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How a Simple Carburetor Issue Nearly Caused the World’s First Ford Mustang Buyer to Sell Her Car

On April 15, 1964, 22 year-old Gail Wise parted with $3,447.50 and became the first person in history to own a Ford Mustang. For 15 years, she and her husband Tom used the convertible to drive their young family around until one day, the car just died. For 27 years, the vehicle sat, and thoughts of selling the pony…

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Ford Has $17 Billion but Says It Needs Tax Breaks to Rehab Detroit Train Station

Corporations seeking out lucrative tax subsidies for development projects isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, something captured by the recent maniacal effort from cities across the U.S. to throw public money at Amazon to subsidize its new headquarters. Detroit is about to experience a smaller-scale version of that…

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Let’s Go Down an RC Car YouTube Rabbit Hole

The world of people filming their radio-controlled cars is seemingly bottomless, a function of what I assume to be lower-costs and lower-stakes compared to off-roading in real life. The videos rip.

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Meh Car Monday: The Tenth-Generation Ford Thunderbird Has Way More Bird Than Thunder

Have you ever seen something like a corporate fun run, and there’s some speeches or something before it gets all started, and some executive pulls the fun run company t-shirt over their button-down shirt and tie? You know how awkward and stiff and uncomfortable that looks? That’s what the tenth-generation Ford…

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2019 Ford Ranger: Everything We Know About the Packages and Specs So Far

We got teased some Ford Ranger details last week when a configurator site mistakenly went live, but were disappointed to learn that it was not accurate. Fortunately, the order guide for the 2019 Ranger went out to dealers today, and we were able to find a copy on a Ford forum to get all the details and specs that are…

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The 2018 Ford Fiesta ST is Even More Fun Than The Focus RS

Remember how great the lively little Ford Fiesta ST was? Then remember how Ford decided to stop selling small cars in America? That sucked. And it’s going to suck more when you realize the new, 200 horsepower Fiesta ST—which you Americans cannot buy—takes what the old car did and builds on it in the best possible way.

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Here’s the Ford Mustang That Will Race in NASCAR’s Top Series Next Year

The Ford Fusion is on its way out in the North American market, meaning it doesn’t make sense for Ford to keep running a Fusion-wrapped rear-wheel-drive V8 on the track every weekend in NASCAR’s top series. Ford’s bringing in the Mustang, which there are actually 10 million of, to take its place next year.

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Ford Just Made Its 10 Millionth Mustang

Ford said this week that it has made 10 million Mustangs, across 54 years and six generations of one of America’s most iconic muscle cars. Ford gave no word on whether this was the result of a head-to-head battle to produce more Mustangs than onlookers can produce jokes about them peeling out of Cars and Coffee.

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Ford’s New Exoskeleton Wearable Helps Reduce Worker Fatigue, Maybe Fight Aliens

In case you needed reminding, building cars is hard. And I don’t mean just the supply chain management and viable sales network aspect of it; the physical task of assembling a car at a plant is tough work. To ease the toll of heavy lifting and other arduous tasks (like beating up on xenomorphs), Ford is equipping its…

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Autotrader Bot Writes a Kind of Poetic Ford Focus RS Ad

To us humans, the Ford Focus RS doesn’t really need a flowery description to sell it. Most already know it’s one of the most powerful and enjoyable hot hatchbacks on the market. Apparently our future electronic overlords disagree, and now a bot for Autotrader has penned an overview of the RS for an Idaho dealership…

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