Chevy vs. Ford:
The Classic Car Guy’s Debate
|My first car restoration 1974.|
|My first car in 1976.|
bought the car because he stumbled on a good deal when his Dodge became too much of a piece of junk to drive to work. He had only had the Dodge for 16 years. To my father, cars were just transportation and a money pit. His only pride in cars was in how much money he did not spend on them! We did not have a radio in a family car until you could not buy cars without a radio in the late 70’s. I love you Dad!
|A Model I made in the mid 60's of what I believed a Tri-Five should look like.|
|The Car that started it all, Bud's Tri-Five Corvette.|
He was also into Corvettes. My fondest
|Bud's Corvette on the way to completion by his children in 2016.|
|Bud's Vette Circa 1975|
With all that being said, I have mainly bought Chevys throughout my life as daily grocery getters. For hobby cars I have also bought Chevys. My hobby car now is a 1957 Chevrolet Model 150 2-door post. My daily driver is a 2009 Silverado pickup truck. I am Bowtie to the max!
During the muscle car war of the 1960’s, the whole Ford vs. Chevy thing really heated up. The wildly popular Ford Mustang finally had a bow-tied competitor by 1967. “Shaped for Speed”, the 1967 Chevy Camaro had “a big-car engine” and “a big-car stance”. By the time the Camaro went of production in 2002, nearly 5 million copies had been sold. The Ford Mustang on the other hand, had sold 8.3 million copies by ‘02.