You Are NOT Gonna Bellieve This!

I just got the most unbelievably wonderful news! I actually got an offer for a job! And not just any job either, but writingΒ  online copy for a small start-up auto-compare website as a new-car analyst. I get to check out all the neat new stuff coming out, all the tech toys, all the hot cars, all the cutting-edge prototypes, and I get PAID to write about them all! And the best part?

Are you sitting down for this?

I get to do it for FORD! YES! My absolute favourite car company in the world, with their great tradition of memorable cars and automotive innovation, and I get to be the analyst in charge of reviewing all their neat stuff. What more could a car guy like me ask for in this world? Ain’t this freakin’ SWEET?!? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


And there’s just one more thing about this whole deal I need to mention.







APRIL FOOL!!!!! :p (C’mon, the Ford bit didn’t tip you off? 😯 )

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30 Responses to You Are NOT Gonna Bellieve This!

  1. Well, thanks to my OCD (I start reading from the bottom) I didn’t fall for it. That being said, I would have fallen if you hadn’t put that thing at the end,I think you should remove it and let people fall for it and then tomorrow laugh.
    I don’t trust anyone today, not even my mother.

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    Haaaa good one !!

  3. Elyse says:

    OK, I thought “he likes FORDs?” I thought I knew him better.

    Happy Day, Fool. Or something like that!

  4. fasab says:

    Good one πŸ™‚

  5. whiteladyinthehood says:


  6. benzeknees says:

    You got me! I forgot April Fool’s Day! I happen to like Ford (cringe) because I finally bought one of their very best models – a Ford Festiva which was promptly discontinued because it never broke down! My next purchase of a vehicle was a Ford Escape which was also an excellent vehicle.
    As a kid I remember the old joke – FORD (fix or repair daily), but it just wasn’t my experience.

    • It’s not that I hate Fords, it’s just I’ve been a GM guy all my life. My dad didn’t like them because they used specific fluids and tools, which made “shadetree mechanic” work a pain. Ford make some REALLY neat wagons over in Europe – I’d even consider one if they imported them (which they have no intention to, the rats!). But it was the best way I could think of to hook people!

      • benzeknees says:

        Hubby was a GM guy all his life too! Then he had trouble with GMAC credit – their error & they wouldn’t fix it! One night he was ranting & raving at some poor person on the phone & I picked up the extension & said “It’s okay – we’ll be happy to take our business to Ford” & we never went back. Now we have Jeeps.

      • Right now you have Jeeps. If you replace them anytime soon, you may have FIATs. And believe me, most FIATs run as well as the Italian government and finances. 😯

      • benzeknees says:

        NO Fiats for me! It will be a cold day in hell before I own a Fiat.

      • Got it. No FIATs. Only high-quality cars for you. No problem – I’ll drop you a line when your low-mileage Yugo gets here. πŸ˜‰ (Hey, how could you NOT love a cheap, Yugoslavian copy of a FIAT? πŸ˜€ )

      • benzeknees says:

        I can see I’ll have to spell it out for you – no cars where the manufacturer is an acknowledged non North American. I know even Ford, Chev & GM cars are often manufactured overseas, but they are under the auspices of a North American company. So no Yugos, no fiats, no BMW’s, no other foreign cars. K?

      • Okay, a nice, purely American-made car. What colour would you like your Honda Accord to be? :p πŸ˜‰

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    i foresaw this coming … this intentionally stayed away. Meanwhile, P&G is launching a new product.

  8. You had me fooled……………. And here I was going to rant and rave about all the fords we have owned over the years…………………….. bah humbug…………….. Good one John……………. πŸ™‚

  9. trixiec67 says:

    Dude, my brother puts together the Focus! Before him, for 30 years, my father put together Broncos. When graduated from University, I printed pretty pictures of Alex Trottman and anything from crash dummies to nuts and bolts. I AM a Ford girl.

    My husband bought me a Dodge _ourney (the J fell off). It’s a piece of *hit. No torque to the engine. The worst turning radius I’ve ever had in any vehicle I’ve been put in. The tires are the cheapest on the market. If they could have gotten away with it, they would have put bicycle tires on the darn thing. My dad started me off in a 1972 Clubwagon. I’ve driven almost anything–Ford. I miss my ’92 Ranger. Best darn pick-up ever made.

