After a scheduling change due to Superstorm Sandy, the finale of the History Channel's "Men Who Built America" will be shown at 8:00 PM (EST) on Sunday, November 11, 2012.
The Henry Ford episode "When One Ends, Another Begins" will include a re-enactment of the 1901 "Race That Changed the World" with the dashing Henry Ford (played by Ed LaBounty in his 1913 White) and the very handsome Alexander Winton (played by me in the 1909 Alco Black Beast). The race was filmed in July 2012 on the fields and back roads of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
As seen in this preview clip, Henry Ford just beat Alexander Winton to win the 1901 race. He then received the financial backing to start another automobile company.
In our first take, the Black Beast slowed down but still finished ahead of Ford's car. The director told Ed and I; "It was a great take but please do not change history! Henry Ford needs to win this race else there will never be a Ford Motor Company!!!" Over the next seven hours of filming, Ed and I made sure that Henry Ford always won and history remained unchanged.
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