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  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • Former Democrat Congressman from Tennessee Appears on Fox News with Portrait of Mao on Wall (Harold Ford Jr.)

    01/16/2021 2:52:41 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Tennessee ^ | 1/16/2021 | Peter D'Abrosca
    A former Congressman from Tennessee set off an internet firestorm when he appeared on Fox News remotely Thursday, with a portrait of former Chairman of the People’s Republic of China and founder of the Chinese Communist Party Mao Zedong in the background. Harold Ford Jr., a Democrat, represented Tennessee’s Ninth Congressional District for a decade, from 1997 to 2007. Now, he provides commentary frequently on Fox News. Fox News viewers noticed some strange background decor during Ford’s appearance on “Special Report” with Bret Baier Thursday. “Wow, [Harold Ford Jr.] rockin’ the Warhol Mao over the fireplace. I liked the Muhammad...
  • Having Already Dropped for Years, US Auto Sales Plunged to 1970s Level in 2020

    01/11/2021 7:42:43 AM PST · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 1-7-21 | Wolf Richter
    During the infamous year 2020, with all its distortions and shifts, automakers delivered 14.46 million new vehicles in the US, retail and fleet combined, down 15.4% from 2019, the largest year-over-year percentage decline since 2008 (-18%). Topping off years of declines, 2020 took auto sales back to levels first seen in the 1970s. Every recession has left a deep scar on auto sales. But over the past 20 years, it has taken many years to get back to the prior highs, only to then watch sales plunging again. The last high was in 2016, which had barely eked past the...
  • Ford wants some Tesla buzz as all-electric Mach-E Mustang hits showrooms

    12/15/2020 10:40:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Tue, Dec 15 20206:00 AM EST Updated Tue, Dec 15 20208:43 AM EST | Michael Wayland
    Key Points The Mustang Mach-E is arriving at Ford dealerships as its first new all-electric vehicle under an $11 billion investment plan in electrification through 2022. The importance of the Mach-E for Ford can’t be understated as it needs to convince Wall Street that Ford’s EV plans are headed in the right direction. The Mustang Mach-E is aimed squarely at the Tesla Model Y but engineers also took inspiration from the iPhone and Netflix. ========================================================================== The Mustang Mach-E is Ford’s first new all-electric vehicle under an $11 billion investment plan in electrified vehicles through 2022. Michael Wayland / CNBC =====================================================================...
  • Whitey Ford, Yankees Hall of Famer, dead at 91

    10/09/2020 9:28:33 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9 October 2020 | Don Burke
    Whitey Ford, who pitched the Yankees to 11 American League pennants and six World Series championships in the 1950s and 60s and who still holds the highest winning percentage (.690) among all modern-day major league pitchers with at least 150 wins, died Thursday night at his Long Island home. He was 91. Nicknamed “the Chairman of the Board” by teammate Elston Howard for his calm demeanor in pressure situations, Ford spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees for whom he went 236-106. The Yankees signed the left-hander out of high school in 1947 for $7,000, outbidding the crosstown Giants...
  • This Mustang is No. 1 with a ‘Bullitt’

    09/09/2020 11:37:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | Mike Hagerty
    There were a few movies in 1968 that prominently featured cars. Two of them were family films: “The Love Bug,” a Disney comedy about a Volkswagen Beetle race car that had a mind of its own, and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” featuring Dick Van Dyke and a Roald Dahl screenplay based on the Ian Fleming novel about a broken-down Grand Prix from the early 1900s that, given some TLC, is able to fly. And then there was “Bullitt.” Rated M (equivalent to PG today), it’s about a car – a 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback 2+2 in Highland Green with...
  • Ford launches 'Proud to Honor' merchandise to raise money for military charities

    09/09/2020 11:40:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 09 2020 | Gary Gastelu
    Ford is launching a new line of apparel and merchandise as part of its Proud to Honor charitable program supporting members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The military-inspired shirts, hats and gear are being sold to raise money for DAV, which provides assistance for disabled veterans, and the Blue Star Families organization that helps military families deal with the challenges posed by service to country. “You can never do too much to honor the service of these brave men and women, and you never stop trying,” Ford's V.P. of U.S. marketing, sales and service, Mark LaNeve, said...
  • HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE: Ignore Dr. Fauci, Mr. President the doctor has reached the 'don't believe your lyin' eyes' stage

