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Category Archives: Ford Motor Company

1970-1974 Mercury Capri: Ford’s Other Pony Car


Small cars were once considered penalty boxes because they were crude, rough riding and saddled with wheezy little engines. As the ‘70s begun, the Big Three had begun to offer … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

1994-2002 Ford Laser Lynx: One Big Family Tree


I have always had a soft spot for small three door hatchbacks, maybe because as a kid I imagined that some Chevette, Civic or Escort would be my first car … Continue reading

June 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

1970-1977 Ford Maverick: Will the Real Pony Car Please Stand Up?


Car marketing has long been an interest of mine, especially interesting was how the Big Three responded to early import competition during the 1970s. For American brands like Ford, it … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

1971 to 1974 De Tomaso Pantera – America’s First Real Supercar


Anger can be a powerful motivating force. It’s what fueled Henry Ford II’s drive to develop the GT40. As Ford’s first supercar, it went on to several victories over Ferrari … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

2017 Lincoln MKZ: Ditching a Legacy?


Quick, think of three luxury car brands. Was Lincoln one of them?  It’s true the Lincoln brand has lost some of it’s significance to those who grew up with Lexus … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

1976 Esprit vs 2016 Focus: A Comparison?


It’s easy to take the advancements in the world of automotive engineering for granted. In just the last few years tremendous advances have made cars faster, more efficient and safer … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

2017 Lincoln Continental: The Flagship Returns


The Ford Motor Company has teased a new Continental a few times since the last ones were sold back in 2002. In the 15 or so years since that last … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

1989-2000 Aston Martin Virage: A Bridge to the Future


Aston Martins get plenty of love today thanks in part to a certain fictional British secret agent. James Bond has been depicted as driving many Aston Martins old and new, … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

1994-1998 Ford Probe: The Almost Was Pony Car


Where have all the moderately price sporty coupes gone? The few affordable ones like the Scion Tc or Hyundai Elantra Sport are uninspiring. While the FRS/BRZ are exciting, they are priced in … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

1982-1988 Ford EXP: Ford’s Bold Paper Tiger?


There was a time when small coupes were all the rage in America. My high school years will filled with Fieros, MR2s and Pulsars. These cars came about in part … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment