Jacksonville's Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant: You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.

May 21, 2023 @ 4:30PM — 6:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Duval Ford: 1616 Cassat Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32210 Get Directions

Jacksonville's Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant: You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. image

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Join local car aficionados, including Bill Warner, founder of Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, at an educational and fundraising event commemorating the 1924 Ford Motor Co. plant and promoting historic preservation in Jacksonville. The late afternoon event -- hosted by Duval Ford, the first Ford dealership in Jacksonville in 1916 -- includes antique Ford vehicles on display as well as new Ford vehicles and a digital exhibition of historic and contemporary photos of Jacksonville’s soon-to-be demolished Ford Motor Company plant, combined with an educational presentation on Henry Ford’s nationwide project of regional assembly plants, including Jacksonville’s. Ticket includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Discounts available for groups of 6+. Call 904.665.0064 by 5/19/2023 at 4 p.m.

While the Ford Model T is more than 100 years old, its legacy is timeless. The vehicle had many new features that were unique for its time. The low price point allowed many people to become a Ford owner, should they choose it, and caused Ford Motor Company to be a household name. In1913, Ford introduced the integrated moving assembly line to automobile production. The Jacksonville Ford Assembly Plant was built in 1924 and designed by Albert Kahn who designed many other Ford factories throughout the nation including their main plant in Highland Park, Michigan. In May 1927 a ceremony was held to honor the end of production of the Model T. It was the end of an era. In October 2022, it was announced that the only factory Ford ever built in Florida would be torn down.

$4,400 raised by 25 people


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