Ford Product Development Employees Show off Their Automotive Passion

By Cole Q.

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!

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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.

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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.

Check out the photo slide show above our you can view it on Flickr by clicking here . Let us know which vehicle from the show was your favorite by leaving a comment below.
LILIANA 07/21/2012
WE NEED NEW MODLES LIKE SR5
Brad B 07/21/2012
Hey Ford ! Also enjoyed the photos of the stationwagons. As one of the biggest advocates of the stationwagon I was pleased to see that the C-Max in the regional papers is referred to as the MPV wagon. I just didn't see a Mondeo/Fusion wagon there.
Brad B 07/21/2012
Hey Ford ! Great to be able to read and appreciate this article. It is quite true to be able to design for the the future, you have to grasp the present, and remember your past. With that written the name .....
Mustang comes to mind. Both past and present with our beloved Ford Mustang. But we will seize the future with the C-Max Hybrid, the new Escape, and the totally redesigned Fusion. I am proud to be a part of the Ford Family. Long live innovation, pride, family, and the ability to take a idea to new heights .... Henry is smiling down.
Ford Product Development Employees Show off Their Automotive Passion
The annual Ford product development car show draws all type of collector cars and enthusiasts
Ford Product Development Employees Show off Their Automotive Passion
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