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The Ford Family
Fürth Family

German Professional motocross family
Tucher Siebmacher205 - Nürnberg.jpg
Parent family Tucher
Country  United States
Current region Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Place of origin Nürnberg, Holy Roman Empire (present day Germany)
Founded May 11, 1965; 55 years ago (1965-05-11) (family)
September 23, 1997; 23 years ago (1997-09-23) (professional motocross)
Founder Albert Ford
Current head Chris Ford
Members see below...
Estate(s) Springdale, Arkansas, United States
Website fordfamily.wikia.com

The Ford Family, originating Tucher Family and Tucker Family from New York and Arkansas, US, is a family of Professional motocross riders. Famous members of the family include Chris Ford, John M. Ford, Charles R. Ford, Danny "The Raptor" Ford and Seth F. Ford.

The Ellison family is also currently one of the famous motocross family, which Danny W. Tucker was undefeated streak in motocross. And Danny owned an raceway in their hometown in 2015.


File:Tucker family.jpg

The Tucker family in 2015.

Tucker family's origin comes from the descendants from an German family of Tucher (Tucker), which means "towel-maker." In the 15th Century, the bulk of the German cotton trade was in the hands of the Tucher von Simmelsdorf family in Nürnberg, where Tucher Castle still stands.


Beginning of the Tucker family and debut (1965–1997)

The Fords' become very popular when Albert C. Ellison's record of his undefeated record of 19–0; when he was defeated by The Master John Roman. Albert's retirement in 1972 when he had health problems. Albert's son Chris K. Ellison

Team division dominance (1998–2000)

First disbanded, Seth Ford's first Championship (2000–2001)

2002 Motocross Season and Champions (2002)

Rivalry with the Charlestons, Richard's debut and Second disbanded (2003–2005)

Second return and long dominance (2005–2007)

Various feuds (2007–2009)

Danny's debut and his winning streak (2009–2012)

Reunion, second rivalry with the Kennedy brothers and long domance (2012–present)


Members of the Ford family
Image Name
Birth No. Died Notes
Albert C. Tucker (1952).jpg Albert Ford
Albert Charles Ford
November 6, 1925(1925-11-06)
Albany, New York, U.S
#2 April 21, 2007 (aged 81)
West Memphis, Arkansas, U.S
 • Founding member of the Family.
 • Motocross rider from 1948 to 1972.
 • Manager of Fox Racing from 1976 to 1981.
John M. Ford John Mason Ford
(1937-04-13) April 13, 1937 (age 84)
Albany, New York, U.S
Chris K. Ford '1980.jpg Chris K. Ford Christian Keith Ford
(1955-12-02) December 2, 1955 (age 65)
Manhattan, New York, U.S
#2, #126 (formerly)
 • Motocross rider from multiple years; 1962-1968; 1968-1987; 1987-1997.
 • Won 15 times AMA World Championship.
RichardEllison 2015.jpg Richard H. Ford
Brave Rick
Richard Harris Ford
(1992-06-17) June 17, 1992 (age 28)
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S

 • Former Navy SEAL, 2010–2015.
100px Marshall R. Ford Marshall Reagan Ford
(1993-03-15) March 15, 1993 (age 28)
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S

Danny Ford 5-04-17 cropped.jpg Danny W. Ford
Daniel Westfield Ford
(1995-08-13) August 13, 1995 (age 25)
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S

Retired (formerly #809 and #17)
 • Racing from 2007–2013, 2014–2018, 2019 and 2020.
 • He is retired undefeated record of 60–0.
 • He is the Two-time FIM Motocross Junior World Champion, Four-time Rivalry on Champion, Fifteen-times One-on-One Champion and One-time Jersey Motocross Champion
 • He is co-founded Historipedia in 2013 alongside with his father, and Kennedy Raceway as it's Operator and President.
 • In 2015, he co-founded his own motocross dirt race track, Ford's Compound.


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