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FABULOUS FORDS FOREVER: The largest all-Ford car show on the West Coast!

Roger Rohrdanz March 13, 2023 All Feature Vehicles

This highly anticipated, well organized, 33rd Fabulous Fords Forever show was presented by the Ford Car Club Council and the Ford Motor Company. The Ford Car Club Council, is comprised of 46 member clubs of such diverse enthusiasts as all the SoCal Mustang Clubs,  the Lincoln Zephyr Owners’ Club, the Pinto Car Club of America, the Early Bronco Registry and the Edsel Owners’ Club.

…celebrates the many varied Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles from 1903 to current

This event celebrated 60 Years of the Edsel. Sold only in ’58 thru ’60. Edsel was the car of the future – an expectation it failed to meet.
Celebrating 90 Years of the Model A
A corral of Broncos

This event has become a long-standing tradition in the Southern California car culture.  It celebrates the many varied Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles from 1903 to the current models.  The location was the huge Knott’s Berry Farm parking lot, large enough space for these 1,800 entries, plus vendors and sponsors.

There were 58 show car classes, music, stage interviews, a great Ford display, show sponsors, celebrities and more!

Every year this event celebrates Ford product milestones.  This year they celebrated 115 years of Ford Motor Co. and the Model T,  90 years of the Model A,  70 years of the F-Series Truck,  60 years of the Edsel,  and 50 years of the Cobra Jet.

… a long-standing tradition in the Southern California car culture  

“Jen” brought her cool ’63 Falcon convertible

There was a beautiful bounty of 1,800 “Blue Oval” cars like Lincoln, Mercury, Cougar, Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Edsel, Thunderbird, Falcon, Ranchero, Pinto, Mustang, Crown Victoria, Bronco, Pantera, Probe, Focus, F-Series Trucks, Ranger, SUVs, Lightning, Raptor and three Ford GTs!

More than 20,000 people attended this spectacular event. Celebriies included Linda Vaughn, “the First Lady of Drag Racing”, and Cleo Shelby (widow of Carroll Shelby) on-hand to sign autographs.

If you like Fords, (Mustangs in particular) this was the place to be.   

Thanks for the Show!

Ford’s historically significant GT40, The consecutive four-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1966-1969), including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966

Rows of Cougars feature many model years
Check out this awesome 482ci twin turboed,’64 Galaxie driven by Jim Bassett of Camarillo, CA.
Joe Hueda of Gardena, CA. brought his racy, Fox body, ’82 Mustang GT.
1962 Ford F-100 pick-up belongs to Art Vargas from Stanton, CA.
This beautifully stock 352ci, ’58 Thunderbird belongs to Anthony Maggio from Palos Verdes, CA.

All the way from Bishop, CA., Bill Pratt brought his gorgeous, big window, ’56 Ford pickup. Check out the 427 Ford power!
A very nice 351 Cleveland powered ’72 Ranchero

 More than 20,000 people attended this spectacular event

302 powered ’70 Bronco owned by Richard and Stephany Mendoza from Garden Grove, CA.

This sharp, 289 powered ’64 Fairlane is owned by Jim Kennell from Apple Valley, CA.


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