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Meet the Chief Engineer for Fast, Powerful Fords

July 29th, 2013

social.ford-2Here at Borgman Ford, we think that selling Mustangs is a pretty cool job. But making them? That sounds awesome. Ford Social tells us about the guy who makes our favorite Fords.

Jamal Hameedi has a pretty cool reason to show up for work each day: “To make the greatest performance vehicles available on the market, regardless of price.”  You’re probably wondering exactly what kind of gig Jamal must have if he gets paid to think about performance vehicles. He’s the Global Performance Vehicle Chief Engineer for Ford, which means, “I get to play with fast cars and trucks for a living.”

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Ford Shows 2014 Transit Connect at Maker Faire

July 29th, 2013

Ford 2014 Transit ConnectWe love cool stuff at Borgman Ford. It’s easy to get excited about the innovations and features, and we love to see what happens with new models. We were excited that the upcoming 2014 Transit Connect was shown off at the Maker Faire in Dearborn last weekend – Ford Social has a video and article all about it!

What do you get when you let loose a group of passionate engineers, builders, crafters and artists to collaborate and build? The Maker Faire, which came to Dearborn last weekend!

For the uninitiated, the Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine that’s aimed at celebrating the do-it-yourself culture. It’s filled with displays that showcase the imagination and innovation skills of a variety of “makers.”

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Ford: From Doodle to Driveway

July 29th, 2013

Car PrototypeBack in 1951, conversations began about having a “true Ford sports car.” It wasn’t long before “paper sports cars” were created in the Ford design studios in an effort to have this new car in production for the 1955 model year. May 1, 1953, became the target date for a full-size clay model of this future Ford: the Thunderbird. But it wasn’t actually until May 18 of that same year when a complete, painted clay model that closely resembled what would eventually become the final version of the first T-bird was finally done.

Creating future vehicles by way of sketch and clay model continues today. The process allows engineers and designers to experiment with everything from looks to aerodynamics. Even when it came to reducing noise in the new Ford Escape, engineers made changes to the vehicle’s shape, notably the mirrors and A-pillar, during the clay model stage to test theories and validate expected results.

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Energy-Saving Family Wins New Ford C-MAX

July 16th, 2013

social.ford-3Susan Berry had never won anything in her life. But that was before she was handed the keys to a brand-new 2013 C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrid. Susan was selected as the winner of the 2013 MyEnergi Lifestyle Sweepstakes.

Prior to learning about the Sweepstakes on the Katie Couric talk show “Katie,” Susan and her family had been tinkering with ways to reduce their energy waste.

“As a retiree, every little bit helps,” Susan explains. “We were able to get our household electric bill down from over $100 to around $32 a month with a few small changes.”

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Ford F-Series: Over 33 Million Sold!

July 16th, 2013

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Any vehicle that can hang around for over 65 years is bound to sell quite a few units. But the Ford F-Series pickup line recently celebrated an eye-popping milestone as the keys to the 33 millionth truck were handed over to a long-time customer.

Sam Loria purchased his first Ford in 1969 and has been faithful to the company ever since. It was a match made in truck heaven when Sam took delivery of his brand-new 2013 Ford F-150 Platinum at Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford in Plano, Texas. Now it’s one thing to reach such a remarkable sales landmark, but Ford was even more thrilled when it was purchased by a such a loyal and long-standing Ford owner. Read the rest of this entry »


 

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