    • I’ve never lived long term with a Ford, save the ’78 Pinto I inherited with my wife. Did spend some time around Escorts (YUCK!) and a turbo T-bird (with, oddly enough, the exact same engine as the Pinto, but with the turbo like they used on the Mustang SVO). And I did delve briefly into the hypocrisy of a (GASP!) Subaru. (Neat little Loyale wagon – took the turbo FOREVER to spin up, but once it did, yahoo!) Otherwise, Vegas, Celebrities, Cavaliers, and a 1970 Brookwood wagon that had TWO of its’ own zip codes!

      If you know who HE Ellis is (she has her own blog – I’d have to find the address), go check in with her. She’s not only a dang good writer, but she rebuilds muscle cars. Tell her I sent you – not sure what that’ll be good for, but it’ll get you something (like a shot across the bow)! πŸ˜‰

  10. trixiec67 says:

    I live in the land of Ford. The man’s birth place to be exact. Today my kids and I just visited the Henry Ford Museum. Not just Henry Ford stuff there. He was buds with Edison. Abe Lincoln’s bloody chair from his assassination is there, among other things.

    Yes, Ford made clunkers. The Edsel for example. But as we wandered in the “gift shop” (another term for “sucker shop”) there was an actual reproduction letter for purchase written to Mr. Ford telling him how wonderful his V8 engine is and how it could out run any trouble he got into, signed by Clyde Borrows (can’t remember his middle name) of Bonnie and Clyde fame. It was date stamped by the company office when they had received it. Rather humorous. πŸ˜€

    • Yeah, I’ve heard the story about the flathead V-8s outrunning anything the police had – until they got their own! And the Pinto wasn’t so bad – the Vega had the exact same bumper-muffler-gas tank arrangement as the Pinto. Sheer dumb luck that the Pinto got the rep, and all the Vega was known for was eating engines. (You had to replace the oil EVERY 4-5 months, religiously. Our 1973 was traded in, still running, in 1989 – and was resold by the dealer!)
      And finally, I will let this out JUST once, then go back to behaving myself. I LOVE gearhead girls! πŸ˜‰

  11. trixiec67 says:

    I have a confession to make. I used to hang out with my daddy in his garage when he was under the hood fixing his beloved 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 that bit the dust in 1981 right after he restored the body to brand new. The unibody construction cracked and it death to the car. That 1972 Clubwagon…daddy turned it over TWICE on the odometer. It bit the dust by 1988, Can you say my dad was a car guy? All self taught. I used to watch for hours.

    When I bought my Ranger, I begged him to teach to change the oil. When I rolled under the truck I saw him pacing a bit and then walk out of the garage. He stayed out too. Came back 20 minutes later. I was so proud of myself. Then he said that was the last time I was ever going to change the oil. I gues he didn’t like the idea of his little girl under a half ton truck. lol Dad had a clipboard in the garage with every vehicle on it; mileage, date, and when the oil should be changed. He did my brakes too. Taught me how to add the fluids. I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty, but now my hands have lost all their strength. Oh well.

    • I think your dad and my dad used the same child-rearing manual. My dad was the son of a single parent coming up through the Great Depression. I spent many an hour not just doing oil changes and brake jobs, but changing plugs, points, and distributor rotors (both point and rotors LONG changed to electronics) and setting timing (also now electronic). We even did body work, both on the “rusting at the speed of light” Vega and the big wagon. I don’t do as much on the cars these days, a fair amount due to my health, but also compliments of a more-than-a-shadetree-mechanic-but-not-quite-bigtime fella with VERY reasonable prices (a must these days).
      If you haven’t had the chance, go back through my old post and find the one i did on my Vega. And maybe, sometime in the near future, I’ll either do the tale of my first true love, a Cavalier Z-24, or else tell the story of the little wagon that could, our Subaru Loyale that once got out of mud that ate a K-5 Blazer (the big muther) with 4WD, locking hubs, and off-road mud tires! πŸ˜€

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