What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

Top Three Country Songs About Trucks

What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

There are some things in this world that are essentially country. Cowboy boots qualify, for instance. Pickup trucks also count—and don’t take our word for it. Just look at how many country music crooners have sung an ode to the pickup truck! Here are our top three country songs about trucks.

Pickup Man by Joe Diffie

Joe Diffie had all sorts of hits on the country charts but this was his longest-running hit with “Pickup Man” having spent four weeks at number one. The song turns upon the double meaning of the word “pickup.” Not only does it reference a pickup truck, but also what the narrator is doing with his truck–picking up a date!

Something ‘Bout A Truck by Kip Moore

Kip Moore scored a number one hit with “Something ‘Bout A Truck”—his only number one to date. The song is a simple tune, with easy chords accompanied by lyrics that celebrate the simple-yet-wonderful things in life. Like trucks.

Truck Yeah by Tim McGraw

McGraw is country music royalty. His rock-solid reputation as a bone-fide country crooner is because of great songs like “Truck Yeah.” Taste Of Country hit the nail on the head when reviewing the single, saying that that wasn’t “intended to be the smartest song on the radio, but it might be the most fun.”

Tell us at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH your favorite country songs about trucks!

All-New 2015 Ford F-150 Receives Top Safety Rating

all-new 2015 Ford F-150

all-new 2015 Ford F-150

If the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 hasn’t impressed you enough with its long list of awards, earning a top safety score certainly should. The 2015 F-150 recently received a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the highest possible rating a vehicle can get.

The new F-150 is actually the only full-size, light-duty truck that has earned a 5-star rating from the NHTSA. All cab configurations (SuperCrew, SuperCab and Regular Cab) of the F-150 are certified as having a 5-star rating as well.

Engineers of the new F-150 reconfigured its structure, strengthening it will steel and using military-grade aluminum for the body to increase overall performance and safety. In total, 31 safety innovations were utilized to create the safest F-150 ever.

If you haven’t gotten behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 F-150 yet, you’re definitely missing out! Come visit us at Cambridge Classic Ford to take one out for a test drive today.

New 2015 F-150 Features Worth Drooling Over

Ford has proven it knows what consumers want with the new 2015 F-150. A number of subtle yet important features will change the way you drive your F-150. Ford is so proud of the new F-150, they are touting ten brand-new features that you probably didn’t even know you wanted.

“If I do my job, the customer simply intuits that things are right – both inside and outside of his truck – without even having to think about it,” said Cary Diehl, a Ford human factors engineer who contributed to the production of the 2015 F-150.

You read that right; Ford makes it a priority to figure out what you want before you even realize it. Call it intuition or call it mind-reading, Ford is a step ahead, and for that, we are grateful.

  1. Large folding step. A new folding step allows access to the cargo bed from the side. The step slides under the truck when not in use, and was made large enough to accommodate a large work boot.
  2. One-handed tailgate operation. Thanks to a hinge mechanism that keeps the tailgate from slamming down and increased grip due to grooves in the handle, the tailgate can now be easily opened and closed with one hand.
  3. Keypad with buttons. While the rest of the car world has moved to capacitive touch controls, the F-150 has decided to keep an exterior keypad with actual buttons for entry into the truck. The reason? Actual buttons are much easier to control while wearing gloves, and users can more easily input a security code by feel if they can’t see well.
  4. Added arm rest. There is already a dedicated armrest built into the doors of each F-150, but a new additional armrest has been created at the base of the window. The new armrest is wide enough for most arms to rest even with the window up, and is the same height as the center arm rest.
  5. Sculpted door handle. The modern interior door handle’s shape and position make it easy to grip and hold onto, particularly if a gust of wind comes along.
  6. Four-spoke steering wheel. The four-spoke steering wheel features a design which allows drivers to position their hand at the six-o’clock position. While you may have never thought about it before, many automakers close off the area in the bottom of the steering wheel. Some drivers like that hand position because it allows them to know when their wheels are perfectly straight for backing up to a trailer or tight space.
  7. Finger indents: Finger indents on the steering wheel used to be common, but have since become a lost feature. The indents allow for better grip and give the driver more precise control when making tight adjustments.
  8. Well-placed controls. Buttons and controls have been clustered in a smart, visually appealing way. Clusters of buttons are placed based on function.
  9. My-View screen is customizable. An eight-inch screen behind the steering wheel keeps the information most important to the driver available and easy to read. Options include trailer information, tire pressure, off-road mode, trip fuel, and others.
  10. Entertainment functions in center console. Entertainment functions are confined to the center console, and utility functions are on display behind the steering wheel.The only exception is incoming calls, which can be seen behind the steering wheel display.

Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to learn more about the exciting 2015 Ford F-150 features.

The Great Towing War: Ford and Ram Claim Best-In-Class Towing

In the world of heavy-duty pickup trucks, towing capability is a game-changer. Ford and Ram have engaged in a towing war for some time now; but whose trucks are bigger, badder, and can tow more? The automakers can have at it, but let’s break it down here.

In commercials this fall, Ford will claim that its biggest pickup, the F-450, has a best-in-class towing capacity of 31,200 pounds, which is 6,500 pounds more than that of the current F-450. That claim one-ups competitor Ram, who, in January 2013, announced a 30,000-pound towing rating for its 3500 heavy-duty, up from 22,750 pounds.

The same day that Ford announced its new Super Duty trucks, Ram issued a press release claiming that it will be the first auto manufacturer whose entire truck lineup will follow industry standard towing capacity ratings developed by SAE. They also stick by their claim that their 3500 heavy-duty maintains its best-in-class rating because they claim that the F-450 and the Ram 3500 are in different classes and cannot be compared.

Ford says they are in the same class.

According to Autonews.com, “Trucks are classified by gross vehicle weight rating, the maximum loaded weight of the truck including the percentage of a trailer’s weight that sits on the truck’s axle. Class 3 pickups include trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds. Ford says its truck fits in that class even though it has a Class 4 name.”

“The Ram 3500 high output, their most capable tow vehicle, and the Ford F-450 both have identical gross vehicle weight ratings,” said Ford spokesman Mike Levine.

What do you think, can the Ford F-450 be directly compared to the Ram 3500?

Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to check out our lineup of heavy-duty F-450s!

Dearborn Plant Preps for F-150 Production

The Ford Dearborn Truck Plant has now been around for a full decade, and the Blue Oval is rewarding the plant’s longevity and reliability with its greatest privilege and challenge yet: building the hotly anticipated, aluminum-infused 2015 F-150. Located at the heart of the Ford Rouge Center, the Dearborn Truck Plant has already produced over 2.6 million F-150s, helping Ford’s F-Series keep the title of America’s best selling truck and vehicle for the last decade. Now, the crew at Dearborn—who can currently crank out 1,200 trucks in a single day—will turn their attention to the revolutionary 2015 F-150.

“Dearborn Truck Plant has set world-class standards for efficiency and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes,” said Bruce Hettle, vice president, Ford North America manufacturing. “There is no better way to celebrate 10 years of top-notch manufacturing than gearing up to build the all-new F-150. The hardworking men and women of Dearborn Truck are excited to bring this Built Ford Tough truck to our customers.”

The Dearborn Truck Plant will transform this summer, becoming an even more state-of-the-art facility and getting equipped to build the new F-150. Production of the 2015 F-150, Ford’s progressive and lightweighted full-size truck, will begin sometime before the end of 2014. Check out the video to get an inside look at the Dearborn Truck Plant’s efficiency and brilliance, and check back with us at Cambridge Classic Ford often for more F-Series news.

Ford’s Stock Set to Soar When 2015 F-150 Starts Production

2015F-150The Ford Motor Company, as you might know by now, has a lot riding on the 2015 F-150. The new generation of America’s favorite pickup is set to revolutionize the truck market with an aluminum-infused frame, a bold and original choice by the Blue Oval. The aluminum frame takes about 700 pounds of weight off the new F-Series but also actually making the truck stronger for a new generation.

Ford hopes that the F-Series’ stellar reputation and sales record—37 consecutive years as America’s best-selling truck—will translate to great sales for the new, aluminum edition as loyal customers reward Ford’s brand equity. Those projected sales will help offset the mammoth and expensive task of preparing Ford factories to produce the new aluminum F-Series, which will finally hit dealerships like Cambridge Classic Ford somewhere near the end of the calendar year.

The new F-Series promises to boost Ford’s stock as well, which has been wavering between $14 and $17 recently, partly due to harsh winter weather. That will all change before 2015 arrives, though, with the introduction of the new F-150 to the new vehicle market. “If they can pull it off, I think it could sure be good for Ford, and that stock will take off and go,” Gary Bradshaw of Hodges Capital in Dallas, said. “I guess if you get 30 miles per gallon, we’ll all be driving one.” We certainly will! Check back often with us for more news on the F-150 and all other things Ford.

Ford F-Series’ EcoBoost Success Shows Shifting Truck Market

2015 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost technology

2015 Ford F-150

If you’ve been a pickup truck fan for any length of time, you know that historically truck owners have looked for the most massive, powerful engine they can find. But, as Ford has found out with their wildly successful EcoBoost technology, that market is now shifting. Customers increasingly look for smaller and more fuel-efficient engines to power their trucks, and as usual, the Blue Oval is right at the top of the trend pinnacle.

