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The Official Bronco Club of America

mitch@wildhorses

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Yes! The Bronco Club of America has been started to tie the Bronco community even closer together. Inspired by the much larger "Mustang Club of America," this club was created by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts. It serves to provide historical data, facts, and inspiration to the Bronco Community. A few links are listed below for you to check out their website and social medias. Give them a follow! They provide a ton of articles and pictures like the ones below from the "sacred" Ford Archives. You can't see these pictures anywhere so make sure you follow them for Enthusiast related content!

Website: https://broncoclubofamerica.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/broncoclubofamerica/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroncoclubofAmerica/?modal=admin_todo_tour
 

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SACHEM

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Call it what you want but Classicbroncos.com will still be the best resource available and the closest thing to a national club.
 

englewoodcowboy

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Call it what you want but Classicbroncos.com will still be the best resource available and the closest thing to a national club.

The BCA is not that type of info source like Classic. It’s not intended to compete with or replace, however it is intended to bridge all Broncos from our beloved first gens through to the new upcoming 6th gen and so on. They do have unprecedented access to the Ford archives and are posting frequently from there with pics none of us may have ever seen or remember from all past generations. This is the only Ford sponsored club for Broncos. I, along with Mitch and several others are lucky to be considered the founding members for this great site. We are not the moderator but it is going to be a great source of classic material as well as future materials if you’re interested.
 

Scoop

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The BCA is not that type of info source like Classic. It’s not intended to compete with or replace, however it is intended to bridge all Broncos from our beloved first gens through to the new upcoming 6th gen and so on. They do have unprecedented access to the Ford archives and are posting frequently from there with pics none of us may have ever seen or remember from all past generations. This is the only Ford sponsored club for Broncos. I, along with Mitch and several others are lucky to be considered the founding members for this great site. We are not the moderator but it is going to be a great source of classic material as well as future materials if you’re interested.

Agree with EC.

The challenge/opportunity for BCA is going to be how to integrate Classic and New Broncos. Sure a lot of us here will buy the new Bronco IF it meets our expectations of honoring the the original design AND is a serious competitor to the Wrangler. We understand the rich Bronco heritage. Many (most?) buyers of the new Bronco will be either former Jeep owners or people brand new to the off-road community. The opportunity we (early Bronco enthusiasts) can greet them and introduce them to the Bronco community. The challenge is how do we do this? How does 1 club - BCA - do this?

One difference with MCA vs BCA is that Mustang has been in continuous production since 1964. There is a huge gap in Bronco production.

I think this will be a good discussion point. Anybody have any thoughts on this?
 

englewoodcowboy

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Agree with EC.

The challenge/opportunity for BCA is going to be how to integrate Classic and New Broncos. Sure a lot of us here will buy the new Bronco IF it meets our expectations of honoring the the original design AND is a serious competitor to the Wrangler. We understand the rich Bronco heritage. Many (most?) buyers of the new Bronco will be either former Jeep owners or people brand new to the off-road community. The opportunity we (early Bronco enthusiasts) can greet them and introduce them to the Bronco community. The challenge is how do we do this? How does 1 club - BCA - do this?

One difference with MCA vs BCA is that Mustang has been in continuous production since 1964. There is a huge gap in Bronco production.

I think this will be a good discussion point. Anybody have any thoughts on this?

I think the biggest challenge will be for most of us to accept the new younger crowd the new bronco will gather. I know enough about it to know we wont be disappointed but some will be hung on features that will complain just to hear themselves talk. Ford is working to bridge all of those gaps while honoring the first gen all the way through production being an updated modern version of the bronco evolution. Being on the ranger platform it will be a little larger than the first gen but I think that is a great thing, no one has ever complained of having too much room... it will have a little longer wheelbase which so many work hard to achieve on theirs for off road use, to me it is another moot yet welcomed point. I think it will please everyone eventually as another progression in the line of bronco once those who will undoubtedly hate it because it is not an exact reproduction of the first gen accept that it is a 2021 Bronco not a 1966.
 

okie4570

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I think the biggest challenge will be for most of us to accept the new younger crowd the new bronco will gather. I know enough about it to know we wont be disappointed but some will be hung on features that will complain just to hear themselves talk. Ford is working to bridge all of those gaps while honoring the first gen all the way through production being an updated modern version of the bronco evolution. Being on the ranger platform it will be a little larger than the first gen but I think that is a great thing, no one has ever complained of having too much room... it will have a little longer wheelbase which so many work hard to achieve on theirs for off road use, to me it is another moot yet welcomed point. I think it will please everyone eventually as another progression in the line of bronco once those who will undoubtedly hate it because it is not an exact reproduction of the first gen accept that it is a 2021 Bronco not a 1966.

If it doesn't have a 105hp 6cyl, an oil bath air cleaner and a Dana 30 with king pins, I'm not buying it!!!! :p I think you're spot on Englewoodcowboy
 
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mitch@wildhorses

mitch@wildhorses

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Agree with EC.

The challenge/opportunity for BCA is going to be how to integrate Classic and New Broncos. Sure a lot of us here will buy the new Bronco IF it meets our expectations of honoring the the original design AND is a serious competitor to the Wrangler. We understand the rich Bronco heritage. Many (most?) buyers of the new Bronco will be either former Jeep owners or people brand new to the off-road community. The opportunity we (early Bronco enthusiasts) can greet them and introduce them to the Bronco community. The challenge is how do we do this? How does 1 club - BCA - do this?

One difference with MCA vs BCA is that Mustang has been in continuous production since 1964. There is a huge gap in Bronco production.

I think this will be a good discussion point. Anybody have any thoughts on this?

I think Ford definitely has a better grasp on the Mustang customer. The problem Ford has now is they have not been catering to the Bronco and off-road customer for so long, they have lost the connection with that audience. I think what Ford is doing with this Bronco club is trying to gain back the relationship that they haven't focused on since '96. They want to tap in to that target audience again in order to build the vehicle that the audience will be happy with. Of course, Ford isn't just targeting existing Bronco owners. I think they know that they need to bring something to the table that not only gets Jeep die-hards to switch, but also brings new Bronco and off-road vehicle owners to the party.

50 years ago, there were no "Bronco enthusiasts." There were no "Mustang enthusiasts." Those came with time because the vehicles were so loved. I believe Ford understands they are reviving a classic. They are reviving one of the most loved vehicles of all time, and they are doing it because enthusiasts like the ones on this site have kept it alive for so long. 50 years from now, I'm sure there will be a whole new generation of Bronco lovers. It may not be the sheet metal, 302, cut and weld whatever the heck you want Bronco lovers, but same with the Mustang, is there will be a whole new group of people that take this Bronco to an entirely different level. The fun part will be seeing the bridge that Ford builds to connect both generations. And me being a young guy who respects all the guys on this site, I'm excited to see the effort they're putting in.
 
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