|World's Oldest Ford Vehicle Returns Home To Kick Off Henry Ford 150TH Celebration in 2013|
|•Oldest surviving Ford production car, a 1903 Model A, recently purchased at auction by Bill Ford; car unveiled as part of an employee event to kick off the 150th anniversary celebration of Henry Ford's birth in 2013 •Community picnic, special program at Maker Faire are key events leading up to the 150th birthday of Henry Ford on July 30, 2013 •New dedicated website, www.henryford150.com, launches to host an interactive timeline of Ford's life, a calendar of activities and information, and efforts to preserve Ford's legacy DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 11, 2012 – A key part of Ford Motor Company's heritage returns home as a Model A built in 1903 is again with the Ford family, kicking off the yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of company founder Henry Ford. Considered the oldest surviving Ford vehicle, the 1903 Model A was unveiled today to Ford Motor Company employees by Executive Chairman Bill Ford, who purchased the vehicle at an auction in October. 'The timing was perfect to bring this key part of Ford heritage back to the family as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of my great-grandfather's birth and his vision to improve people's lives by making cars affordable for the average family,' said Bill Ford. 'His vision to build cars that are reasonably priced, reliable and efficient still resonates and defines our vision today as well.' MotorCities National Heritage Area and the Henry Ford Heritage Association teamed up with more than 30 Henry Ford-related collaborators to coordinate the yearlong celebration of events. These activities, highlighting Ford's legacy, contributions and influence, include tours, educational programming, dramatic re-enactments, lectures, integration and special events at auto shows and more. A dedicated website, www.henryford150.com, also is launching today that includes an interactive timeline of Ford's life, tours, a calendar of 2013 events and information about efforts to preserve Henry Ford's heritage. Henry Ford's 150th legacy will be celebrated in 2013 through a variety of events. Some of these include: •Coming Together: A Celebration of Henry Ford– July 27, 2013, The Henry Ford Estate Fair Lane, Dearborn, Mich. This free community event will bring Henry Ford to 'life' and feature many of his little-known interests and contributions. •Maker Faire – July 27-28, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Mich. A two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. This year's celebration of the Maker movement will include a special program to recognize innovators. •Discovering Henry Ford shows at The Henry Ford– April-December. A presenter-facilitated multimedia program using a large touch screen monitor to access digital assets (movies, photos) in themed 20-minute shows (Henry Ford the Tinkerer, Henry Ford and the Model T). •Henry's T – Dramatic presentation at Greenfield Village– May-August. Visitors will meet Henry Ford in this interactive 15-minute play and hear how he was inspired to build the world's universal car. Guests also will find out why the Model T was so revolutionary and how Henry Ford's visionary thinking and hard work enabled him to put the world on wheels. The role of the Model A The Model A returning home played a pivotal role in Ford Motor Company history. In July 1903, Henry Ford faced a daunting situation: The company's cash balance stood at less than $250. A much-needed cash infusion arrived on July 13, 1903: One full payment and two deposits totaling $1,320 for three Model A cars kept Ford Motor Company afloat. The car revealed today is a red 1903 Model A Rear Entry Tonneau. It is believed to be car No. 3, chassis No. 30, and the lone survivor of the group of three Model A cars sold on that day. The vehicle was auctioned through RM Auctions in October in Hershey, Pa. 'The Model A helped keep our company going during a difficult time and enabled my great-grandfather to continue pursuing his vision of putting the world on wheels,' said Bill Ford. 'We look forward to carrying that same spirit of innovation forward as we develop new technologies for safer, cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles.'|
| FORD MUSTANG FROM FILM ‘NEED FOR SPEED' FETCHES $300,000 AT BARRETT-JACKSON FOR HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM◾Custom Ford Mustang GT, auctioned at no reserve at Barrett-Jackson in Florida, commands $300,000 for charity|
◾Proceeds to benefit Henry Ford Health Systems' efforts to provide access to healthcare for more people
◾The silver Mustang was featured in the movie 'Need for Speed'; it boasts a custom-designed wide body rolling on Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels
A custom 2013 Ford Mustang GT that starred in the blockbuster movie 'Need for Speed' was sold by Ford Motor Company for $300,000 on Saturd....
