Pinto Parade Celebrating Pinto's 40th Birthday

A blast from the past roared into southern Pennsylvania this weekend.
It was a stampede of Ford Pintos.

The drivers came from all over the country to Carlisle to attend Ford's massive car show.

She's not a Mustang, or a Thunderbird...She's a Pinto…

"I kinda grew up in the back seat of one."

"My first car was a Pinto, when I was 16. Driving it, you could park anywhere. The gas was cheap. It was cool."

And Pinto lovers from across the country are parading into Carlisle to celebrate their 40th birthday.

"You've never met more bunch a people that are more passionate about their cars then Pinto people are."

65 of them.

"All over the place. We have Southern California, Northern California, Ontario, Canada, Texas, South Carolina, and New York City."

"Pinto lovers came from across the country, but this one right here wins the stamp of approval for coming the furthest, from California to Carlisle."

The Pinto stampede started at the Rocky Mountains and 16-hundred miles later, ended here at the largest ford show in the country.

"It's a weird addiction. We have people here that have in excess of 12 Pintos."

But these Pintos lovers say their trip has a purpose.

They didn't come here just to remember their past, but to honor wounded warriors of today and tomorrow.

"They drove all across the country for us. You know, I didn't even know these people. They didn't know me, but now we do and we're family, you know."

"In this modern era where all you are seeing is this technical war, you seem to lost track of the sight that people are getting hurt on the battlefield."

Drivers were accepting donations of a dollar per mile driven to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.

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