“It’s the most modern, most complete line of pickup trucks ever offered!” So says this old ad for the 1958 Ford Styleside Pickup and the sleek, new Ford Ranchero, “America’s first work or play truck.”
Not many of the videos that we feature here on Ford Trucks include fine art, but this classic video is an F-150 commercial that begins with the icon image of Whistler’s Mother.
This week’s Throwback video takes us back to 1975 for a new Ford truck commercial that is designed to show off the high tech suspension of the F Series. To do so, they set up a display with a bunch of man-made bumps on the test surface, a bunch of balloons attached to a wall along the test surface and a pair of flame throwers attached to the 1975 Ford truck.
My buddy had a 1979 F-150 back in high school but it didn’t look anything like this wild and crazy white beast at this year’s SEMA show. For starters, the engine wasn’t chromed out, but it did fit inside the engine bay.
77&79F250 is a retired Army helicopter crew chief and door-gunner now spends much of his time working on the many trucks he has in his garage and four-wheeling when he can. He has been a member of the site since 2007 and considers himself a “workaholic” — and with six rigs in his garage, that [...] More »