Henry Ford, American car manufacturer, and Barney Oldfield, racing driver, 1902.
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Henry Ford (1863-1947) founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903. He pioneered modern 'asembly line' mas production techniques for his famous Model T motor car. Fifteen million Model T motor cars were produced between 1908 and 1928. 'Photograph shows one of the most famous racing cars of all time - Henry Ford's '999'. At the tiller is Barney Oldfield, who began his motor racing career in this car. Ford and Oldfield drove the 999 to glory, setting a world speed record of 90 mph'.