Ford And I

By Ekow C.

It was around the year 2002, I was in town with my mother, I was just a kid then, when I saw this white Suv, parked opposite the "Woodin" store, at Market Circle in Takoradi,Ghana. The car's design arrested my attention and my interest was just fueled by the size of the car. As a car fan from childhood, curiosity set in and I was so bent on knowing the name of the car. It was a Ford, my memory isn't that vivid but I reminisce it was a Ford Expedition.

It was love at first sight, like I found my soul mate in cars,literally. Just like that I became a Ford fan, I begun looking out for all Ford nameplates, I must admit I had a hard time differentiating between the Explorer and Expedition, that accounts for my not so vivid memory back in 2002, because I thought it was an Explorer. My other favourite nameplates are the Escape, Explorer , Fusion, Focus, Mustang, F-250 and F-150, which by the way, is one of my favourite pick up trucks.Frankly, I just love Ford cars. Here's a little history lesson,the Ford Motor Company was started by Henry Ford, in 1903 with $28,000 in cash and made its first sale of a vehicle to Dr. E. Pfenning, a physician from Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Dr. Pfenning's Model A was shipped to him on July 28, 1903. Since then, Ford has gone on to produce over 300 million vehicles.Ford is also the first car manufacturer to make inflatable seat belts(seat belts with airbags). In May 8, 1996, The Expedition was revealed, it pairs seating for up to nine passengers, an 8,000 pound towing capacity, off-road capabilities, and the ability to haul a full ton of cargo with the comfort and convenience features of a luxury vehicle. Ford has sold over 2 million Expeditions in its 15 years on the market. Now that's some real tough record!

I'm a huge fan of Ford and the Expedition is my favourite, its my dream car. Well, I heard if your dreams don't scare you, then you aren't dreaming, so my dream is to buy a Ford Expedition. Actually, the first car I buy, God willing, will be a Ford. Looks like I got a thing for American cars and I'm just a Ford guy lol.