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Category Archive: ENGINES, FORD, TRUCKS, Videos

Revival Gone Wrong: This Bronco Did Not Want To Wake Up For Anybody!

For years now I’ve followed the exploits of Kevin and his fascination with bringing abandoned, unloved vehicles to life. For the most part, every one of his rigs has ended with some kind of...

Best of 2020: 1999 Ford Mustang “Boss 351” Development Mule

For years, the knowledge of this 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra has been around. We’ve seen the video…and of course, if you haven’t, hit play on the one further down. But what eluded me...

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That Mythical Find: Extracting A Garage-Bound 1968 Mustang Convertible

If you grew up around anybody with their heads into cars, you have heard the stories. Back on the other side of so-and-so’s property is a Super Sport Chevelle that got wrecked and was put into...

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Historical Footage: Have You Ever Wondered What Would Happen If You Crashed A 1970s-era Fiesta Into A Lightpole?

The Ford Fiesta is an interesting small car. We got it in the United States for three years (1978-1980) as one of the many knee-jerk reactions to the 1970s gas crises and quickly realized that it...

Rough Start: 1987 Lincoln Continental, Also Known As The Four-Door Fox You Don’t Want To Remember

When Channing Ivey sent me the link to this…thing…I had to have a come-to-Jesus moment with myself. I had forgotten these things existed. I didn’t want to think about them to begin...

Classic YouTube: Another Candidate For The Ultimate Camper Truck – This Tractor-Tired 6×6 Ford!

There are days where the whole “bigger is better” mantra starts grating on the nerves. When you are behind the wheel of a 23-year-old Chevy Tahoe, you should not feel like you are in a...

Rough Start: This 1978 Mercury Zephyr Is The Crate The Capri Came In

Say what you will about the positives or negatives regarding the Ford Fairmont and it’s Mercury Zephyr twin. They were a great downsizing step for Ford. They ushered in a chassis that has...

Halloween Hellride: T-Bird’s Final Ride From “The Crow”

1994’s “The Crow” might have the most connections to Halloween right after “Christine”. Take your pick: the dark storyline, the death of Eric Draven and his girlfriend...

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Classic YouTube: The Car And Track Test Of The 1971 Ford Torino GT 429 Cobra Jet!

Ford didn’t win the Aero Wars that they fought with Chrysler. NASCAR shut them down before the Blue Oval Boys could fire off their next salvo in the form of the Torino King Cobra (picture: 1970...

The Lincoln Commander Cody Warned You About: Nine Seconds From A Turbo Coyote!

The Lincoln Mark VIII was a very unique car for the 1990s…it had it’s own platform that was loosely based on the MN-12 platform (Ford Thunderbird/Mercury Cougar), it was only a little bit...

If You Can’t Be Good, Make It Look Good: This Ford Falcon XW Goes For The Sky At Sydney!

Going wheels-up does nothing for your dragstrip run except impress anybody who witnesses it…and possibly helps lighten the racing package after the driver proceeds to fill their shorts. This...

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,...