Fabulous Fords Forever Show
The largest Ford show in the world ("Fabulous
Fords Forever") was held again on April 18, 1999 at Knotts Berry Farm
in Buena Park, California. The annual show attracts about 1,500
entries of various Ford Motor Company vehicles and includes factory
participation. Making its first west coast appearance was the 2001
Ford Thunderbird show car.
As usual there was a strong presence of 1958, 1959
and 1960 Edsels on display. New to the show this year was a 1958
Edsel ambulance. Many show visitors remarked that they had never seen
an Edsel ambulance before. Captions and comments follow by
Thanks to Ron Steinbach for attending the show and
forwarding these photos to me to share with all Edsel fans around the
Here's a swell 1958. Notice the vintage
air conditioner mounted on the passenger side window. For those of
you who have never seen these, inside was filled with ice cubes, and
the air was forced thru the intake, over the ice and into the car.
Don't know how effective it was in real life. Definitly NOT an
original Edsel accessory!
A very nice '59 Wagon
Everyone complains we don't have enough
60's on this web site, so maybe this report from Ron will fix that.
At first I thought it was a bug deflector, but it appears to be the
first Edsel I've seen with a "bra"!
I think this '60 wagon would make a great
family vacation machine, don't you?
Ahh yes, here's the '58 Ambulance everyone
was eyeing. Edsel didn't actually make the Ambulance, nor did most
other car makers. They were done by conversion companies who
specialized in this type of vehicle. Visit Todds Gallery to see an ad for this conversion.
Ah yes..the Edsel "Woodie" Just seems to
me there should be a surfboard sticking out of the back!
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