Competing with foreign-made compact cars isnt the Falcons only claim to fame. The Falcon also paved the way for another, more popular model. The Falcon was the basis for the Mustang, Kheim notes. Ford basically put a different body on the chassis that was one of the early ways to save production costs.
The Phenomenal Ford Falcons is a traveling show that will run through October at the Forney, but the museum also has a number of other exhibits and displays, including Amelia Earharts Gold Bug Kissel, a Big Boy steam locomotive and an assortment of wax figurines. The museum is located at 4303 Brighton Boulevard, and access to all exhibits comes with admission, which is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $6 for seniors and $1 off with military, firefighter or police officer ID. For more information, go to www.forneymuseum.org.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Aug. 1. Continues through Oct. 31, 2011