Throwback: Free Wheelin’ Ford Trucks, SUVs and Vans
This week’s Throwback video takes us back to 1978, when Ford Motor Company was promoting their “Free Wheelin” trucks and vans. This Free Wheelin’ campaign talked about how the 1978 lineup of Ford vans and trucks could be fitted with items like fully paneled interiors (with swiveling chairs in the vans), unique super-70s paint jobs, unique wheels and more. We don’t know what the “more” might be, but this old school commercial offers us a great look at some of the tricked out options for the late 1970s.
During the course of the commercial, we see people in classic 1970s clothing doing all sorts of active things with their Ford trucks, SUVs and vans, including storming through the sand, getting ready for a day at the beach, hanging out in the wilderness and just generally doing 70s things in their awesomely customized 1978 Ford vehicles.
The vehicles include the F-150, the full sized Bronco, the full sized van and a station wagon that I believe is a Pinto – all of which could be had with some Free Wheelin’ options.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!