Monday, March 27, 2006

Fiesta 30th ? Ford marks milestone with charity drive in UK

Wow, I feel old today. Has it really been 30 years that the Fiesta has been around? Yeah it has, and I remember the first time I saw one here in the US in 1977 at the New York Auto Show. It was such an alien thing for me to see wearing the Ford name, small front wheel drive and square. But even then it had an appeal for me. Not the appeal of a Mustang or Thunderbird, but I thought it was a neat little car. They sold them here in the US for 3 model years and not with much success. But around the world the Fiesta was a big hit. And why not, it was is a decent car at a reasonable price.
And it's grown up well, this is the latest version the 2006 Fiesta. The basic formula is even more relevant today than it was 30 years ago. And the car has spawned a family of cars and mini utes/trucks. Happy Birthday Fiesta.

Ford marked the milestone by participating in a Charity drive around the coast of Britain. Click the link above.

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