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Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« on: July 09, 2012, 07:13:45 AM »
Last evening I was relaxing in my chair when the phone rang. The caller ID said "Ford Motor Company" and the number was a 313 area code. The gentleman introduced himself and asked if I still worked with Pintos. He had received my name from a lady in the archives I worked with the last time I visited Dearborn, and was looking for some specific cars for an invitation only Ford show. On July 20 Ford is holding a show in Dearborn featuring wagons. It is for retirees, vendors, etc. and is a pretty big deal, with over 400 cars in attendance, plus other simultaneous shows including swap meets, restoration seminars and the like. My car will be one of two Pinto Cruising Wagons, but they would like more wagons as that is the theme of the show. They don't have a Bobcat wagon either. I know some folks here have them and would love to get one to the show to help our presence. Anyone feel like making a trip to Dearborn? Please contact me here directly as soon as possible. I won't post the phone number online as it is the personal cell number of the man from Ford. My car is far from perfect, but he said that doesn't matter, so if you're concerned your car isn't up to snuff, don't worry about it.
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 02:35:08 PM »
is the show a one day or a whole weekend event???
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 03:50:28 PM »
Flyer, I am the other Cruising Wagon . I will get to Dearborn late Thursday night on the 19th.The show opens around 6:00am and goes through about 1:30 pm. Its just the one day.Jim Madison will also be there in his red 79 wagon.They still have room , but just for wagons.
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 05:13:02 PM »
Eric,


There is the answer to your question, one day only. But there is some other stuff going on as well, I just haven't gone through all of the stuff yet.


Flash,


Thanks for the input, where are you coming from? I'll be coming up from Dayton, Ohio.
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 06:08:05 PM »
Madison WI . Leaving about 4pm . picking up with Jim in Rockford and caravaning to Dearborn, arriving about midnight.There is a Ford / Mercury restorers show that same weekend nearby.I cant go to that beacuse of step-sons wedding in San Fran that same weekend.
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2012, 06:27:56 PM »
ok thanks for the info, the wagon i have is the one pictured, have the motor out right now getting the 79 mustang turbo motor together and in it. wish this thing was in aug. that way it would be painted too!! will keep you posted.
 
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 10:45:36 PM »
That sounds like a blast! I wish I could go!

Bring lots of $$$ in case there's rare Pinto memorabilia for sale. Have fun, guys!!! ;D
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 03:51:20 PM »
Flyer,
I am a Squire wagon going to the Dearborn show from Cleveland Heights, Oh.
I am coming the day before (Thurs.) and staying overnight at the Hyatt one mile from Ford Headquarters.
Should be a great show. (Hoping for no rain and so far the 10day forecast going out to Fri. July 20th shows no rain)
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 10:20:43 PM »
Jim Madison and I are at the Redroof Inn Dearborn. See ya EARLY tomorrow morning!
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 04:13:04 PM »
i have not been on in a while  to bad i missed this sence  i do have a bobcat wagon
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Re: Phone call from Ford Corporate - need a Bobcat wagon!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 03:51:24 PM »
i have my bobcat wagon up for sale, with all the 2.3 turbo swap stuff aswell

http://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/3185830840.html