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autoevolution's Ford Month

As far as the auto industry is concerned, 2020 has been Ford’s year more than anyone else’s. During the troubling months that were, the Blue Oval managed to steal the headlines on more than one occasion, as it was for all intents and purposes a very busy little bee when it comes to the release of new products.

Historically, Ford is credited to have made the car popular on our planet. An American businessman by the same name founded in 1901 (that’s exactly 120 years ago) the Henry Ford Company, but it wasn’t until two years later that the Ford Motor Company came to be.

Since 1903, FoMoCo has been at the forefront of car manufacturing. Despite not being number one in terms of sales these past few years (generally, Ford misses the top three and is always behind names like Toyota, Volkswagen, or local foe General Motors), the nameplate somehow manages to be on everybody’s mind one way or another.

Back to it, 2020 was the year when Ford planted some very interesting seeds. There were plenty of them, but we’ll be keeping our eyes in the coming year on two particularly exciting ones: the Mustang Mach-E, and the family of off-roaders that goes by the name Bronco.

It is in 2021 that both will hit the market en force, and we can’t wait for the first customer reviews to come in. Also in 2021, the Mach 1 moniker returns to the Mustang lineup, and we’ll probably get more surprises down the line, coming from both the main Ford brand, but also the company’s other businesses.

Because of all of the above, we’ve decided to kick off the new year with a Blue Oval bonanza, and thus January 2021 becomes "Ford Month" here at autoevolution.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

Logano's 1956 Ford Delivery Truck Restomod Hides Shelby Secret
Logano's 1956 Ford Delivery Truck Restomod Hides Shelby Secret

31 Jan 2021, 12:33 UTC / It sounds natural that Joey Logano would have a restomod with some serious power under the hood, and we get a clue by looking at the Shelby badges on the side

 
Ford Raptor Squad Fights Against a Dodge Ram TRX in this TFL Challenge
Ford Raptor Squad Fights Against a Dodge Ram TRX in this TFL Challenge

31 Jan 2021, 12:13 UTC / Once again we find ourselves getting the urge to know which truck is faster down a straight line, and once again the Ram TRX gets challenged by a Raptor Squad

 
1989 Ford Mustang GT Restomod Drives On Boost, Is Reasonably Priced
1989 Ford Mustang GT Restomod Drives On Boost, Is Reasonably Priced

31 Jan 2021, 11:39 UTC / It seems that every time you decide on your favourite generation Mustang, you get to see a different model and you instantly fall in love.

 
Twin-Turbo 1964 Ford Ranchero Makes 1,200 HP, Reportedly Cost $750,000
Twin-Turbo 1964 Ford Ranchero Makes 1,200 HP, Reportedly Cost $750,000

31 Jan 2021, 02:30 UTC / It's got Mustang front suspension to help with the lowering, which also gets rid of the shock towers and creates room for the monster engine

 
Modded Ford Mustang GT Races Nissan GT-R, Destruction Is Complete
Modded Ford Mustang GT Races Nissan GT-R, Destruction Is Complete

30 Jan 2021, 10:33 UTC / According to the details provided by the piece of footage showcasing the race, both machines had been dialed to 750 wheel horsepower

 
1999 Ford Thunderbird Prototype Is Rarer Than Hen’s Teeth
1999 Ford Thunderbird Prototype Is Rarer Than Hen’s Teeth

29 Jan 2021, 21:55 UTC / This black on red convertible is just one of three concept cars that Ford built to spur interest in the ill-fated modern iteration of the Thunderbird

 
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Unveiling Scheduled for February 3rd
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Unveiling Scheduled for February 3rd

29 Jan 2021, 21:09 UTC / The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor may look meaner than its predecessor, but the two of them share the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine

 
Want to Cut in Line for a New Ford Bronco? Here's a One-Off $65,000 Opportunity
Want to Cut in Line for a New Ford Bronco? Here's a One-Off $65,000 Opportunity

29 Jan 2021, 17:59 UTC / We say "one-off" but we're pretty sure other people wouldn't pass on the chance to make a buck out of their Bronco reservation, you just need to find them

