When we talk about trucks we often talk about how loyal truck owners are; it's men like Floyd Pullin who provide the proof. The 102-year-old man from Confluence, Pennsylvania has only owned Ford products since the 1920s, and he's done so well by Ford Trucks that the division named him honorary president for a day, not long after he took delivery of his latest ride, a 2013 F-150 STX.

That's the 16th Ford he's owned. If he bought his first when he was 16, he'd have flipped into a new car or truck about every five years. For 86 years. Not a bad run of business for either side.

Ford Trucks made a video to wish Pullin a happy birthday, which was celebrated at his local Ford dealership and was visited by a Pennsylvania state senator. You can watch it below.
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Meet Floyd Pullin, Honorary President of Ford Trucks*

*for a day

Ford would like to introduce Floyd Pullin of Confluence, Pa. The sprightly 102-year-old is possibly Ford's most loyal customer, having been an exclusive Ford owner since the 1920s – back when Henry Ford was running the company. Floyd recently took delivery of his 16th Ford vehicle, a brand-new 2013 F-150 STX.

To thank him for his loyalty and help celebrate a birthday he won't forget, Ford has named Floyd honorary Ford Trucks president for a day. At a special party held at Thurby Riverside Ford in Confluence today, Floyd's family and friends gathered to help him mark the occasion, which included a special happy birthday video from the men and women of the Ford Trucks team.

Pennsylvania state senator Rich Kasunic was on hand with an official Birthday Celebration Proclamation from the Pennsylvania Senate.


