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  1. Ford Performance Vehicle Chief Engineer says Nurburgring lap times are just marketing

    FoMoCo Engineering
    Ford Performance Vehicle Chief Engineer says Nurburgring lap times are just marketing In an email, Hameedi reportedly said Nürburgring lap times are "akin to qualifying times being set at a race with no pre/post inspection." He went on to say the current setup is a "total free for all" that's...
  2. 2013 Lincoln MKZ "review": Times Colonist of Victoria/Vancouver

    Lincoln Discussion
    Fairly generic read. It sounds like they sat in it, but did not drive it. Maybe on a dealer tour? Here is the link: http://www.timescolonist.com/Your+safety+comfort+their+goal/7488059/story.html I wonder when we'll get our first test drives.
  3. Ford Slams New Transit Custom's Doors Half a Million Times to Make Sure they Last

    Ford Brand News - Global
    MAY 30, 2012 Carscoop Even if you are not an engineer, it's always interesting to learn about what goes on behind the locked doors of automotive test facilities. Ford is affording us a sneak peak at how it tested the new Transit Custom Van's doors to ensure that they can withstand heavy...
  4. Engineer: 2012 Focus Crash-Tested 80,000 Times

    FIN Headline News
    Engineer: 2012 Focus Crash-Tested 80,000 Times Ford Focus safety engineer divulges details of the new compact. www.FordInsideNews.com December 17, 2010 By: Nick Saporito In what is becoming a regular occurrence out of Ford social media outlets, a Ford employee of significance chatted with...
  5. Vintage Times in Wisconsin

    The Lounge
    Last weekend, a bit of history came back to Road America and Elkhart Lake as this Wisconsin resort town was taken over by vintage racers participating in the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman. As shown in this video, the 4-mile-long road course’s striking scenery is a perfect...
  6. Economic Times (India): Hyundai Goes After Ford Figo

    Ford Corporate News
    SEOUL: After a lull, action is back in the compact car market. The auto turf may soon see rivalry intensifying between the Korean and American car <TABLE style="MARGIN-TOP: 6px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 8px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=left><TBODY><TR><TD id=bellyad...
  7. SHO: Finessing a muscle car makeover - L.A. Times

    Ford Brand News - Global
    2010 Ford Taurus SHO: Finessing a muscle car makeover - L.A.Times Dan Neil September 10, 2009 | 9:57 p.m. photo credit: flickr.com-FordMotorCompany, Summer of Taurus Tour, Osprey Field, Missoula, MT It's plain big, but hides it well with its sheer speed. At the moment, my brain aches...
  8. L.A. Times: Industry woes leave car design students stranded

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    L.A. Times Industry woes leave car design students stranded Few are being hired, leaving some students to switch focus. On the same night that the Senate was killing legislation to bail out U.S. automakers last week, seniors in vehicle design at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design were...
  9. Financial Times: No quick salvation in sight for GM or Chrysler

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Financial Times No quick salvation in sight for GM or Chrysler " . . . Whatever the course of the overall market, Mr [Erich] Merkle -an auto industry analist- singles out Ford as “hands-down” the most likely to excite buyers over the next few years. The new Ford Fiesta was the UK’s...
  10. The New York Times: Investor Sheds a Major Stake in Ford

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Investor Sheds a Major Stake in Ford By BILL VLASIC Published: October 21, 2008 " . . . The failure of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler would have far-reaching economic and social consequences. Together, the automakers employ more than 200,000 workers in the United States and provide health...
  11. L.A. Times: GM and Ford may be too big to fail

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    GM and Ford may be too big to fail Given the automakers' pervasive presence in the U.S. economy and their value as symbols of industrial might, many believe they wouldn't be allowed to go under. By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer October 10, 2008 With sales of General Motors and...
  12. Nissan GT-R V-Spec lap times stun observers

    Asian Competition
    Nissan GT-R V-Spec lap times stun observers Posted Apr 8th 2008 8:29PM by Michael Harley Filed under: Spy Photos, Sports/GTs, Supercars, Nissan Click above for a high-res gallery of the Nissan GT-R V-Spec. The prototype Nissan GT-R V-Spec, wearing the "Victory Specification" designation...
  13. LA Times: Don't Like Car Names? 2BAD

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    With thanks to "blue3231" at GMI: Alphanumerics are taking precedence over normal titles. Carmakers say they sound classier. By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 5, 2008 Last November, Mark Fields, Ford Motor Co.'s executive vice president, took the stage at the L.A...
  14. Financial Times: Daimler and Ford to pursue fuel cell venture

    Ford Corporate News
    Daimler and Ford to pursue fuel cell venture By Bernard Simon in Toronto Thursday Nov 8 2007 14:20 Daimler and Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have set up a joint venture to pursue development of emission-free fuel cells for cars and trucks as an alternative to petrol engines. The two carmakers have given...
  15. Financial Times: TATA and Jaguar

    European Competition
    FT.com Tata and Jaguar Monday October 1, 4:05 pm ET At a recent awards ceremony in Mumbai for Indian companies investing in the UK, the Tata Group won "Investor of the Year". That is little wonder. Cash-rich Tata, one of India's largest private conglomerates, has already done Britain a service...
  16. Financial Times: Ford pins Jaguar hopes on new XF

    European Competition
    Ford pins Jaguar hopes on new XF By John Reed in London Monday Aug 27 2007 19:35 Jaguar has released pictures and announced pricing for the XF, a sports saloon seen as a make-or-break vehicle for the struggling UK luxury brand that Ford Motor is trying to sell. The car will make its public...
  17. Financial Times: GAZ owner buys 5% stake in GM

    General Motors Discussion
    Meet GM largest individual stockholder and say: привет ___________________________________ Russian tycoon buys GM stake By John Reed in London Tuesday Aug 7 2007 16:37 Oleg Deripaska, the owner of Russia's biggest aluminium maker, has acquired a stake in General Motors of just under 5 per...
  18. Trucking Times 2007 May/June Sales

    Ford SUV/Crossover Discussion
    The latest copy of Trucking Times arrived at my store today and has the comparative sales figures for May/June 2006. Here are the main things that jumped out at me. GM was up slightly in May 2007 compared to May 2006. Ford was down about 15% in the same comparison. For June, GM was down...
  19. New York Times Autos: Body Language: How to Talk the Designers’ Talk

    The Lounge
    Automobiles DESIGN Body Language: How to Talk the Designers’ Talk By PHIL PATTON Published: April 1, 2007 NEVER say dashboard, not if you want people at the auto show to think you know what you are talking about. Say I.P., for instrument panel, as designers do. Dropping in a mention of the...
  20. Seattle Times: Suits filed over GM speedometers

    Chrysler Group Discussion
    Suits filed over GM speedometers By David Bowermaster Seattle Times staff reporter Kevin Zwicker knew something was wrong when the speedometer on his 2004 Chevy Suburban indicated he was going 10 mph, even though he was driving at or near the speed limit on Interstate 5. Zwicker's...
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