This Father's Day weekend my family kept up a longstanding D'Imperio tradition. They cranked up the old car and took Mom and the kids for a spin.
My Dad, Don D'Imperio, bought this car brand new in 1963. It was his passion. It is a 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible, with a tilt-away steering wheel...
Why does the mention of this car's name elicit chuckles even a half century after they were manufactured? Named after Henry Ford's son, the Edsel has been call the wrong car at the wrong time. It was only produced for three years: 1958, 1959 and 1960.