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 Kyle Johnson

Will the Ford Thunderbird Rise from the Ashes?

Will the Ford Thunderbird Rise from the Ashes?

A trademark filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office suggests that Ford Motor Company could be bringing back one of its most iconic nameplates. No, not the Pinto. Not the Aspire, either. We’re talking about the Ford Thunderbird Another Ford Icon: New F-150 tops its class in towing, payload once more Earlier this […]

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Marilyn Monroe’s Ford Thunderbird Headed to Auction in November

Marilyn Monroe’s Ford Thunderbird Headed to Auction in November

As far as American icons go, Ford and legendary actress Marilyn Monroe find themselves in common company. The former is arguably the first name in American automotive, and the latter is easily one of the most iconic personalities and recognizable faces of the 20th century. It should come as little surprise, then, that they managed […]

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eBay Calling: Joe Strummer’s 1963 Ford Thunderbird

eBay Calling: Joe Strummer’s 1963 Ford Thunderbird

Not just any band can carry the label of “The Only Band That Matters,” but for the better part of an all-too-short decade, The Clash were just that. Inarguably one of the greatest bands to come out of the punk rock movement, and arguably one of the greatest bands of all time, they remain a […]

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Ford Thunderbirds Mustang Raises $398,000 for Young Aviators

Ford Thunderbirds Mustang Raises $398,000 for Young Aviators

Ford crafted its one-of-a-kind 2014 Mustang GT U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition with two things in mind: celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the iconic U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and raising money for young aviators to pursue their dream. The first was accomplished thanks to the engineering and design team at Ford, who artfully crafted a […]

 Kyle Johnson

Ford Boasts $2.9 Billion Economic Impact in Chicago

Ford Boasts $2.9 Billion Economic Impact in Chicago

Chicago Assembly Plant, which builds the new Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, leads Ford in its $2.9 billion economic impact on the economy in the Windy City. A new study from Boston Consulting Group shows that the employment of 7,100 Chicagoans at CAP and Chicago Stamping supports 23,000 supplier and community jobs, making the Blue […]

 Kyle Johnson

Ford Honors McKinley Thompson Jr. in Celebration of BHM

Ford Honors McKinley Thompson Jr. in Celebration of BHM

In celebration of Black History Month and in preparation for the impending reveal of the all-new 2021 Bronco, Ford is shining a spotlight on McKinley Thompson Jr., the first black designer hired by the automaker in 1956. After obtaining his degree in transportation design from ArtCenter College of Design, Thompson joined the advanced design studio […]

 Kyle Johnson

Edsel Ford II Accepts Landmark Award at NASCAR HOF Ceremony

Edsel Ford II Accepts Landmark Award at NASCAR HOF Ceremony

Edsel Ford II was on hand at the 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction ceremony last month, where he became just the sixth person to accept the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Ford’s passion for racing began at the age of 18 when he attended the 24 Hours of Le Mans with his […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Beautiful Ford Capri

Celebrating 50 Years of the Beautiful Ford Capri

Ford has seen its fair share of iconic cars over the years, from the game-changing Model T to the Thunderbird to the Mustang to the new GT. One car that doesn’t quite seem to get the credit it’s due is the Ford Capri, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Meant to scratch the itch […]

 Zachary Berry

The Story of Disney’s Lost World’s Fair Attraction: Ford’s Magic Skyway

The Story of Disney’s Lost World’s Fair Attraction: Ford’s Magic Skyway

A collaboration between Disney and Ford created one of the most memorable attractions at the 1964 World's Fair. Unfortunately, the ride never made it to any of the Disney theme parks.

