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How a Simple Carburetor Issue Nearly Caused the World's First Ford Mustang Buyer to Sell Her Car How a Simple Carburetor Issue Nearly Caused the World's First Ford Mustang Buyer to Sell Her Car

On April 15, 1964, 22 year-old Gail Wise parted with $3,447.50 and became the first person in history to own a Ford Mustang. For 15 years, she and her husband Tom used the convertible to drive their young family around until one day, the car just died. For 27 years, the vehicle sat, and thoughts of selling the pony…

Ford Has $17 Billion but Says It Needs Tax Breaks to Rehab Detroit Train Station Ford Has $17 Billion but Says It Needs Tax Breaks to Rehab Detroit Train Station

Corporations seeking out lucrative tax subsidies for development projects isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, something captured by the recent maniacal effort from cities across the U.S. to throw public money at Amazon to subsidize its new headquarters. Detroit is about to experience a smaller-scale version of that…

I Should Have Hit the Gym Before Driving a 1936 Ford Model 48 I Should Have Hit the Gym Before Driving a 1936 Ford Model 48

With its bulbous fenders and vertical grille, the 1936 Ford Model 48 looked like a gangster’s car without a doubt. Something that was used to smuggle liquor during Prohibition. Engaged in police chases and shootouts. Driving it was a blast—and a little bit terrifying as well.

Let's Go Down an RC Car YouTube Rabbit Hole

The world of people filming their radio-controlled cars is seemingly bottomless, a function of what I assume to be lower-costs and lower-stakes compared to off-roading in real life. The videos rip.

The 2019 Ford Ranger Configurator Is Live But Hidden, Still Shows Starting Price of $25,395 [Updated] The 2019 Ford Ranger Configurator Is Live But Hidden, Still Shows Starting Price of $25,395 [Updated]

Remember last week when Ford accidentally made its configurator live for their eagerly-awaited non-colossal truck, the 2019 Ranger? Then Ford said that the prices ($24,300 for the base, $24,000 if you don’t want a truck bed) were all wrong. Well, it’s back up, and those prices are still there.

Meh Car Monday: The Tenth-Generation Ford Thunderbird Has Way More Bird Than Thunder Meh Car Monday: The Tenth-Generation Ford Thunderbird Has Way More Bird Than Thunder

Have you ever seen something like a corporate fun run, and there’s some speeches or something before it gets all started, and some executive pulls the fun run company t-shirt over their button-down shirt and tie? You know how awkward and stiff and uncomfortable that looks? That’s what the tenth-generation Ford…

2019 Ford Ranger: Everything We Know About the Packages and Specs So Far 2019 Ford Ranger: Everything We Know About the Packages and Specs So Far

We got teased some Ford Ranger details last week when a configurator site mistakenly went live, but were disappointed to learn that it was not accurate. Fortunately, the order guide for the 2019 Ranger went out to dealers today, and we were able to find a copy on a Ford forum to get all the details and specs that are…

The 2018 Ford Fiesta ST is Even More Fun Than The Focus RS The 2018 Ford Fiesta ST is Even More Fun Than The Focus RS

Remember how great the lively little Ford Fiesta ST was? Then remember how Ford decided to stop selling small cars in America? That sucked. And it’s going to suck more when you realize the new, 200 horsepower Fiesta ST—which you Americans cannot buy—takes what the old car did and builds on it in the best possible way.

GM Engineers Went on Public Tours of a Ford Plant for 'Intelligence Gathering' in Their Bid to Beat the F-150 GM Engineers Went on Public Tours of a Ford Plant for 'Intelligence Gathering' in Their Bid to Beat the F-150

The truck wars continue, the trade wars also continue, Elon Musk continues, and, well, Maserati. This is The Morning Shift for Friday, Aug. 10, 2018.

