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2012 Ford Product Development Center Employee car show
« on: July 26, 2012, 10:37:02 PM »
I was invited to the 2012 Ford Product Development Employee Car Show in Dearborn MI on Friday July 20th 2012.I drove there Thursday. The show was 6:30am to 1:30pm.This years theme was wagons.I along with with fellow "Loser" Julie with her 59 Edsel wagon , were chosen to be part of the 13 car feature display.The show is in its 20th year and there were about 400 cars there.They were mostly Fords , but there was also Gm,Amc/Chrylser, and import classes.The highlight of the day for me was when a woman, with her two young sons, walked up to my car overcome with emotion, literally in tears.She was from Oahu where her mom had a Cruising Wagon.She remembers her mom piling a bunch of kids in the back and how much she loved the carpeted walls.She asked her kids to stand next to the car so she could take a pitcure . When the kids asked why, she said "when gramma sees it, she will cry too" There were four Pintos Jim's 79 wagon, a 72 trunk, 75 Squire,78 Cruising Wagon and one 78 Bobcat.
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Re: 2012 Ford Product Development Center Employee car show
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 03:00:34 PM »
Jim,


Sorry I couldn't make it. I ran into problems with the house and couldn't get out. I love your Cruising Wagon,  it's beautiful. That is what mine is headed for. I have a company getting ready to make new stripes and all that. All I need to do is put in new carpet, paint the exterior silver, and add stripes. After seeing your car, now I'm getting truly impatient!!!
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Re: 2012 Ford Product Development Center Employee car show
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 05:10:59 PM »
Sorry you could not make it, it was a Blast! here is a link to an article about the show with more pics.
 
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/23/a-look-inside-fords-pdc-employee-only-car-show/
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Re: 2012 Ford Product Development Center Employee car show
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 03:46:53 PM »
Just found this Autoweek Video about the show. My car is in it!
 
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120924/CARNEWS01/120929907
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Re: 2012 Ford Product Development Center Employee car show
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 08:53:10 PM »
So much eye candy! Mmmmm... I wished Ruby and I could've been there.

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