Ford Designs Special Edition Mustang in Homage to the Tuskegee Airmen

The annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture show celebrates significant achievements in aviation with the help of the Ford Mustang.  Every year for the show, Ford creates a special edition, one-of-a-kind Mustang that is auctioned off for charity. Last year, Ford honored the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, while the year before the special edition Mustang was a tribute to the SR-71 Blackbird. For the 2012 EAA Airventure celebrate, Ford is paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen with the 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Red Tails edition.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first U.S. Amry Air Force squadron of African-American pilots.  They lobbied hard for meaningful missions and eventually escorted B-17 and B-24 bombers as they bombed Nazi-occupied Europe.  Their story was recently featured in the movie “Red Tails,” named after their signature look.  This tribute is especially fitting, since the Mustang was named after the fighter the Tuskegee Airmen were most famous for flying, the Army Air Force’s P-51 Mustang fighter.

TheMustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Red Tails edition features a 5.0-liter V8 engine with a Ford Racing supercharger, unique 20-inch wheels, and Brembo brakes.  In tribute to the squadron, this Mustang is outfitted with the Tuskegee Airmen logo, the signature red tail, and yellow checkered nose art.  The exhaust system on the Red Tails edition has also been enhanced to mimic that of the P-51 fighter plane.  The interior also honors the airmen with red and black upholstery and the Red Tails logo embossed on the seats.

The special edition Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Red Tails edition will be auctioned off today at the EAA Airventure show in Oshkosh, WI, with the money going to charity.  Last year, the Blue Angels Mustang raised over $400,000.

2012 Cambridge Classic Cruise-In

Cambridge Classic Ford is excited to announce that we will once again be hosting the Cambridge Classic Cruise-In car show this summer!  The Cambridge Classic Cruise-in, which was named a Top 10 Downtown Car Show by “Cruisin’ Times” magazine, will take place August 18, 2012.

The car show is open to all vehicles.  Registration will take place from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and will cost $10 per vehicle.  The judging will begin at 12:00 PM, with the awards presentation taking place at 4:30 PM.  Over 100 awards will be distributed, including the best of show, best truck, memorial trophy, largest club, oldest vehicle, and oldest driver.  Three trophies will also be awarded to each of the 20 classes, which include pre-40s antique and street rod, original and modified 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s, two wheel drive trucks, motorcycles, corvette class, special interest, sports compact, four wheel drive trucks, 4×4 Jeeps, Mustangs, and more.  Groups and clubs can call ahead to arrange to park together.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy merchant specials, a 50/50 drawing with door prizes, souvenir dash plaques, and event T-shirts while supplies last.

The Cambridge Classic Cruise-in will take place in the center of town on Route 40, the “Historic National Road.”  For more information about the car show, visit http://cambridgeclassicford.com/Events.aspx.

Win Your Fantasy Mustang Designed Through the Mustang Customizer

To help promote the debut for the 2013 Ford Mustang and to celebrate the online fan base that has helped to increase sales, Ford is re-launching the popular Mustang Customizer.  Four lucky fans who build a Mustang using Customizer will win a Mustang V6, GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500. To build your Mustang and enter the contest, visit http://www.ford.com/cars/mustang-/customizer/.

“Since the Customizer was originally launched in September 2011, more than 4.1 million different variations of the Mustang have been built by more than 1 million unique visitors,” said Ford marketing communications manager, Lee Jelenic. “We’re having great success in social marketing by actively engaging our fans and it’s helping to fuel the recent Mustang sales resurgence with sales up 18 percent so far in 2012.”

The Mustang Customizer has been substantially upgraded this year.  You can choose different tires, graphics, body kits, customize colors, and even add burn out marks to their favorite back drop.  Contestants can also gain more entries by earning points, which you can accrue by building additional Mustangs, sharing your designs through social media, battling your Mustang against others and inviting your friends to build their own.

2013 Ford F-150 Limited Revealed

Last week, Ford revealed the 2013 F-150 Limited, a truck that surpasses any F-150 to date in terms of luxury.  The Limited model will be the highest Ford F-150 trim offered.

“The F-150 Limited signifies the highest levels of design refinement, luxury and technology that we’ve ever offered in a Built Ford Tough pickup truck,” said Raj Nair, Ford Group Vice President for Product Development. “The F-150 Limited reflects a growing trend – more and more customers today have high expectations for luxury and convenience, yet their needs call for a truly capable truck.”

The exterior flaunts many visual enhancements sure to turn heads.  22-inch polished aluminum wheels and center caps make the wheels pop, and chrome trim accents the entire vehicle.  HID headlights – a segment first – generate two and half times more light than conventional halogen lights.

Where drivers get to experience the superior luxury of the F-150 Limited is inside the truck.  Heated and cooled memory seats trimmed in red and black leather are a welcome form of added comfort.  The 2013 Ford F-150 Limited comes with a standard moon roof and rearview camera, and gauge cluster is added to the 4.2-inch MyFord Touch screen which is customizable with various vehicle systems.  A Sony Audio System is also standard on the Limited.