One of the most enjoyable aspects of the annual Ford product development car show is the diversity of the cars that employees and retirees bring to display. Looking for a vintage electric car? Check! Model A and T? Check! Thunderbird? Check! Military vehicle? Farm tractor? Truck? Check! Check! Check!
For over 20 years, Dave Glickman has been organizing the product development (that’s car-industry jargon for “engineering”) car show. Dave is quick to point out that there are many members of the product development team that make this show happen, and even several Ford employees outside of product development. The cars start arriving on the front lawn of the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn early in the morning and the show is over by lunch time. 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 20, 2012, and close to 400 specialty cars convened on the Ford engineering campus. This year’s theme was the venerable station wagon. This body style played a central part in family life and family vacations long before mini vans existed.
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