Category Archives: Ford News

2013 Green Car of the Year

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Some car companies went to the LA Auto Show just to put some new hardware on display. Others went to win 2013 Green Car of the Year. Well, Ford didn’t show off the 2013 Fusion specifically for national recognition, but when you’re perennially on the list of top selling vehicles in the US and offer a variety of options like hybrid, electric  and a fuel-efficient turbocharged, recognition tends to follow.

According to Ron Cogan, publisher of the Green Car Journal, “it will make a big impact.” Thanks Ron.

 

 

 

Ford’s Scientific Method

When Ford revealed its odd way of measuring the interior cubic space of the 2013 Ford Escape earlier this week, car nerds and math geeks discussed the method’s brilliance, while everyone else simply said, “huh?” Believe it or not, one Ford engineer’s idea to use thousands of ping pong balls as a measurement tool actually ended up being a much more accurate way to calculate the numbers you look at when shopping for your Ford like cargo space and headroom.

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Drive Against Hunger

The phrase “think globally, act locally” can be hard to grasp without concrete examples. How do you envision and work towards a large goal by taking small steps in your own backyard? When it comes to the issue of stamping out hunger in America, what kind of an impact can one person have? The answer is 40 meals. For every person participating in 2013 Ford Escape Hunger Drive, 40 meals  are donated to needy families by Ford Motor Company.

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At long last it’s here! Ken Block and his 2012 Ford Fiesta crisscrossed the streets of San Francisco with burned rubber and fury in Gymkhana 5. If you like loud noises, fast things, slow things, dangerously awesome things, and Styx, you must watch.

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Summer Sales Event – Behind the Scenes

South Florida has become the go-to spot for Ford’s TV commercial shoots. The latest production to appear on the national stage and roll through our backyard is the Summer Sales Event . Beautiful Crandon Park in Key Biscayne provided the backdrop for the multicultural shoot starring Cristian de la Fuente. South Florida Ford captured some behind the scenes action and got a little bit more of Cristian’s personal story.

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Sweet Escape Sweepstakes

This blog has a section called “Power to the People.” We didn’t call it something like “charity” “community work” or “social causes” because those names don’t communicate the heart of what we do. South Florida Ford is all about empowering people – you. Susan G. Komen’s Warriors in Pink is a great example of this. We’ve supported Race for the Cure for a long time, and have always had a great time doing so. Just take a look at pictures from past events and you’ll see what they’re all about.

We’re continuing our tradition by putting you behind the wheel of a 2013 Warriors in Pink Ford Escape, powered by an EcoBoost engine. Just sign up for the sweepstakes here for your chance to win. Show everyone just how empowered you are when you cruise down the street in your new ride.

Brenda @ Barrett-Jackson

Classic car lovers are a special breed. Painstakingly restoring and preserving something from the past takes a level of love and dedication that isn’t too common these days. A ’68 Shelby, a century old Model T, a Thunderbird with a fresh paint job – these are all works of art to them.

Once a year they gather in West Palm Beach for the Barrett-Jackson classic car auction, one of the largest events of its kind in the world.  SFF’s Brenda Lowe, along with the Ford Message Ambassadors, visited the show to take deeper look at what drives their passion.

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