The Carlisle Ford Nationals celebrates 50 years of the Ford Torino in style.
In 1968 Ford Motor Company introduced its intermediate line with a new body and new styling and in so doing came a new subseries in the Fairlane line—the Torino. The Fairlane name continued to be used for more economical models and the Torino was considered a sub-series to the Fairlane during this same time. In 1971, the Fairlane name was dropped altogether and all Ford intermediates were branded with the Torino badge. This name, by the way, was one of several originally proposed for what we now know as the Mustang. The Torino also has a Mercury variant in the Mercury Montego line.