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  • Ford confirms return of Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV

    01/09/2017 6:57:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Jan 2017 | Gary Gastelu
    DETROIT – The Bronco is back! And so is the Ranger. Ford announced on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show that it will launch a new Ranger small pickup in 2019, followed by a Bronco SUV based on it in 2020. The news comes several months after the plans were unofficially revealed through comments made by UAW workers who will be building the trucks at Ford’s Michigan assembly plant -- home to the original Bronco from 1966-1986. That's not all: Ford F-150 Diesel coming in 2018 The factory was at the center of controversy recently when President-elect Donald Trump criticized...
  • Mexican Ford plant workers blame Trump for dashed dreams

    01/07/2017 4:01:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2017 | Christopher Sherman
    VILLA DE REYES, Mexico (AP) -- Word spread quickly through cellphone messages and shouts between co-workers that Ford Motor Co. had canceled its new $1.6 billion car plant at its sprawling 700-acre high desert site in north-central Mexico. "When I saw it on the phone, (I thought), 'Well, no, it can't be,'" said Higinio Salazar, a security guard who spent the past five months logging traffic into and out of the site and hoped to have steady work for months to come. "It was on orders of Mr. Trump," he said bitterly....
  • Scuttled Ford plant has Mexico fearing more under Trump

    01/04/2017 1:21:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    "Mexico loses thousands of jobs with no word on a clear strategy for confronting the next U.S. government which has presented itself as protectionist and, especially, anti-Mexican," the paper wrote. "Trump will try to recover as many U.S. companies that have set up in Mexico as possible. He will try to make them return at whatever cost, through threats or using public resources." "Ford's decision is indicative of what awaits the economies of both countries," the daily La Jornada said. "For ours a severe decrease in investment from our neighboring country, and for the U.S. a notable increase in their...
  • SCUTTLED FORD PLANT HAS MEXICO FEARING MORE UNDER TRUMP

    01/04/2017 12:31:22 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 01/04/17 | PETER ORSI
    Ford Motor Company's cancellation of plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi has sounded alarms throughout Mexico. Even as the country is being rocked by rowdy nationwide protests against a Jan. 1 gasoline price hike, the Ford news led the front pages of Mexico's most influential newspapers on Wednesday, and they tied the development directly to President-elect Donald Trump. "Trump leaves Mexico without 3,600 jobs," read the headline on El Universal. "Ford's braking jolts the peso," said Reforma, referring to the Mexican currency's nearly 1 percent slump following the news. "The jobs created in...
  • Is Ford's Move A Cave-In To Trump Protectionist Talk, Or A Savvy Bet On Future?

    01/04/2017 3:53:27 AM PST · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/03/2017 | Editorial
    Trade: Ford's decision to build a factory in the U.S. instead of Mexico, saving 700 jobs, is a good thing. But is it because Ford fears what Donald Trump might do to it, or because it thinks the corporate environment will be so much better under Trump than under Obama? And, yes, the answer really matters. Ford's move to invest $700 million in Michigan, creating about 700 new jobs here has created quite a political stir. The new plant, slated for Flat Rock, Mich., will make cutting-edge electric and self-driving cars, which Ford has said will likely outsell traditional cars...
  • Mexico Responds To Ford's Decision To Scrap Its New Plan

    01/03/2017 12:27:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/17 | Tyler Durden
    Mexico "regrets" Ford's decision to scrap the plan to build a plant in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi, the Economy Ministry said on Tuesday, adding that it has made sure Ford will reimburse any costs and expenses from the state government to facilitate the now defunct investment. In a surprising statement on Tuesday at 11am ET, in an act of goodwill toward the president-elect, the second largest U.S. automaker said it will scrap the $1.6 billion factory in Mexico and will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory, after President-elect Donald Trump had harshly criticized the Mexico...
  • Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in 'vote of confidence' in Trump

