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pre48-list-digest Sunday, January 9 2000 Volume 03 : Number 002

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Re: FTE Pre48 - ADMIN: FTE 3rd Anniversary and a chance to ask Ford!



Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2000 10:47:19 -0500
From: "C. Greenlaw">
Subject: Re: FTE Pre48 - ADMIN: FTE 3rd Anniversary and a chance to ask Ford!

John Lawson wrote:

> I have a question for the F-150 Product Manager: Why must I and all other
> Ford owners be continually embarassed by Fords total failure in the Pro
> Stock truck competition? It is bad enough not to have a competitive car in
> Pro Stock, but a failure to have trucks compete is a slap in the face. For
> the first time in my life I actually own a GMC because of this disgrace. And
> when my other two trucks need replaced,

The last guy to have regular success with Ford in professional NHRA drag
racing, unless you count John Force, was Bob Glidden, and that went down the
drain with his retirement several years ago. Mountain motor IHRA Fords do
pretty darn good, as do the Ford based "pro-mods". But the mysterious thing is
why anybody would associate a pro stock dragster with current production street
vehicles, is so far beyond me as to defy belief. It's just like the "Taurus"
NASCAR racers, anybody who thinks they are getting a "race" car when they buy a
4 door ugly bucket, has a small screw loose. Race cars and trucks are built
from the ground up with exotic metal tubing, have engines that never saw a
production line, transmissions that won't down shift, well why belabor the
point, Forces' Mustang is closer to a street car than most pro stocks. One's
choice of a personal vehicle is, well, personal but basing the selection on how
well a team spending 1/2 a million every weekend does is kinda stretching it.


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