For both Ford Motor Company and Walt Disney, the 1964 New York World’s Fair was a watershed moment. Ford was planning to introduce its new Mustang model at the World’s Fair, hoping that the “pony car” would be a success for the Ford Brand. Meanwhile, Disney received the opportunity to test out new technologies for […]

 Kyle Johnson

With 65 Years on the Job, Willie Fulton Jr. is Ford’s Most Senior Employee

With 65 Years on the Job, Willie Fulton Jr. is Ford’s Most Senior Employee

Ford is celebrating 100 years at its Rouge complex, which now has the honorable distinction of being the only American vehicle manufacturing facility to operate for a consecutive century. While celebrating this particular milestone, Ford also shone a spotlight on another, no-less-impressive feat: The 65-year career of Willie Fulton Jr., its longest-tenured employee. Willie, 83, […]

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New “Ford vs. Chevrolet” Podcast Tells the Story of an Epic Detroit Rivalry

New “Ford vs. Chevrolet” Podcast Tells the Story of an Epic Detroit Rivalry

Ford vs. Chevrolet is one of the all-time great American car rivalries, and now it’s the subject of a new podcast miniseries. Business Wars: Ford vs. Chevrolet was written and narrated by author and historian A.J. Baime. The four-part podcast is part of Wondery’s larger Business Wars series. With both automakers headquartered just a short […]

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Ford Mustang Finally Going Racing in NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series in 2019

Ford Mustang Finally Going Racing in NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series in 2019

There’s perhaps no vehicle more associated with high-octane performance and speed than the Ford Mustang, which might make it all the more confusing when you turn on a NASCAR race and don’t see the original pony car prowling the track. Well, come February 2019, that’s set to change. Ford took the opportunity of National Mustang […]

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Machines in Motion: Understanding Ford’s Kinetic Design Language

Machines in Motion: Understanding Ford’s Kinetic Design Language

Despite having ongoing success with the Mustang and Thunderbird, the majority of Ford vehicles in the 1980s and 1990s were criticized for their bland designs. If the American automaker was going to compete against the stylish Japanese and European models saturating the market, Ford needed to instill its vehicles with more visual pizzazz. That’s why the automaker […]

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Dale Earnhardt’s Grandson to Drive a Ford during his 2016 Rookie Season in the Sprint Cup Series

Dale Earnhardt’s Grandson to Drive a Ford during his 2016 Rookie Season in the Sprint Cup Series

The late Dale Earnhardt Sr. was one of NASCAR’s most legendary drivers. He was a seven-time champion of NASCAR‘s premier series, won 76 races, and many people will always remember him as the driver of the black No. 3 Chevrolet, often forgetting or dismissing entirely that he drove a Ford Thunderbird, sponsored by Wrangler Jeans, early in his career. More […]

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Ford Is Bringing a “Rocket Car” to Oshkosh 2015

Ford Is Bringing a “Rocket Car” to Oshkosh 2015

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed! From the lunar surface to the open roads of Earth, the Apollo edition Mustang has arrived, and it’s no ordinary rocket car; this car sports a seriously cool Saturn V paint job. Ford has fused two American icons—the Apollo mission rockets and its legendary Mustang—into one badass […]

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Ford Reveals Apollo Edition Mustang Ahead of Auction

Ford Reveals Apollo Edition Mustang Ahead of Auction

In case you just so happened to miss your Facebook feed blowing up with people making jokes about Pluto looking like a Death Star or quoting Aesop Rock lyrics, it’s been a pretty big week for space exploration. Ford is looking to keep that trend going by revealing the latest in its line of one-off […]

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Ford Falcon Coupe Soars in Eric Bana’s Love the Beast Documentary

Ford Falcon Coupe Soars in Eric Bana’s <i>Love the Beast</i> Documentary

If you recognize the name Eric Bana, you’ve probably seen the notorious 2003 movie Hulk by Ang Lee–or are familiar with his other works like Black Hawk Down, The Time Traveler’s Wife, or the Star Trek reboot. But there’s a lot more to the Australian comedian-turned-actor than most people realize. Unless you’re a devoted fan […]

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A Mustang Turned Air Force: 2014 Mustang Thunderbird

A Mustang Turned Air Force: 2014 Mustang Thunderbird

This April, the Air Force sadly announced that they would be suspending all their 2013 Thunderbird jet demonstration shows. Federal budget cuts limited the number of shows the team could perform, so the team suspended the tour all together. In order to make up for the sadness a lot of dedicated fans complained about, Ford […]