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2010-11-02 12:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford's newest offering, Focus, will race as a touring car globally, building off Ford's history in engineering race-ready platforms. The first race appearance for the car is anticipated to be in the 2011 British Touring Car Championship Ford will coordinate with and provide technical support to private race teams around the world to develop one common race car capable of adapting to the major touring car categories globally Packed with more...

2010-10-27 15:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhanced dynamics for all-new Ford Focus - it's all about having the right shoes Enthusiasts more concerned with clipping the apex of an off-camber decreasing-radius turn than with getting from point A to B will be delighted that the upcoming new Ford Focus is offered with a pair of optional handling packages. All Focus models start with specifically tuned electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), Control Blade independent rear suspension and torque...

2010-10-20 16:46:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiesta Facebook Challenge: Get your zombie on Fiesta fans are being asked to get their creative juices flowing again, thanks to the Ford Fiesta Facebook Challenge in which Facebook fans of Fiesta participate in monthly challenges inspired by missions done by Fiesta Movement agents. The challenge kicked off with Zombie Survival Guide, asking users to "zombify" themselves and create a picture that pushes the envelope of creativity. An introductory...

2010-10-13 14:15:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford's hot-selling Fiesta heads to SEMA Ford Fiesta will take center stage at this year's SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas. Fiesta provides the perfect platform for customers and aftermarket companies looking to express themselves in a fun, unique way. Owners have already begun customizing their Fiestas with graphics and accessories available through Ford, and SEMA takes that customization to the next level. Ford...

2010-10-06 16:34:00

DEARBORN, Mich. , Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New Ford Focus to star in real-time road rally Imagine The Amazing Race, but with a Ford twist. Ford is teaming up with the co-creators of the popular reality show to create Focus Rally: America, the first interactive real-time road rally featuring the all-new 2012 Ford Focus. The five-week digital reality show begins taping in February and will be streamed on Hulu. Six teams of two people will drive the new Focus, competing against one another...

2010-10-01 15:51:00

PARIS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Focus ST has been named "Most Fun" vehicle of the 2010 Paris Motor Show by the writers of AutoWeek Magazine and autoweek.com Ford Focus ST with 2.0-liter EcoBoost(TM) vanquished a crop of Germans including Porsche, Ferrari and Audi to win the coveted award Stylish new Focus range offers class-leading technologies, features and craftsmanship. It targets exceptional fuel economy and advances acclaimed levels of driving quality The AutoWeek editorial...

2010-09-29 12:15:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New Focus to launch in North America with class-leading technologies, features and craftsmanship; highway fuel economy projected to be 40 mpg, with automatic transmission Production of 2012 Focus to begin in North America in late 2010, with sales of both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback scheduled for early 2011 Performance model - Ford Focus ST - debuts at Paris Motor Show, to be available in markets around the world, including North...

2010-09-15 23:01:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- All-new 2012 Ford Focus will offer an exclusive suite of innovative airbags that help customize protection in the most common frontal and side crashes Focus is launching Ford's next-generation driver-front airbag with enhanced chest protection technology designed to help reduce chest and rib injuries Innovative side airbags help enhance chest protection for front seat occupants with shoulder vents that deliver varying levels of pressure based on...

2010-09-08 15:00:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor raises the bar for off-road performance Tough truck enthusiasts love the F-150 SVT Raptor, and yet Ford engineers are still finding ways to make the performance truck champ even sweeter. For 2011, those improvements come in the form of a SuperCrew option, along with making the previously optional 6.2-liter V8 engine standard. The 6.2-liter's 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque, as well as a standard 4.2-inch LCD...

2010-09-01 15:35:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Next-gen Ford Focus pushed to the limits in scorching conditions The next-generation Ford Focus is no stranger to being put to the test in some of the most extreme locations all over the world. It's been thrashed over frozen lakes, hammered through deserts and driven up and down alpine passes - all to ensure the reliability and dependability of the new car. Antequera, in southern Spain, is a regular testing spot for Focus. One of the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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