Six Secret Celebrity Facts about the Ford F-250 Pickup
- Cory Proctor lives a good life because this guard for the Miami Dolphins also drives a maroon Ford F250 Super Duty pickup that he customized by lifting it up and adding bigger tires on. He describes his truck as a perfect ten and a "freakin' awesome" ride because he can still tow some stuff around town even if it doesn't have "too much power". The full crew-cab also gets his praises for having plenty of room that big guys like him and his friend can fit into.
- Meanwhile, motorcycles aren't the only thing that bike racer Brian Deegan rides. His daily driver is actually a 2010 Ford F-250 pickup that he uses to haul his bikes around the motocross track. Despite wishing for a slightly fancier interior, he's quite happy with his baby. In fact, he had it painted in flat gunmetal gray to match his aftermarket off-road wheels.
- Athletes aren't the only ones who like modifying their rides. Singer-songwriter Edwin McCain may be best known for his hit single "I'll Be," but he also likes to customize his Ford F-250 with minimum supervision from his mechanic friend. Originally intending to get it as a farm truck, McCain bought his pickup from a gas station in Boone, North Carolina where it was formerly a snowplow and forestry truck. He likes its quirks so much that he rates this workhorse as a ten out of ten.
- Before he snagged the role of manly-man Ron Swanson on the sitcom Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman drove a Ford F-250 pickup. This environmentalist was justified in purchasing a big truck because he used it to haul salvaged trees from Northern California back down to Los Angeles, where he turned the wood into tables and canoes inside his custom wood shop.
- Perhaps Offerman would be delighted to know that converting the F-250 into an environmentally-friendly pickup only costs around 10,000 USD. This price includes the 250-325 USD conversion kit addition that Ford can give to buyers who want a truck that's ready to go green. Another good thing about doing the conversion is that it also saves some green in people's wallets. It can add 24 gallons of fuel (around 300 extra miles) to the F-250's original fuel efficiency of 525 mpg. Daily drivers, actors, businesses, and government organizations that do so can start feeling the benefits after driving for 75,000 miles.
- Finally, like any celebrity, the a few crazy fans desperately want to have the Ford F-250 for themselves. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, this super-duty pickup is the second most stolen vehicle of 2011.