Ford Econoline Show Returns to Petit Jean

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Collectors of Ford Econoline vans and pickups will meet at the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain for a show and shine event on Sunday, Sept.6.

Ford Econolines displayed at Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton

Utilizing many Falcon parts, the Econoline series was introduced in 1961. There were three models – the pickup, the van, and the station bus. The pickup looked like a van that had been customized and turned into a pickup. The new van had 39 percent more load space than a typical ½ ton panel. The station bus was essentially a van with a view. It had windows all around with two front doors, a pair of rear doors and two side doors in the center on the passenger side. The Econoline series continued until 1967.

This is the 13th annual show at the Museum of Automobiles for the Econoline collectors, which come from Arkansas, surrounding state,s and as far away as Connecticut to display their vehicles at the auto museum. The public is welcome to see these Ford Econolines at no charge.

Also on display at the museum is a collection of 50 regularly rotated vintage vehicles dating from 1904 to 1967. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Christmas Day. The cost is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors 65 and older; and $5 for students ages 6 to 17. Taxes are included in the price and discounts are available for groups of 15 or more.

For more information call 501-727-5427, email [email protected] or visit www.museumofautos.com.