Kids’ Pedal-Powered Hot Rod

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Many of us had pedal cars as children, mine was bright red, plastic, and loosely based on the design of the Porsche 356. And I’m using the term “loosely” there very literally. As kids we realized we could get the speed up to over 18 mph (!!!) by pushing it to the top of a…

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1932 Ford V8 “Pete Henderson” Roadster

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All ’32 Ford Flathead V8s are special, but this one is more special than most. Hell, some even say this is the car that launched the art of ¼-mile drag racing. In 1944 there was a guy in California with a particularly quick quarter horse (a horse that can run fast over short distances) who’d developed…

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1969 Ford Bronco Half Cab

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The Ford Bronco Half Cab was a rare version off the iconic 4×4, just 2602 were built in 1967, as the overwhelming majority of buyers opted for the slightly more practical wagon body style. Officially called the Bronco Sport Utility Pickup, the motoring public quickly nicknamed it the “Half Cab”, and today this is the…

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1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang

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The Shelby GT500 was introduced to the press at New York’s Tavern-on-the-Green Restaurant in early 1967, it represented a departure from the previous Shelby Mustangs in that it provided more comfort and convenience than the fire breathing Shelby GT350. Describing his new Mustang, Carroll Shelby was quoted as saying “This is the first car I’m really…

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1932 Ford – Drag Racing Class AB Champion of 1954

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In some respects, “Barn Finds” have become the sunken treasure of the 21st century. Whereas treasure hunters of old used to venture out into the Caribbean sea or further afield looking for the wrecks of Spanish galleons, their modern automobile-hunting equivalent go searching through old sheds, backyards, garages, and barns. And sometimes what they find is just…

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1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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The Ford Mustang Boss 302 was largely the brainchild of two former GM employees – Larry Shinoda and Semon “Bunkie” Knudson. Knudson had been named President of Ford in 1968, he brought Shinoda over from GM to breathe life into the company’s model range – starting with the original pony car. The Story of the…

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Bullitt-Spec 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

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Steve McQueen and Bullitt There are few movie cars more famous than Steve McQueen’s Highland Green Mustang Fastback from the 1968 film Bullitt. The 10 minute chase scene though the streets of San Francisco is regarded by many as the best in cinema history – Bullitt was a box office smash hit, and the film…

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The First Ford Mustang Hardtop

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The Ford Mustang has now been in production non-stop since early 1964 – 53 consecutive model years with over 9 million units rolling off various Ford factory production lines. There aren’t many cars that can match the numbers achieved by the Mustang, or its cultural impact in the USA and around the world – including the founding of the…

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Original Ford Escort MKI Works Racer

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Few of the original Ford Escort MKI works racing cars have survived – which isn’t all that surprising when you take a look back at their extensive and oftentimes rough competition history. Most of the cars that made it to the modern day now sit in museums or private collections, so when one pops up for…

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2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

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The Ford GT was developed as a hat tip to its iconic forebear, the Ford GT40, a vehicle developed by Ford and Lola to take on Ferrari at Le Mans – which it did very successfully, winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans 4 consecutive times from 1966 to 1969. The modern Ford GT began…

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