Tag: Ford

1985 Ford Truck Hauls a Chevy and Tows a Dodge Up a Hill

In 1984, Ford showed off how tough their newest F Series pickup was by driving one up a large rock pile with a half ton Chevy truck sitting in the bed. For the 1985 F Series, Ford needed a way to trump their own commercial so in addition to loading another Chevy truck into the […] More »

  Comments | By - August 7, 2014

Watch the “Apollo 13 Ford” Blast Off!

  Truck jumps are truly amazing. Ford truck jumps are much, much better. This video shows a superb, lifted Ford jumping high into the sky during the freestyle segment of the Barnyard Boggers Top Truck Challenge. The driver – Lenny – doesn’t take it easy on his so-called “Apollo 13 Ford,” and the result is […] More »

  Comments | By - August 6, 2014

Tire Smokin’: A Ford F-350 Massive Burnout & Drift!

This week’s Tire Smokin’ feature features a fairly new Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup powered by the PowerStroke diesel engine that is doing some crazy, smokey burnouts with a nice mix of black diesel soot as a bonus. It is unclear what modifications have been made to this F-350 and its 6.7L PowerStroke diesel engine, […] More »

  Comments | By - August 5, 2014

Tough Love: Ford’s Engineering Cops

While I enjoyed working at Ford, there were some challenges. Here is one episode that still has me shaking my head, and this happened 16 years ago! I was an engineering supervisor. I had 10 engineers reporting to me, all working on developing transmission calibrations (“tunes”) for a certain transmission family. About this time there […] More »

  Comments | By - August 5, 2014

More Mud: 2004 Ford F-150 Mudding on 20” Chrome Rims

Typically when you see a Ford F-150 with a set of big, shiny 20 inch wheels the first thing that you think is “I bet that guy doesn’t do anything with that truck”…and you would be right in most cases. However, this video features a 2004 F-150 fitted with a set of flashy 20 inch […] More »

  Comments | By - August 4, 2014

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