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Ford Renews Search for the Punch Bowl Won in the Race that Helped Kickstart the Company

Posted February 06, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl
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We’ve all lost things of value to us. Class ring overboard on a fishing trip. Fifty bucks in a poker game. Air-cleaner wingnut down the carburetor. Those hardly compare to the punchbowl Henry Ford won in the race that essentially gave birth to the Ford Motor Company, which the Ford family lost more than 65 years ago. Now, once again, the company has put the call out for the prized prize.

As Automotive News reported this week, the recent re-emergence of the Bullitt Mustang–once considered the holy grail of missing Ford automobiles–has renewed Edsel Ford II’s push to locate the unmarked cut-glass punchbowl.

“In a way, the trophy means a great deal,” he said.

Henry Ford wasn’t exactly an unknown quantity in 1901 when he entered the exhibition race at the Detroit Driving Club; rather, he was known as a failed carmaker. A couple years prior, after testing out his Quadricycle, he had attracted some investors (among them Detroit’s mayor) and, under the name Detroit Automobile Company, built a dozen or two vehicles.

Well Ford would go along to win that race and its punchbowl trophy, inspiring him to stay in the auto game. That punchbowl launched an empire, and the Ford family wants it back.

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02/06/2018 11:03 AM

Not likely to have survived...too large to serve as a fruit bowl really....not a fancier design...unmarked? ...

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02/07/2018 8:51 AM

We have one, no you can't have it!

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