Because of the unusual V-8 emblems attached to their hats, this pair of models at first glance struck us as space aliens rather than proponents of the Ford. Upon a closer look, they are seen wearing clothing made of special Ford cloth and apparently were going to be in a parade or promotion of some sort and posed for this photo. The Ford dealership was located near the town of Julianadorp, situated in the northern part of the Netherlands on the North Sea. The popular styling of the 1936 Ford was derived by updating the 1935 design with a new front end, rear fenders, and other features.
Starting in the Model “T” days, instead of exporting cars to foreign countries as many other automakers did, Henry Ford set up factories and assembly plants in the UK, France, and Russia along with other locations around the globe. Ford cars, trucks, and tractors soon became known and trusted worldwide which in time led to record profits for the Company.
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