Ford Engineer Brandon Cameron Stars in Ford Ranger Ad
Brandon Cameron is a man of many talents, it would seem. The 26-year-old, so early into his career, was tapped to lead development of Trail Control, the innovative feature offered with the new 2019 Ford Ranger and F-150 Raptor. In addition, he’s a natural athlete — he once dreamed of playing soccer at the pro level — and also a super photogenic snack of a man. Perhaps it was the lattermost talent that led Ford to give Cameron the leading role in a new Ford Ranger walkaround ad.
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“I love the Ranger. It’s the perfect size for the things I like to do, like boating and camping. It’s more maneuverable with a smaller turning radius than a large pickup truck. It’s easy to park. It will fit in my garage. And it offers a lot of capability — a 7,500-pound tow rating is more than enough for my boat,” said Cameron. “It has an exterior bed to carry my adventure gear, plenty of interior space, and it’s loaded with technology, which is awesome.”
Cameron touts Trail Control as a means for off-roaders to better navigate rough terrain and deep mud without the need to two-foot it. He oughta know — he helped build the feature from the ground up a mere two years removed from starting with the company as a Ford College Grad. Now he’s living the dream, traveling the world to test out the capabilities of the Ranger firsthand.
“I was thinking to myself my job is taking me on a three-day video shoot where I’m the only one who is going to be filmed,” he said. “It was a little shocking at first when I got there. It was a full film production set with a crew of 60 or 70 people and multiple trailers for wardrobe, hair, and makeup. It overwhelmed me a bit, but I had a lot of fun doing it.”