Animated sequence shows wheel of a Ford car traversing map from Manhattan, New York, to the Niagara Falls on the Canadian border. Extensive views of the falls. A honeymooning couple sitting in a Ford convertible auto with top down. The woman doesn't appreciate Niagara Falls. Guided by their "V8" hood ornament (where the "8" in the "V8" transformed into an animated Ford character, that narrates the activities) they motor across Canada and back into the United States, to the Ford Motor Company Rouge Works in Dearborn, Michigan. Views of the sprawling Ford Motor Company factories at the Rouge Works. Contrasting view of the original Ford shop where he made his first automobile. Mr. Henry Ford steps out of the shop and looks at that first Ford car. He doffs his hat, examines a tire, and walks past the camera while waving his hand. Suddenly a new 1935 Ford car appears where the original first car stood. Narrator comments that a million of these could not be built in the humble first Ford shop. Accordingly, scene shifts to views of the vast Ford Rouge plant.
Numerous buildings, bridges,conveyer systems, pipes, and smoke stacks are seen (a cluster of 8 appear in one view). Molten steel being poured into crucibles, as the honeymoon couple watch from their car. Glowing hot ingots slide in troughs into a rolling mill, where they are reduced. Parts being forged by a power hammer. Engine blocks moving on a conveyer. Molten iron being poured into a mold to form an engine block.Coking ovens discharging their product. Ford ships in a port. Iron ore being unloaded from ships.
Henry Ford,founder of the Ford Motor Company along with his son Edsel Ford walking along the assembly line of 1935, Ford V-8 (Model 18) cars, Henry and Edsel Ford inspect under the hood of a V-8 while several other men follow them. They all observe the interior and the engine of V-8 and discuss as they walk by the assembly line. Edsel Ford gets into the drivers seat and Henry Ford gets into the passenger seat.
Assembly line workers in the Ford River Rouge plant attach Ford car body to car chassis. Henry Ford and his son, Edsel Ford, examine a Ford Model 18, with a V8 engine. Next scene is outdoors, with Edsel Ford seated behind the wheel of the one millionth Ford V8 car, a Deluxe Fordor sedan, which rolled off the line on June 20, 1934. Henry Ford and another company official stand beside the sedan. Next scene shows the two millionth 8 cylinder Ford car driving on the road. Prominent Lettering painted on the car identifies it as the 2 millionth Ford V8, a 1935 model 48 sedan. A line of several more 1935 model 48 sedans follow on the road behind it. Final scene shows Edsel Ford and Henry Ford in a 1936 Ford Deluxe Sedan as it is coming off of the final assembly line.
Ford River Rouge Complex in Dearborn, Michigan. Aerial views of the Ford River Rouge Complex. Smoke comes out of the smoke stacks.
The Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. A map depicts the path to be followed by the aircraft through 11 cities, during the Commercial Airplane Reliability Tour for the Edsel B Ford Trophy, taking off at the Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan. Several people gathered on the airfield at night. Fireworks in the sky at Dearborn airfield. Radio airplane flights featured at the airfield.
Large group of spectators gathers at Ford airport, Dearborn, Michigan. A Ford-Stout 2-AT passenger and mail transport aircraft ,one of several having the name, "Maiden Dearborn" , which is written on its tail along with: "Ford Airport of Michigan." The Ford logo is painted on its fuselage, as is "U.S. Mail." The field is snow covered. Aircraft taxis out with"assistance" from well-meaning spectators who push on the empennage as the plane moves. The airplane taxis to end of field and takes off.