KEEPING TRADITIONS ALIVE IS IMPORTANT. From maintaining the family business to choosing the same truck our dad or granddad owned, staying true to our heritage is a way of connecting with those we love. Isaias Garcia feels this way, and following in his father’s footsteps is his way of connecting with his nearest and dearest.
Most of us look up to our parents and strive to be like them. For the Garcia family, that means Ford cars and trucks. Isaias’s father, Ike, drove a ’69 F-250 for the family’s San Francisco-based electrical contracting business, and it’s been a prominent vehicle in their stable for many years. Isaias’s cousin, Aaron Magdangal, owned a ’78 F-100, and in addition to his work truck, Ike also drove a ’62 Ford Falcon sedan delivery that he and Isaias enjoyed working on when Isaias was growing up.
Ike’s F-250 has been used and abused, but he loves the truck and has outfitted it with a utility bed to keep it in service longer. For a while, Ike
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