Who could have known way back in 1968 when George Dietz placed an ad in the Pennysaver to stir interest in starting up a '53-56 F-100 club that one year short of the club's 40th anniversary they would be hosting the largest all-Ford truck event on the West Coast. Legend has it when the advertisement to form Pickups Limited originally ran in the Pennysaver that, in addition to the core group of Effie owners who joined, there were a handful of swinger respondents who mistook the truck club for a dating club.
To help celebrate the occasion, Pat Ford, promoter of the F-100 Supernationals, and So Cal Pickup's Jack Ries attended, along with longtime Effie fanatic Steve Stillwell. As a part of the quarter-century milestone celebration the day before, the event was held at Featherly Park in Anaheim, California. A cruise was taken down to Huntington Beach, California, to search for descendants of the swinger's club ... ah, just kidding.
For more information about next year's event, and Pickup Limited's 40th, log onto www.pickupslimited.com.
Craig Chaffer's pretty little '53 beaming under a tree in all of its yellow and orange glo
This '56 Big-Window is a survivor from back in the day, and has a magazine history dating