Ford product praised by legendary outlaw Clyde Barrow

Ford’s recent news of profits got me thinking of my favorite exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum – the letter from outlaw Clyde Barrow of Bonnie & Clyde infamy to Henry Ford that praises the speed of the Ford V8.

Tulsa, Okla
10th April
Mr Henry Ford
Detroit, Mich.

Dear Sir: –
While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasen’t been strickly legal it don’t hurt enything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8 –

Yours truly

Clyde Champion Barrow

I never knew the letter was disputed until I recently read the following article on

What funny middlenames, eh? Champion, Chestnut.

Click here to read more about Henry Ford

Click her to read about Preston Tucker, another legendary local automobile icon

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