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Ford Product Development Center Event
« on: October 03, 2020, 10:00:53 AM »
This past Thursday I took part at a special event at the Ford Product Development Center. THe center is being torn down to make way for a new complex. On display were cars from model year 1955 through 2021, that were all designed there. Jim Farley , new CEO of Ford, talked to each and every car owner. Ford also interviewed each car owner to create a video log of the event for the Ford archives. Was really cool to be part of history! Here is a link from a local TV station about the event. https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2020/10/01/gathering-of-iconic-ford-cars-is-last-hurrah-for-dearborn-product-development-center/  [size=78%]      [/size]
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Re: Ford Product Development Center Event
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 12:39:54 PM »
That is AWESOME!!! I caught the back end of your wagon (blue arrow) but also in the same frame the second generation Turbo Coupe (red arrow) right down to being red like mine. The T/C became the donor car for my (turbo) Pinto wagon.

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Re: Ford Product Development Center Event
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 06:57:13 PM »
Here is an article done by Hagerty. A great pic of my Pinto and me in the courtyard with PDC Showroom in the background. https://www.hagerty.com/media/events/ford-closes-a-historic-chapter-with-one-last-car-show/

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Re: Ford Product Development Center Event
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 11:39:02 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Dave.


Sad to lose such an iconic Ford location, but I suppose progress marches on.  Actually, it's rather amazing that it survived this long! 


Great picture of your gorgeous Pinto too!


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Re: Ford Product Development Center Event
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 12:17:44 PM »
A great piece of history to have been a part of. Now your car is worth $10,000 more because of pedigree.