Ford V-8's Bonnie and Clyde (Bonnie & Clyde) (5 photos)

History of cars full of warm moments and happy endings - but also the darkest corners, dead ends and tragedies that happened at high speeds. Some cars have become part of the story due to the fact that they were involved in the killing and maiming. They have gained notoriety. Model Ford V-8 flew into history under the control of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker (Bonnie & Clyde).

Since their meeting in January 1930, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were on a date with a bloody fate. Barrow, who vetom year just turned 21, went to prison for robbery, burglary, but had not spent much time there: Parker smuggling handed him the gun and he ran away, as it turned out only to then he was caught again and put in prison for 14 years. After another inmate cut off Barrow two toes for refusing to do the work, the latter was released on the petition of his mother.

And that was the beginning of the growth of criminal activity, which spawned the legend of Bonnie and Clyde. They organized gang with his brother Clyde Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche, with an armed gunman Raymond Hamilton, with VD Jones, and drove five states from Missouri to Texas, robbing banks and gas stations and stores, creating for himself the image of criminals.

Press quickly smashed their history - as well as the public, at least as long as their crimes did not result in murder. For four years, their common crimes were 13 deaths among the victims were several police officers. They killed a policeman in the beginning of 1934 in the city of Grapevine, Texas; the other was killed by them five days later in Oklahoma.

To move from crime to crime, from robbery to robbery, Barrow gang stole cars - and among them was the Ford V-8, which subsequently gained notoriety death machine of Bonnie and Clyde. Barrow was known for his love of cars Ford, and while the Ford V-8 was the fastest car. Barrow wrote, and can not write a letter of Ford Motor Company that this car is actually "made all the other cars fade before him».

In the spring of 1934 Barrow gang stole a Ford V-8 Deluxe with the image of a greyhound on the hood, with the mileage a little less than 1000 miles (1609 km). Ruth and Jesse Warren were the owners, having bought it a few days before the theft from the agent for the sale of Ford vehicles in the city of Topeka, Kansas. He was almost new, but within a few weeks after the theft Barrow gang drove it about 7,000 miles (11,263 km) in their criminal race.

During the last trip, the gang members were shot and killed by representatives of the law or caught and imprisoned. But Bonnie and Clyde remained at large until May, 1934, until the authorities decided to catch them. Texas police went to Bienville Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana State Police helped to ambush them. More than 100 shots were sent to their car, Barrow and Parker were killed in this battle, their stolen Ford V-8 served as their makeshift bier, as he was taken from the field on a rope.

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were buried in the city of Dallas, Texas. But their death machine still lives on display at the Primm Valley Resort, the Primm, Nevada. They say that this 4-hdverny Ford sedan has brought millions of owners of the museum. Entrance to the museum Primm charge, but just imagine for a moment how much this "free" car cost Parker and Barrow.

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