According to Mayor Nenshi of the City of Calgary, Alberta, (Canada’s oil capital), people who drive Ford F350 pick-up trucks are cavemen:
… what I am interested in is helping everyone in Canada understand that we here in Alberta are not just a bunch of F350 driving cavemen… that we believe strongly in the environment, we believe strongly in the economy and we believe in financial and environment prosperity for all Canadians.
– Mayor Nenshi –
The Mayor didn’t elaborate on whether he thought all non-Ford truck drivers are cavemen too, but a number of truck drivers were somewhat offended at being called a caveman. A few managers of Ford dealerships, however, thanked the Mayor for what was, in essence, free publicity.
It was rather short-sighted of the Mayor to malign truck drivers, since over half of Alberta’s GDP comes from Agriculture, Construction, Energy, Manufacturing, Transportation, Utilities, Business and Commercial Services. Who supplies the manpower for these jobs? People who drive big equipment, including pick-up trucks.
It isn’t just Albertans who drive Ford’s F-Series trucks. It has been Canada’s best-selling vehicle for eight consecutive years. Even thieves in Alberta like Fords. In 2018, the 2006 F-250 pickup was the No. 1 most stolen vehicle ahead of the 2004, 2006 and 2007 models of the F-350.
The Car Guy ‘steers’ clear of Fords. Guess what he drives!?
“If you can’t Dodge it, RAM it!”
“How do you make a Ford go faster? Hook it to the back of my RAM.”
“Grab life by the horns.”