Ford just sold their 500,000th F-150 equipped with EcoBoost technology—and, for the fourth consecutive month, the majority of F-150 sales were trucks with V6 engines instead of the traditionally more popular V8. A full 45% of April’s F-150 sales were trucks with EcoBoost technology as well.

And, as Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager, stated, the brand doesn’t expect the good times to stop rolling anytime soon. “We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Scott. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices—the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.7-liter Ti-CVT engine.”

Scott then teased the upcoming production release of the 2015 model truck. “When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.” Grow your personal vehicle portfolio with a brand new F-150 with EcoBoost from Cambridge Classic Ford today—and make sure to check back with our blog often for more 2015 F-150 news.

Ford Refreshes King Ranch Models for 15th Anniversary of Partnership

We all know the old phrase “everything is bigger in Texas,” and, if you ask anyone from Texas, they’ll tell you that “bigger” and “better” are synonyms when it comes to the contents of their beloved state. Ford accepted this logic fifteen years ago, aligning their brand with the King Ranch, the largest ranch in the whole Lone Star State. The ranch sprawls over 825,000 acres and requires several hundred vehicles to keep the whole place running smoothly.

Ford, inspired by the impressive and rugged success of the massive enterprise, created the special King Ranch models of their largest trucks and SUVs fifteen years ago, and they’ve been pleasing hard-core truck fans ever since then. Now, to celebrate fifteen years of partnering with the renowned establishment, Ford has refreshed the King Ranch models for a new generation of hard-working gentleman and ladies, and not just in Texas. You can come and check out the new King Ranch models right here at Cambridge Classic Ford.

Aileen Barazza, who works as a color and materials designer for Ford, hit the nail on the head when describing the lure of the King Ranch models to PickupTrucks.com: “King Ranch models evoke luxury that is earned…a reward for hard work, which is what has made the ranch so successful.” The brand builds on those rewards for the 2015 model, upgrading the interior leather, stitching the new King Ranch logo into the floormats and steering wheel, and even adding several new exterior color options to the palette.

However, it’s under the hood that the King Ranch really sees its major improvements, especially in the F-350 model. The F-350 comes with the 6.7L OHV V-8 PowerStroke turbo-diesel engine, which brings home class-leading numbers in both horsepower (440) and torque (860 lb-ft). And, even better, the engine, though massive, remains extremely quiet for a supersized truck. With all these updates and improvements, Ford’s King Ranch models remain the top dogs in the oversized luxury truck segment, and look poised to continue that domination for the next fifteen years too.

New Additions to F-Series Family Not Slowing Sales Down

When the new Ford F-150 made its debut earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show, critics and fans alike wondered how it would affect Ford’s future truck sales. While Ford admitted that they’ll have to shut down some plants for a number of weeks to prepare them to produce the new F-150, which will likely bring sales down for those months, nothing like that is happening yet. In fact, Ford F-Series led the company to a great overall February; the F-Series trucks posted their best sales numbers in eight years.

“Sales surged in the final week, providing us momentum after a slow start to the month,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Ford Fusion continued its strong retail sales performance in the West, outpacing the mid-size sedan segment. F-Series and Lincoln also continued to perform well.”

The F-Series sales underscore just how dominant Ford’s trucks are on the current market. Even as competitors desperately release new and improved trucks, they’re still chasing the Ford F-150. And if the early reviews are any indication, those lesser trucks will be looking up at the Ford F-Series for a long time to come. Come to Cambridge Classic Ford for more information about the F-Series today.

Use Compressed Natural Gas in the New 2014 Ford F-150

2014 Ford F-150The first-ever CNG-capable Ford-150 has rolled off the assembly line in Kansas City. This should provide a cleaner and more efficient alternative to the all-new 2014 F-150 for customers willing to switch from conventional gas to compressed natural gas.

As the best-selling vehicle in America for the last 28 consecutive years, a CNG-capable F-150 could go a very long way toward improving the environment. With the bi-fuel CNG/LPG engine package, the F-150 is equipped with a 3.7-liter V6 that is factory-ready to operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. Depending on the tank size selected, it can go as far as 750 miles on combined tanks of gasoline and CNG, while returning an EPA-estimated rating of 23 mgp on the highway and 19 mpg combined.

This also translates into better prices at the pump. CNG currently sells for an average of $2.10 per gallon of gasoline equivalent and is even as low as $1 in some parts of the country. In addition, 20 states will offer or are already offering tax incentives or rebates for CNG-converted vehicles. By comparison, the national average for unleaded regular fuel is $3.29 per gallon.

Learn more about the CNG-capable 2014 Ford F-150 at Cambridge Classic Ford.