    01/03/2017 8:47:52 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 01/03/2017 | Heather Long and Poppy Harlow
    Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new U.S. jobs. Ford (F) CEO Mark Fields said the investment is a "vote of confidence" in the pro-business environment president-elect Donald Trump is creating. However, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with Trump. "We didn't cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business," Fields told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Tuesday. He said Ford did speak with Trump and vice-president elect Mike Pence this morning. Powered by SmartAsset.com...
  • Ford Cancelling Mexico Plant, Invest $700 million in MI expansion instead

    01/03/2017 8:05:42 AM PST · by rb22982 · 218 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/3/2017 | CNBC
    Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead
  • Big, Very Rich and Dangerous: Time to Rein in Private Charitable Foundations

    12/11/2016 5:09:35 AM PST · by RKV · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2016 | Clarice Feldman
    A few years ago, Mark Steyn sagely observed, “In America today, few activities are as profitable as a ‘nonprofit.’” Nothing warrants changing that assessment now. President-elect Trump has a lot on his plate if he plans to turn around the ship of state. But if it’s not too presumptuous, I’d like to add one more item to his agenda: a substantial rewrite of the laws respecting our tax-exempt sector, reining in private foundations.
  • Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars

    12/05/2016 8:48:34 AM PST · by GonzoII · 125 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Stephen Edelstein
    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing emissions limits for passenger cars for 2022 through 2025 should remain in place. It's a decision that is already opposed by lobbyists representing the auto industry, and possibly by the incoming Trump Administration. Sure enough, one automaker says it has already begun talks with President-elect Donald Trump that include a request for lower emissions targets.
  • Ford CEO turns to Trump to help blunt EPA’s regulatory surge

    12/04/2016 7:51:27 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | John Smith
    Ford Motor company CEO, Mark Fields, a staunch Trump opponent during the presidential campaign, now wants the President Elect to help with EPA’s surprise decision to keep long term fuel economy targets in place. A mid-term review of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) targets set in 2012 kicked off earlier this year, but the timing of the agency’s recent decision to maintain the 54.5 mile-per-gallon goal reeks of politics, Fields claims. For automakers, reaching 54.5 mpg means extra costs. To avoid this, Ford is prepared to turn to its election campaign sparring partner — President-elect Donald Trump — for help.
  • Ford Open to Deals With Trump to Keep Jobs in U.S., CEO Says

    12/02/2016 7:24:31 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 81 replies
    bloomberg ^ | December 2, 2016 | Keith Naughton
    <p>Ford Motor Co. is willing to work with Donald Trump to keep jobs in the U.S. if he puts the right policies in place, the automaker’s chief executive officer said.</p> <p>“We will be very clear in the things we’d like to see,” Mark Fields said in an exclusive interview at Bloomberg offices in Southfield, Michigan. “We’ll continue to advocate for currency-manipulation rules to promote free and fair trade. One of our priorities is making sure fuel-economy standards reflect market realities, tax reform in general we would be very supportive of, and the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles.”</p>
  • Ford to become first US automaker to import cars from India

    11/25/2016 2:49:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    India TV News ^ | November 25, 2016
    Despite the fact that Ford Motors is under fire from President-elect Donald Trump for importing cars from Mexico, the company will soon become the first US automaker to import vehicles from India. According to a report in CNN Money, the company has said that EcoSport compact crossover, introduced for the US market at the Los Angeles auto show, will be shipped to US from India starting 2018. The report says that the EcoSport, Ford’s smallest SUV, has been built at its assembly plant in Chennai for more than 100 markets around the world since 2013. About 15 per cent of...
  • Ford says Lincoln MKC production will stay in Kentucky, not move to Mexico. (Debunk the lie)

    11/18/2016 10:39:44 AM PST · by dynoman · 45 replies
    Antomotive News ^ | 11/18/16 12:16 am ET | Automotive News
    “DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. had considered moving production of the Lincoln MKC to Mexico, but instead the compact premium crossover will remain at the Louisville Assembly Plant, the automaker confirmed Thursday night. Ford spokeswoman Christin Baker said the Cuautitlan plant was the “likely” new plant for the MKC when the automaker’s deal with the UAW expires in 2019. But now the automaker plans to build the next generation of the MKC in Louisville, Kelli Felker, Ford’s global manufacturing and labor communications manager told Automotive News late Thursday.”
  • Ford says Trump influenced its decision to keep a Lincoln production line in Kentucky

