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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Ford Trucks celebrates centenary with 200-vehicle convoy in Sharjah – in pictures

The American automaker invited more than 200 truck owners to mark the anniversary

An impressive convoy of more than 200 off-road vehicles took to the streets and sands of Sharjah this week to celebrate 100 years of Ford Trucks.

The drive followed a route from Al Tayer Motors in Sharjah into the dunes of Al Badayer Desert.

Ford's first truck, the TT, was based on the iconic Model T and first went on the market in 1917, when it cost US$600. It went on to a peak production of more than 300,000 units in 1925 before being discontinued after 1927.

In the year of its production spike, a hand-operated windscreen wiper was added to the TT, while the recommended maximum speed was a leisurely 35kph.

The American automaker's truck range has come a long way since then, and currently includes the likes of the F-150, incorporating its high-performance Raptor variant, and the Super Duty. The Ford F-150 has its own long history – the F-Series was first manufactured in 1948, meaning it will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year.

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