Skip to main content

1896 Ford Quadricycle news, pictures, specifications, and information
 
When Henry Ford built his first gasoline powered automobile, he made it as simple as he could, and utilized commonly available materials. It was given the name 'Quadricycle' and had a frame made from angle iron, and a seat from a buggy. The transmission was a combination of leather belt and chain drive. The two-cylinder engine was based on a design Ford found in the January 9, 1896 issue of American Machinist magazine. The unit was originally air-cooled, but it ran too hot and Ford had to add water jackets to the cylinders.

The Quadricycle was an evolution, going through three stages of development and modifications. As first built, most of the car's frame was wood. The name 'Quadricycle' was appropriate, as all four wheels were bicycle wheels. The Quadricycle was sold in 1896 for the sum of $200. In 1904 he bought the vehicle back for $65. Shortly thereafter, he replaced the wooden water tanks with a copper one mounted under the seat. Currently, this is the form the Quadricycle is in today.

The Quadricycle was built by Henry Ford, with assistance from friends Jim Bishop, George Cato, Edward (Spider) Huff, and David Bell.

This example is a replica made by George DeAngelis, a Ford employee, in 1963.
PORSCHE INTRODUCES PORSCHE CLASSIC MOTOR OIL FOR THE U.S. MARKET
 • 20W-50 and 10W-60 motor oils now available for all air-cooled Porsche models
Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. is launching its own engine oil for air-cooled flat-four and flat-six Porsche engines: Porsche Classic Motor Oil. In collaboration with the Porsche Development Center in Weissach, Germany, the new engine oil has been developed by the Porsche Classic experts to meet the lubrication requirements of all Porsche air-cooled engines. The sports car manufacturer mad...[Read more...]
'NEED FOR SPEED' MUSTANG AND FIRST PRODUCTION 2015 CORVETTE Z06 SET TO CROSS THE BLOCK AT BARRETT-JACKSON'S 12TH ANNUAL PALM BEACH AUCTION
PALM BEACH, FLA. (March , 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is excited to announce the return of its renowned Palm Beach auction, taking place April 11-13, 2014 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. This year's auction showcases an outstanding line-up of vehicles for charity, including: •The 2014 Ford Mustang prominently featured in the 'Need For Speed' movie to benefit the Henry Ford Health System • The first production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w...[Read more...]
Ford To Auction Prototype Of The 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet For National Multiple Sclerosis Society At Barrett-Jackson
◾Ford is selling a one-of-a-kind prototype of the NHRA competition-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ◾The sale includes an once-in-a-lifetime Mustang experience. The winning bidder will become an honorary member of Team Mustang with full backstage passes to the Ford Product Development Center, Ford Design Studios and Ford Racing ◾Ford to also offer Ride-and-Drives and hot laps at Mandalay Bay Event Center featuring t...[Read more...]
150TH ANNIVERSARY OF HENRY FORD'S BIRTH DECLARED ‘HENRY FORD DAY' BY MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE
◾The 150th birthday of Henry Ford – July 30, 2013 – is declared 'Henry Ford Day' in the state of Michigan ◾Celebration honoring Henry Ford's 150th birthday to be held on Saturday, July 27, at Henry and Clara Ford's historic home, Henry Ford Estate/Fair Lane in Dearborn, Mich. ◾Henry Ford Estate Inc., a nonprofit that shares governance with Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, takes ownership of the Dearborn estate DEARBORN, Mich., July 25, 2013 – The enduring impact of Henry Ford and the 150t...[Read more...]
World's Oldest Ford Vehicle Returns Home To Kick Off Henry Ford 150TH Celebration in 2013
•Oldest surviving Ford production car, a 1903 Model A, recently purchased at auction by Bill Ford; car unveiled as part of an employee event to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration of Henry Ford's birth in 2013 •Community picnic, special program at Maker Faire are key events leading up to the 150th birthday of Henry Ford on July 30, 2013 •New dedicated website, www.henryford150.com, launches to host an interactive timeline of Ford's life, a calendar of activities and information, and e...[Read more...]

Anglia
Bronco
Capri
Comète
Cortina
Country Squire
Courier
Crestline Sunliner
Crown Victoria
Custom Deluxe
Customline
DeLuxe
E-Series
Edge
Escape
Escort
Expedition
Explorer
F-Series
Fairlane
Fairmont
Falcon
Fiesta
Five Hundred
Flex
Focus
Focus ST500
Freestyle / Taurus X
Fusion
Galaxie
Granada
GT 350 Hertz
GT40
Mainline
Maverick
Mercury Speedster
Model 18
Model 40
Model A
Model B
Model F
Model N
Model R
Model S
Model T
Mondeo
Mustang
Pickup
Pinto
Probe
Ranchero
Ranger
RS200
Shelby Cobra
Streetka
Taurus
Thunderbird
Torino
Transit Connect

© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.