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  • Ford debuts 700-horsepower ‘street-legal’ Mustang Shelby GT500

    01/14/2019 7:23:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 14, 2019 | Robert Ferris
    Ford’s new Mustang GT Shelby 500 is a 700-horsepower monster Ford says is the quickest street-legal Mustang in history. The latest iteration of Ford’s Shelby GT variant of the iconic Mustang pony car inherits the name of racer and engineer Carroll Shelby, who worked with Ford to design the first GT500 in 1967 — a car that now is considered a legend among American muscle cars. The new version, which debuted at the Detroit auto show on Monday, goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the “mid-3 second” range, Ford said. It borrows technology from Ford’s GT super...
  • Unique 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold at auction for record $2.2 million

    01/13/2019 9:58:48 AM PST · by ETL · 66 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    A legendary Ford Mustang sold for a historic price at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday night when the bidding ended at $2,200,000. That made it the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction, and with good reason. The Shelby Mustang 1967 GT500 Super Snake was a one of a kind prototype that Carroll Shelby had built for a tire test conducted by Goodyear. He swapped out the GT500’s already potent 428 cubic-inch V8 for one of the 427 cubic-inch racing V8s from Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT40 and updated the rest of the powertrain and suspension to...
  • 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility: Meet the new cruiser

    01/06/2019 3:22:59 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 83 replies
    AutoWeek ^ | 1/4/2019 | WESLEY WREN
    Ahead of the Detroit auto show, Ford showed off something you might not want to see in your rearview mirror -- the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility. We’ve seen growing rumblings and leaks about this upcoming cruiser, and it looks like our speculations aren’t too far off. The 2020 Police Interceptor Pursuit will come standard with a hybrid all-wheel-drive system and is more potent than the outgoing model. The standard powertrain for the 2020 Interceptor Utility is a 3.3-liter V6 mated to 10-speed automatic transmission. According to Ford, this combination bested the outgoing 3.7-liter powered model to 60 mph by 1.1...
  • Volkswagen, BMW increased US car sales in 2018

    01/04/2019 1:47:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.03.2019 | dv/sms (dpa, Reuters)
    Volkswagen and BMW increased their 2018 car sales in the United States while major American competitors General Motors (GM) and Ford both had declines in new vehicle sales, according to sales reports published on Thursday. Volkswagen sold over 350,000 cars in the US in 2018, a 4.2 percent increase over 2017. It was the company’s second year of sales increases after sales plummeted following the dieselgate scandal, where a US investigation uncovered massive fraud in its diesel emissions reporting. Volkswagen’s boost in sales figures were helped by popular SUVs Tiguan and Atlas. BMW saw an increase of 1.7 percent to...
  • Ford recalls over 953K vehicles to replace air bag inflators that can explod

    01/04/2019 9:34:00 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Fox2Detroit ^ | 01/04/2019
    Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The move includes 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history. Included are the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the 2010 and 2011 Ford Ranger, the 2010 to 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan, and the 2010 to 2014 Ford Mustang.
  • Idle hands in China workshops: foreign carmakers struggle with zombie plants

    12/26/2018 9:08:53 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    WSJ via EFE ^ | Christmas Day, December 25, 2018 | unattributed
    A downturn in China's car market has wrong-footed some of the world's biggest automakers, saddling them with factories they no longer need and that are costly to retool, according to a report from the Dow Jones Newswires supplied to EFE on Tuesday. Ford Motor, Peugeot and Hyundai Motor especially mistimed recent expansions, opening new plants just as the seemingly unstoppable growth of China's auto market went into reverse.
  • Lincoln Continental brings back 'suicide doors'

