Pair of Classic Ford Trucks Lead ‘The Drive Home’

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Ford F-100 and Ranchero cover 2,700 miles across America before their Detroit homecoming.

For the past four years, America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) have teamed up to offer a very cool event called The Drive Home. This concept of which is pretty simple – it’s a cross-country rally made up of classic vehicles. This year, the journey began in Houston, Texas, and finished up in (of course) Detroit. It’s a fitting way to celebrate America’s auto legacy ahead of its most iconic show. And perhaps even more fitting was the fact that two classic Ford trucks led the way this year.

Ford Performance was on hand to document the event and those two Ford trucks. One of which was a rather sharp red and white 1965 Ford F-100. It was joined by a 1957 Ranchero Custom on what wound up being a 10-day rally across the middle of the U.S. And as truck crazy as we Americans have become over the years, it seemed only fitting that pickups made up 100% of this group.

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The classic crew wound up covering 2,700 trouble-free miles, paying proper homage to our favorite workhorses. Along the way, they made a total of 11 stops for meet and greets in various cities. Local classic car clubs and enthusiasts were also welcome to join the pickups for any part of the trip. This epic road trip ended at a Troy, Michigan Cars and Coffee event before the group departed for a Woodward cruise.

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We certainly can’t think of a better way to celebrate both our love of trucks and the durability of an old Ford. And we’re also looking forward to seeing what classic pickups partake in next year’s Drive Home!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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