Archive for the ‘General Ford stuff’ Category

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Ford 107 Years Young…

June 18, 2010

Just an announcement folks – the Ford Motor Company turns a youthful 107 today, and we would like to wish Ford a happy birthday and good luck for the next 107 years of making the best cars and trucks!

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Ford Falcon turns 50…

April 2, 2010

Ford Australia has today unveiled a new commemorative logo, celebrating 50 years of Falcon cars in Australia. Ford is also celebrating 85 years as a company in Australia, officially established on March 31, 1925.

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REPORT: Ken Block & Chris Atkinson to Ford WRC in 2010…

October 16, 2009

Source: Autoblog

One of the most significant deals in rally history. That’s how news of Ken Block’s imminent move to the World Rally Championship is being touted in the motorsport press. And we couldn’t agree more.

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U.S spec Fiesta shows it’s face…

October 13, 2009

hat is reported to be the coming U.S.-spec Ford Fiesta has been photographed during assembly in Mexico, and the minor changes we can glean so far center around the grille. Compared to its European counterpart, the American version gets a much chunkier front end which has pushed the leading edge of the hood back. The Ford emblem is now completely surrounded by the front clip.

Image credits: Autoblog.com

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Mulally says “Ford now competitive”…

March 31, 2009

Source: The Detroit News, by Bruce Hoffman

When Alan Mulally flew into town a little more than two years ago to take the top job at Ford Motor Co., many wondered what an aerospace executive from Seattle knew that Detroit’s best and brightest did not. Plenty, apparently.

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Ford’s to soon talk back…

March 11, 2009

Source: Autoblog

In the near future, Ford vehicles may fire back a retort if you get cheesed off enough to yell at the car. According to the details of a patent filing, Ford is working on an Emotive Advisory System (EAS) that simulates emotions when interacting with occupants, and may also use an avatar to express itself. No image as yet… šŸ˜€

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Mulally expects “major portion” of Fords electric within decade…

March 7, 2009

Source: Automotive News

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) — Ford Motor Co. expects electric vehicles will represent a “major portion” of its lineup a decade from now as the automaker breaks away from a recent reliance on pickup trucks and SUVs, CEO Alan Mulally said.

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