Going on an Excursion

The Old Ford Rides Again

Published in the December 2017 Issue September 2018 Feature Trevor Mason

Ever since Ford stopped production of the Excursion in 2005, people have been hard-pressed to find a vehicle capable of accommodating not only a family, but also the power and towing demands of the diesel enthusiast. Introduced as a competitor to the Chevrolet Suburban, the Excursion did them one better by offering a diesel engine as an option, either a 6.0L or a 7.3L, in addition to the standard gasoline engines. The market must not have supported the experiment, as it only lasted from 1999 to 2005. Ever since, though, there has been a small but steady community of people clamoring for something to fill the void. Enter Lucas Bartel.

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