Ford Econolines return to Petit Jean

Collectors of Ford Econoline vans and pickups will meet at the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean for a show and shine event on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Utilizing many Falcon parts, the Econoline series was introduced in 1961. There were three models – the pickup, van and the station bus. The pickup looked like a van that had been customized and turned into a pickup. The new van had 39 percent more load space than a typical half-ton panel. The station bus was essentially a van with a view. It had windows all around with two front doors, a pair of rear doors and two side doors in the center on the passenger side. The Econoline series continued until 1967.

This will be the 12th annual show at the Museum of Automobiles for the Econoline. Collectors from Arkansas, surrounding states and as far away as Connecticut have come and displayed their vehicles at the auto museum.

The public is welcome to see these Ford Econolines at no charge.

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