They seem to becoming more popular all along
In Fact a friend of mine that has a Rod and Custom shop just bought a 65 Ranchero with a chopped top and a built small block
As soon as it comes in and I get my camera working I'll post some pics
Nice car. Not many of us run the early Falcons at the drag strip, but they are light, and with shock towers removed, enough room to put in a big block. I run a 511 ci. FE engine in ours with nitrous.
Lexan windows, all aluminum engine.
152 in the 8th! Damn, that this has a nice E.T. Then. I haven’t taken my falcon down the strip and I probably won’t because it’s not setup for racing , but I love some little cars with low E.T. (Have a bug I drag race).
Before the compact Ford was a Maverick, it was a Falcon.
After the Maverick that car line was Fairmont.
I realize there is a science or some logic behind a model name. And changing that name over time just confuses things in my opinion. I get it that when something does poorly a name change is needed. Keeping with a pony theme the Pinto name was an excellent choice following Mustang. And a boat load of Pintos were sold. After the fuel tank issues the Pinto name will be forever dead to Ford. And that car line became Escort/Lynx. I just think momentum is lost when a car line has a name change. (Look at Taurus and 500)
^^^ True but the car line was called Taurus. Then changed to 500. Then changed back to Taurus.
The name changes do not go well for consistancy. Buyers will make an emotional attachment to the name. (Either positively or negatively) Changing the name breaks that emotional connection.
When the word Mustang is spoken, everyone knows what that is. There is some experience and emotional connection.
If one were to say Comet, 500 or Capri most of the adult population will think, OH, those are
Something in the sky
And a kids drink
With little to no knowledge that these were vehicle model names within the last 50 years
Those models never ran for a long enough time to get a connection. Heck, much of the adult US population knows what a Model T is! It was built for nearly 20 years and the awesome thing about THAT name - it is 95 years ago when the last one was built.
NOW THAT IS A CONNECTION!
It's a shame that in the very near future
that there will not be cars in your signature
I had to get a rental a while back and all they had was a Hydai Suv
I didn't know how to drive the darn thing
I told them get me something old
I ended up going elsewhere and got a 2006 Fusion and said that I can drive