Ford is known as a leading global carmaker, but when you consider the company’s fame, it’s not their global sales that you think of—it’s the Ford Mustang. As this iconic pony car celebrates its 50th anniversary, Ford is going all-out by auctioning off the 50 Years Limited Edition Mustang, which carries the badge number 1,964–the year the Mustang first graced the world with its presence.
“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice-president, Global Product Development. “The visceral look, sound, and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car—it is the heart and soul of Ford Motor Company.”
The one-of-a-kind ‘Stang will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson during a fundraising event supporting Henry Ford Health System’s Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute. Along with the styling Mustang, which is based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback, the winning bidder will also receive a VIP package to the Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
For more information on the bid, which will happen in Las Vegas from September 25-27, click here. If you would like more information on the 2015 Mustang, contact Jennings Anderson Ford today!
September is National Baby Safety Month! It’s a great excuse to check your car and safety seats to make sure they’re ready perform if the worst should happen. Check out these tips to ensure that your littlest passengers are safe:
Always ‘Look Before You Lock’: Hot cars are a dangerous place for children. Even if it doesn’t seem that hot outside, the temperature is amplified inside your car. Bring your children inside stores to keep everyone safe!
Choose the right car seat for your child: For the youngest children, rear-facing car seats are the way to go. This way their head, neck, and spine are well protected. Check out child seats for weight and height requirements to know when to switch to forward facing seats.
Check the installation: After you install your baby’s car seat, check it to make sure it is providing the proper protection. Have car seats also checked by a professional to ensure that they are ready to act during a crash.
Here at Jennings Anderson Ford, we love our trucks and SUVs. They help us get work done and move us where we need to go.
But every once in a while you need to relax and drive a truly fun car. The great car to fill that order is the 2015 Ford Mustang. Unmasked in December of 2013, this new generation has been a hot topic for months. 2014 was the 50th anniversary of this amazing pony car and its upcoming edition to honor the milestone.
Well, we’re happy to report that the first production 2015 Ford Mustangs have rolled off of the assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan! They are currently building the fastback edition of the model so that is arrives in dealership showrooms by November of this year. Soon production will begin on the convertible 2015 Ford Mustang as well.
Are you excited for the new Ford Mustang? Let us know in the comments! Check out the official 2015 Ford Mustang page for more information about this pony car, and the Detroit Free Press has all the information you need about the first Mustang to leave the assembly line.
Ever wondered what the most popular turbocharged gas engine is in Europe? It’s got to be German, right? If not, then maybe Italian? Wrong on both counts.
In Europe, the best-selling turbocharged gasoline engine is Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost. That’s right, the Ford EcoBoost Engine. It produces 138 horsepower, 24 psi of pressure, accounts for about 20 percent of all new Fords sold in Europe, and has won three International Engine of the Year awards. It brings everything to the table: refinement, performance, economy, technology, and drivability.
“This year’s competition was the fiercest yet, but the 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost Engine continues to stand out for all the right reasons—great refinement, surprising flexibility and excellent efficiency,” said Dean Slavnich, co-chairman of the 16th International Engine of the Year awards. “The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is one of the finest examples of powertrain engineering.”
In the competitive car industry, customer loyalty is key. To encourage customers to keep coming back, many carmakers offer various incentives and offers to entice consumers. For Ford, this means a free brake pad offer that is sure to get any customer into their local Ford dealership service center.
The brake pad offer applies to drivers who own a Ford Motor Company vehicle (Ford, Lincoln or Mercury) and happen to purchase a set of Motorcraft brake pads. As long as the same owner owns this vehicle, it is entitled to free replacement pads—just make sure it’s taken in to a Ford Motor Company dealer or a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center.
“This program reflects our commitment to providing customers with an excellent ownership experience regardless of the age of their vehicles,” said Frederiek Toney, President of Ford Customer Service. “Plus, when you purchase Motorcraft parts at a Ford or Lincoln dealer, or a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, you know you’re getting the right parts installed by the right people.”
To be replaced under this offer, the Motor craft brakes have to be worn down to less than three millimeters. The owner of the vehicle also has to pay for labor.
Purchases after July 1 for qualified vehicles will be part of the free brake pad offer. For a chance to take advantage of this opportunity, stop in to Jennings Anderson Ford today!
Can you imagine if you had to be extremely wealthy to own a car? When the automobile was first beginning that is exactly how it was. Unless you could afford to pay a small fortune, you were not going to be driving. Henry Ford changed all of that and made the Model T, the car for everyone!
Henry Ford made the Model T an affordable car. He was able to do this for two main reasons. The first was interchangeable parts. By creating parts that could be swapped out, it was much easier to build new cars because you did not need specialized parts for each car. This also made it a lot more inexpensive to fix cars.
