Yes, These Cars Still Exist!


Sometimes the past has a sneaky way of catching up with you.

You’ll be motoring around, singing a happy song, when you notice something you haven’t seen since 1999. Except instead of looking how it did in 1999, it looks strangely modern. This is what happened to me recently when I got passed on the highway by a brand new Ford Expedition, complete with a temporary dealer license plate.

The last new Expedition I can recall seeing was from the late 1990s or early 2000s and it hadn’t occurred to me that Ford still makes them. Here we are, two decades after the Expedition was first introduced, and it’s still chugging down the production line.

But the old Ford isn’t the only car to remain in existenc long after some of us have forgotten it.

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The Discovery of the Forgotten Cricket

Plymouth Cricket

A 7-year-old girl taught me something I didn’t know about cars.

I consider myself pretty well educated about the auto industry and knowledgable about past, present and future vehicles. So when this little girl inquired about a “Cricket car,” I told her I didn’t think there was any such thing. If so, I pictured it as an older British car, something along the lines of an original MINI Cooper. Or a Reliant Robin.

She convinced me to Google it, and yes, I discovered that the Cricket is a real, though easily forgettable, American car.

Imported from Britain.

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