Buckle up. Today we’re testing the all-new 1958 Edsel with famed automotive writer Tom McCahill behind the wheel. It’s big fun, don’t miss it.
This little Ford promotional film for the 1958 Edsel offers several great reasons to watch:
+ We’re treated to wonderful glimpses of Ford’s famed Dearborn Proving Grounds, originally Ford Airport (read the neat history of the facility here) with the Henry Ford Museum in the background.
+ There’s a solid sales pitch for the 1958 Edsel, one of the most fascinating flops in automotive history, including plenty of fancy maneuvers and on-track action.
+ Best of all, we get to see and hear Tom McCahill in the flesh. As automotive correspondent for Mechanix Illustrated, a leading workbench magazine of the day, Uncle Tom virtually invented the craft of auto road test reporting, and for decades he was the field’s leading light. In this bit, his blustery persona and zany wordsmithing (“handles like a bowling ball in a laundry chute”) are in full display.
In other words, not to be missed. Please enjoy the video.