The other was the moving assembly line. There had been assembly lines before, but the worker still did all of the aspects of assembling a car and the person physically moved down the line. Ford created the moving assembly line. This way an employee would be specialized in a certain task of the assembly and the parts would come to the employee, and the employee would do the same task. This greatly sped up the process of building cars, and dropped the cost.
In 1964 the Ford Mustang changed the automotive world forever. Now, fifty years later, Ford is commemorating that special year by producing just 1,964 Mustang 50 Year Special Edition models.
Model number 1,964 will be headed to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas this September with some special features that will set it apart even further from other Mustangs. It will first get a special pace car package and will come with the signatures of many Ford executives.
2015 Ford Mustang
The car will be unveiled on September 12 and will be sold during the auction September 25-27. However, the winning bidder won’t get to take home their new prized possession until after the Mustang is used as the pace car for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Raceway on November 16. The winner will get the VIP treatment at the race including airfare, hotel, VIP tickets to the race, and the chance to take hot laps in their new car with one of Ford’s NASCAR drivers.
All proceeds from the sale of this one-of-a-kind special edition Mustang will benefit the Get Your Heart Racing program.
For those of us with pockets that aren’t quite deep enough to get a special edition Mustang like this, the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, which is absolutely amazing, will be rolling onto the showroom floor at Jennings Anderson Ford this fall. We can’t wait!
This 2014 Ford F-150 is changing…what will the new 2015 Ford F-150 be like?
If you think a full-size pickup truck without a V8 is just plain wrong, you’re not alone. Pick-up enthusiasts across the country assume large pickup is synonymous with large engine. Ford is changing the way we think about pickups, and over the last few years have made significant changes to the F-150, proving a bigger engine isn’t always better.
A couple of years ago, Ford introduced the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 in its F-150 – which turned out to be pretty awesome. Then early this year, Ford pulled another fast one, showing us it’s all-new, aluminum-bodied F-150 that is expected to weigh up to 700 pounds less than the 2014 model. Now, in another twist, Ford has announced that its 2015 Ford F-150 will have two new engine options – neither of which is a V8.
According to autos.yahoo.com, the new base engine will be a .5-liter V6 with 283 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, which replaces the 2014 model’s 3.7-liter V6, which makes 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. An upgrade will offer a new turbocharged 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 with direct injection and a standard auto stop/start function. With its more impressive 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, that powertrain will allow the F-150 to haul 2,250 pounds or tow an 8,500 pound trailer.
Ford is obviously taking some serious steps in the name of fuel efficiency. Between the V6 engine and lighter body, we expect to see an entirely new standard in fuel efficiency for full-size trucks.
The Ford Motor Company has taken a major leap of faith with the 2015 Ford F-150, shifting away from steel and toward a heavily aluminum-infused body frame. Of course, aluminum is much lighter than steel, and the Blue Oval hopes this change will lead to improved fuel economy for America’s most popular truck series. However, Ford also just announced the powertrain lineup for the 2015 F-150, and it’s evident that this truck will still have plenty of power to go with that efficiency.
The base model engine will be a 2.7L EcoBoost V6. It’s a new engine for the F-150, replacing a previous V8 version, and comes with these numbers: 325 horsepower, 375 lb-ft. of torque, and 8,500 lbs towing. The new engine will also feature an automatic start-stop technology to improve fuel efficiency even further. Engine upgrades include both a 3.5L V6 and a 5.0L V8; the V6 offers 283 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, while the V8’s power numbers have not been announced just yet.
“These two new V-6 engines –- the 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost and normally aspirated 3.5-liter – set a new standard for Ford for capability and efficiency,” said Ford Vice President Bob Fascetti. Whatever you need your all-new F-150 to do, we’ve got the perfect powertrain for you here at Jennings Anderson Ford. Check back on the blog often for more information about the F-150’s looming release date.
What is your favorite day of the year? Is it your birthday? Is it the 4th of July? Is it Christmas? Here at Jennings Anderson Ford, our favorite day is Get to Know Your Customer Day! Lucky for us, we get to celebrate 4 times a year. Today, July 17,th is one of the Get to Know Your Customer Days!
When you are trying to get to know someone better what to you do? Usually, in our experience, the only way to get to know someone is by asking them questions and spending some time together. Both are things we want to do to celebrate Get to Know Your Customer Day!
First are the questions! What is your favorite Ford model? What Ford model do you wish you could own right now? What Ford model would you take on a test drive today? Comment below and let us know the answers!
And to spend some time together, come to Jennings Anderson Ford in Boerne, TX and test drive a Ford today! Better yet test drive the answer to your favorite model, the Ford you wish you could own, or the Ford you want to test drive…or better yet test drive all three today because July 17th is Get to Know Your Customer Day!
My name is Amy Wilson Berg, and I am the Director of Marketing at Jennings Anderson Ford in Boerne, Texas. Come in to the dealership today to experience our great True Blue Value! Find out more information about this author on Google+.