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Ford

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Ford
Vehicle Manufacturer

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A manufacturer of cars and trucks founded on 16 June 1903. On 23 July 1903 Ford made its first car sale, a Model A, to Dr. Ernest Pfenning of Chicago for $850.

Ford is currently the flagship brand of the Ford Motor Company, which has over the years aqcuired or created other brands. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, United States.

Vehicle names used by Ford throughout its history include:  021C, Aerostar, Anglia, Aspire, B700, B800, Bronco, C-600, C-Max, Consul, Contour, Cougar II, Country Sedan, Country Squire, Courier, Crestline, Crown Victoria, Custom, Custom 300, Custom Deluxe, Customline, Deluxe, E-150, E-250, E-350, Econoline, EcoSport, Ecostar, Edge, Eifel, Elite, Escape, Escort, Everest, Evos, Excursion, EXP, Expedition, Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac, F-1, F-53, F-100, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650, F-750, Fairlane, Fairmont, Falcon, Festiva, Fiesta, Figo, Five Hundred, Flex, Focus, FR500C, FR500GT, Freestar, Freestyle, Fusion, Galaxie, Galaxy, Gangster Grin, GPW, GR-1, Gran Torino, Granada, GT, GT40, GT90, Interceptor, Ka, Kuga, LTL9000, LTD, LTD Crown Victoria, Maverick, Megastar, Megastar II, Model 18, Model A, Model B, Model BB, Model T, Mondeo, Mustang, P100, Pinto, Predicta, Probe, Ranchero, Ranger ,Reflex, S-MAX, Super Deluxe, T-5, Taurus, Tempo, Think City, Thunderbird, Thunderbolt, Torino, Tourneo Connect, Tourneo Courier, Tourneo Custom, Transit, Transit Connect, Verve, and Windstar.

The group of trucks with names that begin with F- and end with a number are collectively referred to as the F-Series.  The group of vans with names that begin with E- and end with a number are collectively referred to as the E-Series.

Ford dealerships include:
Bill Utter Ford (Denton, Texas)
Bull Valley Ford (Woodstock, Illinois)
Buss Ford (McHenry, Illinois)
Don Aadsen Ford
Don McClain Ford
Fowlerville Ford
Frontier Ford
Gotham Ford (New York, New York)
Hanna Motors (Barrie, Ontario, Canada)
Kobe Auto Company - Ludington, Michigan
Montavon Motors (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)
Massucci Geneva Ford
Pierce Motor Company (Spartanburg, South Carolina)
Portsmouth Ford (New Hampshire)
Tasca Ford
Tom Peck Ford (Huntley, Illinois)
Woodfield Ford (Schaumburg, Illinois)
Yadkin Valley Motor Company (North Wilkesboro, North Carolina).
Zimmerman Ford (St. Charles, Illinois).

Modification shops specializing in Ford vehicles include:  C&C Ford, Massive Speed, and (with the exception of the 1980's) Shelby American.

A Ford truck was mentioned in The Eagles' song Take it Easy in the line, "It's a girl, my lord, in a flat bed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me."

A Ford-chassis ambulance appears on the cover of the 2016 book Not Unto Death by Robin D. Holstein.

Advertising slogans include:
Built Ford Tough
Have You Driven a Ford...Lately?

Any Ford model can be considered for a Title Max loan. Any type of car, truck, or motorcycle title can be used as collateral for loans from lending companies like Title Max.

Reference Desk

The Crittenden Automotive Library's "Reference Desk" is a collection of materials that cannot be shared due to copyright restrictions. Information from these resources, however, can be shared. Go to the Reference Desk page for more information.

TypeTitle
1982 Book1982 Car Shop Manual Volume A (Body/Chassis/Electrical for Lincoln Town Car/Continental Mark VI, Ford/Mercury) by Ford Motor Company
1982 Book1982 Car Shop Manual Volume G (Engine/Emissions Diagnosis for All Car Models and Truck Series) by Ford Motor Company


Video

The following video list is of those regarding or from the Ford marque, brand, or division, where multiple Fords are featured, or where a Ford cannot be classified as a particular model.  Videos about Ford as a corporate entity are listed on the Ford Motor Company Topic Page, and videos about specific models can be found on each model's Topic Page.

