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2b2
12-31-2009, 08:41 PM
here are couple J Mays, Ford Chief of Design/etc.etc., video interviews:
www.blip.tv/file/2082919 (http://www.blip.tv/file/2082919)
www.blip.tv/file/2099760 (http://www.blip.tv/file/2099760)
I've only seen (most of) the first one so far, from last April, iirc, (hopefully the other Sunday), and a Lot of topics were touched on
but the one I want to bring up first is his remarks about LINCOLN

the question was about ''now that Jag/LR and AstonMartin are gone, will Lincoln fill some of that emptiness''
and the answer went something like ''Lincoln's first job is to be a successful domestic (U.S.) brand first THEN it will/might/could look/consider/attempt? becoming global''
(note: those are double apostrophes not quotes, since I can't access the videos at home)

so anyway, IMHO Lincoln's ''Products'' are already a success :cool::cool: -- intrinsically if not a $ucce$$ monetarily just YET
so
I'm thinking in the 8 months since that carefully-phrased interview, that some planning for global-Lincoln ...& therefore/possibly Global Lincoln-Mercury... has been taking place http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/smilewide.gifhttp://www.blueovalforums.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/hyper.gifhttp://www.newcelica.org/forums/images/smilies/burnout.gif
& No, I haven't started HNewY'ing yet http://www.blueovalforums.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/tequila.gif
but wanted to pass these on along with that observation

ausrutherford
01-01-2010, 02:53 AM
here are couple J Mays, Ford Chief of Design/etc.etc., video interviews:
www.blip.tv/file/2082919 (http://www.blip.tv/file/2082919)
www.blip.tv/file/2099760 (http://www.blip.tv/file/2099760)
I've only seen (most of) the first one so far, from last April, iirc, (hopefully the other Sunday), and a Lot of topics were touched on
but the one I want to bring up first is his remarks about LINCOLN

the question was about ''now that Jag/LR and AstonMartin are gone, will Lincoln fill some of that emptiness''
and the answer went something like ''Lincoln's first job is to be a successful domestic (U.S.) brand first THEN it will/might/could look/consider/attempt? becoming global''
(note: those are double apostrophes not quotes, since I can't access the videos at home)

so anyway, IMHO Lincoln's ''Products'' are already a success :cool::cool: -- intrinsically if not a $ucce$$ monetarily just YET
so
I'm thinking in the 8 months since that carefully-phrased interview, that some planning for global-Lincoln ...& therefore/possibly Global Lincoln-Mercury... has been taking place http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/smilewide.gifhttp://www.blueovalforums.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/hyper.gifhttp://www.newcelica.org/forums/images/smilies/burnout.gif
& No, I haven't started HNewY'ing yet http://www.blueovalforums.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/tequila.gif
but wanted to pass these on along with that observation

Just thinking...Ford makes some Volvos at their plants in China. With Volvo being sold, that frees up production space...:toetap:

ndwariga
01-01-2010, 06:24 PM
I am thinking the sale of Volvo and Hummer will come back to be a regret. But there was MG/Rover sale which turned out to be nothing.

Jaguar is still selling Ford cars, so is Aston Martin, so is Land Rover. We will see in 5 years where Tata is really taking them.

2b2
01-01-2010, 07:51 PM
my dialup connection is better today :rolleyes:
so found out the second video is just an edited version (12:45 mins) of the first one (29:28)
and
the Lincoln part starts at about 3:00

The question's first part uses the words "aspirations" and "new role" re: Lincoln, then asks, "Can you foresee a day when (mumble) Lincoln sold in Europe?"