What to Store in Your Car for Winter

What to Store in Your Car for Winter

Winter can be the harshest season of the year and it can easily strike at the heart of a driver’s transportation. In those situation, it’s important to be prepared with the proper equipment for the job. While you can’t take your entire garage, you can certainly store a few important items in your car. Here’s are a few suggestions on what to store in your car for winter from all of us here at Cambridge Classic Ford.

  • Blankets – If you’ve ever been stranded in a snow drift in a car that won’t start, you already know how important blankets are. It’s important to stay warm when you’re trapped on the side of the road awaiting help. There’s no knowing how long you’ll be out in the cold and a car can’t stay warm forever. Pack in several blankets in case disaster strikes.
  • First Aid Kit – You should always have a first aid kit in your car in case of an emergency. This simple item is incredibly important during winter. Slipping and falling can result in a nasty injury while car accidents are a constant threat as well.
  • Jumper Cables – It takes more current to start a car and some batteries can die under the strain. Having a pair of jumper cables increases the likelihood you’ll be back on the road sooner rather than later.

Bucket List Ideas for 2017

Bucket List Ideas

2017 is a new year which means there are plenty of opportunities to cross a few items off your bucket list. First, however, you have to have a bucket list. If you don’t have a list yet, now is the perfect time to create one. Even if you don’t know where to start, you can always change the list later on. Here are a few bucket list ideas for 2017 suggested by us here at Cambridge Classic Ford!

  • Learn a Language – Becoming bilingual, or even multilingual, is a great way to ingrain yourself in a new culture. Learning a new language can open many doors in social groups as well as job opportunities. Best of all, many programs provide ways to learn a new language in as little as a year.
  • Travel – Not everyone has the money to visit a foreign country, but heading to a major city you’ve always wanted to visit is much more affordable. Never been to New York City? Add it to your bucket list. Interested in Hollywood? Well, you know what to do.
  • Run a Marathon – Those feeling particularly ambitious and looking to get into shape should consider running a marathon. This is a great accomplish that would put you in an elite group of runners. Long-distance running isn’t for everyone so consulting a doctor might be a good idea before you head out on that 26.2-mile trek.

The Best Christmas Movies For a Magical Season

Best Christmas Movies

Though there is much to disagree on when it comes to the holiday season, there’s one thing that can bring anyone together – a love of holiday films. In fact, AMC recently conducted a poll of the best Christmas movies. Thousands weighed in, and we have to agree with the results. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – The oldest movie on our list, this classic animated film first debuted in 1996 and has been airing year after year since, making it a true holiday staple.
  • A Christmas Story – We’re also a huge fan of 1983’s A Christmas Story, which – although it is family-friendly – has a bit more adult humor and is ideal to play in the background at any Christmas party.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – Similarly, 1993’s semi-spooky The Nightmare Before Christmas can light up television screens guilt-free, from October through December 25th.
  • The Santa Clause – One of our other favorites is 1994’s The Santa Clause, in which Tim Allen quickly finds himself in charge of Santa’s entire Christmas ordeal, beard and all.
  • Elf – Lastly, the newest film on our list is 2003’s Elf, which quickly became loved by both young and old. Who can deny Will Ferrell’s elven charm, especially when accompanied by the adorable Zooey Deschanel?

So what was AMC’s number one Christmas film? It was the 1990 classic, Home Alone.

What’s your favorite holiday movie? Come let us know at Cambridge Classic Ford!

Christmas Traditions to Make Your Holiday Season Memorable

Christmas Traditions

The holiday season is the ideal time to start up a tradition, creating memories that your loved ones will remember and re-visit year after year. Looking for some ideas? Check out these easy-to-start Christmas traditions:

  • Pick out a Christmas tree at a tree farm, where you can find the perfect addition for your home and family.
  • Decorate the Christmas tree together, perhaps while listening to your favorite Christmas album.
  • Every year, make a new Christmas tree ornament together with the year listed somewhere on the ornament to chronicle the tradition.
  • Make Christmas cookies and decorate them with various colors of frosting and sprinkles.
  • Go caroling, or simply sing a song or two at home around the fire.
  • Learn about how other cultures spend their Christmas season, and consider incorporating one of their traditions into your own.
  • Find a way to volunteer locally, improving the Christmas of other families in your neighborhood.
  • Lastly, watch your favorite holiday movie, whether it’s an animated classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas! or something more contemporary, like Elf, and watch it every year!

And of course, to start your holiday season with a brand new car – ready to topple snowy conditions – stop by and visit us anytime at Cambridge Classic Ford.

Black Friday Shopping Tips: Make the Most of the Shopping Holiday

Black Friday Sale

If you’re thinking about Black Friday shopping this year, we have some important tips for you to keep in mind. In addition to getting a Ford model with plenty of cargo space, there are great ways to get ready for this holiday shopping experience. Here are just some of the best Black Friday shopping tips.

According to Consumer Reports, one of the most important things to remember is to get started early. Even if you’re not an early bird, getting up at the crack of dawn will help you get the best deals. Check specials and coupon ads days before you plan on heading to the stores. The same applies to Cyber Monday—shop early to get the products before they sell out.

Next, do your homework. The most successful shoppers prioritize by making a list of the most important products. Odds are, you won’t get everything you want. Study ads—both in print and online—and be sure to check out the latest apps for finding deals. Sign up for price alerts in order to stay ahead of fellow shoppers as well.

Finally, create a budget. Decide ahead of time how much money you should spend while shopping. Although it can be fun to hunt down some deals, you don’t want to be too free with your credit cards. Make sure to set a limit and stick to it.

We hope these Black Friday shopping tips help you get the best bargains and your highest priority items! Happy (deal) hunting!

