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Old 09-01-2010, 12:38 PM   #1
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The North Carolina Highway Patrol was ready to do just about anything to protect and serve... Including drive Fords... FAST.... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Ford Barn and watch a great video, click here.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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Great Ryan, sure brings back memories !
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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I don't know why but the photo of the police car doesn't show when I opened Ford Barn. Shoot !!
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:03 PM   #4
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Hey now I got it !!
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:32 PM   #5
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i'm in the carolinas now i have'nt seen any though i'm sure there still around
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:53 PM   #6
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Great video. It was a great time to be alive. Wow 107 MPH.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:49 AM   #7
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Cool video Ryan. Thanks for posting it. I have a life-long attachment to these '56 Fords.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:58 AM   #8
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NC hasn't changed their color scheme in all these years, Cool vid.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:27 PM   #9
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you better be able to go fast considering that there were a few people who lived in that state who knew how to drive a car fast!
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:47 PM   #10
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Great video! I love the happy background music.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:07 PM   #11
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Our Ford dealership started in 1915. We used to work on those 56 police interceptors. We also worked on many bootleggars cars and sold many to them. They were honest and paid there bills. the most popular one was the 40 coupe. we installed many new crate cadillac overhead valve engines in Fords. we also stored confiscated liqour cars for the ATU. I do not think that those 56 Fords would outrun many of the liqour cars here in Wilkes county (unless they were caught sitting still at the still) which was known as the bootleggar capital of the world. Junior Johnson and Benny Parsons are from here.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:15 PM   #12
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Probably the best car I ever owned was a former Maine State police cruiser. 55 Ford mainline purchased at Portland Motor Sales on Forest Ave. in Portland. Had an Interseptor engine with dual exaust, stick overdrive. Pd. $1000. It was a year old and not beat on. Drove back and forth several times to Ft. Benning,Ga. while stationed there. It treated me well as I had no money or much else! Still have most of nothing I started with.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:50 PM   #13
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Our Ford dealership started in 1915. We used to work on those 56 police interceptors. We also worked on many bootleggars cars and sold many to them. They were honest and paid there bills. the most popular one was the 40 coupe. we installed many new crate cadillac overhead valve engines in Fords. we also stored confiscated liqour cars for the ATU. I do not think that those 56 Fords would outrun many of the liqour cars here in Wilkes county (unless they were caught sitting still at the still) which was known as the bootleggar capital of the world. Junior Johnson and Benny Parsons are from here.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:52 PM   #14
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When I was 15 I had a 55 Mainline, ex FL highway patrol 2 door, 292, duals, 4 BL, T85 3 speed w/OD. Was the first car I ever painted (Black), and it ran great. But in HS I had a 57 custom 300 4 door with stock 272, 2 BL that would run circles around the 55! Would love to have the 55 back, but with a 57 312!
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