    11/18/2016 10:17:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Recode ^ | November 18, 2016 | Johana Bhuiyan
    On Thursday evening, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that he received a call from Ford chairman Bill Ford indicating that the automaker had chosen not to move an entire plant from Kentucky to Mexico. As many reports rightly indicated, that’s not entirely true. Ford never intended to close and move its Louisville Assembly Plant — to which Trump is referring — to Mexico. The plant currently employs a little more than 4,700 workers. The Detroit-based automaker was only considering moving its Lincoln MKC production — only one of the vehicles manufactured at that plant — to its factory in Cuautitlan, Mexico,...
  • President-Elect Donald Trump’s Immediate Focus on Main Street…

    11/18/2016 7:21:32 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 3 replies
    The Last Refuge (The Conservative Treehouse) ^ | November 18, 2016 | sundance
    Seemingly overlooked amid the simple tweet presented by Donald Trump last evening was the glaringly obvious: the President Elect, after winning the White House, is directly talking to the Chairman of the Ford Motor Company. FULL STOP.Think about it. Big Picture.Donald Trump is focused, intensely focused, on Main Street – not wall street. The era of Main Street, middle-class, American economics becoming the primary interest of economic policy is right now. Do you think President Obama would ever give consideration to calling a captain of American industry, personally?This is not a President-Elect talking to Warren Buffet about Wall Street’s best...
  • Ford Calls Donald Trump – Says Plant Will Not Move to Mexico, Will Remain in Kentucky

    11/17/2016 6:58:24 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 147 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Bill Ford, the Chairman of Ford Moters, called Donald Trump tonight and said he will be keeing the Lincoln plant in Kentucky- Not Mexico. Trump tweeted the news tonight
  • Lincoln Kentucky Ford plant not moving to Mexico!

    11/17/2016 6:16:34 PM PST · by GilGil · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/17/2016 | Donald Trump
    Full twitter text from Donald Trump today: Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky - no Mexico
  • Trump May Have Won, But Ford Is Still Moving Its Small-Car Production to Mexico

    11/16/2016 5:46:17 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 145 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | November 16, 2016 | Charley Lanyon
    Ford’s chief executive officer Mark Fields must not respond well to threats; he admitted to Reuters on Tuesday that Ford was still planning on moving the production of its small cars from Michigan to — you guessed it — Mexico... Fields claimed that the move would not have any effect at all on American jobs because the move south will “make room for two very important products we’ll be putting back into Michigan plants.” Ford has yet to announce what, exactly, those “important products” are, but Fields is convinced that the move will lead to “no job impact whatsoever.” “It’s...
  • UAW 600 is Pushing Membership to Cast Vote for Crooked Hillary

    11/01/2016 5:24:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Seller Critic YouTube Channel ^ | Oct 31, 2016 | Seller Critic
    Local 600 UAW Ford is pushing its membership to cast its vote for crooked Hillary Clinton. They are sending out untrue propaganda about Donald J Trump.
  • Ford idles Mustang plant amid slow sales

    10/11/2016 10:09:56 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 107 replies
    mlive.com ^ | October 11, 2016 | David Muller
    Ford Motor Co. is idling its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, where the Dearborn automaker builds the Ford Mustang and the revived Lincoln Continental. The site will be idled for one week, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said in an email. "We continue to match production with demand," Felker said in response to a query about whether the idling was due to slower Mustang sales. "Mustang remains the top seller in its segment in total and retail sales..." Sales of all Ford-brand cars fell by double-digits in the U.S. in September, as Americans continue to gravitate toward crossovers and SUVs, but the...
  • Ford chairman met with Trump over 'infuriating' Mexico comments