Duration:  2:45
1932 advertisement by L.C. Firestine, Ford dealer, for showing in Fox West Coast Theatres
Play L.C. Firestine Ford advertisement in Windows Media format - 7.4MB
1934 Ford Model Car on Turntable
Video ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Classic Plastic
Download video of 1934 Ford Model Car in Windows Media format - 6.0MB
Ford Good Drivers' League
Duration:  11:10
A silent film from 1941
Duration:  11:31
This film is available courtesy of the FedFlix.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal License (Public Domain Dedication).
Download Ford Good Drivers' League at The Internet Archive
Two Ford Freedom
Duration: 1:38
An advertisement film selling families second Ford cars so that housewives can leave the home while their husbands are at work.  This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives.
Download Two Ford Freedom at The Internet Archive
"A Wonderful New World of Fords"
Duration: 3:00
An advertisement film showing the new 1960 Galaxie, Thunderbird, and Falcon.  This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives.
Download "A Wonderful New World of Fords" at The Internet Archive


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
3 October 1966NHTSA Recall 66V004002 1967 Ford, 1967 Mercury
Seat Belts:Front:Anchorage
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
6 October 1966NHTSA Recall 66V004007 1967 Ford, 1967 Ford Falcon
Suspension:Front:Wheel Bearing
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
18 October 1966NHTSA Recall 66V012000 1967 Ford, 1967 Mercury
Vehicle Speed Control
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
22 February 1967NHTSA Recall 67V018000 1967 Ford, 1967 Mercury
Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist:Vacuum
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page


Photographs

The following section includes pictures of Ford vehicles that I could not classify under one particular model.  If you have more information that would help me better categorize these pictures, please e-mail admin@carsandracingstuff.com.

Subsections
Ford Trucks
Ford 1920's Hot Rods
Ford 1930's Hot Rods
Ford 1940's Hot Rods
Ford Hot Rod Trucks


Miller Bros. Ford Advertisement Miller Bros. - The Washington Herald - 8 October 1913
View Miller Bros. Ford Advertisement - 359KB
1922 Ford Sedan Advertisement Sedan - Washington Times-Herald - 24 October 1922
View 1922 Ford Sedan Advertisement - 1.9MB
1936 Ford Model 1936
Original AMT 1:43 scale kit, unrestored
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
C.A.R.S. in Miniature January 2011 After Christmas Banquet
January 8, 2011
View photo of 1936 Ford Model - 2,594KB
Classic Ford Car Photo ©2011 Rich Daswick
View photo of Classic Ford Car - 146KB
Classic Ford Car Engine Photo ©2011 Rich Daswick
View photo of Classic Ford Car Engine - 4,113KB
Ford Factory Stock Model Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Classic Plastic
View photo of Ford Factory Stock Model - 185KB
1934 Ford 1934
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Pizza House Cruise Night:  May 16, 2012
View photo of 1934 Ford - 3.0MB
1934 Ford 1934
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Pizza House Cruise Night:  May 16, 2012
View photo of 1934 Ford - 2.6MB
1934 Ford 1934
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Pizza House Cruise Night:  May 16, 2012
View photo of 1934 Ford - 2.4MB
1934 Ford 1934
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Pizza House Cruise Night:  May 16, 2012
View photo of 1934 Ford - 2.6MB
The Antique Auto Locator: March 1970 1936 Ford Convertible Sedan
The Antique Auto Locator: March 1970

