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Dear France: We Are So Sorry For the ‘Les Mis’ Crosswalk Musical

Dear France: We Are So Sorry For the ‘Les Mis’ Crosswalk Musical

In America, we like to rag on the French a lot (just ask our resident Frenchman, Kurt). That doesn’t mean that we don’t apologize when we really mess up. In that spirit of contrition, we would just like to ask the city of Paris for its forgiveness. We are so sorry for James Corden and […]

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Ford Adds Ranger, Tourneo Custom to Team Sky Fleet for Tour de France

Ford Adds Ranger, Tourneo Custom to Team Sky Fleet for Tour de France

Ford is providing a pair of unique vehicles to aid its partner Team Sky in its quest for victory at this year’s Tour de France. A liveried Ford Ranger will be used to scout out the course ahead and transport tools and team members. Sporting a custom bicycle rack and spotlighting Ford’s Share the Road […]

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France Says No to Texting in a Vehicle Even When It’s Not Moving

France Says No to Texting in a Vehicle Even When It’s Not Moving

Pulling over to text has been many motorists go-around to the dangerous and illegal action of texting while driving. But, France doesn’t think just pulling over to the side of the road to text is good enough. Gizmodo.com Writer Melanie Ehrenkranz, writes “the country’s highest court has ruled that drivers cannot use their phones even […]

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Team Sky Ford Focus RS Gets Special Yellow Livery to Celebrate Tour de France Victory

Team Sky Ford Focus RS Gets Special Yellow Livery to Celebrate Tour de France Victory

Ford in June announced that it had renewed its contract to be the official vehicle provider for Team Sky through 2019, revealing that a liveried and customized Focus RS would lead the pack for the cyclists as its official scout car in the 2017 Tour de France. The Focus RS scout car could not have […]

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Diesel and Petrol Vehicles To Be Removed from France by 2040

Diesel and Petrol Vehicles To Be Removed from France by 2040

In an effort to create a cleaner, healthier environment, France has officially announced the termination of petrol and diesel services within its borders. “We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040,” said Nicolas Hulot, France’s Ecology Minister. This declaration comes one day after the announcement that Volvo is […]

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Ford Re-Ups Partnership with Team Sky, Adds Custom Focus RS Option Pack to 2017 Tour de France Fleet

Ford Re-Ups Partnership with Team Sky, Adds Custom Focus RS Option Pack to 2017 Tour de France Fleet

Ford has announced that it is extending its partnership with Team Sky for an additional two years, staying on as the cycling team’s sponsor and vehicle provider through 2019. As a means of celebrating the extension, Ford has created a special version of its 2017 Focus RS equipped with Option Pack that adds a custom […]

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France Might Be Ready To Stop Efficiency Cheaters

France Might Be Ready To Stop Efficiency Cheaters

MPG ratings are a frustrating thing. Every time they are brought up by an automaker, there is always an asterisk to tell shoppers that the numbers are only estimates, and that your particular brand of driving can alter these numbers. What many consumers might not know is that, while the tests are labeled as EPA […]

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Wine-Transporting Tankers Coming Into France Face Furious Vintners

Wine-Transporting Tankers Coming Into France Face Furious Vintners

The winemakers of France have a big problem with lower-cost imports from across their borders. This isn’t a new problem—it has been a boiling resentment since the 1970s, when an angry mob of 3,000 French winemakers blocked the main road in Montredon-Corbières to stop the import of Italian wine, leading to a riot police standoff […]

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NASCAR CEO Brian France Endorses Donald Trump Explicitly, Downfall of Western Civilization Implicitly

NASCAR CEO Brian France Endorses Donald Trump Explicitly, Downfall of Western Civilization Implicitly

Last night, during a Super Tuesday Eve rally at Georgia’s Valdosta State University, NASCAR CEO Brian France publicly endorsed Donald Trump for president of the United States. France was joined onstage by Hall of Fame racer Bill Elliot, Chevy drivers Ryan Newman and Chase Elliot, and Toyota driver David Ragan (whom Trump referred to as […]

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France and Nissan-Renault Continue Power Struggle

France and Nissan-Renault Continue Power Struggle

Back in April, the French government pulled a fast one on car manufacturer Renault by buying up an additional 4.7% of the company’s stock, allowing the government to force a permanent doubling of its voting rights in the company’s decisions. This move potentially spelled government meddling not just in the operations of Renault, but also […]

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Ford France Taps Carla Bruni for New Ad Campaign

Ford France Taps Carla Bruni for New Ad Campaign

Former First Lady of France Carla Bruni is a woman of many talents. She’s a singer, songwriter, author, and model, and now, in a new marketing campaign from Ford, she takes on the role of football coach. Video: “Découvrez Carla Bruni comme vous ne l’avez jamais vue” (Discover You’ve Never Seen Her Before) Worth noting: […]

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France Gets Design Edition Nissan Juke and Qashqai

France Gets Design Edition Nissan Juke and Qashqai

Nissan is all about special editions, many of which rarely make it to the United States. The latest limited edition to be offered by the Japanese automaker is so exclusive, you can only get it in France. What do we have to thank France for? How about the metric system? We’re one of the last […]

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60 Forgotten Classic Cars Discovered in France

60 Forgotten Classic Cars Discovered in France

If you’re anything like us, you think of classic cars as pieces of automotive history to be cherished and preserved for as long as humanly possible. But sometimes, you hear stories where dozens of vintage rides are abandoned long ago, and rediscovered in a shocking state. Unfortunately, today was one of those days, as we […]

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France’s Gaëtan Paletou Crowned GT Academy 2014 European Race Camp Champion

France’s Gaëtan Paletou Crowned GT Academy 2014 European Race Camp Champion

Earlier this month, the NISMO PlayStation GT Academy 2014 European Race Camp ended with the victory of Gaëtan Paletou, a 22-year old gamer from Barzun in France. For those who are unfamiliar with GT Academy, it’s a collaboration between PlayStation and Nissan that invites the Gran Turismo video game franchise’s best players to try their […]

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World Cup of Cars: Ecuador vs. France

World Cup of Cars: Ecuador vs. France

Whenever we hear the word “Ecuador,” we get this song in our heads. It’s unfortunate. Today, however, our minds turn to the wonderful world of football, and the World Cup. As we enter the final days of group stages, we see Ecuador take on France at Rio de Janeiro’s Estadio do Maracana. As the leader […]

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World Cup of Cars: Switzerland vs. France

World Cup of Cars: Switzerland vs. France

Today, the Swiss take on the French down in Brazil during the World Cup. The teams are fairly evenly matched (and are both very good), so there’s no saying who will emerge victorious. Let us then speculate on another Switzerland vs. France World Cup match: the World Cup of Cars. In this post, we’ll discuss […]

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World Cup of Cars: France vs. Honduras

World Cup of Cars: France vs. Honduras

One of today’s World Cup hot matches is France vs. Honduras. There’s no telling who could come out on top on the field, but how about on the road? In this World Cup of Cars segment, we’ll delve into two automobiles, one representing France and the other Honduras, to determine which country will come out […]

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Fordzilla Esports Teams Announced at Gamescom

Fordzilla Esports Teams Announced at Gamescom

Ford is getting in on all that good esports energy, what with the flossing and the stanky legging and the dabbing and whatever it is that kids do when they play the Fortnite. The automaker announced this month at Gamescom that it’s underway with recruiting for Fordzilla, its very own esports team, in five key […]

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