Jeep celebrates 70 years as America’s most iconic 4×4

1943 Willys MB Jeep
In July 1940, the U.S. military informed automakers that it was looking for a “light reconnaissance vehicle” to replace the Army’s motorcycle and modified Ford Model-T vehicles. The Army invited 135 manufacturers to bid on production and developed a lengthy specification list for the vehicle, including the following:

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Classic Industries buys The Paddock’s Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Inventory.

The Paddock Parts Logo
General Marketing Capital (GMCI) the parent company behind aftermarket industry giants Classic Industries and OER Parts Groups (Original Equipment Reproduction) has recently completed their purchase of the The Paddock’s intellectual property.
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Ford wins $31 Millon Bronco II Roll Over Case

Ford Bronco II

Ford wins new trial in $31 million SUV rollover case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Bloomberg) — Ford Motor Co. won a new trial in a lawsuit over brain injuries suffered by a teenager in a Bronco II rollover accident that resulted in a $31 million jury award against the automaker. Continue reading

Obama Taps Ford CEO Alan Mulally to Fill Vacancy on Presidential Export Council

Today, President Barack Obama announced that Ford CEO Alan Mulally will serve on the President’s Export Council (PEC). The PEC advises the President on export enhancement and ways to encourage companies to increase exports and enter new markets. The following is a statement from Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally:

DETROIT, MI, July 7, 2010. – “President Obama recently set a national goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years. We applaud this forward-looking goal and I am honored to serve on the President’s Export Council and work toward helping America achieve it. Continue reading

Ford Mustang out paces Chevrolet Camaro in June

2010 Ford Mustang & Chevrolet Camaro burnout
For the second time in as many months the new 5.0L power Mustang has outpaced the Chevrolet Camaro on its way to becoming the best selling sports car in America. The Mustang’s sales numbers increased nearly 18% to 8,974 units, while the Camaro slipped 19% to 7,540. Continue reading

Ford celebrates 55 years of Thunderbird

  • The Ford Thunderbird is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year, and owners from across the country are coming together to celebrate the classic car
  • More than 300 Thunderbirds will be on display, with owners coming from 30 states and Canada, at Ford World Headquarters from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 26
  • The Ford Thunderbird, an American classic, became available to customers on Oct. 22, 1954, and went on to sell more than 4.2 million

DEARBORN, Mich., June 25, 2010 – The Ford Thunderbird is known for its classic design cues and the character of a true American sports car. But it also has 55 years of history to go along with that, and owners across the country are coming together to celebrate. Continue reading

2011 Mustang V6 averages 48.5 mpg lapping Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge was designed to demonstrate that a stock production Mustang V-6 could run 1,000 laps and 533 miles on a single of tank of fuel. With the aid of fuel efficient driving techniques by Ford engineers, the Mustang far surpassed its goal of 1,000 laps. What surprised most Continue reading

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