FORD on the Brain: POP QUIZ!

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What do you know about the Ford Motor Company?
Take this quick A.E. Motors Ultimate Cars Challenge.
“Check Your Answers” at the end of the quiz.

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1. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford.
WHAT year was it founded?Cars Trivia from Alan’s Fun Trivia Quizzes

June 16, 1903
June 16, 1913
June 16, 1923

 

2. Ford was launched in a converted factory in 1903 with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors.
WHO were notable investors?

John and Horace Dodge
John Chrysler
William Olds

 

3. WHAT was the car name in 1903?

Model A
Model K
Model S

 

4. WHEN was the Model T introduced?

1905
1906
1908

 

5. By 1919, WHAT was the percentage of cars sold in the United States made by Ford?

25%
50%
75%

 

6., WHO succeeded Henry Ford as president of the company, although Henry still kept a hand in management in 1919?

Edsel Ford
Hiram Johnson
Ben Malone

 

7. In 1927, WHAT model replaced the Model T?

Model R
Model V
Model A

 

8. WHEN did Ford expanded its reach into the luxury auto market through its acquisition of the Lincoln Motor Company, named for Abraham Lincoln whom Henry Ford admired?

February 4, 1922
February 4, 1932
February 4, 1942

 

9. After Bantam invented the Jeep, the War Department handed production over to Ford.

True or False?

 

10. WHAT was the aircraft Ford built at their Willow Run plant during World War Two?

P-51 Mustang
P-38 Lighting
B-24 Liberator

 

 

 

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1) A. 2) A. 3) A. 4) C. 5) B. 6) A. 7) C. (redesigned) 8) A. 9) True 10) C.

Ford CRUSHES IT Per Usual

Ford dominated this year’s AutoPacific 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. The awards

recognize huge achievement in the car industry as they take into account over fifty

aspects of consumer satisfaction. These aspects rae from technical manufacturing

criteria to safety, style and comfort. Ford thoroughly impressed both owners and judges,

landing them two incredibly important wins.

First, the Ford F-Series Super Duty, with best-in-class horsepower and standard torque,

was awarded the Vehicle Satisfaction Award for heavy-duty pick-ups.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the Ford F-150 took the award for light-duty pick-ups

along with the second highest owner score ever recorded and the highest rating EVER for

a truck!

Whether you’ve owned a Ford a not, the results of the AutoPacific 2015 Vehicle

Satisfaction Awards speak for themselves: Ford makes the best trucks!

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The “Batcave” of the Ford GT

The upcoming Ford GT that is set to hit the market in 2016 has been labeled a “supercar,” not only because it has the most powerful EcoBoost engine that Ford has ever produced, but also because even with its design paying tribute to the late Daytona racing models, it has the same sophistication and edge that is reminiscent of the Bat Mobile seen in Batman’s secret cave.

And while we’re on the subject of secret caves, the Ford GT has got its own. While its true that the “cave” may not have all the glitz and glamour of Batman’s, its definitely something to write home about! The “secret underground lab” that the GT was made in, has cool set-ups like foam-renderings and other technology. Check it out in the videos below!

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FORD LOGOS: A History

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1903-1909
This script lettering was first used on company correspondence, before being put on the first production car, the Model A. It was designed by C. Harold Will. The art nouveau border that was included on the logo was very fashionable at the time.

1909-1912
The script that was written in this elongated form was known as the “script with wings”. It was used up until 1912, when the current font that we can see today on Ford vehicles was born.

1912
This writing appears to be influenced by Henry Ford’s own signature.

1912-1927
The oval that was added was first used in 1907 by British agents Perry, Thornton, and Schreiber-predecessors of the original Ford Motor Company Limited of Great Britain. This oval presented Ford as being the “hallmark for reliability and economy”.

1927-2003
From 1927 onward, the use of this logo was deemphasized and then dropped all together. Overtime the oval that had encircled the Ford logo in times past got slimmer and more refined. Other than the standard blue color that had always been used, alternate colors of black and white were also tested out around 1961.

2003-present
Today the Ford logo still has that same iconic blue oval, but has been made to look more modernized with a silver lining around its font and a white hue added to the lettering. It is a very simple, yet elegant design that was created on the 100th Anniversary of Ford Motor Company. The “Centennial Blue Oval” is widely considered as one of the most successful car logos in the world.

