Friday, May 18, 2012

Don’t believe everything you see on Wikipedia

I found this on Simple Wikipedia recently and was stunned to see that Ford had an early division called “Freddie Mercury.” Who knows, with a name like Edsel being used to brand one of their cars, maybe Henry Ford had another son named Freddie and it got attached to a line of Mercuries back in the day.

Problem is, there’s no mention of such a division or even model with this name on any of the Ford/Mercury history sites. 

Checking out the Talk/Change pages on Wikipedia indicates that someone arbitrarily added “freddie” to that sentence when it used to just say “In the 1930’s, the name ‘Mercury’ was given to a division centred on mid-priced cars.”

Methinks someone is just being a smart ass.


No comments:

Post a Comment