

I'm going to make this brief today. Right to the point -- I promise. So, without further fanfare, here's what Ben and I have been up to on our High Speed Stuff podcast over the past week...

Cash For Clunkers: Ford's Qualification Calculator

Just yesterday, I gave you a few tips that may spare you the anguish of someone taking advantage of you in the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) -- aka Cash for Clunkers. Basically, it boiled down to one suggestion: Use the NHTSA's official Car Allowance Rebate System Web site,, for all program information. But how do you find out if your car is truly a clunker? Well, Ford Motor Company can tell you -- and you don't even need to drive to the dealership to get the answer.

Starting and Driving a Ford Model T

Over the years, I've owned, or had the opportunity to drive, a few cars that I think could best be described as "a handful" to drive. However, after reading a short feature article in the July 2009 edition of Car and Driver titled, How to: Drive a Ford Model T, I now realize that no car I've ever driven can compare. Ford's Model T is a true test of driver skill.

Ford Motor Company to Increase Production

I know there was a lot happening in automotive news just 24 hours ago, but things are starting to settle down once more -- at least for now, anyway. And since everyone was so GM- and Chrysler-focused yesterday (and with good reason), I figured I'd share with you Ford Motor Company's statement regarding GM's bankruptcy filing, just in case you missed it.

You may have a hard time believing this, but it's true -- Ford Motor Company is giving away cars! It's all part of the Ford "Fiesta Movement" that's currently underway, and if you're not in yet, well, maybe you should consider it. The 2011 Ford Fiesta, a car that Motor Trend called a "Gotta Have" car, is headed to U.S. roads, but not until early 2010. Ford is providing a few individuals (they're calling them "special agents," by the way) with the chance to be the first in the nation to drive the new Fiesta, at no cost to the driver, for six months. The Ford Fiesta Movement Web site says, "As a driver, you'll receive monthly secret assignments from Ford Mission Control that will take you to places you've never been, to meet people you've never met, and to experiences you'll never forget. And you'll bring your friends and followers along for the ride."