In Praise of The Edsel

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

ford edsel (Thomas Hawk/flickr)

In the annals of disappointments, Ford's Edsel holds a special place. The Edsel, once the name of the heir to the Ford Empire, eventually became the word for dud. The man who designed the Edsel, Roy Brown Jr., died last week at 96.

Robert Meyer is the proprietor of Edsel World in Fort Myers, Florida. He deals in Edsels and Edsel parts and is a huge fan of the car.

Guests:

Robert Meyer

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jimmy Breslin said,"Always go to the losers, they're more interesting"

Mar. 05 2013 02:16 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I was born and bred in New York, what we have here are some of the funniest people in the world. I don't know why, maybe because it was run by mobsters for so long... Best if you go to a part of the city which hasn't been gentrified yet... South Brooklyn of Sheepshead Bay is a great place to start to find funny people.

All native New Yorkers are in this group, if you come from somewhere else, you don't qualify till you have been ripped off a couple of times...Getting ripped off seems to bring out the New Yorker in everyone. You will be ripped off within a couple of years of living here...There are all sorts of ways of getting ripped off. Stick around and it will happen.

Mar. 05 2013 01:42 PM

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