Ever wonder what cars the employees of Ford have a passion for? Once a year, the product development (that’s car-industry jargon for “engineering”) team organizes a car show on the front lawn of the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn. It’s a chance for Ford employees to bring out their personal cars and display their enthusiasm for all things automotive.
This year’s Ford product development car show was July 15, 2011, and more than 400 specialty cars convened on the Ford engineering campus. Dave Glickman has been organizing the car show for 20 years. For this year, he pulled together a very special exhibit, that he says has never been done for this show, and it will probably never be done again. In addition to the successful tractor exhibit, which he started last year, the highlight of this year’s show was the Family of Fine Cars display, featuring one example of the 15 brands available at Ford and Lincoln-Mercury franchised dealers in the U.S. and Canada. These included Ford Car, Ford Truck, Fordson, Ford Tractor, Mercury Car, Merkur, Edsel, Lincoln, Continental, Shelby and DeTomaso in the U.S., and Meteor, Monarch, Mercury Truck and Frontenac in Canada.
If you have a favorite Ford, it was probably on display at this show. Some of the more vehicles that caught our eye included:
Check out the photo slide show and let us know which car from the show was your favorite by leaving a comment below.