Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Search Results for: ford

March 10, 1983 – Ford Bronco II goes on sale

The Ford Bronco II, the younger and smaller sibling of the full size SUV by the same name, went on sale on this day in 1983. Debuting 17 years after the original Bronco hit showrooms, the baby Bronco became an instant success. The small SUV, which shared a platform with with the new Ford Ranger, […]

February 19, 1954 – Ford Thunderbird concept is completed

Ford Motor Company knew it needed a response, and fast, when Chevrolet rolled out the Corvette prototype in January 1953. Ford unveiled a plan to launch what would become the Thunderbird the very next month. From idea to rolling reality in just one year, the Ford Thunderbird prototype received its finishing touches on this day […]

February 17, 1972 – VW Beetle outsells Ford Model T

Introduced in 1908, the Ford Model T would set the record for the highest produced automotive model by the time production ended in 1927. Some 15,007,033 left the factory over those years. It’d be 45 years before another car matched, and then surpassed, that number. On this day in 1972 Volkswagen beat that record when […]

February 13, 2009 – Final generation of the Ford Taurus SHO debuts

The Ford Taurus SHO (Super High Output) is a high-performance version of the Ford Taurus that first hit the market for 1989. Ford developed the SHO in response to the growing demand for luxury sport sedans in the late 1980s, such as the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. While it didn’t exactly hit the mark […]

February 6, 1968 – Bunkie Knudsen becomes President of Ford

Auto industry titan Semon Knudsen was born in 1912 to William Knudsen, who himself would later become president of General Motors (1937-1940). His father gave him the nickname Bunkie, referring to the WWI term for bunk mate. The pair had a special bond, and the elder Knudsen knew how to play into his son’s interests. […]

January 31, 2000 – The first Ford Explorer Sport Trac is built

The Ford Explorer Sport Trac, first built on this day in 2000, was a game-changer in the automotive industry. In reality, this vehicle should be the definition of a crossover, as it was the among first pickup trucks to be based on a sport utility vehicle. The unique blend of a mid-size pickup truck the […]

January 16, 1948 – Ford F-Series trucks go on sale

Up until 1948, Ford’s cars and trucks had shared the same platform and styling queues. That all changed when Ford launched the Ford F-Series trucks, which went on sale on this day in 1948. Badged F-1 through F-8 in order of ascending capabilities, the new trucks proved to be extremely popular. Starting with the 1/2 […]

December 30, 1940 – C. Harold Wills, Ford Model T designer, passes away

Despite many claims to fame, most vehicles are not designed by one particular person. It takes a team to bring such ambitious visions to life. In the case of the Ford Model T, a pack of inventive minds came together to build the car that would put the world on wheels. Among them, Henry Ford, […]

December 11, 1978 – Mafia men use Ford Econoline to steal $5.8m in heist

At about 3 a.m. on this day in 1978, six men began what would become the largest heist in US history to date. Though the group expected a haul of about $2 million, the 64 minute Lufthansa heist at JKF International Airport levied a score of nearly $6 million in cash and jewels. The mobsters […]

If you learned something today,

please buy me a beer!