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2011 Ford Mustang V6 selected as NASCAR pace car
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2010, 06:00:27 AM »
2011 Ford Mustang V6 selected as NASCAR pace car
17 March 2010, 6:14 pm

NASCAR is most oriented with V8 thunder – OK, and maybe with turning left and spectacular crashes – but America’s favorite motorsport will soon be lead by a V6-powered pony car.  Ford announced earlier on Wednesday that a 2011 Ford Mustang V6 has been selected as a NASCAR pace car.  Marking the second [...]

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Jerry York dies at age 71
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2010, 06:02:28 AM »
Jerry York dies at age 71
18 March 2010, 3:04 pm

Jerry York, a long-time figure in the automotive world, has passed away at the age of 71.  York most recently sat on the board of General Motors, but also held positions at Ford and Chrysler.  York succumbed to a brain aneurysm on Thursday.York started his career as an engineer for GM, but switched [...]

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Spied: EcoBoosted Ford Fiesta 3-door caught testing
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2010, 10:57:32 AM »
Spied: EcoBoosted Ford Fiesta 3-door caught testing
18 March 2010, 4:08 pm

Ford has been fairly hush-hush in regards to what type of sport variant may be in the pipeline for its Fiesta – due to hit U.S. showrooms in just a couple months. Despite Ford’s silence, our spies have managed to capture some incriminating photos of a 3-door Fiesta complete with an intercooler.   We [...]

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Boy fails Dukes of Hazard-style car jump, tries luck at PDR
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2010, 06:00:56 AM »
Boy fails Dukes of Hazard-style car jump, tries luck at PDR
18 March 2010, 6:37 pm

After this brilliant boy – who appears to be entering the early stages of puberty – failed to properly “Dukes of Hazard” his way across the trunk of his dad’s vintage Ford Taurus, he then proceeded to perfect the art of paint-less dent removal – with his fist and a screwdriver.This pre-pubescent boy apparently thought [...]

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Geely deal to buy Volvo on the rocks?
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2010, 06:03:04 AM »
Geely deal to buy Volvo on the rocks?
19 March 2010, 12:32 pm

Although previous reports indicated Ford’s plan to sell its Volvo brand to Geely was progressing as scheduled, a new report suggests the deal has hit a bump in the road.  Geely’s chairman has revealed his company’s plan to acquire Volvo has “hit a snag.”While Li Shufu – chairman of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – [...]

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Ford sells Volvo to Geely for $1.8 billion
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2010, 06:01:51 AM »
Ford sells Volvo to Geely for $1.8 billion
28 March 2010, 11:39 am

Ford on Sunday announced it has entered into what is describes as a “definitive agreement” to sell the Volvo brand to China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, otherwise known in the industry simply as Geely.Ford indicates the sale will close in the third quarter of 2010 and is subject to applicable regulatory approvals. Geely has agreed [...]

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Volvo C30 Performance Concept Prototype: A more powerful, AWD Ford Focus RS500
22 April 2010, 1:56 pm

Polestar Performance – Volvo’s Swedish Touring Car Team partner – has announced further details on its high-performance Volvo C30 Performance Concept Prototype.  The all-wheel drive C30 PCP will make its debut at the Gothenburg Motor Show.    Intended to commemorate Polestar’s fifteenth consecutive racing season with Volvo, the C30 PCP is essentially a road-going [...]  

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Ford to idle two plants due to Iceland’s volcanic interuptions
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2010, 06:00:06 AM »
Ford to idle two plants due to Iceland’s volcanic interuptions
22 April 2010, 6:08 pm

Ford is the latest automaker to announce the need to idle some of its facilities as a result of the massive plumes of smoke and ash currently residing in the European airways as a result of an Icelandic volcano. Ford says it will idle two assembly plants in Michigan, responsible for the Mustang and Focus [...]  

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Ford’s Start Concept at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show [Live image update]
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2010, 06:05:56 AM »
Ford’s Start Concept at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show [Live image update]
23 April 2010, 5:55 am

Ahead of the official reveal, Ford has taken the wraps off of its upcoming Start Concept car. The Start is powered by an all-new three-cylinder 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine said to produce power similar to the automaker’s existing 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.      Ford has officially taken the wraps off of a previously unknown concept [...]  

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Ford recalls 33,000 2010 vehicles to fix seat recliners
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2010, 06:00:58 AM »
Ford recalls 33,000 2010 vehicles to fix seat recliners
23 April 2010, 2:00 pm

Ford has announced a safety recall that will affect approximately 33,000 of its 2010 Fusion, Explorer, Explorer Sport Trac and Mercury Milan and Mountainer vehicles. The recall addresses front seat manual recliners built between mid-December 2009 and early February 2010.  According to the Associated Press, Ford and Mercury will be recalling a total of 33,000 midsize [...]  

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Poll: Americans now favor U.S. cars over Asian counterparts
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2010, 06:00:32 AM »
Poll: Americans now favor U.S. cars over Asian counterparts
26 April 2010, 6:02 pm

Thanks to Toyota’s recent safety problems and a resurgence at Ford and General Motors, U.S.-made cars are now tops in the minds of American consumer.    According to the latest survey, more American buyers now believe the Detroit automakers make better quality vehicles than their Asian counterparts.  According to a poll conducted by the [...]  

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Ford posts $2.1b Q1 net income
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2010, 06:01:40 AM »
Ford posts $2.1b Q1 net income
27 April 2010, 9:15 am

Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it posted a $2.1 billion net profit during the first quarter of 2010 and that it expects to deliver “a solid profit” over the course of 2010. The net income pushed the automaker to a pre-tax operating profit of $1.2 billion – a $1.9 billion improvement over the [...]  

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Shelby receives first Mustangs for GT350 conversion
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2010, 06:00:10 AM »
Shelby receives first Mustangs for GT350 conversion
27 May 2010, 6:16 pm

The first batch of stock, white 2011 Ford Mustang GTs have arrived in Las Vegas at Shelby American's facility to be converted into GT350s.    

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Report: Ford Focus ST coming to Paris
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2010, 07:29:29 AM »
Report: Ford Focus ST coming to Paris
22 July 2010, 9:18 pm

Ford has already confirmed a global performance Focus, but now sources suggest we will see such a car at its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year.  

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(Uni)Body Of Lies [op-ed]
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2010, 06:01:12 AM »
(Uni)Body Of Lies [op-ed]
26 July 2010, 1:10 pm

By now, you’ve all seen photos of the Explorer. I saw it in person last week, and I had a few immediate thoughts.  

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