    10/05/2016 12:36:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2016 | David Shepardson
    Ford Motor Co (F.N) Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. said on Wednesday he has met with Donald Trump to talk about the Republican presidential candidate's extensive criticism of the automaker's investments in Mexico. Ford told the Economic Club of Washington that he thought Trump's criticism of the No. 2 automaker's foreign investments were "infuriating and "frustrating" because of the company's extensive investments and employment in the United States. Trump has threatened if elected to impose hefty tariffs on Ford imports from Mexico. Ford told reporters after the event that the session with Trump was a "great meeting" that took place...
  • Which Elite Foundation Decided "You Shall Be Deprived of Self-Defense"?

    10/05/2016 2:48:38 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    Freep | 10/5/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Does anyone know who decided "disarm & confiscate"? 100 years ago, a gun was like a toolbox, a flashlight, road flares or a hatchet. "Father Brown" mystery writer Chesterton carried one casually, Sherlock Holmes supported police safety with one. We know how deliberately society is disassembled; some smart college boy servant of the ultra rich decides "let's get the poor to ..." [insert any destructive trend here]. We now know when & by whom many of these diabolical policies were decided. "We'll protect the public from criminals & anarchists after we disarm them". REALLY? Soros PAYS FOR B.L.M. Does anyone...
  • Blame for Ford’s Mexico Move Falls On Obama Administration

    09/20/2016 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Marita Noon
    Ford Motor Company made headlines on Wednesday, September 9, when, during an investor conference, CEO Mark Fields told attendees that it will invest $1.6 billion building a manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and will move all of its small car production there during the next two to three years. The announcement was hardly news as Ford has been talking about the shift for more than a year. But in the throes of an election that has both candidates decrying companies that send jobs to low-wage countries, the decision was an invitation for attention. The next day, during a...
  • Blame for Ford's Mexico move falls on Obama administration

    09/19/2016 11:43:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Marita Noon
    CAFE is just one of the many policies that make doing business difficult in America Ford Motor Company made headlines on Wednesday, September 9, when, during an investor conference, CEO Mark Fields told attendees that it will invest $1.6 billion building a manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and will move all of its small car production there during the next two to three years. The announcement was hardly news as Ford has been talking about the shift for more than a year. But in the throes of an election that has both candidates decrying companies that send jobs...
  • Could Ford moving to Mexico move Michigan into Trump's column?

    09/18/2016 4:20:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Sun Prairie Star ^ | September 18, 2016 | Natalia Castro, Americans for Limited Government
    Ford Motor Co. is the classic example of an all-American company, but now they are better representing what ails the American economy, as they are being forced overseas. As Ford begins plans to build a $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico for small car production, the company continues to experience the pressure of globalization crushing their American business dreams. Ford was a classic Michigan company, but as Detroit News reported Michael Martinez reports, "It will employ 2,800 at the new Mexican plant by 2020." It is no surprise Ford has to modify their building model in order to compete,...
  • Listen Up Blue Dogs: We’re #StrongerTogether

    09/15/2016 4:54:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-15-2016 | MOTUS
    Don’t tell me that Hillary doesn’t have the strength to carry this campaign to completion. She has the strongest arms money can buy: “#Stronger Together” or “Two Men and a Cluck” Concept h/t to G-depolorable-W; p-shopping by RajAnd if you’re concerned about the media cover-up of Hilz obvious health problems, just add it to the other 50 Disgusting Hillary Facts Legacy Media are Hiding From You.With the Clintons it’s always the same old thing.And it’s always a lie. And I think we all know how lies leave spots on your milk bottle.Picture image Doug RossIn other news, Ford announced yesterday...
  • Ford to move all small-car production to Mexico from U.S.: CEO

