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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by oldirish33 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:53 am

Great stuff! I have to make it down there one of these years for that show. Hopefully in a year my Giants are in the playoffs and I can catch a game at the same time. :D
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:01 am

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I think that you have enough cars to "Fordify" and picture taken :D
Thanks. I really enjoy the challenge of doing that. Like saying, "humm, what is the closest Ford model I have to a Sunbeam Alpine"?

Another thing that I noticed when I did this diorama is that I now have a lot of North American vehicles. When I began collecting in ernest ten years ago I was mostly collecting European and Australian models. It wasn't that I didn't want US Fords, but quality renderings were just not very available. I'm glad that things have changed.

Here are a few Old Ford Picnic photos that are not 1:1 reenactments:

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Of all the models in this photo, who can identify the most unlikely Ford to ever to seen in the US?
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by Tom » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:59 am

Behind the black '30s tourer there's a Latin American (Argentinean?) car in metallic beige. That's probably it.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:10 am

I'm trying to remember if Ford Cortina made it to the 'States? Capri certainly did. Or is the red Falcon an Aussie version?

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Post by JSB33 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:57 am

Ian, there were some Cortinas here but I do not think it was officially imported.

The 49 Wagon by the picnic table is my favorite scene here.
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Post by oldirish33 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:13 am

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Ian, there were some Cortinas here but I do not think it was officially imported.
Jeff,

Cortinas were imported here in the 60's by select Ford dealers. I remember our local dealer having a Lotus powered one sitting next to a Shelby Mustang in about 1966. I think when the Mustang was introduced in 1964, most Ford dealers in the US didn't feel the need to carry another small two door. Cortinas were more popular in Canada and you still see a great number in British Columbia.
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by GBOAC002 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:25 am

Thanks for the update on Cortina. I was swapping car sales brochures with a couple of collectors in the US and Canada during those years. I was more interested in Falcons, Galaxies, T-Birds, Lincolns and anything not available in England, and sent them items on our UK Anglias and similar.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by IFHP » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:19 am

Tom wrote:
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Behind the black '30s tourer there's a Latin American (Argentinean?) car in metallic beige. That's probably it.
Tom has it, the 1980's Argentine Falcon a most highly unlikely sighting in the USA. There are a couple of Australian Falcon in this set too, there is a cult following for this cars and a few have been imported as vintage cars since dawn of the internet.

Cortinas were sold here up to 1970 (replaced by the Pinto). Here is a US Cortina ad from 1966.

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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by JSB33 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:56 am

That is something, I think I have seen like at the most 3 Cortina's in my life. I wonder if they never made it to the center of the country?
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Post by oldirish33 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:22 am

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That is something, I think I have seen like at the most 3 Cortina's in my life. I wonder if they never made it to the center of the country?
I would imagine not many English Ford dealers in the heartland. Chicago probably, maybe St. Louis?
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Post by JSB33 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:46 am

oldirish33 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:22 am
JSB33 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:56 am
That is something, I think I have seen like at the most 3 Cortina's in my life. I wonder if they never made it to the center of the country?
I would imagine not many English Ford dealers in the heartland. Chicago probably, maybe St. Louis?
Not sure about those places but Northern OH was not a hot spot for Cortina activity. :lol:
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Re: Tabletop Village

Post by LUW » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:52 am

Back in the early 80's, the Falcon was a very common sight during the summer months, when Argentinians invaded our beaches (my state and one state down from me). In my opinion one of the worse cars that they drove here.
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Post by IFHP » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:06 am

Back in January 1987 I rode a bus from Uruguay to Blumenau (and later on up to Sao Paulo). I do recall seeing a an Argentine Ford Taunus pulled over at a roadside garage with the hood up and the family standing around. At that time, Ford products in Brazil and Argentina had very little in common.
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