A 1948 F-1 publicity photo.

A 1948 F-1 publicity photo.

On January 16, 1948, the Ford Motor Company publicly revealed the iconic F-1 pickup, beginning the F-Series legacy. The automaker has launched a mini-site including a plethora of historic materials.

View the original press release and fact sheet that launched the iconic brand here.

Ford's F-Series mini-site includes the original launch press releases and photography as they were issued in 1948.

Since it's debut, the Ford Motor Company has produced more than 32 million F-Series trucks.