    09/14/2016 2:12:03 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 90 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/14/16 | Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson
    Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said on Wednesday that all of the company's small-car production will be leaving U.S. plants and heading to lower-cost Mexico. "We will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States," over the next two to three years, Fields told Wall Street analysts at an investor conference hosted by the automaker. Earlier this year, Ford said it would invest $1.6 billion in Mexico for small-car production to start in 2018. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has criticized Ford for moving U.S. jobs to Mexico. Fields has...
  • Ford Says It's Moving All of Its U.S. Small Car Production to Mexico

    09/14/2016 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/14/16 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. says it's moving all of its U.S. small car production to Mexico. Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed the long-expected move Wednesday during an event for investors and Wall Street analysts. Ford currently makes its Fiesta subcompact in Mexico, but its Focus and C-Max small cars are made in suburban Detroit. Making them in Mexico would boost company profits because of low wages there.
  • Destroying Lies: Reagan DID Campaign for Gerald Ford In 1976.

    07/21/2016 5:56:01 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 94 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/21/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Lately I have seen a lie circulated by the left, and by people still enamored by Ted Cruz: That Reagan neither endorsed Ford at the Convention, nor went on to endorse him later.I present to you proof that the latter is simply a lie.Reagan for Ford ad '76
  • What The 1976 GOP Primary Tells Us About 2016’s

    07/15/2016 10:06:13 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Political journalists dream of a contested convention every presidential election. This year, it really seemed possible that Republicans would go into their convention without a nominee. Alas, it was not to be. In 1976, though, it actually happened. Republican President Gerald Ford, who ascended to the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned, faced a primary challenge from Ronald Reagan. What ensued was great political theater. Ford and Reagan traded victories during the primaries, and neither received a majority of delegates. Both entered the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, unsure of the outcome. Then the loser (Reagan) ended up getting...
  • Presidential pardons: Dick and Gerry and Barry and Hill

    07/07/2016 7:38:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    It is hard to believe Obama will not, at some point, pardon Clinton for any crimes she may have committed There has been very little discussion about the power of the president of the United States to issue pardons in relation to Hillary Clinton and her use of personal servers. The decision of FBI Director James Comey, quickly affirmed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, that Clinton would not be indicted for any crimes she may have committed regarding classified information, shocked a lot of people but it should not have. All Comey’s statement did was make it official that under...
  • The Ford GT race car climbs the hill at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    06/26/2016 6:45:25 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 6-24-16 | Ford Europe
    Fresh from Le Mans the Ford GT arrives at Goodwood for the world famous Festival of Speed.
  • Ford wins Le Mans!

    06/19/2016 12:43:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Motorsports.com ^ | 19 Jun, 2016
    #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller takes victory in LM GTE Pro category Le Mans, France, June 19, 2016 – The #68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) crossed the finish line at Le Mans at three o’clock on Sunday, as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours. The #69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined the winners on the podium after scoring third place. The #66 and #67 Ford GTs finished...
  • Today, June 5, 1933: FDR Ends Gold Standard, Bans Private Ownership of Gold [VIDEO]

    06/05/2016 4:03:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Prior to the election of AmericaÂ’s longest serving socialist president, our money was backed by gold. Anyone holding our paper currency could demand to exchange it for gold at a set price. In 1913, the gold standard was officially made part of the Federal Reserve and the price of gold was fixed at $20.67 per ounce. The same law mandated that the Federal Reserve kept enough gold on hand to equal 40% of the currency issued at the time.On March 4, 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn into office for the first time. The day after his inauguration, Roosevelt closed...
  • Ohio Ford Dealer, Selling 727HP Roush Mustangs for $39,995, Tells Hellcat to Step Outside

    05/09/2016 7:42:00 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 71 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | May 9, 2016 | Chris Tonn
    Is the 707 horsepower Dodge Hellcat too weak for you? Do you miss the 662 hp Shelby GT500? Do you love the sensual whine of a supercharger pulley? Well, a Ford dealer in Ohio has the car for you. Lebanon Ford of suburban Cincinnati is a Roush Performance dealer, and has decided to offer the base 2016 Mustang GT with a Roush Stage 2 supercharger for under $40,000. This undercuts the Challenger Hellcat by nearly $25k, meaning you could pick up a new Fiesta ST with the difference, or perhaps a few sets of tires. You’ll need them.
  • A ’66 GT40 and 5 Other Rare Ford Icons are Up for Sale