Project India: Ford Makes The World Better

Ford Motor Company has done something amazing that everyone should be inspired by. Through their Sustainable Urban Mobility Uncompromised Rural Reach (SUMURR) program, they were able to help 1,600 people in the Tamil Nadu region of India. And all it took was one vehicle and a collaboration between them and their partners.

How did they do it?
In the rural areas of India, there are many pregnant women who don’t have access to a viable form of transportation that would allow them to be transported to a medical facility after giving birth. This disconnect with prenatal healthcare has resulted in the deaths of either the mother or the baby in 50% of the pregnancies. After the mother has a baby, nurses from surrounding clinics would have to travel on scooters or bikes over rocky terrain to get to them. From there, they would send data to another facility, but they would have no way of really connecting the patients to that information.

Ford was able to solve that problem by providing health care teams with laptops and cellphones that could connect them with doctors and medical records. They also provided them with a Ford Endeavor so that nurses could effectively reach and transport patients to quality healthcare provisions . This took place over a nine-month pilot program that successfully lead to the births of 42 children in 28 villages. In a place where the infant mortality rate is high and pregnant women are lucky if they receive any form of healthcare, this was certainly a step in the right direction. Now Ford is currently looking for ways they can help other parts of India go further.

 

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Fame & FORDtune: Celebs Who Choose Ford

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We don’t mean to brag or anything (as we proceed to write an entire article about it) but there are a crazy amount of celebrities who love Fords! You may already know that the former late night host Jay Leno has an entire collection of Mustangs, but did you know that other celebrities like Patrick Dempsey and the head of state himself-President Obama-are also Ford owners?? Yeah, we didn’t think so. So without further ado, let’s give it up for our star fans!

Kelly Clarkson
Not only is the three-time Grammy winner a proud owner of the 2007 Mustang GT, she is also the spokesperson for the “Warriors in pink” initiative, an apparel shop started by Ford Motor Company that donates 100% of its net proceeds to breast cancer charities.

President Obama
The commander-in-chief is the proud owner of a 2008 Ford Escape that he purchased right before being sworn into office. He actually took a trip to a Kansas City assembly plant where he thanked the workers who had a hand in making his vehicle. He mentioned that he and Ford have “a little history together” with a car that is still in mint condition.

Patrick Dempsey
Many people know the 49-year old actor as “McDreamy”, an attractive neurosurgeon on the hit medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy”. When he is not busy acting, he can be seen competing in a specialty Mustang FR500C in the Grand-Am Road Racing KONI Series. Off the track, he rides around in his very own 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe.

Eminem
After dropping his first album, the Detroit-native decided to buy a Ford Mustang Convertible with his first royalty check back in 1999. He added a set of custom wheels and changed the car’s color from red to purple before auctioning it off to a fan in 2003.

Selena Gomez
When other celebs were off purchasing expensive cars with their hard-earned cash, this 22-year old actress/singer stuck with her Ford Escape, one of the best-selling SUVs in America. This reliable vehicle boasts features like a six-speaker sound system and reclining rear seats. No wonder she decided to stay with her Ford!

Jerry Bruckheimer
The producer behind famous films like “Remember the Titans” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”, drives a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 when he’s not hanging around a movie set. This car can actually be seen in the movie “Gone in 60 seconds” as “Eleanor”, a modernized version of the 1967 edition.

Conan O’Brien
This 6-foot-4 television host is an avid fan of his 1992 Ford Taurus SHO, which he brought with him all the way to LA when he moved there to host the Tonight Show. As both an entertainer and a funny man, he often features the vehicle in his comical skits. O’Brien also took his interviewer on a ride in the vintage Ford during a 60 Minutes interview.

Jay Leno
Last but not least, we could not wrap up this article without talking about the former late night television host Jay Leno and his very impressive collection of Ford Mustangs, one of which includes a 1965 Shelby GT350 and a 1966 Shelby Cobra. He loves them so much that he got them autographed by the very man who designed them, Carroll Shelby himself! In addition to the Mustangs, Leno is also the owner of the 1966 427 Ford AC Cobra and the 1966 Ford Galaxie 7.

5 Signs You Need an F-150

You’re in denial. Don’t deny it, knowing is half the battle. Lamarque Ford is here to help you come to grips with the fact that you have a problem, and its not just running out of paper towels at a crawfish boil. If you find yourself in the following situations on more than one occasion, the answer is clear: YOU NEED AN F-150.

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1. When you try and FAIL to maneuver your truck through a space the size of a shoe box. See 360-Degree Camera w/Split View Display.

