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Ford Announces Mobility One Float for America’s Thanksgiving Parade®

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Ford Mobility One float America's Thanksgiving Parade

November means a lot of things: there are far too many days to wait until next Halloween, baseball is over, and winter is right around the corner. It’s not quite all doom and gloom, however, as the shining bright spot of Thanksgiving looms large like a glistening honey-baked ham at the end of the tunnel.


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Thanksgiving is every bit as well known in the United States for America’s Thanksgiving Parade® as it is for the excessive consumption of food and being the day where people start setting up their tents outside of the local Best Buy so that they can score a copy of Longmire on Blu-ray for $10 (“They were all sold out of Game of Thrones,” you will tell your super disappointed sibling).

Ford Mobility One float America's Thanksgiving Parade

Ford aficionados will not be disappointed by this year’s parade, which will feature a new float called “Mobility One” that will boast more than 40 F-Series trucks, Mustangs, and Explorers. The 90-foot float will act as a sort of timeline chronicling Ford’s advances over the ages, from the birth of the Model T to the current push for smart mobility and autonomous vehicles.

Eight-time Olympic swimming medalist Allison Schmitt will ride on the float, which will be flanked on all sides by dozens of Ford Volunteer Corps members.

Ford Mobility One float America's Thanksgiving Parade

Ford also announced that it has signed a new three-year deal with The Parade Company, which puts on both America’s Thanksgiving Parade and the Ford Fireworks display.

“Ford will always be a leader in supporting events such as America’s Thanksgiving Parade® that bring our region together,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We’re proud to announce our renewed commitment to not only continue supporting the great tradition of the Thanksgiving Day parade, but also the annual Ford Fireworks.”

Check your local listings for this year’s Thanksgiving Day parade, which kicks off at 8:45 a.m. in Detroit.


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