    05/08/2016 11:45:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7 May, 2016 | Zach Doell
    Business A ’66 GT40 and 5 Other Rare Ford Icons are Up for Sale Zach Doell,Bold Ride Sat, May 7 9:30 AM PDT Comments Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email 1966-ford-gt40-mk1-click-1a It might be a little too early to get excited about anything in the far-off month of August, but six legendary Ford performance cars about to pique your interest, and then some. Every year, the world’s rarest and most valuable classic cars flood onto California’s sunbaked coastline in August for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance—an event that has become known worldwide as the premier celebration of the...
  • New Ferrari 488 Earns First WeatherTech Championship Pole (New Battle Between Ford And Ferrari)

    05/01/2016 9:54:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    IMSA ^ | 30 Apr, 2016 | International Motor Sports Assoc.
    Fifty years ago, Ferrari and Ford engaged in an epic battle for sports car racing supremacy. In IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a new chapter in the storied battle began. The No. 68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE in the hands of Daniel Serra knocked the No. 67 Ford GT driven by Ryan Briscoe off the class pole position on his final lap to secure the top starting spot in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for Sunday’s two-hour Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix.
  • Donald Trump Ford foreign policy worked

    04/27/2016 12:58:49 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 3 replies
    The Donald Trump effect: Ford will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories. Ford Motor Co will invest $1.6 billion in two U.S. factories to start making a new automatic transmission and expand output of certain commercial trucks, the company said on Tuesday. Ford said the moves would support a total of 650 jobs but would not say how many new ones would be created. The announcement comes three weeks after Ford said it would spend $1.6 billion to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Mexico, drawing fire from Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Ford has countered that...
  • DESPITE LATEST MEDIA SMEAR=> Trump’s Favorable Rating Rivals Reagan’s in 1980

    04/09/2016 8:13:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    The Gayeway Pundit ^ | 9 Apr 2016 | im Hoft
    A new Associated Press poll released today found after months of media and GOP establishment attacks a majority of Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively. Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Donald Trump. DESPITE LATEST MEDIA SMEAR=> Trump’s Favorable Rating Rivals Reagan’s in 1980 Jim Hoft Apr 8th, 2016 8:17 am 322 Comments A new Associated Press poll released today found after months of media and GOP establishment attacks a majority of Americans overwhelmingly view Trump negatively. Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable...
  • Ford just made cop-spotting a whole lot harder (Red and Blue Lights, now behind the windshield)

    04/07/2016 9:27:31 PM PDT · by cba123 · 47 replies
    Car enthusiasts occasionally pride themselves on being able to pick out police cars from far away. I don't condone speeding, but if you ignore my wishes, it's a good idea to at least be smart about it. That's about to get a whole lot harder with Ford's new low-profile LED light bar. Even sneakier than the roof-mounted light bar is the visor-mounted light bar, which attaches up near the sun visors inside the cabin, basically disappearing behind the windshield. Ford's new low-profile light bar is fully integrated outside of the driver's field of vision, for both reduced obstruction and a...
  • 2019 Ford 'Model E' hybrid, electric car coming from Mexico plant?

    04/07/2016 9:00:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | 04/07/2016 | John Voelcker
    Two years ago, Ford successfully fought efforts by Tesla Motors to register the name "Model E" for what we now know as the Tesla Model 3, unveiled last week to great fanfare. Now it appears that the Detroit automaker may plan to use that name itself on a dedicated vehicle coming in 2019 that will be offered as a hybrid, a battery-electric car, and a plug-in hybrid. If that lineup sounds slightly familiar, it should: it's the same suite of versions that will be offered in the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. Adding battery-electric versions of dedicated green vehicles seems to be...
  • Ford announces new investment in Mexico amid election-year controversy

