HOMESTEAD, Fla. – With the launch of the much-anticipated all-new Ford Bronco due later this year, Ford Performance stirred up a look at Bronco heritage during NASCAR’s Ford EcoBoost 400 race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This special mid-November gathering attracted about 20 Ford Broncos of all vintages from 1965 through 1996. Ford hosted a variety of events, ranging from on-track laps to a visit from Edsel Ford II and the Wood Brothers, even a Q&A session with Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney, giving attending Bronco owners lots to do.
Just like with most collectible Fords, each Bronco on display had its own memorable owner story. We talked to one owner who made the trip from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Miami in an unrestored 1971 Bronco powered by its original Windsor V-8. This followed his previous trip from his hometown in Pennsylvania to California and back. Another owner arrived at the race in Florida with an original 1977 Bill Stroppe Bronco which had been used by Ford Marketing in the late 1970’s to chase a hot-air balloon which attempted to set a world record for most days afloat. Each Bronco in the group that was on display came with a special owner story to hear.
Ford Performance Enthusiast Communications Coordinator Marcus Cervantes was on-site at the Speedway display to meet with the Bronco owners in attendance and capture the excitement of the event with his camera. He shares some of his favorite photos from the event in the gallery below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY MARCUS CERVANTES