Interesting FOMOCO History From bikerguyflip
Phil continues giving us a living history of FOMOCO from his memories of many, many years. Here is more...
"So many stories have come back to me. I just remembered at the time I owned two 1967 Lincoln Continentals, two '59 Birds and was driving a 1969 Mark lll. Out back I had a couple '58 Mark llls. That chrome trim would have filled 5 or 6 semis at least.
I never met John, I guess he was quite a character. My brother and I were at my sister's B&B in New Jersey when he said lets go up to New York and visit John, but I declined. My brother and he seemed to be cut out of the same piece of cloth...When my brother lived in Ann Arbor, I was tripping through his shop when I came upon an AC Shelby, bright dark blue metallic, one of two built with a 427 side oiler and an automatic tranny. He was doing some body work on it...Like I said...interesting. When I came to Bay City there was a warehouse, filled with surplus chrome sixties Ford, Lincoln T-Bird etc. I had no idea they were going to scrap it and sell the building...I was an independent engineer called in to do a job, self taught like Ben Smith. I had to dig out a couple of Continental pieces for service, literately tons were scrapped. Wish I had them now...Phil."