FTE member 77_f250_custom stumbled across this 1978 Ford F-100 Ranger that had lived its life in New Mexico before being brought up into his home state of South Dakota two years ago, where it was simply left to sit and rot. He paid $1000 for the rig and then had it delivered to his apartment.
The 1980s were a crazy time in America and this 1987 Ford Ranger commercial is a reminder of what was normal back then.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast video features a battle between a pair of very different Ford trucks – one being a Ranger and the other being a Super Duty – both of which are powered by monster PowerStroke diesel engines.
This week’s Truckin’ Fast video features a Ford Ranger in action on the quarter mile against a supercharged Pontiac Grand Prix. Now, in a race between most Ranger pickups and a supercharged Grand Prix, the result would be a beating for the compact Ford pickup – but this is not most Rangers.
I will lament to my very last breath on “why hasn’t Ford brought the Ranger back to the U.S. market yet.”