    04/05/2016 11:38:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 5, 2016 | Staff
    Ford Motor Co (F.N), criticized by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for manufacturing outside the United States, announced on Tuesday that it would invest $1.6 billion to build more small cars in Mexico, starting in 2018. The automaker made the announcement as Trump, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich competed in a primary in Wisconsin seen as crucial in the race to become the Republican presidential candidate in the November election.
  • Act Fast, and Get a Ford Focus Electric for Penni

    03/31/2016 1:30:12 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 9 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/31/2016 | Steph Williams
    If you live in California and your demographics are right, your electric car dream is within reach. Yes, even you, baristas and struggling actors! The website Leasehackr stumbled upon a killer deal for lower-income Californians (assuming they live near charging stations), and spelled out how leftover 2015 Ford Focus Electrics can be leased for essentially nothing. If your personal life aligns with Ford’s customer incentives and California’s revamped EV rebate program, it can be done. First, you have to make less than $35,600 a year, or be a member of a household of four with a combined income of $72,900...
  • Donald Trump Hires Paul Manafort to Lead Delegate Effort

    03/28/2016 4:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | March 28, 2016 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    Donald J. Trump, girding for a long battle over presidential delegates and a potential floor fight at the Cleveland convention, has enlisted the veteran Republican strategist Paul J. Manafort to lead his delegate-corralling efforts, according to people briefed on Mr. Trump’s plans. Mr. Trump confirmed the hire in a brief telephone interview. “Yes,” he said, “it is true.” Mr. Manafort, 66, is among the few political hands in either party with direct experience managing nomination fights: As a young Republican operative, he helped manage the 1976 convention floor for Gerald Ford in his showdown with Ronald Reagan, the last time...
  • Rob Ford was more like Trump than Trudeau

    03/27/2016 6:32:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | March 25, 2016 | TIMOTHY SPANGLER
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  • Ford to build plant in Mexico, ramp up output from the country: WSJ

    03/24/2016 2:44:24 PM PDT · by jjotto · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | Javier E. David
    Auto giant Ford is planning a new assembly plant south of the U.S. border, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, and will sharply increase factory output from Mexico just months after signing a labor deal. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Journal reported that Ford will add half a million units of annual capacity from Mexico starting in 2018, which is double the amount it built in 2015. The new assembly complex will be based in San Luis Potosi, and Ford will expand an existing facility near Mexico City, the publication added. The move may heighten the debate over...
  • Remember How Trump Threatened Ford? Well Look at the HUGE Announcement They Just Made

    03/24/2016 1:09:34 PM PDT · by Mensius · 250 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 03/24/2006 | NA
    When the Ford Motor Co. decided to move jobs south to Mexico so that it could pay its workers less, billionaire businessman Donald Trump was furious. He made trade inequalities and Ford’s betrayal of American workers a central issue of his campaign. And, without his even being in the Oval Office, it worked. In an interview with CNBC, Ford CEO Mark Fields said that the automaker would be “here to stay.” He also said he had outlined his company’s plans in a letter to Trump.
  • Rob Ford, Toronto ex-mayor, dies aged 46 from cancer

    03/22/2016 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/22/16
    Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after fighting cancer, his family has said. Mr Ford, who battled drug and alcohol addiction, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2014. He gained international notoriety after admitting smoking crack cocaine in 2013, but he was loved by supporters. "A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto," his family said in a statement. He could not run for re-election as mayor in 2014 due to his cancer diagnosis, but won a city council seat in a landslide...
  • Rob Ford, Toronto ex-mayor, dies aged 46 from cancer

    03/22/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by bigbob · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-22-16 | N/A
    Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after fighting cancer, his family has said. Mr Ford, who battled drug and alcohol addiction, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2014. He gained international notoriety after admitting smoking crack cocaine in 2013, but he was loved by supporters. "A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto," his family said in a statement. He could not run for re-election as mayor in 2014 due to his cancer diagnosis, but won a city council seat in a landslide....