Each day when we open our doors for visitors there is always the question in the stores: Do you have a die cast of Henry’s Model T? For years this has been a hard nut to crack as they are seldom available by manufacturers’, yet thousands of people request the iconic diecast of the famed “Tin Lizzie”.
The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century and is a powerful symbol of America's age of modernization. For a bit of backstory, Ford realized his vision by creating a robust vehicle that addressed needs of middle class and farming communities. The rugged T had all-terrain ability to attack uneven road surfaces, face steeper hills, cross shallow streams, handling those road contours that no longer exist today. Beyond transport features, with immediate modification to the wheels, it could power conveyers, water pumps, electric generators, drive bucksaws, threshers and more. Today it tops the charts in innovation: We call that a “game changer”. While this diecast will not perform all those activities it is a great reminder for us where innovation can take us. Stay curious, challenge the rules, learn from failure, take risk and we too can change the world.
- Operational doors and hood.
- Die cast body, plastic trim.
- 1:32 scale