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Motion Pictures Fordlandia: A Hot Rod Amusement Park?

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Fordlandia: A Hot Rod Amusement Park?

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  3. Leonard's dad
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    Fordlandia.jpg

    This is a great read on Henry Ford and Fordlandia. Started off with a swindle and only got worse from there.
     
  4. eaglebeak
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    "Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant..."
     
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  5. vtx1800
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    It doesn't look abandoned just utilized differently, much too neat for a jungle environment, the book looks interesting:)
     
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  6. BrerHair
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    Good thinking Jay but just a tad too far off the beaten path.
     
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  7. Jive-Bomber
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    Indeed- The locals still use the water tower (built in Detroit and shipped to Brazil) and some of the structures.
     
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  8. ClarkH
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    Ford actually built two towns in the Brazilian jungle, Fordlandia and later Belterra. I've actaully been to Belterra. Very interesting and weird, a little midwest-styled town plunked into the Amazon rain forest, full of folks living their lives. Sadly, not a single vintage car part to be found, but some darn good barbeque. :D
     
  9. 51 mercules
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    Here's a pic of a Model T in the rain forest1 I saw something on tv along time ago of a plant in the rain forest and there were remnants of model t's. I can't remember what show it was. [​IMG]
     
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  10. I'm no hippy, but it looks like the perfect location for a commune. Just a town of people living a vintage lifestyle at a slower pace.
     
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  11. Don't get rear-ended on the bumper cars......
     
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  13. Fabulous50's
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    I've never quite understood Henry Ford, he was a visionary....but also an idealist, and a farmer...
     
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  14. Jeff Norwell
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    Jim Jones had nothing on Henry.. don't drink the Kool-aid
     
  15. Hot rods are my religion.
     
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  16. Jungle Jalopy
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    upload_2021-5-15_15-34-6.jpeg Henry Ford was a real weird dude.
     
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  17. Beanscoot
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    Hmmm, some parts of that video look like really good computer generated animation.
    But I'd like to think that Fordlandia moulders on.
     

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