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This image from our photo archive shows how Ford of Canada did April Fool’s Day in 1976. The image raises a few questions, but everything was made clear in the accompanying press release:

Ford of Canada formally denied today (April 1) that it is developing miniature versions of its cars in response to Energy Minister Alastair Gillespie’s proposal to increase taxes on automobiles weighing over 2,500 pounds. “Although we react very quickly to market demand, we don’t react that quickly,” a company spokesman said. “Moreover, our cars already have good fuel economy.” Faced with the evidence of this photograph taken near Ford of Canada’s Oakville (Ont.) head-quarters, he said “somebody must be pulling your leg.”

Now that might not sound particularly funny today, but believe us, in Canada in 1976 it was absolutely hilarious.

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1978 Ford F-150
I do love the classic trucks from the 40s through 60s, but these 70s truck are great too. 

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It may come as a surprise to learn that Ford once made aeroplanes, in fact, during the late 1920s the Ford Aircraft Division was reputedly the "largest manufacturer of commercial airplanes in the world."

Production of the Trimotor, nicknamed "The Tin Goose," started in 1925 and the it was sold around the world. Designed for the civil aviation market, a total of 199 were made with some seeing service with military units. The one pictured here was used to transport the U.S. mail.

The heyday for Ford's transport was relatively brief, lasting only until 1933, when more modern airliners began to appear. Rather than completely disappearing, the Trimotors gained an enviable reputation for durability with Ford ads in 1929 proclaiming, "No Ford plane has yet worn out in service." First being relegated to second- and third-tier airlines, the Trimotors continued to fly into the 1960s.

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Can't say enough about these cars, love every one of them!
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