View The Antique Auto Locator: March 1970 Front Cover - 10.6MB
1937 Ford Tudor 1937 Tudor
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
2009 Pop's Productions Father's Day Car Show and Swap
View photo of 1937 Ford Tudor - 4,700KB
1938 Ford 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck 1938 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
3rd Annual Grass Lake PTO "Cars for Kids" Classic & Hot Rod Show
View photo of 1938 1/2 Ton Pickup Truck - 3,776KB
1940 Ford Model Car 1940
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1940 Ford Model Car, 2,717KB
1940 Ford Model Car 1940
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1940 Ford Model Car, 3,297KB
1940 Ford Model Car 1940
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
January 2010 Banquet of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
View photo of 1940 Ford Model Car, 3,117KB
1940 Ford Dirt Track Racer Model 1940 Dirt Track Racer
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
2011 Attack of the Plastic
View photo of 1940 Ford Dirt Track Racer Model - 1,940KB
1940 Ford Dirt Track Racer Model 1940 Dirt Track Racer
Photo ©2011 Bill Crittenden
2011 Attack of the Plastic
View photo of 1940 Ford Dirt Track Racer Model - 1,649KB
1941 Ford Frisco Motor Rail Car Model 1941 Frisco Motor Rail Car
Replica of Frisco car #2900 - assigned to the River Division and used for rail inspections
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
View photo of 1941 Ford Frisco Motor Rail Car Model - 2.1MB
1949 Ford Gasser Model 1949 Gasser
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Classic Plastic
View photo of 1949 Ford Gasser Model - 2.1MB
1949 Ford Gasser Model 1949 Gasser
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Classic Plastic
View photo of 1949 Ford Gasser Model - 2.2MB
1949 Ford Gasser Model 1949 Gasser
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Classic Plastic
View photo of 1949 Ford Gasser Model - 2.1MB
Custom 50's Ford Custom
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of Custom 50's Ford - 3.3MB
Custom 50's Ford Custom
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of Custom 50's Ford - 3.2MB
Custom 50's Ford Custom
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of Custom 50's Ford - 2.4MB
Custom 50's Ford Custom
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
View photo of Custom 50's Ford - 2.6MB
Pierce Motor Company 1954 Ad 3 March 1954 - The Spartanburg Herald
View Pierce Motor Company Ad - 1.8MB
1957 Ford Ed Roth-style 1957 Ed Roth-style
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
2012 Attack of the Plastic
View photo of 1957 Ford Ed Roth-style Model - 4.1MB
1958 Ford Select-O-Speed Tractor 1958 Select-O-Speed Tractor
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
for $6,750 at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
View photo of 1958 Ford Select-O-Speed Tractor - 3.9MB
1958 Ford Select-O-Speed Tractor 1958 Select-O-Speed Tractor
Photo ©2012 Bill Crittenden
for $6,750 at the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction
View photo of 1958 Ford Select-O-Speed Tractor - 3.3MB
Ford Gold Truck Award - 1966 Northcott Motors Ford Gold Truck Award - 1966
Northcott Motors

Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
View photo of 1966 Ford Gold Truck Award (1966 Northcott Motors), 2,525KB
3 Fords 3 Fords
Photo ©2007 Bill Crittenden
Buss Ford Car Show
View photo of 3 Fords, 4,498KB
Ford Wisconsin State Patrol Car Wisconsin State Patrol
Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
Attack of the Plastic Model Car Contest
View photo of Ford Wisconsin State Patrol Car - 3,263KB
Rusted Ford Photo courtesy of Image*After
View photo of rusted Ford - 368KB
Ford Direct Order Entry System Direct Order Entry System
Ford Public Relations Photo
A system for ordering urgently needed replacement parts is in operation at more than 2,000 Ford dealerships throughout the country - and the program still is expanding.  Ford Parts and Service Division's Direct Order Entry System (DOES) features a "talking" computer terminal about the size of a portable typewriter.  Dealership personnel can enter orders directly into the division's Real-Time computer network, and get an on-the-spot verbal response about parts availability so that customer repairs can be scheduled more quickly and accurately.
September 18, 1978
View photo of Ford Direct Order Entry System - 2.7MB
1979 Fords 1979
Ford Public Relations Photo
SPECIAL VALUES - Ford dealers are offering Special Value option packages with discounts ranging from $220 to $238 off suggested retail prices on specially equipped 1979-model Granadas, Fairmonts and Fairmont Futuras.  Discounts of up to $350 are also available on specially equipped F-Series Explorer light trucks.  The 1979 Special Value cars shown from left to right are the Ford Fairmont, Granada, and Fairmont Futura.
View photo of 1979 Fords - 2.1MB
Custom 1994 Ford Truck Custom 1994 Truck
for $32,500
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Custom 1994 Ford Truck - 4.2MB
Custom 1994 Ford Truck Custom 1994 Truck
for $32,500
2013 Mecum Chicago Auction
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
View photo of Custom 1994 Ford Truck - 4.2MB
Ford Drivers Education Cars Drivers' Education Vehicles
Photo ©2010 Bill Crittenden
May 22, 2010
View photo of Ford Drivers Education Cars - 4,241KB
High Performance Fords Mustang GT500 and GT
Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
2008 Lakemoor Dollars For Scholars Car Show
September 7, 2008
View photo of High Performance Fords - 4,498KB
MyFord Touch MyFord Touch
2013 Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show photo
Safe Driving Technologies Shine at 2013 Chicago Auto Show
View photo of MyFord Touch - 1.7MB


