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On June 4, 1896, in a tiny workshop Henry Ford put the finishing touches on his pure ethanol-powered motor. After more than two years of experimentation, Ford had completed his first experimental automobile.
First automobile was called "Quadricycle" because it ran on four bicycle tires. The success of the little vehicle led to the founding of the Detroit Automobile Company in 1899, followed by the Henry Ford Company in 1901 and then later the Ford Motor Company in 1903.
Interesting fact: The first car turned out to be wider than the doors of the workshop… Henry Ford had to break the back wall of the workshop with an axe to let the vehicle out.