Posts from ‘Ford’

Sep
23
1961 Ford Econoline Pickup

1961 Ford Econoline Pickup

It may appear to you that the criteria for our popular classic ad galleries are somewhat random, and you wouldn’t wrong. The model year for this particular collection of vintage magazine ads was indeed selected randomly, but the net effect was pretty cool, nonetheless.

Sep
14
2024 Ford Mustang

2024 Ford Mustang

2022 Detroit Auto Show Good news for fans of America’s most-popular pony car: Ford’s iconic Mustang returns for a seventh generation, and the words hybrid and electric are nowhere to be found. The new ‘Stang, which features updated styling, a modernized cabin, and the promise of more power, arrives for the 2024 model year.

Sep
08

Station Wagons of 1979

Functional as they were, station wagons were generally marketed as upscale. Not that low-end models weren’t available, but ads and commercials for wagons generally put a luxury spin on the situation. And, at least for a while, inextricably linked to the premium wagon experience was the woodie look.

Sep
02
Electric Pickup Ownership Costs

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Aug
23
2017 Chevrolet City Express, Three Small Vans Discontinued

2017 Chevrolet City Express

Large commercial vans are in historically high demand. It’s estimated that Amazon alone maintains a fleet of 70,000 last-mile delivery vans, and continues to add new vehicles its stock. Apparently America’s love of online shopping has been good for the makers of large delivery trucks.

Aug
18
 2022 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV

2022 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV in Rapid Red Metallic (a $495 option)

2015 Audi Q52022 Ford Escape Titanium PHEV

Class: Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 445

Fuel used: 9.2 gallons

Aug
12
NASCAR Chicago Street Race

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Aug
10
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Sunliner Convertible

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2016 issue of  Collectible Automobile magazine

Riding the competitive advantage of an all-new and attractive design, Ford was able to produce America’s best-selling 1957 automobile. The push to deliver 1.67 million copies of its expanded lineup included significant contributions from two body styles that had historically been segment-leading sellers for Ford: station wagons and convertibles.

Jul
12

Fuel Economy Champiion

Not ready to make the switch to a plug-in-hybrid or pure-electric vehicle? That’s okay with us. However, with gas prices cresting over $5.00 a gallon, you may be thinking about driving something more fuel efficient than your current set of wheels.

Jul
11
2022 Goodguys Heartland Nationals

1963 Ford Country Squire wagon

So much has changed in American culture over the past decade or so, but there’s at least one time-honored tradition that appears to be holding on just fine: the classic car show. From low-key summertime cruise nights to high-profile concours gatherings, people young and old love to get together and enjoy special-interest vehicles of all stripes. And some car shows, such as those produced by the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, get big—really big. Goodguys bills itself as “America’s Favorite Car Show,” and every year the company produces an ambitious nationwide schedule of large-scale car shows that take over fairgrounds-sized venues. The events are two- or three-day extravaganzas that typically attract 3500 to 6500 vehicles and 35,000 to 100,000 spectators per show. Put on your walking shoes!