You’re on Ford Social, so we are pretty sure that you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Ford loyalist. Show it to the world with one of the six new Ford Classic badges we have available, or the dozens of other badges we’ve created. You can download one (or more!) for free and use it in your email signature, as an icon on Facebook, print it out and stick it on your front door—anything really. Join one of nearly a half-million people who have already grabbed a badge that best represents their connection to Ford.
In addition to grabbing a new Classic Badge, we want you to tell us which of the following classic Ford vehicles is your favorite! Cast your vote and then share it with your friends to keep the debate going!
Here’s a little back story on the six new Classic Badges that were recently introduced, starting with Henry Ford’s famous #999 race car.
In 1902, Henry Ford built his first race car and broke the land speed record at 91.4 mph on Lake St. Clair in 1904. This car predates the establishment of Ford Motor Company, and is widely believed to have given Ford the notoriety and funding to create the company we all love.
The Model T gave the world an affordable automobile at a time when other cars were merely expensive luxury items, and most people still used horses for transportation. Fifteen million Model T vehicles were sold, and with it Ford created the modern assembly line concept that revolutionized mass manufacturing around the world.
The Ford F-150 has been the top-selling American vehicle for 30 years, and it has roots that started with the F-1 in 1948. With 148 horsepower, it was one of the biggest and most modern trucks of its time.
Still considered by enthusiasts as one of the most beautiful cars ever built, the original Thunderbird was a two-seater personal luxury car that created a market niche for itself.
When the Mustang was debuted at the New York World’s Fair in April 1964, demand went through the roof for the sexy new compact car, creating the “pony car” segment. Its first-year sales numbers were an enormous 417,000, with people lining up at dealership doors as soon as they saw it on the cover of both Time and Newsweek magazines.
All of today’s Ford SUVs can draw their lineage to the original Bronco. This was the first Ford mid-size SUV that was unlike any other Ford vehicle of its time. It has been a favorite among off-road enthusiasts since it was introduced.