Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The mostly indigenous workers on the plantations, given unfamiliar food such as hamburgers and forced to live in American-style housing, disliked the way they were treated—they had to wear ID badges, and work through the middle of the day under the tropical sun—and would often refuse to work. In 1930 the native workers revolted against the managers, many of whom fled into the jungle for a few days until the Brazilian Army arrived and the revolt ended.
american fascist ideal state: disney tried something like this too:
it's well worth comparing the english version with the german version. the latter goes a little more into detail when it comes to the description of the originally fascist ideas of disney: „It will be a planned, controlled community, a showcase of American industry […].There will be no landowners and therefore no voting control. People will rent houses instead of buying them, and at modest rentals. There will be no retirees. Everyone must be employed. One of our requirements is that the people who live in Epcot must help to keep it alive” (zit. Nach Thomas, Walt Disney – An American Original, S. 349)

Saturday, November 19, 2011


I received this email yesterday. How unholy to abuse the name of the Ford to send me this stupid spam message:

David Ford
I know this email will surprise and possibly shock you, but this is very true and real My name is David Ford from Scotland, I am at the hospital waiting to die. I am suffering from cancer.i want to entrust my funds into your hands so that you can help me to use it for charity in your country.I am very weak and will soon die, the funds is $5,000,000. Please get back to me
so that i can give you more details on how the funds will get to you

be damned forever you unford ! don't ever abuse the name of the ford again or burn in petrol found from libya until they run out of it.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wood-ford !

English manager Woodford reveals huge scandal at Olympus Japan.

One can always rely on Ford, even on Woodford !

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ford ist fort

Zwischen den USA und Syrien gibt es ernsthafte diplomatische Verstimmungen. Die USA haben ihren Botschafter in Damaskus abgezogen, weil dessen Sicherheit ernsthaft bedroht sei. Der Botschafter Robert Ford hat der syrischen Regierung schon mehrfach die Stirn geboten.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Goodbye Betty Ford

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fordbrothers go Wotruba

and Fordbrother John did a short video on his iphone

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

And Now Some Music !

The fordbrothers have been asked to post this on their blog that they are truly amazed that this has been taking so long to happen. Well, dear friends of the Fordism here we go, some music to cheer you up. This might help to recover from the terrible events concerning the Ford Rotunda.
Heinz Erhardt - Fährt der alte Lord fort 1961

Fährt der alte Lord fort,
fährt er nur im Ford fort.
Und die gute Misses
gibt ihm ein paar Kisses.
Wenn er dann so flitzt,
lacht er ganz verschmitzt.

Denn er fährt nach Canterburry
zu der Mary-Lou.
Trinkt bei ihr nur ein Glas Cherry,
das ist very true.
Doch ich frag wozu?
Sie auch, was?

Fährt der alte Lord fort,
fährt er nur im Ford fort.
Und die gute Misses
gibt ihm ein paar Kisses.
Wenn er dann so flitzt, ha-ha
lacht er ganz verschmitzt.

Denn er fährt nach London City,
sieht sich dort mal um,
trinkt dann bei der blonden Kitty
nur ein Gläschen Rum
Doch ich frag warum?
Jeder fragt das!

Fährt der alte Lord fort,
fährt er nur im Ford fort.
Und die gute Misses
gibt ihm ein paar Kisses.
Wenn er dann so flitzt, ha-ha-ha
lacht er ganz verschmitzt.

Denn er fährt nach Wolverhämpton
zu der Conny hin,
trinkt dort einen ganz verschämten,
winzig kleinen Gin.
Wieder ohne Sinn!

Fährt der liebe, gute, alte Lord fort,
dann fährt er natürlich nur im Ford fort.
Und die liebe, gute, alte Misses
gibt ihm hinters Öhrchen ein paar Kisses.
Wenn er dann so flitzt, ha-ha-ha-ha
lacht er ganz verschmitzt.

