Many photos throughout this WebSite were taken at the
Ford test track area in Dearborn, Michigan by the
late Joe Farkas. Joe was the primary Ford Motor Company
Photographer for all special activity regarding
the company including performance ars and events. At the track,
we had our own 1/4 mile strip equipped
with Chrondek timers and staging lights. Very convenient since our office
was located on the third floor of
the Ford Division Headquarters building across the street. At the time,
it was mostly unknown to the public
where I actually worked. The Company felt there was no need.
HENRY BRADDOCK'S 596 TURBOCHARGED 1964 FORD FALCON AWARD WINNING SHOW CAR
(Come See This Tribute to
Dick Brannan on Display April 24-25 at Beaver Springs, PA
"THUNDERBOLT" 50 Years Ago Starting 2014
Jay Leno and the Brannan-Hammes "Thunderbolt"
THE FIRST THUNDERBOLT
Cobra Jet Mustangs
Dick Brannan’s racing career has to be one of the most interesting
in Ford history. From his early years
in the 1950s s a teenager in South Bend, Indiana here he started with a 1932 Ford
Street Rod he built
while in High School, to he third floor of the Ford Division Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan
was selected to help organize and hen head up the elite Ford Drag Team starting in the 1960s.