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Category Archive: FORD, HISTORIC, Videos

Historical Footage: Ford’s Battle Tactics For Dealing With The 1965 Corvair…These Guys Were Going For The Throat!

By the time the second-generation Corvair was being prepared for sale, Ford’s Mustang had proven to be a runaway hit of historical proportions. General Motors knew just how deep in trouble they...

Take A Ride Down The Strip With One Of The Most Unloved Fords Ever: An 11-Second 1982 Thunderbird!

Quick, picture a 1982 Ford Thunderbird. Did you have to Google it? Sorry about that…unlike the 1983-88 “Aero Bird” that looked pretty good and earned a legend in the NASCAR circles,...

Unhinged: I Want To Modify This Super-Original 1971 Ford Pinto Badly!

It’s low-mile for it’s age, it’s paint looks day one fresh, the interior is in amazing condition. It still looks purposeful, sitting on those teeny-tiny slot mag style wheels,...

Missing The Point Has Never Been More Awesome: A Nitrous-Snorting Cobra Runs The Strip!

Carroll Shelby made a name for himself as a race car driver, but by 1959 he had been forced to retire from wheelman duties due to his heart health. Normally, he had nitroglycerin pills to take care...

Rough Start: Mellow Out With A 1977 Ford Thunderbird

Meet the most successful form of the Ford Thunderbird line. Not the two-seaters that we dig. Not the radical “Bullet Birds”, or the NASCAR racers of the 1980s and 1990s. And certainly not...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Blending The Old And The New Together

You couldn’t have two more polar opposites if you tried. Out in the show car fields sat one of my dream cars and a BangShift feature car, Jason McDaniel’s 1969 Shelby GT500. Curving...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Welcome To The Blue Oval’s Burndown!

LS Fest came and went. MoParty had it’s first showing. That means that it’s time for Mustangs, for Cobras, for Broncos, and every other thing that wears the legacy of Henry Ford on...

Minted: This 1972 Ford Maverick Has Less Than 40K On The Clock!

The first time I know I was consciously aware of the cars in my neighborhood, I figured out pretty fast that just about everybody owned a Ford Maverick or it’s Mercury Comet twin. I was a...

BangShift Project Files: Take A 4.6L Ford Mustang And Add A Zero…

The good news about 1990s era Ford Mustangs? They’re dirt cheap and plentiful. You can pick up a running, driving example for a few grand and move right along, you can pick up good rollers for...

Classic YouTube: This 1970 Mercury Cougar Is Providing Services To The Community!

You might not believe us, but the owner of this 1970 Mercury Cougar is providing many different public services with his actions in this video. Oh, sure, on the surface it appears that all that...

Ask And Ye Shall Receive: The Ford Bronco Can Now Get A 7-Speed With The Sasquatch Off-Road Package

It was one of the most disappointing facets of an otherwise amazing product launch: the seven-speed manual transmission would not be available on the Sasquatch off-road package of the new Ford...

Rough Start: 1996 Ford Probe – Funny Name, Serious Business

When Ford decided that the rear-drive Fox chassis Mustang would get a stay of execution in the later 1980s, the car that had been tapped to replace it, a front-driver sport coupe developed with...

Random Car Review: The Ford Cortina Savage – When The V6 Is A Step Forward!

Ford special models always have an interesting name, if nothing else. Mach 1, King Cobra, Lightning. Even if the car is a pooch, the name will conjure up the image of badass, nasty power. Well, add...

We Never Expected To See A 1990s Ford Thunderbird Drifting, But This Rules!

Yes, I’m on a MN-12 kick this week, and for good reason: nobody builds these things, it seems, and they go for pennies on the dollar when they sell. The Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln Mark VIII and...