| FORD MUSTANG RETURNS TO NEW YORK TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS; 1967 SHELBY GT500 MUSTANG FASTBACK WINS BEST IN SHOW◾Ford executives bring the all-new Mustang to the site of the 1964 World's Fair, where the original Mustang debuted 50 years ago|
◾Hundreds of area Mustang club enthusiasts celebrate the iconic pony car, with 94 classic Mustangs on display in front of the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Park
◾1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang fastback owned by David Davidson is chosen by Moray Callum, Ford vice president of design, as best in show
Ford Mustang fans and company executives gathered at Flushing Meadows P....
| BARRETT-JACKSON ROCKED PALM BEACH WITH ITS 12TH ANNUAL AUCTION TOTALING MORE THAN $25 MILLION IN SALES• Charity Sales Reach $2.35 Million as Attendance Soared|
· 509 cars sold
· $25 million gross sales
· An estimated 50,000 attendees
· Seven vehicles sold to benefit various national and local charities, totaling $2.35 million
PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 14, 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today the strongest sales results in the history of its auctions in Palm Beach, Fla. Two ....
| AS 50 YEARS OF MUSTANG APPROACHES, FORD AND MUSTANG CLUB OF AMERICA PREPARE FOR LARGEST CELEBRATIONS EVER◾Ford and Mustang Club of America celebrations are open to the public; events to be held simultaneously at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway beginning April 16|
◾Thousands of Mustang owners and fans expected to attend the five-day celebrations; events include product ride-and-drives, track time, and Mustang Garage displays featuring 50 years of Mustangs from all model years, special editions and the all-new 2015 Mustang
◾Ford Motor Company executives including Executive Chai....
| GM STUDENT CORPS EXPANDS TO INCLUDE FLINTFLINT, Mich. – The GM Student Corps kicked off its second year today, expanding the summer internship program to include a new team of 10 students from Flint Southwestern Classical Academy high school.|
General Motors made the announcement at the annual meeting of the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce.
This year's Student Corps will provide 120 Detroit-area and Flint students from 12 high schools with paid internships and the opportunity to give back to their neighborhoods. Teams....
|THREE FOX NETWORKS DELIVER 21 HOURS OF BARRETT-JACKSON PALM BEACH COVERAGEPalm Beach, FL – National Geographic Channel, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 are set for 21 hours of live and same-day coverage from this year's 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction. The multi-platform, interactive broadcast begins Friday, April 11 at 12:00 PM ET on FOX Sports 2, continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 3:00 PM ET. National Geographic Channel provides eight hours of coverage on Saturday, April 12 (12:00 PM ET), with FOX Sports 1 culminating the weekend on Sund....|
| 'NEED FOR SPEED' MUSTANG AND FIRST PRODUCTION 2015 CORVETTE Z06 SET TO CROSS THE BLOCK AT BARRETT-JACKSON'S 12TH ANNUAL PALM BEACH AUCTIONPALM BEACH, FLA. (March , 2014) – Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, is excited to announce the return of its renowned Palm Beach auction, taking place April 11-13, 2014 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. |
This year's auction showcases an outstanding line-up of vehicles for charity, including:
•The 2014 Ford Mustang prominently featured in the 'Need For Speed' movie to benefit the Henry Ford Health System
• The first production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 w....
| FORD, GE WATTSTATION CHARGERS SUPPORT EMPLOYEE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK◾Ford to install its first employee electric vehicle charging station network in Dearborn, Mich.; facilities across the United States and Canada to follow|
◾Ford will work with GE as its network provider and supplier of electric vehicle charging stations; networked stations will help Ford understand charging usage and plan for future installations
◾Ford electrified vehicles have logged an estimated 65 million electric miles over the last 18 months. Ford now offers six electrified vehicles, incl....