Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.
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The Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan, one of the first modern airports in the world, was formally dedicated. It operated from 1924 to 1947, and the site is now part of Ford Motor Company's Dearborn Proving Ground. The airport which was about 360 acres (1.5 km²) in size, saw many world and US "firsts": the first U.S. airport hotel, the first concrete runways, first US scheduled passenger service, first contracted airmail service, first radio control for a commercial flight, first US passenger terminal. The buildings were designed by architect Albert Kahn and are considered to have greatly influenced the design of airports throughout the US The original aircraft hangars still exist and are in use as part of the current Ford testing facilities.
The Ford Airport and Proving Grounds in the early 1930's. The Dearborn Inn seen in at the right.