Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Week of Three Thursdays

I came across several Ford dealer booklets today, and hereby present two scanned covers from the bunch. Here: Ford Falcon '61: "The World's Most Successful New Car" (complete with racing Snoopy). Robert Strange McNamara (1916-2009), whose heavy hand would shortly be felt in Vietnam, had his fingers on the Falcon first. Some elements of the Falcon went into the Mustang, which hit the big time in 1964. 
The Falcon helped Ford recover from the disaster that was the Edsel. Here: "1960 EDSEL: new ~ nifty ~ thrifty." Fewer than 3,000 of the 1960 model were actually rolled off the assembly line.

Farewell, 2015!

Today's Rune: Breakthrough. 


Vesper said...

The Falcon doesn't look bad at all... :-)

Yes, farewell, 2015! And Happy New Year 2016 to you and your loved ones!

Charles Gramlich said...

I remember seeing these around and thinking they were cool.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am not a car aficionado (as long as it works, I'm happy), but DANG those are stylish looking cars!

jodi said...

Erik-I loved that old Falcon. Had a friend who drove a sweet one.