The Thanksgiving Holiday Traditions to Celebrate this Year

Side dishes surrounding a cutting board with "give Thanks" superimposed over the imageThanksgiving is celebrated in many countries across the world, including the US, Canada, Grenada, Liberia, and Saint Lucia. Dating back to a 1621 celebration in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, the famous holiday has grown to include a number of traditions over the years. Read on to learn more about Thanksgiving holiday traditions.

According to National Geographic, there are a number of holiday traditions to consider this year. In addition to the massive feast, one of the biggest traditions is traveling. In fact, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. Make sure to drive or fly home to spend this day with your family and friends.

The wishbone is another strong tradition during this holiday. Two family members often compete for this tiny bone connected to the turkey’s chest. After the bone dries, it can easily be removed and broken. Remember, to make a wish before you break the bone. The person who gets the bigger end will have their wish come true!

The turkey pardon is also an annual tradition, one in which the president gives the gift of life to one lucky turkey. The president normally pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey as a sign of goodwill towards animals, allowing the turkey to live out its life on a rural farm.

These are just some of the many Thanksgiving holiday traditions to keep in mind. If you don’t normally travel, break the wishbone, or watch the turkey pardon, try mixing it up this year.

Cambridge Activities and Events for Everyone

Explore and enjoy Cambridge activities and events this October.

Explore and enjoy Cambridge activities and events this October.

You’ll never run out of things to do in the Cambridge area. The long list of Cambridge activities and events includes a range of fun and exciting things, many of which are unique to the area. Hop in your new Ford model and plan your weekend today.

According to the county website, you can choose from a range of things to do, including attending the local Pennyroyal Opera House. This event is held on Fridays during the October month, the perfect place to enjoy a range of concerts and performances. Starting at 7:00pm you can see some of the best musicians around, including artists who perform Bluegrass, Country, and more. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. You can see Open Rail on the 21st and Danny Paisley and Southern Grass on the 28th.

Another event includes the petrified forest. You can see this outdoor haunted trail on the October 15 and 22, which is aimed at audiences of 14 and older. There is a $10 charge to visit this spooky trail, which is well worth it. The path is dimly lit and filled with ghouls and goblins, so be prepared to be scared. The event begins at dusk to ensure a spooky tour.

These two events are just some of many in the Cambridge area. Experience the best of Ohio by hopping in your new Ford model and exploring the region.

Explore Your Community: Cambridge Activities and Events

October Cambridge activities and events

October Cambridge activities and events

Looking for something to do in the Cambridge area? Check out the following events and activities. This city is known for its diverse community and welcoming atmosphere, one of many reasons the Cambridge area has so much to do. Read on to learn more about Cambridge activities and events.

One of the most popular events in the area is the Cambridge Main Street Farmer’s Market. This event tends to be held every Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. You can find everything you need here, including things like local produce, baked goods, artisan cheeses, meat, and more. Plus, these vendors have arts and crafts as well. If you want to get some shopping done while also supporting artists and artisans in the area, check out the farmer’s market.

You should also stop by the October Fall Festival and 5K Run/Walk on October 8th. This event is held from 11:00am to 8:00pm at 627 Wheeling Ave. You can come and celebrate the fall season with crafts, food, a pet contest, a 5k, and more. Plus, with local performers, you won’t want to leave the downtown area.

These are just some of the many things to do in the area. Hop in your Ford and see what you are missing today.

Shelby GT350R-C Race Car Picks Up Third Consecutive Win

Win again for the Shelby GT350R-C

Win again for the Shelby GT350R-C

Ford has roots in American motorsports, and with vehicles like the Mustang under its brand, it’s no wonder the company’s reputation has pervaded across modern race tracks to this day. Ford’s Shelby GT350R-C race car recently picked up its third win in a row this past August, thanks to co-drivers Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell. The win was expected; though it’s the Shelby’s third win, this marks the fourth time the co-driver team has taken the winner’s title together.

Initially, it looked as if the Shelby GT350R-C had fallen behind and would have to settle for second place. However, tides turned during a heart-stopping final lap in which the leader ran out of fuel and Johnson, hot on his trail, pulled ahead for the win.

Johnson went on to praise his vehicle after the race, stating, “The Ford Shelby GT350R-C is just a fantastic car. I love driving it. Both Scott and I worked on the development on the street and race car and we’re both very privileged to be racing it.”

One of the Shelby GT350R-C race car’s key points was its long-lasting fuel tank. Johnson confessed he became nervous as other contenders began to run out of fuel on the track and had to stop, but the Shelby persevered and earned him his first career win on Road America.

New F-150 Raptor is Toughest Truck Yet

The new F-150 Raptor is ready for anything!

The new F-150 Raptor is ready for anything!

The realm of high-performance, off-roading pickup trucks is an interesting one. Only a small niche of enthusiasts goes adventuring off the beaten path in their trucks, but they’re a vocal group with a lot of passion for their hobby. Ford has upped the ante in the segment by introducing the new F-150 Raptor. This latest iteration of the Raptor is lauded as being the toughest, smartest, and most capable of its name, featuring tons of modifications made just to appeal to the off-roading market and optimize the Raptor’s potential.

Ford has been dropping new info on the F-150 Raptor every few months, revealing different parts and features of the tough truck to show off just how much effort went into designing it. With custom shock absorbers made just for the truck’s release, all-new BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, and the ability to switch between six different terrain modes, the Raptor was conceived and designed with the sort of love and passion you need in order to succeed in the world of performance trucks.

So will you be picking up the new F-150 Raptor? Whether you want to tear through sand dunes Baja-style, screech around winding mountain passes, or even crawl over rocky terrain, the Raptor has your back with its full range of capable features.