Denn er fährt doch heut zur Elly
hin nach Hallifax, fax
und trinkt hemmungslos den Fruchtsaft
mit der Elly ex, ja.
Und dann unterwegs?
Na, was soll schon sein?

Sagt der Lord im Ford, dort:
„Fahr nicht mehr im Ford fort, eh-eh,
bleib bei meiner Misses. (was soll ich machen).
geb ihr ein paar Kisses
und fahr nicht mehr aus,
Ich bleib jetzt zuhaus.
Bis auf weiteres, bis auf weiteres,
bis auf weiteres, ha-ha, zuhaus .

Ford Rotunda - Glory and Tragedy

Fordbrother John has been bidding on a lovely b&w picture of the burning ford rotunda what reminded him of the tragic events that led to the end of this once so beautiful building.

Please check out the following website as it sums up the history of our beloved ford rotunda including some memorable pictures.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


the fordbrothers truly believe that the only sustainable sources of energy will be solar power, solar thermal power, wind & water.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

walton ford, ford of the day

We have mentioned Walton before but due to the growing popularity we bring Walton up once more. Walton Ford has been featured by the Albertina who showed his work in Austria for the first time. The "Hamburger Bahnhof" in Berlin did as well. It is said that Tom Ford bought some of his namesake's picture. Even though theFordbrothers find the aesthetics of Walton Ford's images rather questionable with fur looking like feathers, we both respect his success and the fact that he seems to be a hard working guy like us.

The Spiegel article has a nice photospread and the FAZ praises him highly.
Well, don't forget to check out Audubon who's images seem to be the model for our namesakes Walton Ford's images:

Friday, September 03, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

contribution by rochus kahr. a man with sense for style. The fordbrothers not only see hom as a true friend who shares his enthusiasm and knowledge for architecture. John Ford recently had the honour to be guest in his new home in the 7th district of vienna where he was served wonderful chenterelles in his nicely furnished home where John also found this wonderful box of a ford lotus model sitting prominently on a sideboard in the livingroom. We highly recommend

if you're into stylish but yet totally practical minimalism.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ford of the Day

Ford of the Day is Muhammad Ali, an eternal source of inspiration for the Fordbrothers - or eternal "force of inspiration" like our friend Gökce Ince prefers to put it. However, we Fordbrothers are very sensitive beings and are therefore sometimes hurt by ignorant critics who are unable to understand our videos cause their brains operate at an alarmingly lower frequency than 1/25 of a second.

Yet they could have been worse off had they decided to become boxers...see why!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ford of the Day

Tommy Ford rockets down the slope at the Vancouver 2010 Men's Giant Slalom gaining his first experiences at a big sports event. Let's see if he will earn his "Tom" at the Sotchi Olympics in 2014 (is there a Men's Dwarf Slalom by any chance?). Whatever big obstacles and questions life will bring up for Tommy, we Fordbrothers wish him the best of luck!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

ford of the day

Roland Fischer Briand who borrowed his collection of postcards and fleemarket photo acquisitions for scanning and being used in Thomas Draschan's aka John Ford's collage work pointed the Fordbrothers to the fact that the "fat car" by austrian artist Erwin Wurm in the MAK is actually a Ford. Even though he could not name the exact model we Fordbrothers, always being in search of great examples of Fordism as well as Unfordism are very greatful and highly aprreciate this information that gives us the oportunity to finally incorporate some contemporary art into our ongoing Ford of the Day series.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

fjord of the day

Jette Cathrin Hopp just told us on Facebook she's been riding her beautiful Oslo Fjord through Oslo.

