Fordlandia is a Forgotten Piece of Ford History
When you’ve been around for more than a century, like Ford has, you’re going to have your share of failures. Not everything is going to be a runaway success. A place called Fordlandia certainly wasn’t.
The Lincoln Continental came onto the market decades before the Ford Explorer, but it’s also been a dead model for a significant period of time. In that span, the Explorer has continued to sell. That means when the next Continental goes into production, it won’t be kicking the Explorer out of its Chicago Assembly Plant home.
Imagine taking a Ford Ranger, stuffing its engine bay with the new Power Stroke V8…then adding a silo’s worth of nitrous to it. It’s easy to imagine how to overpower such a small truck, but how do you do that with a semi? The answer is: Shockwave the Jet Truck.
Ford’s busy, but it still found time yesterday for its Explorer to visit the Chicago Assembly Plant which produces it.
A 12-year-old Virginia boy recently decided to take a day off from school a la Ferris Bueller. However, instead of zooming around in a vintage Ferrari, he drove his dad’s last-generation Ford F-150.