In the interview they even called themselves "unofficial finishers".. then someone draped the winners flag over the hood and it was quickly pulled off. Although I'm a fan of all involved with the program, I thought the whole thing was weird.That was a bit of poor taste. I know PAB was back in the US at that point and was not apart of that.
But you do see a factory Chevy pick up out running races in the desert. This “Bronco” is a Raptor frame (which the factory bronco will have the Ranger frame) that has been linked in the rear and a custom one off fiberglass (maybe what the bronco will look like) body on it. The only thing that you could call factory bronco would be the motor and trans. We run a factory F150 motor in our class 7 truck but don’t call it a F150.Easy to sideline the plays made but I give the whole team huge credit for making it happen. I don't think we will see any new blazer prototypes out their flogging it very soon. Would have liked to have seen a finish but being a manufacturer you cant really follow the KISS principle and test all your cool stuff. Their was no lack of people or equipment that's for sure, wow! Coordinating a big group that doesn't normally work together can be a little chaotic. Keep after it FORD!!
( I hope our t-fluid got you a few miles further)
You are correct I did not mean any disrespect to the Halls running actual production based Chevy trucks. Hopefully they can get to a point multiple manufacturers have similar entries and get some direct competition going. The BroncoR definitely did not finish in my mind to be clear. Hopefully we don't see any press suggesting otherwise.But you do see a factory Chevy pick up out running races in the desert. This “Bronco” is a Raptor frame (which the factory bronco will have the Ranger frame) that has been linked in the rear and a custom one off fiberglass (maybe what the bronco will look like) body on it. The only thing that you could call factory bronco would be the motor and trans. We run a factory F150 motor in our class 7 truck but don’t call it a F150.
Don’t get me wrong, it is a cool car and it was nice seeing the group they pulled together to race it. But don’t try and pull the wool over our eyes and say it is a factory prototype bronco. Just say we are trying out the motor and trans or something. And don’t say you finished when you trailer it almost half way. But then again they also drove the factory Raptor down the highway so it could finish the Baja 1000 it raced and called it a finisher also.
they'll be matte or powder coat and you won't have to polish it before heading to the galleria....IF Ford plays the hand they delt themselves ethically not spinning any exaggeration on how well they did at the 1000 it should sell very well & put a major dent in jeep sales & creating a complete new market of bolt on crap for the Bronco people to polish before going to the mall (if anybody still does)
I agree Chris. I meant no disrespect to anyone on the Bronco R project. I have great hopes for the new Bronco and I applaud Ford's efforts and they're tribute to Rod Hall. Sorry for the hijack I was just excited for the Moss Brothers.BTW, my Kudos to Moss Bros in their 40 year old Bronco was not intended to dis the factory effort but rather to shine light on the outstanding record and performance of the Moss Bros year after year in the toughest of conditions (starting near the back each race) and almost always finishing and winning.
Trust me when I say they are tough to beat! It all seems so easy from behind the keyboard.