We should post more about cycling as a very interesting thread about bicycles is evolving on Facebook featuring Markus Vetters Colorado Concept Tubing Race bike from Serotta as well as his Nicolai Helius RC, Jettes Oslo Fjord, Günter Zehetners Pegasus Familiy bike with it's practical shopping basket, Vera Brüggemanns NSU Hollandbike from 1940 and a Dahon folding bike owned by John Ford. Bikes are always a big issue for the Fordbrothers. My Cannondale Mountainbike recently got stolen and I am still waiting for the replacement: another Cannondale F1 with the fashionable Lefty Fork. Fordbrother Geronimo is about to buy a bike but can't decide what to buy and currently opts for a Cannondale Bad Boy even though I keep telling him not to buy it as it will get stolen. Actually I currently think about getting a decent single speed as a city bike but haven't made up my mind which frame to chose. My ideal would be a Serotta titanium frame painted with cheesy colours to make it look like worthless trash so thieves would overlook it ....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Fordbrother John recently discovered the absolutely lovely heavy metal pub HALFORD in Berlin Friedrichshain where he is currently working on enlarging his collection of material for new collages. everyday his way leads past this bigger than life sculpture which still impresses him through it's physical appearance and incredible size like on the very first day he saw it. forbrother john wants to share this impression with all dear readers of the fordblog to satiesfy your craving for fordish news that has been most sluggishly fulfilled by your always truly the fordbrothers. please forgive us, we have been working a lot, geronimo will premiere his "muezzin" documentary at crossing europe filmfestival in linz. fordbrother john was busy scanning hundreds of images in berlin and preparing both for a new film and new collages.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ford loses millions

While it's going down with Ford cars in times of economic crisis it's going up with the Fordbrothers. The Stuttgarter Filmwinter held a retrospective of Thomas Draschan aka Fordbrother John which also included some Fordbrothers work as Everything's Gone Green, Keynote and Preserving Cultural Traditions in a Period of Instability.

Brother John teamed up with festival employee Alexander and rocked as hard as he could. This got highly aknowledged in an article by renowned German newspaper Stuttgarter Nachrichten. Yes, dear and beloved friends! Despite all rumors of health decay through years of excess and self abuse the Fordbrothers still kick it hard!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ford of the Day

Before starring in "A Clockwork Orange" Malcom McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis in Lindsay Anderson's "If". It's a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England and was released in 1969.

"If" is part of the excellent Criterion Collection. Take a close look at the scene above and you'll discover why McDowell has become "Ford of the Day"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Unford of the Day

Fordbrother Sebastian aka Ilford is back in Turkey to finish the editing of his documentary on muezzins he shot there.
He had to discover that the fordblog is currently banned in Turkey and cannot be accessed from there.
So our friends and fans in Turkey can not stay up to date with the Daily Ford nor can Sebastian update the Forbrothers blog!
The fordblog might be of minor interest to Turkish authorities compared to the following websites that are currently being blocked too:;;;; ...
The Fordbrothers do not believe into higher powers or any other supernatural manifestations. But we do in fact believe into freedom of speech. FUCK CENSORSHIP ! FUCK ! FUCK CREATIONISM ! FUCK !

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ford of the Day

Why would we lie to you? Simply trust us on this one!

Yours truly, Fordbrothers

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Unford of the Day

It's been busy times and therefore a long time since we've announced a new "Ford of the Day". Yet i won't be able to present one to you today. Current events on the financial markets are under close surveillance of the fordbrothers, therefore "unford of the day" is the best we can do for former Lehman Brothers CEO, Richard Fuld. See for yourself!

ps: turkish users still don't have the chance to access youtube directly...(see earlier posts)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ford of the Day

Today we celebrate the 5 years anniversary of Ford stamps that were published by the Austrian Post AG on June 5th, 2003. As always, the Fordbrothers are way ahead of their time and can already NOW proudly present to you the anniversary edition of Ford stamps: the Blue Forditius.

With this outstanding & beautiful product we hope to satisfy the high demands of the world's leading philatelists. The Blue Forditius being a strictly limited edition comes exactly like shown above, as quadruplicates.

And now a word from our sponsors:

Henry Unford wears pilot style TF0003 Tom Ford™ sunglasses with a black metal frame, black acetate front and smoke lens plus an integrated metal 'T' detail on the upper frame, John Ford covers his steel blue eyes with Prada™ eyewear. Ilford shows off in the archetypical Matchbox™ Ford while Harrison fails to look as dangerous as his 9mm Smith&Wesson™, though still leaving a good overall impression. Brother Francis, as always, remains behind rather than in front of his Bolex™ camera.

