TMCP #302: Kevin Flood on The Life and Times of Henry Ford: Eclectic American Icon and Business Legend!

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Henry Ford and his Model T (photo from media.ford.com)
Henry Ford and his Model T (photo from media.ford.com)
Kevin Flood
Kevin Flood

This weeks interview is with fellow podcaster and Ford history buff Kevin Flood. Kevin is a co-host on The Classic Car Show on the Americas Web Radio network as well as being the owner of a 1929 Model A Ford Sport Coupe. He also hosts his own podcast the UK Classic Car Podcast.

Fordlandia in the Amazon rain forest
Fordlandia in the Amazon rain forest

In the past, questions regarding Henry Ford have cropped up on the show and Kevin graciously offered to come on and clear up many questions regarding the founder of Ford Motor Company. Kevin is a Henry Ford buff in his own right, and together we discussed how Henry started into the automotive world and what may have triggered his need to build one of the largest companies in the world.

Kevin Floods Model A
Kevin Floods Model A

Other Henry Ford topics we covered were the Tri-Motor airplane, family relations, and business dealings. We also discussed the fairly strange topic of “Fordlandia,” the city in the Amazon rain forest that Henry started with the express purpose of growing rubber trees for tires and other rubber parts! It would seem that Henry’s goal was control of every component that went into his factories as well as every product that came out.

You can hear Kevin on the Classic Car Show or you can read what he writes at his blog AutomotiveAmerican.com.

Thanks for the amazing interview Kevin!

-Rob Kibbe

p.s. Kevin is such a great guy, he even sent me a special 300th episode gift of a slightly newer Chevelle! Thanks again Kevin!

Kevin Flood Chevelle gift
Kevin Flood Chevelle gift

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