Archive | July, 2010

Did you see the Ford CEO on Mad Money? Great show! Ford is better than ever. Thanks!

The Ford CEO on Mad Money talking about how great it is now to still be a Ford person. The Ford part is about 24 minutes into this video. http://bit.ly/9fXCqV

The Ford Focus in the mountains of Austria (in camouflage) as it races up the mountains. Nice view!

This is no vacation for the new Focus. The testing being done in the high-altitude mountains of Austria put a strain on the drivetrain, helping Ford engineers ensure that all of the systems work well under pressure. http://bit.ly/bXMLhX

Ford has surprised Wall Street again! The F-150 and Fusion lead the way in rising sales.

The automaker surprised Wall Street, making $2.6 billion in the quarter as it continued to grab sales from rivals. Ford’s U.S. sales rose 28 percent in the first six months of this year. That’s almost double the pace of industry wide sales. http://nyti.ms/ayePaR

How to grow the economy? The 2011 Ford Explorer is adding 1800 new jobs for Americans!

The reinvented 2011 Ford Explorer – designed and built in the United States – will do more than redefine how Americans think of SUVs. The all-new vehicle will bring more than 600 new supplier jobs in addition to the 1,200 Ford positions being added. http://bit.ly/aBkSAo

What kind of super advanced car would George Jetson drive? The answer is…

“George Jetson’s car must be a hybrid powered by fusion—a fusion hybrid, so to speak. Today’s equivalent would have to be, naturally, a Ford Fusion hybrid.” http://bit.ly/dd1HvV

Salmon fishing is back my friends for a limited time only! Starts in a week! Let’s go!

The opportunities start on the Feather River, where salmon fishing will be allowed beginning July 31. http://bit.ly/cc5ox0

Another big win for Ford in the J.D. Power study on APEAL (how excited your car makes you feel).

Ford received five segment awards, more than any other brand, in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2010 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. The closely watched survey measures customer satisfaction in design, content, and vehicle performance. http://bit.ly/9IZ2uL

The 2011 Explorer with the EcoBoost engine looks like it’s getting 30% better fuel economy!

The 2011 model equipped with an optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost™ I-4 engine will be the new class leader in the mid-size SUV segment, achieving at least a 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared with the current V-6-powered Explorer. http://bit.ly/9XFX5S

What is in the mind of a designer at Ford? This video gives us a hint of the madness within…

The designers at Ford Motor Company give you a glimpse into their lives. http://bit.ly/aEJzCa

The CEO of Ford was asked to serve on the Presidential Council on Exports. Can he boost exports?

The presidential council on exports under President Obama is tasked with boosting U.S. exports by 50 percent over the next five years. Among the industry leaders and politicians that have been invited to join the council will be Ford’s CEO, Alan Mulally. http://bit.ly/cBEg4u