Wayne Cook
September 11, 2007

The 22nd annual Fabulous Fords Forever show at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California was held for 2007 on Sunday, April 22nd, 2007. Always a must see event for Ford aficionados in Southern California the Knott's extravaganza kicks off the Ford show season for those on the West Coast. This year was the 75th anniversary of the 1932 Ford or "deuce coupe", the 50th for the landmark 1957 Fairlane and also the 40th anniversary of the Mercury Cougar. Naturally beautiful examples of all three types did abound.

There is so much ground to cover at the one day only show, and with only five hours, it was difficult to see everything we'd like. The truth is that we had to pick some favorites and chase after those. We chose to look at the three anniversary models and then also seek out some of the things here that are a little out of the mainstream. A good example of this is one 1972 Pinto we found. It was interesting to see one of these cars in perfect shape after so much time. Just as with the Mustang II it's easy to forget how ubiquitous these little cars were. Many people loved them while others used to look down their noses at the economical Pinto. However they were very popular V-8 conversion cars. We had one friend with a 302 in his Pinto and he had no problem getting the respect he deserved. The weather was nice and cool that day making for a pleasant outing. Take a little stroll with us with through the rows at the Fabulous Fords show and we'll see just a few of the highlights from the enormous and spectacular gathering.