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      stwoodworth
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bet he paid cash.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Took advantage of that 0% APR for 5 years deal.
      Doug Utz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Someone should hook Floyd and Edythe (oldest driver in America) up.
      merlot066
      • 1 Year Ago
      And at the same time many of you are calling out people loyal to the F150, it just came in second place in a comparison test by Car and Driver, beating the *newer* Ram 1500. http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2014-chevrolet-silverado-1500-ltz-z71-vs-2013-ford-f-150-lariat-2013-ram-1500-laramie-longhorn-comparison-test If you want to pick a group of brand loyalists to judge, direct your attention to the Camry/Corolla people.
      Daniel Ljung
      • 1 Year Ago
      Faith in humanity, restored.
      graphikzking
      • 1 Year Ago
      How nice of Ford! Buy an expensive vehicle from us 16 times and we give you a plaque! SWEET! This guy is an original "Fan Boi" at it's worst. I have no doubt that Ford pickups are great trucks, but you can't tell me that every time he went to buy a car that the Ford was the best product or value for the money. This shows exactly how blind some people really are. They just buy whatever because it's the new "Apple, Google, MS, BB, Ford, Honda, Toyota" etc. I would have loved the story more if it said he bought 1 Chevy in between because Ford didn't make enough HP or something along the way. Also, 102 years old and driving an F150...hmmm I really hope the guy has all his wits about him otherwise he could injure or kill many people on the road with that big huge truck. Lastly, WTH is this guy lugging around that he even needs to buy a wasteful truck? I don't think the guy could lift what goes into this truck in order to utilize the features of the truck.
        Rob8
        • 1 Year Ago
        @graphikzking
        Yeah, like young people who should have "all their wits about them" don't go killing people everyday because they are DWI or texting and driving. Stupid.
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @graphikzking
        Wow. You must be really fun at parties.
          S.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NightFlight
          Lol...he doesn't leave his mom's basement.
          graphikzking
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NightFlight
          Umm.. look after my comments.. almost everyone states the same thing: "Brand loyalty is the dumbest thing ever in general, but good for this guy." "I sure hope after the way Ford Commercialized this that Floyd got the truck of his choice for FREE at the very least, now that would be a way to say thanks, not just some dumb plaque and a commercial." "16 new vehicles? There's a nice chunk of your retirement. When I read stories like this I think that maybe I should have taken out a massive loan for a Porsche 911 when I was 30 years old and kept it for the rest of my life." I'm tons of fun Usually I find the positive in things. It was just hard for me to see any real positive out of this. The guy got a Plaque for buying 16 cars and being the most dedicated owner of Ford products anyone could ever be. Hell Ford pays Athletes millions of dollars to sit in their cars for a commercial but then they go out and hop into their BMW/Mercedes in the parking lot. I think they should have 1. Given him a truck. 2. Given him a crazy ride in a Raptor or something. Also, yes, young people are terrible drivers too, but we also give them 2 tests (written and road test) which they have to pass, we make them have a permit and drive with a licensed adult for minimum of 6 months (in my state) and THEN limit how many passengers (distractions) they can have in the car. If they break the law and text/dui then we prosecute them. Old people go through no such tests. There are many 60,70,80,90 and now 100 year olds that probably shouldn't be driving. I was on the board and we had about 6-7 claims on 1 old lady that constantly hit cars and the building but we couldn't get them to remove her license. We finally pressured her insurance company because we would turn in every single claim instead of letting her "buy her way out" to drop her after 5 claims in less than 6 months.
          Michaele
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NightFlight
          Nah, he's just an arrogant buttwipe who thinks he knows it all.
        Infinity
        • 1 Year Ago
        @graphikzking
        He's probably a Farmer....and you may be surprised at his strength..
        789dm
        • 1 Year Ago
        @graphikzking
        Different company have different way of rewarding their customer. Yes do wish they gave him free truck like this guy http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500202_162-20126363/million-miles-and-counting-for-a-honda-accord/ Honda gave him a new Accord just because he kept his old accord for 1million miles. But does it occur to you maybe Ford did offer him free truck and he refused it? Maybe he is one of those gentlemen who believe that nothing in life is free? We are talking about people from different era where people still respect each other. And this is free country yes there were many choices but maybe he fell in love with Ford and never stop loving all Ford trucks? Some older folks are so faithful that they not afraid of commitments. There are many stories about old couple that stay married for more than 50 years unlike the younger generation.
      Walt
      • 1 Year Ago
      He's from an older generation when a show of thanks was reward enough. How sad that many of you here scoff at the award.
      Ross
      • 1 Year Ago
      I typically applaud loyalty but brand loyalty is an exception. Brand loyalty can lead customers into making their purchasing decisions without even considering other competitive offerings that may better suite their interests and needs. Almost nothing dominates forever, and the current F150 which is near the end of its life cycle is not quite as good as the new Ram or Silverado (according to numerous comparisons/reviews I've read). Its a highly competitive market and rational (sadly there isn't many left) people choose the best vehicle, at a given time, within a certain segment regardless of the badge. For instance, I bought a 2012 Ford Focus but I sure had no interest in the previous model which was less than competitive. I am saddened when I see closed minded, irrational folks, its not something I'd look up to.
        Ricky
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ross
        Ross, I agree with you 100%. "Brand Loyalty" is a major part of what lead to the GM of the early 2000s.
        johnb
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ross
        I don't care if he bought a 1985 Yugo out of loyalty. It's HIS decision and not yours. Why do some people always think they know what's best for me?
          Ducman69
          • 1 Year Ago
          @johnb
          You should calm down johnb. too much stress can advertly affect your health. also remember to do hand exercises periodically between posts, so you don't get carpel tunnel syndrome.
          Ross
          • 1 Year Ago
          @johnb
          You're right its his decision, but its not its not its not something I'd look up to.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ross
        [blocked]
      Richard Nygaard
      • 1 Year Ago
      They really went all out on that award. It must have took at least 3 maybe 4 minutes to print that up and put it in a frame.
        johnb
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Richard Nygaard
        The video took longer. It was a nice gesture. You're an irritant.
      the.fog
      • 1 Year Ago
      People like this man are why this country USED to be great.
      the.fog
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man, the AB community is full of 'lil' b*tches'. Whine about everything. Take issue with anything.
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