Ford of the Day

Not every day is a good day for a Ford of the Day ... Today is a good day, thanks to Mrs. Robinson ...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

40th Ford of the Day

We proudly present the 40th Ford of the Day!

A mysterious blog fan by the name of "superior mustang" provided us with the link to superiormustangparts and left a cryptic message: "up with ford I love the mustang parts"

Friday, April 04, 2008

Ford of the Day

The latest high-tech in agriculture, a Ford 801 Powermaster & the Fordbrothers' favourite candidate for US presidency Barack Obama showing his gratitude to the Ford lobby ...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ford of the Day

Reacting on the Turkish government's decision to shut down Youtube, Wordpress and Youporn in Turkey, the Fordbrothers recalled their Ford Consul to Vienna for urgent consultation on this issue. Ford Consul can drive on it's own, it can also speak for itself. Therefore ambassador Ilford could stay in Istanbul as he wished (he doesn't want to live in Ankara, he is not an ordinary ambassador, he states). We got word of some tensions between Ilford and Ford Consul as the machine refuses to call him Ilford but instead stubbornly adresses him with "Michael".

We do have diplomat license plates as well, but Ford Consul is operating undercover throughout the world, therefore it's license plate as well as color is changed daily.

However, this is one of the first sanctions of the Fordbrothers and we'll keep up the pressure on the Turkish government.

Unpostable Ford of the Day

Dear reader, dear brothers and sisters in Ford,

two days ago the Turkish Republic caused great damage to the wonderful world of Ford. I've tried to post a Youtube video for you which was brought to the Fordbrothers' attention by scriptwriter Don Leon who is currently working with brother John. But due to a ban of Youtube in Turkey it is not possible for me to bringt this video to your attention at the moment. Because i'm Ilford and i'm in Turkey.

In this country there is a law against insulting the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. For the second time in less than one year this law was executed on Youtube because some videos online claim (amongst other things) that Atatürk was gay. That he was an alcoholic is accepted amongst pro Kemalist historians (due to the fact that he died from cirrhosis of the liver) and therefore not insulting (even thought the formulation mostly goes something like this: "he enjoyed it in vast quantities"). But gay is too much for the male nationalist ego. He was a military man and up until today stating that you're gay allows you to skip the obligational military service for the price of getting a lifelong official record that can be asked for later in your life, e.g. by the potential employer upon application.

Back to censorship and Youtube: Not only does this affect users who want to access Youtube directly but also all Youtube videos that are embeded on other sites ... like on our infamous Fordbrothers' site. And that's not it: following a court decision, in summer 2007, entire Wordpress was shut down as well for Turkish users and is not accessibl up until today. A creatonist named Adnan Oktar felt insulted in one or the other blog in this case. Further, dear brothers and sisters in Ford, the juicy site Youporn has been shut down as well here in Turkey. I don't know exactly since when and can only guess why, but also find it highly irritating.

The Turkish & Middle Eastern division of the Ford brotherhood is currently using all it's ressources to make pressure on the Turkish governement and calls upon every decent human being to support our struggle for freedom of speech and expression!

CNN reporting

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ford of the Day

To our surprise we recently found our blog mentioned in an article by Andrea Maria Dusl aka Comandantina Dusilova. She recommended The Fordbrothers' blog in the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard supplement Rondo (29th Feb. 2008 / Nr. 460 / Page 10).

The Fordbrothers feel greatly honoured and find their endeavors higly rewarded by such a mention as we are true admirers of La Comandantina as a writer and film directrice.
We want to remember you, dear reader, that Andrea Dusl directed the Film "Blue Moon" and brought our atention to lovely actrice Viktoria Malektorovych who should appear in films more often as we really admire her lovely acting as well as her very lovely appearance in general and total.

