The Ford Ranger was first produced in the U.S. in January 1982 for the 1983 model year and, sadly, ended its long run in December 2011. By 1995, Ford was exporting the Ranger to many different markets around the world, and from 1994 to 2000, the Ranger was also sold as the North American version of the Mazda B-Series, replacing its former "international" variant of the series. The Ranger was seen in many different forms throughout its lifetime, and it was esteemed by drivers in the U.S. and across the globe.
Recently, auto-enthusiast website HappyWrenching.com created a video spot to pay special tribute to the Ranger The Ford truck's termination came at the same time as plant where it was produced, the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, closed its doors after nearly a century due to ongoing reorganization. The video honors the manufacturing plant's final days of operation and shows the audience the atmosphere when the last Rangers rolled off production lines. Filled with sentimental music and touching moments, the video is quite inspiring, and it certainly makes us a bit sad that the Ranger won't be making a return anytime soon. You can view the video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=E9vMQ2hVBgE).
Don't despair, reader. We still have used versions of the Ford Ranger available here at Veterans Ford, conveniently located at 3724 Veterans Memorial Blvd Metairie, LA 70002. If you already own a Ranger or a different Ford model, and you simply want to keep it looking nearly-new, our auto service center can help with that! Contact us today.