2. You call it quits on the project you’re working on as soon as you see the sun start to set because your current pickup truck has the light source of a firefly. See LED Lighting.

3. On the day you’re feeling macho, your decision to shout “YOLO” and gun it on the freeway comes back to haunt you as you fail to slow down near an upcoming curve. See Curve Control.

4. It takes you fifteen minutes to do a simple parallel park since your truck is so high off the ground that you can’t see that tiny hybrid car parked right behind you. See Active Park Assist.

5. When you’re constantly at risk of being slapped with a DUI because law enforcement doesn’t know if you’re drunk or if you just can’t stay in your own lane. See Lane-Keeping System.

Disclaimer: Please drive responsibly.

DRIVING MISS LAZY: How Safe Is Too Safe?

FUEL FOR THOUGHT: 

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With technological advances in automotive features ranging from progressive to excessive, vehicular transport now seems to have a “snooze & cruise” attitude attached to it.

Automakers pack their cars with more and more semi autonomous safety technology like adaptive cruise control and automatic braking, so driving a car becomes easier and easier. We are, essentially, given less to pay attention to while we’re taught that our cars are watching out for us.

The level of technology we’re seeing is impressive. Adaptive cruise control ensures your car slows with traffic. Lane departure warning technology tells you when you’ve strayed over the line. Some cars will tell you when you’re nodding off, while others will actually stop your car if a pedestrian steps out into traffic. 

These systems, in practice if not by design, allow drivers to pay less attention to the road ahead. The impact on performance and safety depends upon how big a workload drivers have. In stressful situations where drivers are easily overwhelmed, such as stop-and-go traffic or searching for an address in an unfamiliar neighborhood, electronic nannies can be a big help to a driver whose cognitive load is maxed out.

But put that same driver on an arrow-straight road in Kansas in the dead of the night and it could be a problem. The driver isn’t paying attention and may not see trouble coming until it’s too late.

 

The “MUST” in Mustang: A CONTEST – Lamarque Ford – New Orleans

FORD CREDIT DREAM DRIVE SWEEPSTAKES

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Ford Credit Dream Drive Sweepstakes celebrates the new Mustang’s launch and Mustang’s 50th birthday

Two winners, one in Canada and one in the United States, will choose one of six legendary four-day road trips for two using a 2015 Mustang. Winners can customize their travel, worth up to $8,500.

Contest runs through June 8, 2015. No purchase necessary. Rules and entry: FordCreditDreamDrive.com (U.S.) or www.FordCreditDreamDrive.ca (Canada)

The ultimate road trip behind the wheel of a 2015 Ford Mustang will be a dream come true for two lucky winners and their guests in the Ford Credit Dream Drive Sweepstakes. Winners will choose a route from among six legendary North American roads and then drive it using a 2015 Mustang provided for the trip.

“For anyone who’s ever dreamed of the ultimate road trip in the ultimate ride – the 2015 Ford Mustang – this is a chance to win the trip,” says John Ferguson, Ford Motor Credit Company New Vehicle Launch manager.

One winner in Canada and one in the United States will choose a four-day travel package worth up to $8,500 including use of a 2015 Mustang, round-trip airfare, gas, lodging, spending money and a camera to capture their once-in-a-lifetime memories. Winners can personalize their trips with, for example, a private tour of the south rim of the Grand Canyon, fishing in the Canadian Rockies or golf in the Florida Keys.

Ford Credit Dream Drive Sweepstakes winners will be drawn about a week after the contest closes June 8, 2015. Winners will choose from these legendary routes:

Route 66: Grand Canyon, Arizona, to Las Vegas, Nevada

Going-to-the-Sun Road: Glacier National Park to Flathead, Montana

Pacific Coast Highway: Monterey to Laguna Beach, California

Great River Road: Memphis, Tennessee, to New Orleans, Louisiana

Overseas Highway: Miami to Florida Keys

Trans-Canada Highway: Kelowna, British Columbia, to Calgary, Alberta

No purchase or judged submission is required to enter. Entrants must be 25 or older and have auto insurance and a valid driver’s license. The rules and entry form are on FordCreditDreamDrive.com (U.S.) and www.FordCreditDreamDrive.ca (Canada).

Loaded with innovative technologies and delivering high levels of performance and style, the 2015 Ford Mustang is the next chapter in the life of one of the world’s most iconic cars. The new Mustang is the first car to offer four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines that each produces at least 300 horsepower. Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold; it has made thousands of appearances in film television, music and video games.