This mention gives us a wonderful and unique oportunity for being self referental, almost like other media personalities who get written about because they are in the media because they get public attention. Maybe this will spiral up into incredible success, ending in a Fordbrothers merchandising business, calendars for 0,99 $ with fordbros. pictured naked etc etc, turning the Fordbrother existence into a profitable entreprise. well, we are prepared.

The Fordbrothers enjoy any publicity as we are "Medienartisten" as Comandantina calls us, a term that hardly can be translated into english. "media high wire artist" isn't half as elegant. "Medienartisten" always long for public attention as this should be and has always been the main goal of any wired and high artist.

The question remains: why did comandantina Dusilova do this? What is behind all this? Does she want her high heels being licked by the incredibly sexy Fordbrothers or is it simply an act of selfless generosity to ennoble us with that mention. We don't know yet, but we might eventually find out, so please stay tuned, we'll keep you updated.

Best regards to our one and only true Comandantina ! ahoi !

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ford of the Day

This sketch is a contribution by one of Vienna's finest graffiti artists to the wonderful world of Ford ... Voigas means "at full throttle" and is clearly referring to the Fordbrothers' undamped creative capacities ...

Ford of the Day

... or should we say "word of the day" is fordçuluk (pronounced like unfortunately).

It is used in Turkey to describe a phenomenon where men take advantage of a tight public transport situation to rub themselves at women's bodies. A person committing this act is a fordçu. The term derives from Ford buses that were used for public transport in Turkey for a long time. The video shows a classical fordçuluk situation and how a Fordbrother should react once confronted with it. Needless to say that preventing a fordçu from committing fordçuluk on a young lady is a sign of good manners, an impressive act and, above all, might even win her heart ...

Though we have to admit: sometimes even the morally blameless Fordbrothers with their high moral standards fall victim to their animal desires and commit fordçuluk. We don't use innocent women though, we treat objects like women.

Ford of the Day

For the first time in history you will see
not one ...
not two ...
but three completely new kinds of Ford cars for 1960 ...

A wonderful new world of Ford!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Ford of the Day


From: markus zeindlinger
To: fordbrothers

dear brothers in ford,
ok it's christmas, so it's probably not the best time of the year to send beasts around. but this particular one was painted by a mr. walton ford, so i thought you might be interested. there is a new book with his works edited by taschen verlag ( and, frankly, it's a very welcome counterpoint to all the reindeers around these days...

as ever yours

"A Ford exhibition is like a storybook in which animals have inherited the earth." The New York Times

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ford of the Day

This Ford of the Day was contributed by our longtime mental supporter Markus Zeindlinger. He works for the fantastic Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz. I've never met him in person, but he seems to be a well read and honest fellow and sure deserves being part of this - as he described it once - "rubric of all rubrics"

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ford of the Day

Ford Timelord

In 1988 "The Timelords" (aka The KLF aka Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty) came up with their new hitsingle "Doctorin' the Tardis". Also credited on the record was "Ford Timelord", Cauty's (aka Lord Rock) 1968 Ford Galaxie American police car (claimed to have been used in the film Superman IV filmed in the UK). Drummond (aka Time Boy) and Cauty declared that the car had spoken to them, giving its name as Ford Timelord, and advising the duo to become "The Timelords".

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ford of the Day

It's yours truly John Ford who wants to show off his newly aquired mohair pullover that almost makes him look like the infamous Cookie Monster of Sesame Street. This highly fashionable piece also makes him feel well prepared for the coming fall season.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ford of the Day

Travis Touchdown is a character of the Nintendo wii game created by Goichi Suda (aka Suda 51) who got famous with his stylish and ueber-violent game Killer7. Travis seems to us like being modelled after the looks of our beloved Ilford (compare the images!) his looks only being altered little simply to better fit japanese likings.

The Fordbrothers feel honoured by such a reverence by a videogame master like Suda 51. The Fordbrothers send their kindest regards to Mr. Goichi Suda and his team. We're eagerly awaiting a copy of this game, having our wii set up and ready to go! Nevertheless we fear that it might take quite a long time for the game to hit europe. As the game is being advertised being even more "ueber violent" than "Manhunt 2. As a worst case scenario we fear that we will have to get an import version only playable on wii's with a mod-chip which will again force the fordbrothers into illegal activities regarding copyright laws.