    08/05/2020 5:30:12 PM PDT · by Moseley · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 5, 2020 | Jonathon Moseley
    It is time for President Donald Trump to start ignoring Dr. Anthony Fauci. Is Fauci trying to save lives? Or to elect Joe Biden? On July 2, 2020, the Henry Ford Health System released a massive study proving that hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which sometimes causes the COVID-19 disease, at least when employed early in the disease's progress. The researchers contrasted their results with those of other researchers. The study directly addresses the fact that the COVID-19 disease progresses through different stages, and hydroxychloroquine is most effective in blocking the disease during its earliest stages....
  • FORD supplier bans employees from wearing American Flag face masks… Viral Video

    07/31/2020 7:39:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 47 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 7/30/2020 | Kane
    Adient manufacturing plant in Missouri has banned American Flag face masks. According to this employee, the company makes car seats for Ford Motors.
  • Ford reveals electric 1,400 horsepower Mustang Mach-E race car

    07/22/2020 9:56:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies ^ | by Peter Heck · Jul 22nd, 2020 11:45 am
    Last Updated Jul 22nd, 2020 at 12:52 pm Ford Motor Company has unveiled what is being called a "one-off prototype" electric race car named the Mach-E 1400. The insane vehicle boasts a near 57-kilowatt battery, seven different motors, and 1,400 horsepower. Three of its motors power the front wheels, with four connected to the rear, providing a stunning 2,300 pounds of downforce. "Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be," professional driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. said. Ford executives are not planning to sell the car but rather use it...
  • Ford unveils new Bronco as off-road, open-air Jeep rival for under $30,000

    07/14/2020 5:44:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies
    CNBC ^ | Mon, Jul 13 20208:00 PM EDTUpdated 20 Min Ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points Ford unveiled its new “family” of Bronco SUVs Monday night, including two- and four-door Bronco SUVs as well as a smaller Bronco Sport SUV. The Bronco models are squarely positioned against Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand. The Bronco, according to Credit Suisse, would contribute nearly $1 billion to Ford’s North American operations if sales reach 125,000 units. ================================================================================ Ford Motor is taking a run at the nation’s No. 1 off-road seller, the Jeep Wrangler, with its highly anticipated relaunch Monday night of the Bronco SUV — a boxy utility vehicle that developed a cult following after it was discontinued...
  • Adult in the Room: Ford CEO Responds to Employees' Demands to Stop Making Police Vehicles

    07/09/2020 10:33:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | Bryan Preston
    Ford employees have asked the automaker to stop building police cars, according to a Jalopnik report published Wednesday. The request comes as countless Black Lives Matter protests continue throughout America and around the globe, sparked by the killing of George Floyd. “Throughout history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression,” workers wrote in a letter to Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Chairman Bill Ford, according to Jalopnik. “We know that while many join, support or supply law enforcement with good intentions, these racist policing practices that plague our society...
  • Ford Motor Company Employees Call for End of Police Car Production

    07/11/2020 8:54:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jul 2020 | Penny Starr
    The Ford Motor Company’s website features the automaker’s long relationship with law enforcement that dates back seven decades and includes its tagline for the vehicles it has designed for the men and women in blue — “police-tested, street proven.” But now the wave of social unrest and virtue signaling following the death of George Floyd while in police custody is taking over the corporate world, including at Ford, where workers are urging leadership to stop manufacturing cop cars. This despite the fact that Ford expresses pride about its connection to law enforcement, according to its website: Ford introduced the first-ever...
  • Finally, An Adult in the Room: Ford CEO Responds to Employees' Demands to Stop Making Police Vehicles

    07/09/2020 8:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/09/2020 | Bryan Preston
    Jalopnik reports that a group of Ford Motor Company employees want the auto giant to stop making vehicles for police. Ford employees have asked the automaker to stop building police cars, according to a Jalopnik report published Wednesday. The request comes as countless Black Lives Matter protests continue throughout America and around the globe, sparked by the killing of George Floyd. Jalopnik fails to report that since the protests devolved into riots and “defund the police” swept across the nation, violent crime and murder have surged in several major cities, including New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Seattle.The employee letter...
  • Ford Employees Demand They Stop Making Police Cars

