National Geographic : 1953 Sep
A Toast to Model T * For all the jokes that Model T inspired, the memory is one of affection and respect. And that is only right. If it would never occur to you to build a house without a garage, it is because Model T established the principle of universal ownership of automobiles. If you drive five hundred effortless miles in a day, it is because Model T forced the building of paved highways. And it was a symbol of the manufacturing skill and integrity to which we, ourselves, subscribe. Remember the Model T slogan: Wherever you go you see it; wherever you see it, it's going. No other single product has had so profound an influence on every aspect of the way we live today. PIONEERS IM BETTER TRANSPORTArTION Our first association with the Ford Motor Company was making body parts for Model T, in 1918. It is an association we have prized ever since and enjoy today, and lends extra warmth to our congratu lations to this great Company on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary. The Budd Company, Philadelphia, Detroit, Gary.