The fordbrothers being used to violate common legislation in various fields with great pleasure will do so without the slightest hesitation. It could be stated that through the permanent abuse of found footage in their work violation of copyright laws has become their second nature. John Ford who has been an excellent swordsman in his youth hopes that the game based on sword fight will give him an oportunity to proof his remarkable capabilities without having to get up from his newly aquired witmann sofa.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ford of the day

This postcard from India has been found by artist Tillman Kaiser. Not only are we totally fond of his work in both painting and sculpture but also grateful for this generous contribution he made to the wonderful world of Ford.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ford of the Day

Ford of the day is


for it's positive commitment to the traditional world of silver halide black and white photography. They let us know on their homepage that some of the greatest and most famous photographs ever taken have been in black and white. We gave it a try and took this photo of Lord Ford in Istanbul who is since calling himself "Ilford". Further he tries to expand the concept into daily life by perceiving the world in black and white only. "Many issues don't bother me anymore, things got more simple thanks to Ilford", says Lord Ford aka Ilford.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Ford of the Night

We decided to ennoble the unknown driver of this vehicle a Lord of the Night. Yes, Sir! A true Knight Rider!

But what is all this titles compared to a genuine Ford of the Night?

Can you see the bike of Fordbrother John in the background?
Him riding it through the dark streets around the Fordbrothers' residence in Viennas' 5th district makes a true Ford of the Night ...

Ford of the Day

O'Neil Ford

Besides the famous Tom Ford who used to work for Gucci "O'Neil Ford" left his marks in contemporary architecture ...

5. 1408 Country Club Road, Argyle

The Roland and Authella Ford Hersh house was designed by O'Neil Ford for his sister and built in 1965. Built of Mexican brick, this home features intricately carved entry doors by brother Lynn Ford, and whimsical ceramic light fixtures by long-time Ford associate Tom Stell.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Ford of the Day

Lord Ford is currently shooting a documentary about a muezzin competition in Istanbul more. In one of the city's bookstores he found this giant book that makes thim look like a dwarf.

Fordbrother John stayed in Vienna as most of the time. Istanbul isn't far he says, but the way to the next airport is. Currently the Fordbrothers mostly stay in touch via the internet with their high-tech computer equipment.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ford of the Day

Ford of the Day

Ford Granada ... Here's where our better ideas begin.

An inside look at Ford Granada - down deep where outstanding design and fine engineering are combined to produce a solid automobile.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ford of the Day

Gerald Ford

(* 14th July 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska; † 26th December 2006 in Rancho Mirage, California)

He was the 38th President (1974–1977), and 40th Vice President (1973–1974) of the United States.
Ford became the only person to hold that office without having been elected either President or Vice President.

As Gerald Ford recalled later in life, his biological father was abusive and had a history of hitting his mother. James M. Cannon, who was the executive director of the domestic council during the Ford administration, wrote in a biography of the former president that the Kings' separation and divorce was sparked when, a few days after Ford's birth, Leslie King, Sr. threatened his wife, Dorothy, with a butcher knife and announced his intention to kill her, the baby, and the baby's nursemaid. His first abusive action, according to Ford, occurred on the couple's honeymoon, when King hit his wife for smiling at another man.

1934 Gerald Ford was selected for the Eastern Team on the Shriner’s East West Crippled Children game at San Francisco (a benefit for crippled children), played on January 1, 1935.

Gisa Fellerer chose this photo of Gerald Ford with great taste and deep understanding of what we call the "spirit of ford".

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ford of the Day

Archetypical Ford of the Day

is this Ford Escort model donated by C.G. Jungs great grandson Thomas Fischer (who used to play with this toy as a child) to John Ford as to be used in one of his 3 dimensional collages.

