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Category Archive: Car Features, FORD

FoxKart: How An Ohio-Rotted 1986 Mustang Convertible Got A Second Lease On Life!

The first words that came out of my mouth once I exited the car were as straightforward as it gets: “How the hell do you have a car like this in a neighborhood that has to have the HOA from...

Go Hunting: This 1981 Mercury Cougar Keeps The Sleeper Vibe Going!

A quick question for you, readers: which was worse, the Ford LTD II-based Cougar or the square-Fox version that was built from 1980-82? If you are asking me, I’m going to go with the Fox...

Vanlife: This Power Stroke-powered Ford E-Series 4×4 Is The Base To Your Base Camp!

On one hand, I get why Chad likes funky recreational vehicles. An RV is great for sleeping on the go. It’s the perfect way to not have to pay the bill for a night at a hotel. But unless you are...

Unveiled: 2020 Ford Super Duty Tremor: Subjugate The Trail Ahead!

You see them everywhere nowadays: the heavy-duty truck that’s more than just a work machine. You can spot them easily enough: big wheels, loud exhaust, maybe a bit of a lift, aggressive tires....

Speedy Delivery: A Lexus-Powered Ford Transit Digging In Deep At Santa Pod

I first encountered the Ford Transit cargo van during my first visit to Iraq…the laundry contractors had them parked outside of their building. You’d walk up, toss them a bag full of...

No Muscle, No Matter: This 1973 Ford Mustang Ragtop Does Just Fine Without Breathing Fire

We can re-hash the same old trope about how muscle was nearly dead by 1973, or how the Ford Mustang had become an overweight draft horse form of it’s former self, or how Lee Iacocca was ranting...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would You Like The Upcoming, Hardcore Ford GT To Be?

So, let’s talk about the Ford GT for a minute. It’s been around for two years now, production is highly limited, Ford is very controlling about vehicle resales (ask John Cena and Mecum...

The Other Cousin: How Does A Car Like The 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler Get Forgotten?

Sum up Mercury in one sentence. Go ahead, give it a shot. Got it? Cool…here’s my take: “So criminally forgotten, it’s mind-boggling.” Note: I did not say how better they...

Dad’s Old Truck: A 1971 Ford F-250 That Is A Refreshing Look To The Past

One of the earliest memories I have of riding around with my dad involved his Ford F-250 that he owned. I’m 90% sure it was a 1968, if not it was certainly that bumpside body style, and it was...

Rough Start: This 1979 Ford Fairmont Is A Plug-And-Play Winner! Bring Your Own Engine!

The main idea behind the Rough Start concept is that you can find a car that is modifiable and drivable for $5000, through the eyes of someone who has been scraping nickels together for a while....

Rough Start: The Wagon Queen Family Truckster, Now In Hit-The-Bricks Red!

It’s still a surprise that the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, that slice of early 1980s automotive hell that came to fame in the film National Lampoon’s Vacation has developed the cult...

Need A History Lesson On The Ford Escort? You Actually Might!

Let’s get right to it: the cover photo car is one of the eighteen Ford Escort RS 1700T prototypes that were built with the goal of bringing the Mark III Escort into rallying, much like the...

Rough Start: Hold Yer LS-Swappin’ Horses. This 1980 Ford Fairmont Futura Deserves An EcoBoost Four Instead.

Take note of any Ford Fairmont or Mercury Zephyr with that weird, JC Whitney-looking hood bulge on it…it means that there’s a good chance the 2.3L turbocharged four-banger was shoved...

Van Go Wherever: This 1982 Ford Econoline Quadravan Beats An RV!

I don’t have a problem with a recreational vehicle per se…a mobile home-away-from-home has appeal. I would like a vehicle that has a small refrigerator, a place to sleep, and even a...