Do you love the timeless feeling of classic automobiles and trucks? What if you could go to an event that was specifically an “Old Ford Truck Show?” I know I would go, with my camera in hand.
Walking through and seeing all of the high polished colors and sleek designs is something that draws most people in. And for me, I also like to see the owners of the vehicles. It’s funny sometimes to see how much they match their “ride.”
Here is a little virtual Old Ford Truck show, that you don’t have to leave your house to go to and you can shop without having to build a new garage.
I thought I would start with a BAM! Because who knew food trucks were around in 1919? And it was a Ford.
And what goes better with a food truck then an ice cold Coca Cola? I had no idea that their delivery trucks were Ford. This old Ford truck is from 1935.
These Old Ford Trucks that were at one time new, also served our country. This is Priscilla Taylor, next to a 1943 Ford truck. She was an African American truck driver serving in the Women’s Army Corps
Why am I drawn to Old Ford Trucks? I am not a man and I wasn’t alive when these trucks were new on the road.
Well, my daddy’s first truck was a 1951 Ford International. When he saw one, that was just like his, I went back to take photograph’s so that he could enjoy reminiscing that experience daily with them framed on his office wall.
In writing this post and searching for old Ford trucks, I had the wonderful discovery of this black and white documentary photographer, William Gedney. I cannot believe as a photographer, I did not know his work before. But doesn’t this vintage photograph, “Boy in driver’s seat of truck,” really give a complete picture of life as a country boy behind the wheel of one of these brutes in the 60’s?
Did you or do you own an Old Ford Truck? I would love to hear about your love affair with this classic object in American history.