 
Ford Louisville Assembly Plant May Face Temporary Shutdown Over Chip Shortage
Ford Louisville Assembly Plant May Face Temporary Shutdown Over Chip Shortage

29 Jan 2021, 16:57 UTC / Just like the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair have been affected by the global parts shortage

 
1955 Ford F-100 With Gen-2 Coyote V8 Will Blow the Doors off an F-150 Raptor
1955 Ford F-100 With Gen-2 Coyote V8 Will Blow the Doors off an F-150 Raptor

29 Jan 2021, 16:46 UTC / This second-generation Ford F-100 Pro Touring restomod took over a year to build and is now for sale in Texas, valued at $150,000

 
Custom 1975 Ford Bronco Gets Supercharged V8 Coyote Engine Swap, 38-Inch Tires
Custom 1975 Ford Bronco Gets Supercharged V8 Coyote Engine Swap, 38-Inch Tires

29 Jan 2021, 15:18 UTC / One of the most imposing classic Bronco builds you'll see, this 1975 model packs quite an impressive punch thanks to a Whipple-blown DOHC engine

 
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Feels the UK's EV Pulse as Market Launch Nears
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Feels the UK's EV Pulse as Market Launch Nears

29 Jan 2021, 14:02 UTC / The Blue Oval has tripled its charge network access points in the United Kingdom in preparation for the upcoming introduction of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E

 
1967 Ford Mustang From Holman-Moody's Racing Days Has Vintage Trans Am Vibe
1967 Ford Mustang From Holman-Moody's Racing Days Has Vintage Trans Am Vibe

29 Jan 2021, 12:52 UTC / According to Mecum Auctions, Lee Holman claims this is one of just two Mustangs reworked to competition specification by Holman-Moody back in 1967

 
Trio of Spotted 2021 Ford Broncos Present a Modern Take on “The Blues Brothers”
Trio of Spotted 2021 Ford Broncos Present a Modern Take on “The Blues Brothers”

29 Jan 2021, 12:19 UTC / We are well aware there were just two siblings in the story of the original Blues Brothers, but is there anyone thinking that three Broncos aren't better?

 
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Switches Tire Brand: BFG Out, Continental In
2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Switches Tire Brand: BFG Out, Continental In

29 Jan 2021, 12:13 UTC / Instead of BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, the Ford Ranger Raptor produced in South Africa for the local and export markets has switched to Continental

 
Savage 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Packs 800 HP Twin Turbo V8, Costs $185,000
Savage 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Packs 800 HP Twin Turbo V8, Costs $185,000

29 Jan 2021, 11:35 UTC / This heavily customized Mustang Fastback Restomod cost over $400,000 to build, and it’s exactly the type of car you’d want to take to a drag strip

 
Ringbrothers’ Clem 101 Ford Is Just Perfect: Fast, Low, Slick and Kinda Sinister
Ringbrothers’ Clem 101 Ford Is Just Perfect: Fast, Low, Slick and Kinda Sinister

29 Jan 2021, 11:04 UTC / Mike and Jim Ring made their truck debut at SEMA in 2017, with a ‘50s Ford-100 restomod that’s hard to categorize but gorgeous nonetheless

 
Roush “Performance Pac” Takes Ford Ranger to Level 2, Brings an Additional 47WHP
Roush “Performance Pac” Takes Ford Ranger to Level 2, Brings an Additional 47WHP

29 Jan 2021, 10:54 UTC / Unsurprisingly, Roush Performance is completing the circle of upgrades for the 2019-2020 Ford Ranger with an enhancement designed to “unlock maximum potential”

 
Unspoiled 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Is Pure American V8 Wagon
Unspoiled 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Is Pure American V8 Wagon

29 Jan 2021, 10:37 UTC / 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park comes pretty much in the same shape as it did back when it rolled off the lines three decades ago

 
Catch Me If You Can, Says Shelby GT350R to a Tuned Mercedes-AMG C63 S
Catch Me If You Can, Says Shelby GT350R to a Tuned Mercedes-AMG C63 S

29 Jan 2021, 10:21 UTC / After a series of three rolling races, there could only be one winner between a Mercedes-AMG C63 S with a Stage 1 tune and a completely stock Shelby GT350R