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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Ash

Obsessive Compulsive Bronco Disorder

Updated: Mar 12, 2019

In 1996 I bought a 1974 Ford Bronco as my daily driver. My kids were 2 and 4 years old at the time and now they are 25 and 26 years old!

1974 Ford Bronco

Ford made this vintage body style from 1966 - 1977. Initially, I was not prepared for the attention a vintage Bronco attracts. People stop and ask if they can look under my hood or if they can buy it. Nobody stops me in my RAV4, which is what I drive while the Bronco is in the shop.

New life in 2008

I’m a lucky girl being married to a man who likes to work on it. My Bronco has had many improvements and is currently down to the metal, ready for new paint and its 4th life.

If you want to bring new life to an old classic, there is an entire Bronco Community. There are many companies that specialize in vintage Bronco parts. We subscribe to Bronco Driver Magazine. I’m looking forward to attending my first Bronco Rally this Fall, for enthusiasts who enjoy off-road trails. I also have a collection of about 100 toy vintage Broncos. There are several Bronco Facebook Groups for early Bronco drivers. My favorite page is for the Obsessive Compulsive Bronco Disorder, helping the few people that have OCBD, for which there is no cure.

2019 Down to the Metal

After ending the production of all Bronco body styles in 1996, the Ford Bronco is making a come back in 2020. I can’t wait for the unveiling and I’m obviously hoping for a retro style with the original aesthetics!


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