Archives for July 2015
WHAT TYPE OF FORD ARE YOU?!
Throwback To FORD Classics: 60’s SWOON
Music To Our Ears : FORD’s musical cameos
Jason Michael Carroll – Where I’m From
“…The truck’s a Ford and the tractor’s green…”
Brantley Gilbert – My Kinda Party
“…Oh baby, you can find me.
In the back of a Ford truck tailgate.
Sittin’ ‘round watchin’ all these pretty things…”
Colt Ford – Saddle Up
“…We ride Fords with lift kits…”
Neal McCoy – Tail on the Tailgate
“’74 Ford truck, rusted out an’ beat up.
Fire-engine red, been a part of the family
Tracy Byrd – Redneck Roses
“…Step out of that old beat up Ford…”
Eric Church – Two Pink Lines
“…I pulled up slinging gravel in my Daddy’s Ford…”
Brooks and Dunn – Days of Thunder
“That old Ford is sure fast on the draw
Out gunned the Chevy’s and out run the law…”
Alan Jackson – Drive (for daddy gene)
“Just an old half ton short bed ford
My Uncle bought new in 64…”
Julianne Hough – That Song In My Head
“You were hanging your feet off
The tailgate of Billy Don’s Ford…”
Corb Lund Band- Truck Got Stuck
“The Chev got stuck and the Ford got stuck
But the Chev unstuck when the Dodge showed up
But the Dodge got stuck in the tractor rut,
Which eventually pulled out the Ford
With some difficulty…”
The Eagles – Take it Easy
“It’s a girl, my lord, in flatbed Ford…..”
Bruce Springsteen – One Step Up
“Went out and hopped in my old ford
Hit the engine but she aint turnin.”
Jason Aldean – Hicktown
“Little Jimmy Jackson is jackin’ up his Bronco
He’s gonna lay a little rubber later on at the truck pull”
Hank Williams – Hey Hey Good Lookin
“I got a Hot-Rod Ford
And a two-dollar bill
And I know a spot
Right over the hill…”
POP QUIZ: Lamarque University Summer School
1. What is the 2015 F-150’s body made of?
2. The 2015 F-150 has an omnibody construction.
Is the above statement true or false?
3. The 2015 Ford F-150 comes with two engine options.
4. The 2015 Ford F-150 has a starting MSRP of…
5. The 2015 Ford F-150 can pull as much as…
Answers: Aluminum, false, false, 25800, 12200
FORD on the Brain: POP QUIZ!
Ford Motor Company
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.
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
3. WHAT was the car name in 1903?
4. WHEN was the Model T introduced?
5. By 1919, WHAT was the percentage of cars sold in the United States made by Ford?
6., WHO succeeded Henry Ford as president of the company, although Henry still kept a hand in management in 1919?
7. In 1927, WHAT model replaced the Model T?
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?
Ford Motor Company
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
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!
FORD LOGOS: A History
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.
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.
This writing appears to be influenced by Henry Ford’s own signature.
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”.
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.
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.