From the 1917 Model TT through to today's 2017 F-150 Raptor, Ford celebrates 100 years of innovation for its legendary line of trucks. Woody Folsom Ford is proud to offer on the largest and most diverse selections of Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford-F450, and the full line of commercial Ford vans and trucks. Take a quick journey with us from then to now for 100 years of Ford Truck excellence.

The Beginning Ford Model TT

In the beginning, Henry Ford had a vision to create a vehicle with a work-duty frame and a cab that could accommodate cargo beds as well as equipment from third parties. Out of this vision, the 1917 Ford Model TT truck was produced - which would become the first of many industry innovations for Ford. The Model TT was nothing short of ground breaking at the time and laid the framework for several models to come. 

The Ford Model AA, Model BB & Model 50

Eleven years later in 1928, the Ford Model TT had sold 1.3 million units before it was replaced with the 1.5-ton chassis of the more capable Model AA. Designed for versatility, Henry Ford wanted to create the Model AA so customers could use it on the farm, but still take it to church on Sunday. By this time, the automotive market was highly competitive, and Ford continued to lead the way with: 

  • Model BB in 1933 outfitted as ambulances, mail and freight trucks, and stake trucks
  • Model 50 in 1935 powered by the notorious Ford Flathead V8 engine

Introducing the F-Series

Ford had sold over four million trucks by 1941, and World War II resulted in the manufacturer gaining experience building four-wheel-drive personal carriers and heavy-duty military trucks. One year after the war was over, Ford use the gained knowledge to deliver even more innovations to consumers. 

1948 marked the beginning of the F-Series Bonus Built trucks, including the half-ton F-1 up to significantly larger F-8. In 1953, Ford increased the capacity and engine power on the second-generation F-Series. Most importantly, the F-1 morphed into the F-100, F-2 became the F-250 line, and the F-3 trucks became the F-350. The larger Class 8 trucks were transformed into a commercial line unit.

100 Years of Excellence and the Rest is History

In 1975 with the arrival of the sixth-generation F-Series, Ford replaced the popular F-100 with the higher-capacity Ford F-150. This year also was the first time the slogan "Built Ford Tough" was used to define the brand. Since then, this slogan has transcended into a distinct brand promise. 

Contact Woody Folsom Ford

Woody Folsom Ford in Baxley is proud to celebrate 100 years of Ford truck excellence. To commemorate the event, we invite you to stop by to test drive your next Ford truck. We're conveniently located at 1633 Golden Isles W, Baxley GA 31513.

Contact Woody Folsom Ford in Baxley, GA today by calling us at 855-675-1053 or by completing our online contact form. 


Woody Folsom Ford Inc.

1633 Golden Isles West
Directions Baxley, GA 31513

  • Sales: 855-675-1053
  • Service: 888-463-5904
  • Parts: 888-463-5904


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed