The Ford Pinto never had the staying power of, say, the Mustang—but maybe that’s worked to the car’s advantage historically, as the Pinto remains one of the company’s most popular vintage cars. In fact, about 50 Pinto owners drove from all over the country to convene at the Ford employee car show on July 19. They showed off the Pintos there and also at places like the fourth annual Pinto Stampede, proudly displaying their love for the classic Ford car. The Pinto Stampede also acts as a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.
“They’re cute. They’re unique. They’re sexy. They’re a breed all their own. They’re an attention-getter. I get stopped by people, because they have a Pinto story,” Jim Smutek, an owner of an orange 1976 Pinto coupe, said.
The Pinto is just one example of the special connection between Ford owners and their vehicles—it’s more of a love affair than a simple relationship between a driver and a car. Today’s Ford vehicles are just as good and as lovable as the Pinto, so come check vehicles like the Mustang, the F-150, and the Focus at Shults Ford of Harmarville today.