The 'Baby Ford Bronco' Could be a Focus-Based Crossover The 'Baby Ford Bronco' Could be a Focus-Based Crossover

A few months back the Blue Oval brand let us know a small off-roader was on the way in addition to the new Ford Bronco, all to better contend with Jeep. The teaser image Ford released didn’t tell us much, but recent remarks from an investor presentation appear to point towards something that is more like the Jeep…

Here’s the Ford Mustang That Will Race in NASCAR’s Top Series Next Year Here’s the Ford Mustang That Will Race in NASCAR’s Top Series Next Year

The Ford Fusion is on its way out in the North American market, meaning it doesn’t make sense for Ford to keep running a Fusion-wrapped rear-wheel-drive V8 on the track every weekend in NASCAR’s top series. Ford’s bringing in the Mustang, which there are actually 10 million of, to take its place next year.

There's Still No Money From Anyone to Take Tesla Private There's Still No Money From Anyone to Take Tesla Private

We got some Tesla stuff for you this morning, Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha in the doghouse, some money possibly being thrown at Lotus and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

Ford Just Made Its 10 Millionth Mustang Ford Just Made Its 10 Millionth Mustang

Ford said this week that it has made 10 million Mustangs, across 54 years and six generations of one of America’s most iconic muscle cars. Ford gave no word on whether this was the result of a head-to-head battle to produce more Mustangs than onlookers can produce jokes about them peeling out of Cars and Coffee.

Ford's New Exoskeleton Wearable Helps Reduce Worker Fatigue, Maybe Fight Aliens Ford's New Exoskeleton Wearable Helps Reduce Worker Fatigue, Maybe Fight Aliens

In case you needed reminding, building cars is hard. And I don’t mean just the supply chain management and viable sales network aspect of it; the physical task of assembling a car at a plant is tough work. To ease the toll of heavy lifting and other arduous tasks (like beating up on xenomorphs), Ford is equipping its…

Did Elon Mess Up Real Bad With His Take-Private Twitter Proposal? Did Elon Mess Up Real Bad With His Take-Private Twitter Proposal?

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Autotrader Bot Writes a Kind of Poetic Ford Focus RS Ad Autotrader Bot Writes a Kind of Poetic Ford Focus RS Ad

To us humans, the Ford Focus RS doesn’t really need a flowery description to sell it. Most already know it’s one of the most powerful and enjoyable hot hatchbacks on the market. Apparently our future electronic overlords disagree, and now a bot for Autotrader has penned an overview of the RS for an Idaho dealership…

General Motors Is Likely Next to Hit the Cap on the $7,500 EV Tax Credit General Motors Is Likely Next to Hit the Cap on the $7,500 EV Tax Credit

General Motors’ electric vehicle tax credit may soon run out, Fiat Chrysler’s new boss meets America’s boss, doubt over whether revised fuel economy standards will help workers—all this and more await you for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Is Everything You Want It to Be The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Is Everything You Want It to Be

Does Bullitt still matter? Fifty years since it came out, is the detective thriller—oozing with Steve McQueen’s quiet, simmering brand of cool and famous for its groundbreaking centerpiece car chase scene—relevant to the young buyers the Ford Mustang once had a monopoly on? After a hot lap of San Francisco in the 2019…

Get a Load of These Helmet and ‘Burrito’ Airbag Patent Applications From Ford Get a Load of These Helmet and ‘Burrito’ Airbag Patent Applications From Ford

Self-driving cars might be just around the corner (or in reality many decades away), so what are you supposed to do in the event of a crash when everyone’s just sitting in the car and chatting conference room-style? Ford is trying to stay ahead of the game and has come up with a variety of patents for that, like an…

Texas Auto Dealer Goes Belly Up After Ford Sues It Over $41 Million in Defaulted Loans  Texas Auto Dealer Goes Belly Up After Ford Sues It Over $41 Million in Defaulted Loans 

A few months back, Reagor-Dykes Auto Group was held up as a model example among Ford dealers, having earned an award from the automaker for customer sales and satisfaction. Now, Ford claims the auto dealer chain defaulted on $41 million in financing agreements by falsifying records to obtain extra loans.

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