This is the story of the most popular pickup truck of all time, the Ford F-150, and its predecessor, the F-100. This book records over forty years in its long life, during which time the Ford pickup has remained true to its origins, a vehicle that, when called upon, can deliver a solid day's work, off road or on, day after day, year after year - each one built `Ford Tough.' Over the years the Ford pickup has sold in astounding numbers to become part of everyday American life.
Packed with hundreds of mostly colour illustrations, and technical specifications, this book also includes advice on restoring the first F-1 pickup of 1948 and the original F-100 of 1953.
Robert Ackerson lives in the small upstate New York community of Schenevus. Formerly a public school teacher, he now writes full-time on a wide variety of automotive topics. His other books include marque histories on the Chrysler 300, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Ford F-150 (1997-2005), Jeep CJ, and Jeep Wrangler, as well as two racing histories of Mercedes cars: Return to Glory and Two Summers, all published by Veloce. Having owned several F-series pickups, he is very familiar both with their heritage and their versatility.