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The Wagon Queen Family Truckster

The Wagon Queen Family Truckster

1979 Ford LTD

Photo Courtesy of lonelyplanet.com

Fans of the popular movie Vacation from the early 1980s will immediately recognize the Wagon Queen Family Truckster. Fans of Ford Motor Company will recognize that the Wagon Queen Family Truckster was a modified Ford LTD from the late 1970s, 1979 to be exact. This Ford LTD stationwagon was a key component in the movie starring Chevy Chase, Christy Brinkley, and Beverly D’Angelo.

Ford Fairmont Meets El Camino as a Durango

Ford Fairmont Meets El Camino as a Durango

1980 Ford Durango

Photo Courtesy of Consumer Guide

You 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.

Hot Rod Trucks

Hot Rod Trucks

25 Ford Model THot rodding is a pastime, hobby, and for some a devotion, that has a rich history in this country. Dating back to the 1920s or 1930s, it started when young people took cheap, lightweight cars, and modified them for speed and to race each other either in the flat deserts of southern California or in the streets of big cities. The original hot rods were mostly Model A and Model T roadsters, but as hot rodding developed over the years, practitioners got creative and used different types of cars as bases for their hot rods.

Ford Model T Pickup

Ford Model T Pickup

Ford Model TThe name Henry Ford is a truly iconic one, not just in the field of auto making but in American business as a whole. A large part of his legacy lies in the fact that he wanted to of bring automobile ownership within reach of ordinary people.

In the beginning, motor vehicles were made individually by hand. As you might imagine, this was very time-consuming and inefficient and the costs involved in the manufacturing efforts were passed along to consumers. In addition, because the going was slow the supply was limited and this drove up the prices as well.

International Harvester Trucks

International Harvester Trucks

InternationalWhen the average person thinks about classic American trucks they’re going to immediately flash on the Detroit “Big Three” offerings. Without a doubt, Dodge, Ford, and Chevrolet/GM trucks are true classics that have helped make America what it is today.

However, many classic truck collectors will tell you that International Harvester trucks played a big role in the history of the truck in the United States and many of them are highly sought after by people in the know.

The Ford Ranchero

The Ford Ranchero

Ford RancheroMany of the trucks that collectors are interested in are particularly unique in one way or another, and the classic Ford Ranchero would certainly fit this description.

Trucks that were built for work and nothing but work back in the day were typically not especially pleasing to the eye because that wasn’t the point.

Ford RancheroBut at the same time, there were consumers out there who wanted the utility of the truck bed without having a need for something truly heavy-duty. They wanted the ease and comfort that comes with driving a sedan while having the option of hauling things that needed to be hauled in the bed. The answer that Ford came up with to fill this niche was the Ford Ranchero which more or less provided the best of both worlds.

This Is The Place For True Classic Truck Fans!

This Is The Place For True Classic Truck Fans!

Americans have always had a love affair with motor vehicles, and a vast history exists in the form of classic cars and trucks. Classic truck fans are a special breed, and when you think about the history of trucks in the United States, particularly pickup trucks, you see the true American spirit in action.

Truck owners are generally people who know what it means to “get ‘er done,” and when you look around and see all the things that make America great trucks were a part of the process. Things need to get from point A to point B and it takes well-built American trucks to get them there.