More to Love: Great Stories from Your Ford Social Community

By Cole Q.

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. But you’ve shared with us some Ford-related love stories that are worth reading 365 days a year.

When we asked you tell us about your Ford love stories last week and earlier this week, you didn’t disappoint. We heard from people who popped the question in their Ford. We heard from people who got their dream Ford as a gift from a loved one. Many of you drove newborns home from the hospital in your Ford, and some of you received a Ford from your parents or handed down a Ford to your own children. All in all, there’s a lot of Ford love out there.

Take the case of Don M. He was about to be married, and as a wedding photographer, he couldn’t understand why people drive away from their beautiful wedding in an old car. With his bride-to-be on board, he realized it would be great to have a new Explorer – a vehicle he’d always wanted – in his wedding pictures. A few hours before the wedding rehearsal, he and his bride were signing the papers.

Although he wanted a white Explorer, they decided on red, which is what his bride wanted. They took some great photos with their brand-new Explorer the next day after their wedding. “We proudly hang that image from our wedding day with our new Explorer in our home,” he says. “I sold that sweet thing (the car, not my wife) two years ago, and replaced it with a 2010 Eddie Bauer Explorer, in white this time! I'm more in love with my wife than the day I married her, and I can say the same thing about my Explorer.”

It was also the color that made Barbara V.’s Ford stand out. It was 1967, and she had a brand-new pink Mustang, which got a lot of attention when she went cruising with her friends. “A car with two guys in it parked beside us, because they wanted to talk about the pink Mustang,” she told us. “One of the guys made plans to meet us the next night, Christmas Day, at the only place open... the bowling alley.”

They started dating and were married Dec. 7, 1968, and now they have three children and nine grandchildren. Barbara has since bought another Mustang—this one a black convertible—and two of her grandchildren also drive Mustangs. “If it hadn't been for that pink Mustang, I may not have met my husband,” she says.

Paul S. shared a bittersweet memory of rebuilding a 1972 Mustang Grande Coupe 351 Cobra Jet for his son, Joshua. The father-son team put in countless hours over three years, forging a family bond in the process. “When we started the project, Josh didn’t know the difference between a common or Phillips screw driver,” Paul says. “Working on his own car had made the thought of mechanical work much more appealing than just helping dad on his stuff.” Sadly, Joshua died two years ago, at age 17, of an autoimmune disease. “His 1972 Mustang helps his mother and me remember to focus on the love, time and many blessings we shared with our son,” Paul says.

William L. actually didn’t like his 1971 Ford Maverick at first, since it was as old as he was. “But after four years of doing everything I could to destroy the car... it just kept running. I fell in love with it,” he says. “Now I would do almost anything to get a car like that back. I really learned the hard way what true love for a car was, with the loss of my Maverick.”

D. John M. wrote in about how he popped the big question in his Taurus wagon. “After driving for about an hour I reached into my pocket and handed her the small velvet box,” he remembers. “I’ll never forget the look on her face and how big her brown eyes got when she opened the little box and saw the engagement ring as we drove down I-95 in my Ford.”

