The Lafian Power Hoe Story
by James Carr & John O. M.
(Published by the AACA)
While we can all agree that the Forward
Control Jeep was way ahead of the curve and Brooks Stevens had great foresight
when it came to revolutionary design concepts, but I'm not sure even he could see
this one coming! The Lafian Power Hoe was the brainstorm of John Lafian
right at the same time as the introduction of the FC Jeeps. Lost in
obscurity for over 45 years it has now been brought back to life with its
mission to complete an almost lost dream.
The Antique Automobile Club of America
just published an article covering the history of this one of a kind vehicle and
its editor has graciously given The FC Connection permission to run the article
on this site. With 40,000 members strong the AACA is one of the most
recognized Car clubs in the country if not the world. Please give their
site a look and a major thanks to West Peterson for allowing this to be shared
with our group.
(Click on picture or title bar to view story)
Visit the Antique Automobile Club of America
2013 Lafian "Power Hoe" UPDATE
Since I last wrote of the reappearance
of the Lafian Power Hoe much in the way of changes or shall I say a reconnection
with its history has transpired. With the ongoing metamorphous the vehicle has
been going through I figured it deserved a space in the "Featured Vehicles"
category. Indeed, John Lafian's idea is finally reaching its long sought
Follow along and check out all the details of this truly unique piece of FC
Much more to come!