Published on October 30th, 2014 | by Sioux City Now


Recalling our favorite famous Fords in movies

Zoinks, we’re heading off to solve “The Case of the Headless Horseman” in our psychedelic green “Mystery Machine!”

It is a sad reflection of our childhood to say that we spent too many Saturday mornings watching repeat episodes of “Scooby Doo, Where Are You?” over and over again.

Even more disturbing? Even today, whenever we see a 1963 customized Ford Econoline van, our thoughts immediately revert to the days when we watched Scooby, Shaggy, ascot-wearing Fred, redheaded Daphne and level-headed Velma in our parents’ living room.

But with the news that Ford discontinued production of the Econoline/E series vans after 53 years (it’s being replaced by the rear-wheel drive version of the Ford Transit), we got to thinking about all of the cherished (and sometimes embarrassing) car memories we had as kids. There have been many famous Fords in movies through the years. Here’s a tribute to a few of our favorites.


Are you excited about Ben Affleck’s cinematic reboot of the “Batman” series? Well, we aren’t.

Why? Cuz everybody knows Adam West’s campy “Caped Crusader” was the best, simply because the TV version’s Batmobile was so bitchin.’

Built by legendary “King of the Kustomizers” George Barris, the 1955 Ford Lincoln Futura Concept car was good enough for Bruce Wayne in the 1960s television version, and it was good enough for us.

Thank goodness TV junkman Fred Sanford never got his hands on the Batmobile. Instead, a faded red 1951 Ford F1 4×2 pickup truck was used throughout the history of the popular sitcom, “Sanford and Son” (1972-1977).

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