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Not Another Piece about a Pinto Explosion

Not Another Piece about a Pinto Explosion

If you know anything about cars, you probably are aware of the fact that the Ford Pinto was one dangerous car. If the Ford Pinto explosions predate your car memories, a simple Internet search will fill you in. Just like the title says, the piece is not about the explosions that caused Ford to stop manufacturing the cars. This piece is actually about how people are still driving the Ford Pinto and why they continue to do so.

The Model T at the Bottom of the Mississippi River

The Model T at the Bottom of the Mississippi River

1926 Ford Model TFor anyone who loves a good mystery, and classic cars, Winona, Minnesota has one. The town sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and is home to a big question about an old Model T. What’s it doing at the bottom of the river? According to the local news stations, the car was found during a training activity. A local law enforcement team was being trained in the use of a sonar scanner, to be used for finding drowning victims in the river, when they imaged the nearly 100 year old car, upside down and buried in the silt.

Ford Fairmont Meets El Camino as a Durango

Ford Fairmont Meets El Camino as a Durango

Ford FairmontYou might think of the Ford Fairmont as one of Ford’s snoozers from the 1970s and 1980s, but there is one model that still can create a little excitement: the Ford Durango. No, this is not the precursor to the bold and beautiful Dodge Durango; rather, it is a close cousin to the Chevy El Camino. The Ford Fairmont Durango was a special edition car/truck like the El Camino and the Ford Ranchero.

 

1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428

1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428

Ford Fairlane

Photo Courtesy of mustangandfords.com

Sometimes, the best muscle cars are the ones that are affordable. After all, what fun is a great muscle car if it is out of reach because of an outrageous price tag? Ford spent a great deal of energy working on a model that would both satisfy the desires of a fast-paced world while being easy on the wallet. The result was the 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428. Although it looked different than many other muscle cars of its day, this model packed a pretty big punch.

Fun Ford Weekend At Bristol Dragway

Fun Ford Weekend At Bristol Dragway

Ford ThunderbirdNow that we are looking at the cold winter months in our rear-view mirrors it is time to start looking around for events to attend during the spring and summer.

Luckily we have the Internet to keep us busy as classic Ford fans during the down part of the year, but the thaw is now upon us and there are countless events on tap that would be of interest to people who are into old cars in general and classic Fords in particular.

Looking For A Particular Classic Ford?

Looking For A Particular Classic Ford?

If you are a classic Ford fan you are probably always on the lookout for your next purchase, and this is part of what it is all about.

The trick is in finding the right resources, because it can be hard to find classic cars for sale right in your backyard. There are only so many collectible Fords in any one area and few of us have the time to drive around the country looking for a certain vehicle.

The Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum

Model TWithout question Henry Ford was one of the most important historical figures of his day. And in fact, if you look at the big picture Henry Ford was one of the most influential Americans who ever lived.

Henry Ford was born in 1863 right outside of Detroit, Michigan and it is no accident that Detroit became known as the Motor City with Ford’s assistance.

When the company came out with the Ford Model T in 1908 the automotive industry was permanently transformed, and everyday people could afford to take to the roadways in their own motor vehicles.

A Look At The Ford Torino

A Look At The Ford Torino

Ford TorinoMany of the automotive models that we have come to know and love started out as a sub series within an established model. The Ford Torino is a car that fits this description.

The Torino was an intermediate vehicle that was a part of the Ford Fairlane line originally, and it was considered to be kind of a deluxe Fairlane. The car first made its debut for the 1968 model year and it remained in production through the 1976 model year.

Introducing The Ford Galaxie

Introducing The Ford Galaxie

Ford Galaxie When you are a classic Ford buff you will inevitably research the history of all of your favorite old school Ford models. Doing this is a lot of fun from a purely automotive perspective, but there are broader lessons that seep into your head whether you’re looking for them or not.

Examining the history of Ford motor vehicles brings you face-to-face with American history as well as automotive history, and this is just how important auto making has been to this country that we call home.

The Ford Falcon

The Ford Falcon

When you examine the evolution of the automobile industry in the United States you find that different trajectories invariably emerge based on the economic realities of the day. There was a time when most families only had one car that car was driven by the man of the house for the most part. But toward the end of the 1950s things began to change a bit in this regard and two-car households became less foreign.