A Miracle and a Tragedy, by Eric Peters

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The federal government has put cars with V8 engines, which used to be commonplace, out of reach of everyone but the affluent. From Eric Peters on a guest post at theburningplatform.com:

Henry Ford gets the credit for putting America on wheels via the Model T – which was not only the first mass-produced car but also the first affordablecar, which is what made its mass production possible.

Ford’s other achievement, however, wasn’t a car. It was an engine. The first mass-produced and – like the T – affordable V8 engine. Chuck Berry sang about it in Maybellene:

I was motorvatin’ over the hill

I saw Maybellene in a Coupe de Ville

A Cadillac a-rollin’ on the open road

Nothing outrun my V8 Ford

The Ford flathead V8 came out in 1932 and – just like the T – it changed everything. It was light and inexpensive and easy to manufacture…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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