    12/26/2018 12:17:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Business ^ | December 17, 2018 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    Lincoln is bringing back its iconic "suicide doors." A special limited-edition version of the big Lincoln Continental will have back doors that are hinged at the rear rather than the front. The feature presented some engineering challenges, but backward-opening doors are something Lincoln designers have long wanted to include on a car, design director David Woodhouse said. The doors are closely associated with one of the brand's best-remembered models, the 1960s Lincoln Continental. The 1961 Continental was a turning point in American automotive design. Many automakers were experimenting with new styles as trends shifted. After years of ever-increasing chrome trim...
  • Dr. Christine Blasey Ford presents SI's Inspiration of the Year Award

    12/16/2018 7:44:11 AM PST · by Baynative · 74 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 12/11/18 | video
    Christine Blasey-Fraud is out there trying to remain relevant. But whatdaya know, she doesn't talk like a high school cheer leader any more.
  • Blasey-Ford's scared little girl voice has disappeared in first public statement since her (T)

    12/13/2018 11:32:08 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    When Professor Christine Blasey-Ford testified against the Supreme Court nomination of then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, my very first impression was that her voice sounded fake. She sounded like a scared little girl, her voice tremulous, creating an impression of sadness and vulnerability – just the thing to create sympathy. I immediately wondered if this was some sort of act, or if her mental state was somehow altered for her performance on national television. As a former professor myself, I wondered how on Earth she could command a classroom with that scared little girl voice.
  • Christine Blasey Ford makes first public statement since Kavanaugh hearing

    12/12/2018 4:14:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2018 | Michelle Robertson
    Christine Blasey Ford made her first public remarks since her September testimony at the Senate hearing of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. During a Monday ceremony, Blasey Ford introduced Rachael Denhollander as the recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award. Denhollander, a lawyer and former gymnast, was the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
  • Trump Says China to Cut Tariffs on US-Made Cars in Potential Lift for Tesla, BMW

    12/03/2018 4:40:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 3, 2018 Updated: December 3, 2018 | al Reuters
    WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI—U.S. President Donald Trump said on Dec. 3, that China had agreed to cut import tariffs on American-made cars, a potential boon for automakers including Tesla Inc and BMW who manufacture in the United States for export to China. Trump, fresh from agreeing on a 90-day cease-fire in his trade war with China at the meeting of the G20, said on Twitter that “China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.” The move, if realized, would bolster U.S. car manufacturers who were hit hard when China ramped...
  • Ford speaks out in rare statement since Kavanaugh hearings (scores $650k)

    11/27/2018 6:03:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    CBS News via MSN ^ | 11/27/18 | Danielle Garrand
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in September dominated the news cycle, with her every word scrutinized by both sides of the political aisle and the media. Since the hearings, Ford has been mostly silent. Ford released a statement on a GoFundMe page collecting donations for her last week. The page was created on Sept. 18 with an initial goal of $150,000. It has raised nearly $650,000 on her behalf. "Words are not adequate to thank all of you who supported me since I came forward to tell the Senate that I...
  • The first Mustang coupe Ford built heads to auction

    11/26/2018 7:34:25 AM PST · by ETL · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 20, 2018 | Viknesh Vijayenthiran
    An original Ford Mustang billed as the first hard-top example is coming up for auction. It will go under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona running January 12-20, 2019. This is a 1965 Mustang coupe bearing a VIN ending in 00002, meaning it comes after the 1965 Mustang convertible with VIN ending in 00001 currently sitting in The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Both of these were pre-production examples. (Note, the famous 1964˝ model year was only unofficially applied after sales started to differentiate the earliest '65 Mustangs from later versions that received some updates.) There’s...
  • Ford seeks patent to eliminate "new car" smell

    11/21/2018 6:00:46 AM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 21, 2018 | staff
    Some people like the "new car" smell, but apparently a lot of consumers in China hate it. According to the 2018 China Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power, upwards of 10 percent of Chinese drivers complained about the odor. Ford is seeking a patent for a technique that gets rid of the smell after a vehicle is purchased. According to Ford's scientists, the smell comes with the release of a chemical compound found in leather, plastic, vinyl and adhesives. Ford describes the method for eliminating the odor as "baking" the car until the smell goes away.
  • J.D. Ford defeats incumbent state Sen. Mike Delph (Indy suburbs)