    07/09/2020 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 92 replies
    Law Officer ^ | 07/08/2020 | Law Officer
    Ford Motor Company Employees have asked the company’s leadership to stop making and selling police vehicles. According to Verge, the internal discussion came as the demands for racial justice raged across the country. In response, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has told employees in a letter that he doesn’t think it’s “controversial that the Ford Police Interceptor helps officers do their job” and that Ford will continue the business. Ford has the market when it comes to making police cars, accounting for two-thirds of the cop cars on the street. Despite Ford’s success in the police car market, employees, including black...
  • British Group Tied To Labour Party Is Trying To Take Down American Conservative Websites

    06/17/2020 10:38:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Daily Caller news Foundation ^ | June 17, 2020 | Chuck Ross
    The obscure British group that nearly forced Google to drop ads on The Federalist is continuing its efforts to demonetize American conservative media outlets it accuses of publishing inflammatory or racist content. The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), founded in 2019 by Labour party organizers, put out a call for donations Tuesday after NBC News reported that Google was poised to ban The Federalist and Zero Hedge, a libertarian-leaning website, from making money off of Google Ads. CCDH’s affiliate, “Stop Funding Fake News,” claimed on Wednesday that it had pressured Ford, the auto maker, to consider dropping ads on...
  • Ford unveils 2021 Mustang Mach 1 as new global ‘pinnacle’ of pony car lineup

    06/16/2020 11:51:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tue, Jun 16 20206:00 AM EDT Updated 3 hours ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points Ford is resurrecting the Mustang Mach 1 as the new global “pinnacle” of 5.0-liter V8 models for the famed pony car. The automaker digitally unveiled the limited-edition car Tuesday. Such “buzz” or “hype” models aren’t bestsellers but are considered important to attract attention to entire brands and vehicle lineups. =========================================================================== 2021 Mustang Mach 1 Ford =========================================================================== Ford Motor is resurrecting the Mustang Mach 1 as the new global “pinnacle” of 5.0-liter V8 models for the famed pony car. The automaker digitally unveiled the limited-edition car Tuesday. It features greater performance than the current Mustang GT but is expected...
  • Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Electric Car Will Come with a Few Free Charges

    06/16/2020 12:12:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    Car & Driver ^ | Jun 15, 2020 | By Roberto Baldwin
    The amount is 250.0 kWh, or roughly three to five fill-ups of free power, and it's supplied by partner Electrify America. ======================================================================= Ford and partner Electrify America have announced they'll provide 250.0 kilowatt-hours of free power for Mustang Mach-E drivers. The offer is equivalent to three to five fill-ups, depending on the battery pack of the Ford EV. Ford also announced that its $799 Ford Connected Charge Station wall box is now available from dealers. =========================================================================================== Ford continues to ramp up excitement about the upcoming battery-electric Mustang Mach-E, which is set to go on sale later this year. Now it's...

    06/04/2020 7:12:55 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    Hackaday ^ | 3 June 2020 | Lewin Day
    What in the world are you thinking going with a dry clutch? Most dual-clutches, particularly those for high-torque applications, use a wet clutch system, where the clutch plates are bathed in oil. Ford wished to maximise fuel efficiency, and instead chose to go with a dry clutch system. The dry clutch eliminates pumping losses from the oil in the transmission. With millions of vehicles fitted with the Powershift transmission... In many cases, Ford initially declined to offer refunds or replacement vehicles at no cost... The high cost of repeated transmission repairs also weighed on Ford in warranty costs, estimated to...
  • Remarks by President Trump at Ford Rawsonville Components Plant

    05/22/2020 11:05:04 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies | May 21, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    Ford Motor CompanyRawsonville Components Plant Ypsilanti, Michigan 4:44 P.M. EDT  THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Well, thank you very much.  I like that dais very much, actually.  That’s very special.  Nice wood.  Beautiful like the dashboards on your cars, Bill.  Right?MR. FORD:  Absolutely.THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  And I just heard you’re going to be having two more — two thousand more jobs right down the road for the Bronco, which is a big winner.  That’s great.  Fantastic job.  Thank you very much, Bill.MR. FORD:  Thank you, sir.THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  It’s right down the road.  (Applause.)  It’s an...