Merchandise

The following collectibles of Ford cars and trucks are those where no specific model name was given or discernable.  All other recalls are listed in their particular model's Topic Page.

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - Monogram PC64-1981930 Ford Phaeton Customizing Kit
Model Kit AMT 8214'34 Ford 5-Window Coupe1:25 scale
Model Kit AMT T-134'34 Ford Pickup3 in 1 Customizing Kit (Stock, Custom, Service)
Model Kit AMT 6107Dick Tracy1936 Ford 5-window Coupe 1:25 scale
Model Kit Revell-Monogram 85-7627'37 Ford Pickup1:25 scale Checkers Market
Model Kit AMT T253'40 Ford Sedan DeliveryStock or Street Rod
Die Cast - Johnny Lightning 155-00Reading Railroad Ford TruckMonopoly, small scale White 1940 Ford
Model Kit - AMT 30052'41 Ford Woody1:25 scale
Model Kit - AMT AMT-601'49 Ford1:25 scale
Die Cast - Matchbox J2388-08141956 Ford Pick-UpMBX Metal, 1:56 scale, Metallic Light Blue
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 4641-0610Ford Stake Bed TruckSmall scale, Red & Yellow w/"Rapid Delivery"


Article Index

The following article list is of those regarding or from the Ford marque, brand, or division.  Articles about Ford as a corporate entity are listed on the Ford Motor Company Topic Page, which has a much more extensive index.

