Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Blue Oval

Ford Motor Company has been around for a very long time. Long enough to merit a post dedicated entirely to the carmaker's works. I could go on and on about what there is to love about Ford, but a picture's worth a thousand words. And I've got plenty of pictures. So, without further ado, I present some of Ford's many success stories.

We'll start with this, a 1934 Ford V8 Sedan. It's got looks, style, and come on, how many cars are available with red wheels? Not that many. It's a pity, really.

With Chevrolet's all new Corvette selling wildly, Ford needed a piece of the action. A few years later, the Thunderbird was born. This 1957 model is immaculate, and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful T-Bird's ever built. I think I can agree to that. 

The Ford Econoline is one of the most common vans in America. However, the design has changed radically since it was first introduced. Originally part of the Falcon line-up, the Econoline's styling was similar to the Chevy Sport Van and the Dodge A100. Groovy.

The Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars ever built. From it's birth in 1964, to it's modern day reincarnations, the Mustang has always been a true American legend. The model above is a 1968 coupe. The vinyl top and grille mounted lights complement this car quite well.

Ford started in America, but it didn't take long for the company to develop a strong market in Europe. This 1972 Escort RS1600 is one of the most iconic European Fords. The Escort was also a very capable rally car, and seized many trophies from larger, more powerful cars.

The Mustang is still alive today, and it's here to stay. Revived classics like the 5.0 and the Boss 302 are attracting customers, and the new cars do a great job of recreating the style and character of the classics. Well done, Ford. Well done.

Ford's Focus is getting a redesign, and it looks absolutely marvelous. As an added bonus, we're getting the ST model in the U.S. The ST is the sports model, and it will be offered as a five door and as a European-only wagon. Good looking car, and those wheels look great!

Finally, we couldn't have a Ford round-up without a Ford truck. The Ford series of pickup trucks are an American icon. They're absolutely everywhere. Why? Because they just won't die. They're rugged and dependable, and in the case of the pictured truck above, they're also pretty attractive.

Ford has done many great things in it's history, and only a few are listed here. To name every great car Ford ever built would be nearly impossible. They've made so many, and they just keep making more. I can't help but wonder what Henry Ford himself would think if he could see how far his creation has come. Because I'm willing to bet he'd be very proud.

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