Worth a look.
There is a 1922 Wills St. Claire at the Auto World Museum in Fulton, MO:
If it's a new autobiography he must be a very old guy by now.
There sure is no shortage of people taking credit for the model T planetary trans and the assembly line.I wonder if there is any info at the Benson to support any of this?? No doubt Willis was a mover and shaker but what are the true facts?? Bud.in Wheeler,Mi.
This book is available for purchase from the MTFCA. Info and order form in last two issues of the Vintage Ford or call us 765-488-0026.
Read it and see what you think!
It perpetuates and regurgitates a lot of old lore that even the Bensen Ford would sigh over Bud...
But he has been overlooked by most of history so now be his time, the semantics and lore not withstanding
George,I wish i had your way with words as i understand what you are saying even if i can't spell any of it!! Thank you Sir!! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Wills was a close friend of Henry Ford. Ford paid him directly and not through the Ford Motor Co. He had a great part inn t he development of the Model T. Old documents and letters at the Bensen confirm this.
Wills and his Model K Ford
Shouldn't it be a biography? unless he wrote it some 80 years ago.
its a biography, written about an early automobilist, hence, it is an AUTObiography!
No, actually I used the wrong word in the title, biography is the correct term.
There is the Wills Auto Museum in St. Clair Mi. Great place to visit, here's the link.
C. H. Wills was involved with Ford's six cylinder racer and then the Model K from day one. According to some "Reminscenses," Wills worked on the six motor, and is believed to have been the designer of the K Roadster. Below are colorized pics of Wills and his wife at that time, and what I believe are his then in-laws, in the Model K Roadster posted earlier. It's one of the few K Roadster photos I've seen without the rumble or double tourer seat, just the flat deck: