Ford fans aren’t exactly rabid, but they are steadfast and loyal…in the States, anyways. In Australia, where it seems to be a two-party system with some randoms for good measure, Ford is one of the bastions. Falcons weren’t just the primary model, they were an institution up until the day Ford packed up the manufacturing side of the house a few years ago. From the early models that were simply knock-down kits sent from Dearborn to the locally-produced monsters that collectors lose their collective minds over, Aussie Fords are some of the neatest machines out there. I say that as the idiot who kept drooling on a pilot’s 1975 Fairmont every day he drove it to work when I was in Fort Hood.
Kyle is on yet another one of his trips to Australia and this time around decided to pop in at the Ford Farm Museum in Midland, Western Australia for a nose-around of some of the tastiest bits of Blue Oval iron that Paul Pernechele has grouped together into one spot. Pick your poison…XA, XB, EB, FG, or maybe the blown shoebox coupe in the back is more your style. You could even check out a Lincoln Mark IV or a few other expats that are occupying floor space or even a few non-Ford units, like John Zappia’s Holden HQ monster that claimed speed record after speed record on quarter-miles down there.
Is it any wonder why I want to spend a month touring Australia?