Rockets and radio control cars: goofing off at Ford in the Fifties – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings


Employers! Worried that your employees newly assigned to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic are just goofing off, being lazy, and shooting productivity down the hole? Well, hey, lemme tell ya about Ford Motor Company in the Fifties, where it seemed like shenanigans—undertaken in the office—were the order of the day.

Or, at least, that’s the impression we get from a couple of stories related to Jim and Cheryl Farrell for their book Ford Design Department Concepts and Showcars, 1932-1961. One of the stores, concerning the 1954 LaTosca, we’ve alluded to in our previous look at the futuristic Fords that Alex Tremulis had a hand in creating while with the company.


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Categories: 1950's, Bob Maguire, Daniel Strohl, Elwood Engel,, Ford, Hemmings, John Najjar

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