Artisans of Lincoln: Len Olsen Goes Above and Beyond

In our latest Artisans of Lincoln short film we speak to Len Olson, Lincoln Master Digital Sculptor, about the creation of the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ and how the addition of "poly-razzmatazz" makes all the difference. Read more about the Artisans of Lincoln at http://now.lincoln.com/. Discover the remarkable new 2013 Lincoln MKZ at http://www.lincoln.com/cars/mkz/.

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The History of Lincoln Automobiles
Henry Leland, a former manager of the Cadillac division of General Motors, and his son, Wilfred Leland, formed the Lincoln Motor Company in August, 1917. Leland named the new company after Abraham Lincoln, his hero and for whom he cast a vote in 1864. Lincoln's first source of revenue came from assembling Liberty aircraft engines, using cylinders supplied by Ford Motor Company, to fulfill World War I government contracts. After the war, the Lincoln factories were retooled to manufacture luxury automobiles. Ford Motor Company purchased the Lincoln Motor Company in 1922, but Lincoln continued to operate as a somewhat separate company from Ford through early 1940. On April 30, 1940 the Lincoln Motor Company became the Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company At the direction of Henry's son Edsel, in 1923 several body styles were introduced, that included two- and three-window, four-door sedans and a phaeton that accommodated four passengers. They also offered a two-passenger roadster and a seven-passenger touring sedan and limousine, which was sold for $5,200. A sedan, limo, cabriolet and town car were also offered by coachbuilders Fleetwood, Derham and Dietrich, and a second cabriolet was offered by coachbuilder Brunn. As the brand grew it developed several memorable vehicles, the Zephyr, the Continental Mark II, the Lincoln Continental and recently the ubiquitous Town Car. Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Motor_Company This film includes home movies that show Edsel at home, with his father Henry Ford, at the Indie 500, driving the first Continental and relaxing at home. S017





Artisans of Lincoln: Shawn Fairall's Creative Flow
In our latest Artisans of Lincoln film, we speak to Shawn Fairall, Lincoln Senior Sculptor, about his creative flow and the challenges he faced in crafting the full-size clay model of the 2013 Lincoln MKZ. Read more about the Artisans of Lincoln at http://now.lincoln.com/. Discover the remarkable new 2013 Lincoln MKZ at http://www.lincoln.com/cars/mkz/.





Lincoln Continental Launches in China
On November 28, Lincoln China launched the all-new Lincoln Continental, its full-size flagship luxury sedan, at an immersive event that allowed guests to connect closely with Quiet Luxury from the moment they arrived at Shanghai Expo Center.





That's Continental | A Collaboration In Sound Full Documentary
Our passion is sound, and for our first-ever Lincoln amp, we teamed up with some world-class talents who feel the same way. The end result: Designed by Lincoln. Engineered by Revel. Electrified by Gary Clark Jr. Get the story, here: https://now.lincoln.com/a-collaboration-in-sound To learn more about the new 2017 Lincoln Continental, please visit us here: https://lincoln.com/cars/continental.




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