    11/17/2018 7:28:13 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | November 6, 2018 | IBJ Staff
    Democrat J.D. Ford pulled off a big upset Tuesday, unseating state Sen. Mike Delph, a Republican who has served the district since 2005. With two-thirds of precincts reporting, Ford held a 57 percent to 43 percent lead over Delph. “I wanted District 29 to be heard and with our win tonight, they will be,” Ford told fellow Democratic supporters Tuesday night. “Now you have a voice in the Indiana General Assembly.” Ford is thought to be Indiana’s first openly gay state lawmaker. “Ladies and gentleman, we just made history and no one can take that from us,” Ford said. It...
  • How Hyundai Motor, once a rising star, lost its shine

    11/12/2018 4:27:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2018 / 5:13 PM | Hyunjoo Jin, Ben Klayman, Yilei Sun
    At a near-empty Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) showroom in the Chinese mega city of Chongqing, the store manager is grumbling about his shortage of customers and a lack of bigger, cheaper SUV models popular in the world’s largest auto market. Even with discounting of as much as 25 percent, his dealership was selling barely a hundred vehicles a month, said the manager surnamed Li. A nearby Nissan (7201.T) dealership was selling about 400 vehicles a month, a store manager there said. “The sales are simply poor,” Li told Reuters. “Look at the Nissan store next door, they have tens of customers...
  • UAW Scandals Show Why Michigan Needs to Keep Workers' Right to Work Protections

    11/03/2018 6:39:17 PM PDT · by willowsdale · 11 replies
    Holland Sentinel ^ | November 3 | Mark Mix
    According to the latest available U.S. Commerce Department data, the number of Michiganders employed in the auto and auto parts manufacturing industry is about half what it was at the turn of the millennium. United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses, who for decades have wielded their government-granted monopoly-bargaining power to foist counterproductive work rules and inefficient benefit plans on unionized autoworkers and automakers, bear a large part of the responsibility. Of the roughly 170,000 remaining Michigan auto manufacturing employees, it’s likely that more than 100,000 are subject to UAW officials’ monopoly-bargaining power. In order to keep their jobs, employees must...
  • Why Did Media And Democrats Abandon Their Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh?

    10/31/2018 2:17:06 PM PDT · by OddLane · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/18 | Mollie Hemingway
    What happened to the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation battle? The claims ranged from Christine Blasey Ford’s remotely plausible if unsubstantiated allegation of a violent attempted rape to Michael Avenatti’s completely outlandish and also unsubstantiated allegation of hosting serial gang rape parties. From September 12 to October 6, the claims absolutely dominated all major media. They ran on the front pages of all major newspapers and filled the hours on cable and network news. Magazine journalists at The New Yorker ran with the claims, despite massive corroboration problems...
  • 'Nothing to Gain,' Kavanaugh Accuser Raises Nearly $1 Million

    10/29/2018 8:39:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | October 29, 2018 | Paul Sperry
    During the crucible of Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings, Democrats repeatedly asserted that Christine Blasey Ford had “nothing to gain” by coming forward with her explosive accusation of attempted rape against the Supreme Court nominee. "You had absolutely nothing to gain by bringing these facts to the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Sen. Dick Durbin said during her testimony last month. This sentiment was echoed by other Democrats, who presented it as evidence that Ford was telling the truth. "I want to thank you,” added California Sen. Kamala Harris, “because you clearly have nothing to gain for what you have done." In...
  • General Motors proposed nationwide mandate for electric vehicles

    10/27/2018 8:38:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2018 | Joe Williams
    The Detroit-based company's proposal, modeled after a California program the Trump administration is seeking to undermine, would mandate that manufacturers garner an escalating percentage of total vehicle sales from automobiles powered by electricity or hydrogen fuel cells.