Opinion: 2024 Ford Bronco Dazzles in Detroit

Ford Bronco test ride at the 2023 Detroit Auto Show. (Mike Wrathell/AmericaJR)

Detroit — All accounts have Ford Bronco selling like hotcakes worldwide. I rode in a Ford Bronco at the 2023 NAIAS at Huntington Place in the Motor City of Earth. The professional driver kept me from being too nervous as we negotiated a very challenging course that had me looking at the ground from out the top of the convertible green Bronco. What an astounding piece of machinery!

Broncos aren’t just for reprobate Heisman Trophy winners anymore. They come in lots of colors and styles, including the sporty shade of green the one in which I was a passenger on Press Day.

The driver showed all three of us all the gizmos on the steering wheels that maximize off-road performance. The 2024 Bronco is amazing, competing well with anything Jeep has to offer — even their new Gladiator editions.

As urban blight deepens in some areas of the world (what with Jakarta sinking, for example), perhaps off-road vehicles are the wave of the future; in the meantime, if you ever want to pick huckleberries way up by way of the logging roads of Mt. Adams, WA, you’ll be able to do so with aplomb and finesse.

To be sure, the Jeep Rubicon is a formidable foe, and the Jeep Gladiator, perhaps, too. A duel may be in order. Who will throw down their glove first? 

I ran into Macomb County Chief Executive Mark Hackel over by the new Dodge Hornet, formerly made by American Motors. It sounds like Hackel may have his eyes set on a gubernatorial run. He’s run Macomb County pretty well; so I’d probably vote for him if the other parties are slack in their offerings. Yahoo is for email.

No one better try to sell oil leases to Shell Oil on Isle Royale National Park like Trump did with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), or they’ll lose my vote forever.  I used to guard polar bears and the other denizens of the Detroit Zoo. I’m not sure how someone can say they are a conservative if they are against conservation. National parks, wildlife refuges, shorelines, forests, et cetera, are supposed to be protected by our government on our behalf — not sold to the highest bidder.

Such places are wonderful to explore as allowed by park rangers, who must always balance the needs of the animals with visitors, of course.

Anyway, enjoy the auto show!  There is something for everyone! Broncos, Hornets, Mustangs — even Ferrari has a cool horse on their amazingly sleek and Euro fleet!               


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