Like many others, Colleen H.’s dream car has always been the Mustang. This past September, after her husband had a 2012 convertible built for her as a gift, she “had to wipe away the tears at first sight,” she says. “I love my husband and my Mustang dearly.”
Charles Hayes 02/20/2012
i know me and my dad restore a 1965 mustang and i drove it to school and my teacher wanted it and i said no b/c it mean something to me later that day my dad sold it for 6500 dollars
Barbara McKenzie 02/20/2012
I have a 1970 Mach 1 248CJ. Needing restoring...matching numbers on almost everything (wheels, driver door, auto light Carb instead of holly). Waiting on garage to be built to start on her again. Soooo excited! I own 3 Fords! And my fav brother has our Dad's 55 Ford pick up.
Michael Reese 02/20/2012
1970 Boss 429
02/20/2012
Crown Victoria and Explorer were the best Ford creation ever
Anton Alexandrovich Koryagin 02/20/2012
I agree that Ford that not Lexus, but also its price everywhere is identical - is comprehensible to mere mortals. You want for this money - quality a premium of a class and lux a complete set ? It is possible to buy new Mer-s and to kill its suspension bracket for couple of months, and it is possible to buy - old Nissan (~2005) and to spend on it couple of years without problems.. It agree ? After all we - Russian what that nevertheless go in the image by the Lada - even at winter in the big frosts !? There are no such cars which go, but don't break! And there are no such women which don't break, but don't give! XD) All - depends on our relation, courting ..
Anton Alexandrovich Koryagin 02/20/2012
Practically - probably to do cars which will be almost eternal, but then it will be favourable to whom to make such the car (losing the income of sale of spare parts)?! Simply you have bought such car which have been collected with such calculation - that that that in it has broken - very soon after purchase. Probably it has been made specially that you have addressed soon for purchase of spare parts = have filled up cash desk of the manufacturer of spare parts to the car =)
Anton Alexandrovich Koryagin 02/20/2012
I agree that Ford that not Lexus, but also its price everywhere is identical - is comprehensible to mere mortals. You want for this money - quality a premium of a class and lux a complete set ? It is possible to buy new Mer-s and to kill its suspension bracket for couple of months, and it is possible to buy - old Nissan (~2005) and to spend on it couple of years without problems.. It agree ? After all we - Russian what that nevertheless go in the image by the Lada - even at winter in the big frosts !? There are no such cars which go, but don't break! And there are no such women which don't break, but don't give! XD))
Jessica Johnson 02/19/2012
So I posted to the wall and it has been deleted....we purchased the new 2012 Explorer XLT and drove it for two and a half weeks...took it in for service with 1500 miles due to noise while shifting..parking..etc. A few parts have been changed and now the transmission. The Service with the dealer has been top notch but what about the service from Ford Motor Company????? New vehicle has been in the shop for 18 days....we shall see if my husband remains loyal to Ford.
Jessica Johnson 02/19/2012
2011 F250 Diesel Lariat, 2011 Escape XLT, 2011 Transit Van, 2008 E250 Van, 2008 Focus, 2008 F150, 2008 E350 Box truck, 2007 F150....all purchased for our small business and have been excellent! How did I get so lucky to buy the new awesome looking Explorer for my family vehicle and it had transmission issues at 1500 miles.
Jessica Johnson 02/19/2012
2011 F350 Diesel Lariat my husband loves it.
Jessica Johnson 02/19/2012
2012 Explorer with 1500 miles....in for a new transmission
Normand Guenette 02/19/2012
Why is it that The Ford Motor Co, isn't able to design a truly LUXURY vehicle, all they've been doing is dressing and massaging an existing Ford Chassis or floor-pan ! ! !
And a Company like Hyundai can compete with Lexus BMW and Mercedes, What's wrong with the American Automobile Company???
Dawn Ford 02/18/2012
I have owned my 68 TORINO GT for many years,my youngest son will ship off to bootcamp in JUNE he has joined the U.S.MARINE CORPS just like my brothers did.I would LOVE to get it at least roadworthy for him again while he is in bootcamp.It will be his car.Anybody have patch panels etc.I could purchase cheap,I have limited funds and really appreciate his Loyalty to his country and to the family.Send info to inbox.We are located in Ohio the car is a coupe.Thank You to all you FORD lovers ..I do love them it is on my birth certificate..lol
Abhishek Powar 02/18/2012
I like Ford
Sajuuk Khar 02/17/2012
Bring the new ranger to the us
Anton Alexandrovich Koryagin 02/17/2012
!OVE IS ...D =)
Shawna Gray 02/17/2012
im looking for a good used mustang any thoughts
Michael Bernstein 02/17/2012
Love my Ford Focus. Only catches fire occasionally!
Jo Ann McNally 02/17/2012
Love my Edge was last car my husband bought me before he passed away an we took our last trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway!
Cary Duncan 02/17/2012
Love my 92 Mustang GT. Tranny rebuilt once ... The 5.0 is still strong after 306k miles with no more than routine oil changes & general maintenance. One owner - Me.
Ronald Cleveland 02/17/2012
Hey Ford! I just picked up my 8th Ford Mustang, a 2012 V-6 Convertible. Love it. Black with Gray interior (Premium Edition). Already went topless (live in Florida of course)! My 25th Ford too.
Edward W. Harmon 02/17/2012
I love my black 2012 Ford Focus hatchback!!!
Karl Engelbart 02/17/2012
Just rolled over 330k miles on my 2000 F-150. Original engine, tranny and cooling system. Looking to do that Ford Truck longevity commercial soon!!!!!!!
Mark Cargill 02/17/2012
My dad bought an 85 f250 diesel ext cab auto with 250k on the clock and after alot of cold montana starts and me beating it like a red headed step child for 5 years it ran like a top with 380k when i was forced to sell it to sadly buy parts for a chev... I would give anything to have that pickup back.
Jeffisito Smith 02/17/2012
I've got a 97 explorer that has not let me down yet, i have put 241k on her most of those with a blown timing cover, got it fixed and she is still trucking along.
Ian Spence 02/17/2012
heres one, i travelled 24hrs return trip 2 weeks ago with trailer to get 1996 diesel mondeo. braw cars, back on the chip fat for fuel...
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