Ford Cars – When You Absolutely, Positively Need to Get Away #FordNAIAS


We spent this morning at the Ford Rouge Factory. While there, we learned more about the history of the Ford Plant, and we walked through and observed the actual factory floor where they were making the F150 truck. (They build sixty every hour!) It was impressive.

On the way out, there was a display of a few classic Fords. There was the original Mustang and the original Thunderbird (gorgeous!!!); they had the original Model A as well. And then there was the beefy (by the standards of its day) V8 … and along with the V8, were two letters from appreciative customers.

The first came from Clyde Barrow.


“While I still got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make.”


He goes on to thank Ford for making the best getaway car available.

And then there is this thank you note from John Dillinger …

Dillinger offers Ford a new idea for a slogan. That slogan? “Drive a Ford and watch the other cat’s cars take a Ford’s dust”


“Ford cars… Good enough for 1930’s gangsters. Good enough for you.”

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.