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1973 Ford Capri Becomes Restomod After Drag Racing Career: Video – Brett Foote @FordAuthority

1973 Ford Capri Becomes Restomod After Drag Racing Career: Video – Brett Foote @FordAuthority

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Often referred to as the European cousin of the Ford Mustang, the Ford Capri has long been a popular vehicle to modify and race in a variety of motorsports across the world. But as is the case with most race cars, a lot of these old Capris are beaten down and used up after a hard life, many winding up as nothing more than a pile of spare parts. That isn’t the case with this 1973 Ford Capri owned by Jerry LaCoss, however, as he treated it to a luxurious restomod makeover after its days of drag racing were over.

LaCoss spent two years giving the 1973 Ford Capri a total makeover, inspired by a 1972 Capri he purchased many years ago when he used it as a family hauler. He’s always appreciated the model’s European styling and interesting history, so he knew exactly what he wanted to do with this one, which LaCoss purchased as a stripped-out shell from a friend.

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Classic Clip Shows Ford Bronco Production at Michigan Plant: Video – Brett Foote @FordAuthority.com

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As we get ever-so-close to the start of 2021 Ford Bronco production at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, which kicks off next month, it’s even more interesting to take a look back at the last time a Bronco rolled off the assembly line – the 1990s. And this classic clip contains 20 minutes of footage of exactly that – last-gen Ford Bronco production at the old Michigan Truck Plant, as it was formerly known.

The video is also set to a narration discussing the history of the Ford Bronco leading up to today, which is a nice touch. It then moves on to a discussion of the plant, which used to build both the full-size Bronco and the Ford F-Series pickup. Back then, nearly 2,000 employees worked at the plant. The facility originally opened way back in 1957, right on the edge of a small town – Wayne, Michigan.

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Immaculate 1941 Ford Fire Truck Makes The Ultimate Motorcycle Hauler – Brett Foote @FordAuthority

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There aren’t many cooler parade vehicles on this planet than vintage fire trucks. Everybody loves to see an old Ford fire truck cruising along at slow speeds, showing off its impressive equipment and timeless charm for kids of all ages to soak in. Perhaps with a little bit of candy, of course. But this 1941 Ford fire truck that’s up for sale at Marshall Goldman is apparently good at more than just making people smile at parades.

That’s because instead of filling the bed with a bunch of fire-fighting equipment, this vintage Ford has been transformed into the coolest motorcycle hauler we’ve come across in some time. Right now, the truck is carrying around a mock-up of a vintage Indian two-wheeler, but we’d certainly replace it with the real thing if it was our truck.

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Restored Meadowlark Yellow 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is The Cream Of The Crop – Brett Foote @FordAuthority

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Meadowlark Yellow 1969 Ford Mustang

Some early Ford Mustang variants, like the Boss 429, were produced in scant numbers and command big bucks today. The 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 most certainly isn’t one of them, as over 70,000 people checked that particular box in that particular model year.

That’s impressive for a car that was one of six performance Mustang variants in 1969, and this gorgeous Meadowlark Yellow example that was recently sold by LaFontaine Automotive is a good example of why it was so popular.

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California Special Mustang: Definitive History Of Ford’s West Coast Cruiser – Brett Foote @FordAuthority

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There have been many special edition Ford Mustangs over the years, from the Mach 1 to the Boss 302 and everything in between. One such package that doesn’t get quite as much attention, however, is the California Special Mustang. But its story is a fascinating one, and one well worth revisiting in depth.

It all started back in 1967 and 1968, when Ford dealers in California sold more new Mustangs than any other state. To commemorate this achievement, Ford decided to come up with a special model. To do this, it collaborated with Shelby to build upon the 1967 Shelby GT500 prototype called “Little Red,” which led to the creation of the 1968 Mustang GT/CS California Special.

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