What Was The Most Ordinary Car Of Its Decade?

The car above is about as close as you can get to a universal 1960s car. It is almost entirely devoid of discerning features, markings, or anything that might stand out. It's about as ordinary a '60s car gets. » 2/17/15 4:23pm 2/17/15 4:23pm

The Brady Bunch Housekeeper Was Really Hot For The Ford Fairlane

The world is mourning Ann B. Davis, the beloved actress who played Alice the housekeeper on "The Brady Bunch." But before Davis fake-cleaned up after a blended family, she filmed an ad for Ford describing the…intimacies of a Fairlane coupe. » 6/02/14 4:33pm 6/02/14 4:33pm

And then the car was attacked by bees...

Growing up in Texas I'd heard the stories of people overwhelmed by swarms of Africanized killer bees. Dead in seconds. Hundreds of stings. So when I saw the mass of bees on the old Ford Fairlane parked just one hundred feet away at the MSR Houston track in Angleton, Texas my first instinct was to bolt. » 6/20/11 12:00pm 6/20/11 12:00pm

You Can Have Your Beef and Your Ranchero Too

Between 1969 and 1981, Ford Motor Argentina produced a local, four-door sedan version of the sixth generation Fairlane. Apparently, four can also mean two and a pickup bed. ¡Yeehaw! » 1/28/11 1:30pm 1/28/11 1:30pm

Race-Prepped '64 Ford Fairlane Invades Nürburgring

What better way to set your day right than with the sound of a 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 — freshly prepped by Nascar legends Holman-Moody — dive-bombing the Nürburgring? (Hat tip to multitudes!) [Popular HotRodding] » 9/16/10 1:30pm 9/16/10 1:30pm

1962 Ford Fairlane 500

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. There's a real shortage of mint-green Fairlane sedans in this world! » 5/01/10 9:00am 5/01/10 9:00am

Detroit Treasures Down On The Michigan Junkyard

I like to go shoot photographs at self-service junkyards, but the trade-off you get from a rapid turnover of inventory tends to be excessive regimentation of the cars. No trees growing through engine compartments, and so on. » 1/03/10 11:00am 1/03/10 11:00am

Fairlane Afterburner: This Is How It's Done, SEMA

Wanna rebel against tradition? Spit in the eye of convention? Enrage old fogies and confuse the kids? This is how you do it. The Fairlane Afterburner; one of the most original and over-the-top customs we've seen in a while. » 11/05/09 3:00pm 11/05/09 3:00pm

A Visit To Holman Moody Makes 24 Hours Of LeMons Staff Reconsider $500…

When you've got a few hours to kill before catching your flight out of Charlotte, North Carolina, what do you do? Pound Retsina-and-Schlitz Boilermakers at the airport bar… or check out Holman Moody's shop? » 4/11/09 5:00pm 4/11/09 5:00pm

Fairlane-Driving Cops Take No Guff From Gibberish-Ass Hippie Dope Fiends

What kind of car would a couple of no-nonsense plainclothes Los Angeles cops drive in 1967? Forget those big lumbering full-size sedans! Joe Friday and Bill Gannon insisted on a snappy-looking '67 Fairlane. » 3/28/09 5:30pm 3/28/09 5:30pm

Ten Greatest American Police Patrol Cars

We're celebrating Independence Day with a week-long automotive Amerigasm heading down two diametrically opposite roads. The first, started yesterday, is a salute to the best car commercials — a celebration of the conspicuous over-consumption that made this nation great. The second road is one we'll be traveling at… » 7/01/08 12:30pm 7/01/08 12:30pm

Another Ford Fairmont Durango For Sale, Can You Resist The Foxchero?

Whereas many of the El Camino-ized vehicles we share with you, like the Volvo XC70chero, are unique custom jobs of varying degrees of quality, the Ford Fairmont Durango was actually built in a factory. The history is muddy, but after the demise of the Ranchero, Ford worked with National Coach Products in some capacity… » 5/15/08 9:20am 5/15/08 9:20am

1966 Fairlane Wagon Appears To Have Driven To Junkyard Under Its Own…

Sometimes you'll find a fairly complete old car sitting in the wrecking yard, but I've never seen anything like this '66 Fairlane wagon before. It's a bit rough (and that '56 Chevy hood ornament being used to prop up the bug deflector looks funky indeed), but not a single part has been removed. The keys were still in… » 4/10/08 2:00pm 4/10/08 2:00pm