DateArticleAuthor/Source
25 December 1922Heard and Seen: THE FORD WITH CADILLAC GLANDSBill Price, Washington Times
4 March 1954Ford Offering 14 Styles And 2 New Engines The Spartanburg Herald
December 1970FORD FORMING MOTORSPORTS ASSOCIATIONFlorida Automotive Journal
1979MEGASTAR II Ford Division
25 August 2002LOAD HOG INDUSTRIES PARTNERS WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY IN VALUE PARTICIPATION AGREEMENTLoad Hog Industries
12 June 2003Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Automaking Nancy Beardsley, VOA News
24 October 2005The Benefits of New Ford Truck Seat CoversCharles & Susan Truett
4 January 2006Ford Exhaust Systems for Better Car Performancepremiumcarparts.com
23 May 2006Ford Fiesta and Fusion's Sales Continue To RiseJay Stevens
20 June 2006Ford In Europe Get High Sales For Small CarsChuck Smith
19 July 2006Ford UK Invests £1 BillionJay Stevens
20 July 2006New Ford Vehicles For 2007 Says FieldsJason Moore
27 July 2006Ford On The Move Towards Bringing Up Pickup Truck SalesJason Moore
1 August 2006Ford Galaxy, S-MAX: Mounted With Visteon TechnologiesChuck Smith
8 August 2006Bold Moves - Ford's Urban Marketing CampaignJay Stevens
9 August 2006Ford ‘Drive On Us' Campaign EndsChuck Smith
11 August 2006Ford To Be Part Of Texas FootballJoe Ratzkin
2 March 2007Mazda2-Based Subcompact Coming To U.S.Anthony Fontanelle
6 March 2007Is Ford On Its Way Back To Profitability?Anthony Fontanelle
4 September 2007Ford's "Swap My Ride"Anthony Fontanelle
28 February 2008Consumer Advisory: NHTSA Warns Ford, Lincoln and Mercury Owners of Fire Hazards Involving Faulty Cruise Control Switches in Recalled Vehicles That Have Not Been RepairedNHTSA
13 June 2008Ford of Europe Sales Continue To Nurture In tough EnvironmentAnthony Fontanelle
9 September 2008CONSUMER ADVISORY: Five Million Unrepaired Fords, Lincolns and Mercurys Could Pose Serious Fire Hazard to Vehicles and DwellingsNHTSA
13 October 2009CONSUMER ADVISORY: NHTSA Warns Consumers of Fire Hazards in Additional 4.5 Million Ford VehiclesNHTSA
2 July 2010Cleveland Ford Cars and Trucks Dealers Find Success with Online Social NetworksRob Gillignham
2 July 2010Ford Dealerships in Cleveland Will Benefit with Reduced Carbon Emissions SurveyRob Gillignham
7 July 2010SYNC Continues to Provide More Services Without Fees for Cleveland Ford DriversRob Gillignham
13 July 2010Ford Accelerated Action Days: Ford Volunteers Help the Environment and the CommunityRob Gillignham
13 July 2010Ford Raises Safety Awareness Among Teen Drivers: Driving Skills For Life ProgramRob Gillignham
13 July 2010Ford's Newest Employee - Santos, the Computerized AvatarRob Gillignham
2 August 2010Ford Goes Green in EuropeRob Gillignham
21 November 2012Five Fundamental Traits To Search For In A Ford DealerLisa Jane Foreman
27 November 2012Ford's new line in ugliness Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
9 November 2012Attributes Of A Reputable Ford Dealer: Country-Based Enterprise Experts List Four

Raia Anne Martin
2 January 2013Rebuilt Ford XLT 5.4 Engines Now Sold to Truck Owners at RebuiltEngines.coRebuilt Engines Co.
6 February 2013Ford Car Dealers - Top Notch Service And Vehicles Keep Customers Coming BackLisa Jane Foreman
6 February 2013New Car Dealer Caters To The Growing Interest Of Car Enthusiasts In The 2013 Features Of FordPatrick Howard
8 February 2013Save Your Ford From Costly Repairs By Performing Regulatory MaintenanceShane Hester
5 March 2013Get Your Diesel Ford Automobiles Serviced At A Diesel Mechanic ShopShane Hester
6 March 2013Heavy Duty Ford Trucks For Commercial And Personal UseKatrina Remmington
8 March 2013See Top-Selling Ford Vehicles In The MarketLenny Dalembert
20 August 2013Performing Scheduled Maintenance Will Save Your Ford From Costly RepairsShane Hester
17 September 2013Ford Are Confident About Our European Future Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
1 November 2013A Good Deal From Ford Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
8 December 2013A Tale of Two FordsBill Crittenden
5 January 2014Ford Diesel Transmission Now Rebuilt for North American Market at Powertrain Pros CompanyPowertrainPros.com
6 January 2014Powerstroke Transmission in Used Condition Now Sold to Buyers at Preowned Transmissions Company OnlinePreownedTransmissions.com
4 August 2015Ford Auto Parts Added to Texas Supplier Database at Used Parts Company WebsiteCarPartsLocator.com
25 April 2016New at Summit Racing Equipment: PowerNation TV Engine Power Project 557 Ford CombosSummit Racing Equipment
31 May 2016Roush Brand Celebrates 40th Anniversary at World’s Largest All-Ford EventROUSH Performance
1 July 2016New at Summit Racing Equipment: Hardcore Horsepower 438 Ford Parts CombosSummit Racing Equipment




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