Something To Think About

(when you’re building Fords in Australia)

a short photo essay:

Start with a diagram of a kangaroo.

Start with a diagram of a kangaroo.

 

Then build a kangaroo dummy.

Then build a kangaroo dummy.

 

comme ça

comme ça

 

Crash test your roo bar.

Crash test your roo bar.

 

We went to the Ford Discovery Centre today, and learned about the history of Ford motor vehicles in Geelong, VIC.  This was the birthplace of the Australian utility vehicle, or ‘ute’ —  a single body vehicle combining the comfort of a coupe (pronounced ‘coo pay’) with the utility bed with tailgate in the rear.  

Here’s the very first ute, built to satisfy a customer’s request for a vehicle they could use on the farm during the week, and comfortably (and stylishly) drive to church on the weekends.

 

the world's first ute

the world's first ute

In conclusion:

 

The end.

The end.

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~ by ... on 8 February 2009.

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