As we find this vehicle far to precious to consciously abuse it as mere material for a collage, the fordbrothers decided
to honour it as Ford of the Day and keep it amongst other treasures in the vaults of John Ford's archives.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Ford of the Day

is Luxemburgs upcoming director Govinda van Maele's Ford Sierra Combi. A detailed description of the vehicle will follow ... It's Govinda posing in front of the car after a trip to the Belgian coast and the Netherlands. I was shaking of excitement when i took this photo.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Unford of the Day

Unford of the Day

Robert "Bob" Newton Ford (1861-1892)
The "dirty little coward" who shot Jesse James in the back.

"Bob Ford I don't trust; I think he is a sneak; but Charlie Ford is as true as steel." -- Jesse James

By the winter of 1882, the gang of outlaws led by Jesse James had been greatly reduced due to deaths, captures, and men abandoning the gang. Jesse thought he had only two men left whom he could trust: brothers Bob and Charley Ford. James was running short of cash, and was happy to recruit the young Charley Ford and his brother, Robert, to assist in the robbery of the Platte City Bank. The Ford brothers posed as cousins of Jesse James, but were in fact unrelated. James asked the Ford brothers to move into his house in St. Joseph, Missouri in order to keep himself better protected. Unfortunately for James, the Ford brothers' plan was not to rob the bank, but to collect the $10,000 bounty that had been placed on James's head.

Mostly a "hanger-on" Bob did odd jobs and held the horses for the gang during robberies. It would be the killing of Jesse James on April 3, 1882, that would gain him the most attention, though not the kind he wished for. At first he was charged with murder of James and sentenced to hang. However, he was quickly pardoned by the governor of Missouri.

Though Ford tried to profit from the killing by taking the stage, he was ostracized as a traitor and forever took on the moniker "dirty little coward." But just ten years later, Ford himself was shot and killed while running a tent saloon in Creede, Colorado on June 8, 1892. Ford’s body was returned to Richmond, Missouri where he is interred in the Richmond City Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ford of the Day

is a Ford Mustang Mach 1 Prototype

The Ford Mustang was introduced in 1964 as a sporty "pony car" to attract younger buyers into Ford products. After only a few short years of development, Ford saw the need to create performance Mustangs to compete with GM and their release of the Camaro and Firebird.

The Mach 1 started with the fastback "Sports Roof" body and added several visual and performance enhancing items such as matt black hood and optional spoiler, hood pins, chrome gas cap and wheels, chrome exhaust tips (optional), chin spoiler and a 351 Windsor motor as base with either a two barrel or four barrel carburetor. A 390 CI four barrel as well as the huge 428 Cobra Jet were also available engines.

By the way, Lord Ford is driving a 1996 Lancia Y with 6 gears. Que macchina!

Ford of the Day

is Francis Ford Coppola

He was born to Carmine Coppola, at the time first flautist for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and his wife Italia in Detroit, Michigan on April 7, 1939, the second of three children. Two years later Carmine became first flautist for the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the family moved back to suburban Long Island, where Francis spent the remainder of his childhood. Coppola had polio as a boy, leaving him bedridden for large periods of his childhood, and allowing him to indulge his imagination with homemade puppet theater productions. Using his father's 8mm movie camera, he began making movies when he was 10. He studied theatre at Hofstra University prior to studying film at UCLA and while there, he made numerous short films, including some soft-core porn films. While in UCLA's Film Department Francis met Jim Morrison, who's music was used later in one of Francis' most famous movies, Apocalypse Now! In the early 1960s, he started his professional career making low-budget films with Roger Corman and writing screenplays. His first notable motion picture was made for Corman, the low-budget Dementia 13.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ford of the Day

is Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois). His maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus who met in Brooklyn. His Catholic paternal grandparents were John Fitzgerald Ford (an Irish American vaudeville performer) and Florence Veronica Niehaus (a German American). Harrison, when asked as to what religion he was raised in, jokingly responded, "Democrat." Ford has also said that he feels "Irish as a person but I feel Jewish as an actor".