Ford Motor Company is the largest American automobile company headquartered in Dearborn, (near Detroit) Michigan. The car company was established in 1903 by Henry Ford. Ford built his first experimental car in a workshop behind his home in Detroit in 1896. After formation of the Ford Motor Company, the first Ford car, the original Model A, was assembled at the Mack Avenue plant in July 1903. Five years later, in 1908, the highly successful Model T was introduced.