Last Ride

Clyde Barrow was a big fan of Ford V8s that he even wrote a letter to Henry Ford a month before he was shot and killed in a police ambush. Fatefully, in the spirit of his own words, Clyde was driving a stolen 1934 Ford (owned by Ruth Warren), infamously known as the “Bonnie & Clyde “Death Car.”

True love at his side, Bonnie Parker, the bank robbing bandits met their end on May 23, 1934…

Clyde’s letter to Henry Ford:

Tulsa, Okla
10th April
Mr. Henry Ford
Detroit Mich.

Dear Sir: —
While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasen’t been strickly legal it don’t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8 —

Yours truly
Clyde Champion Barrow

“Pistol Packin’ Papa” by Jimmie Rodgers
“Trail’s End” by Bonnie Parker, read by Faye Dunaway from the film “Bonnie and Clyde”