Friday, December 27, 2013

Opening the Highways to all Mankind Painting Restoration

A nearly 90-year-old advertisement that propelled Ford Motor Company’s vision for putting the world on wheels and recently helped transform the company from survival to profitable growth has a fresh face.
The “Opening the Highways to All Mankind” advertisement originally was placed in the Saturday Evening Post on Jan. 24, 1925. It detailed Henry Ford’s original vision of providing affordable, safe transportation to everyone.
In 2007, the ad came to the attention of Ford CEO and President Alan Mulally and other senior leaders. After years of declining sales and profits and in the face of a looming financial crisis, the company once again used the ad as a vision for its transformation from survival to profitable growth.
The ad came to signify a compelling vision for the company and its employees as they implemented the One Ford plan, which involves aggressively restructuring, accelerating the development of new products, strengthening the balance sheet and leveraging global assets.
“Henry Ford was talking about one Ford, one plan, one team and working together – and that is exactly our One Ford plan,” said Mulally. “We are using this same vision to Go Further today in developing high-quality, fuel-efficient, safe and smart products that customers want and value – and that are affordable – so that we can continue opening up the highways to all mankind.”

Chronology of the Life of Henry Ford

Mar 1, 2013 | Dearborn, Mich.

Chronology of the Life of Henry Ford

  • 1863: Born July 30 in Dearbornville, Springfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan
  • 1876: Makes his own tools and repairs a broken watch after a farmhand explains to him its inner workings
  • 1879: Leaves family farm for Detroit to work in machine shops. Leaves school with a sixth-grade education
  • 1882: Runs steam engine on neighboring farm
  • 1883 – 1884: Works two summers at Westinghouse demonstrating and repairing steam engines
  • 1884: Takes a few courses at Goldsmith, Bryant & Stratton Business University in Detroit for his only formal business training
  • 1888: Marries Clara Bryant of Greenfield Township and moves to 80-acre farm in what is today Dearborn
  • 1891: Secures position as engineer with the Edison Illuminating Co.; returns to Detroit
  • 1893: Edsel Bryant Ford, only child of Henry and Clara Ford, born Nov. 6
  • 1893: Builds a one-cylinder engine
  • 1896: Completes his first automobile, the Quadricycle, and drives it through the streets of Detroit
  • 1896: Meets Thomas Edison, who encourages Ford to continue with his automotive pursuits
  • 1899: Ends eight years of employment with the Edison Illuminating Company to devote full attention to the manufacture of automobiles. Made chief engineer and partner in the newly formed Detroit Automobile Company, which produced only a few cars
  • 1901: Drives his first racecar, "Sweepstakes," to victory
  • 1901: Henry Ford Company organized with Ford as engineer. Ford resigns over dispute with bankers in 1902 and the company becomes the Cadillac Motor Car Co.
  • 1902: With the help of his friends, Ford builds the "999" race car. With the famed Barney Oldfield at the wheel, "999" wins a 5-mile race, helping attract new backers for another automobile company
  • 1903: Ford Motor Company is officially incorporated on June 16. Ford's first Model A appears on the market in Detroit
  • 1903: Ford Motor Company makes its first sale on July 15. Dr. E. Pfennig of Chicago buys a Model A for $850, paid in full, and two other buyers make deposits, giving the company a much-needed infusion of cash
  • 1904: Production begins at Piquette Avenue in Detroit, Ford Motor Company's first purpose-built factory
  • 1906: The lightweight, inexpensive Model N is America's best seller
  • 1907: Develops an experimental tractor
  • 1908: Ford begins manufacturing the famous Model T
  • 1910: Begins operations at factory in Highland Park, Mich.
  • 1911: Ford Motor Company wins a lawsuit invalidating the 1879 Selden patent, which had claimed rights to all vehicles powered by internal combustion engines
  • 1913: Introduces first moving automobile assembly line at Highland Park
  • 1914: Announces his plan to share the Ford Motor Company's profits with workers, paying them $5.00 for an eight-hour day
  • 1915: Founds Henry Ford Hospital
  • 1915: The Oscar II, Ford's "Peace Ship," sets sail for Norway on a pacifist expedition to end World War I
  • 1917: Begins construction of industrial facility on the Rouge River in Dearborn, Michigan
  • 1917: Fordson tractor debuts
  • 1918: Loses his bid for the U.S. Senate
  • 1919: Edsel B. Ford, son of Henry Ford, is named president of Ford Motor Company
  • 1921: Ford Motor Company dominates auto production with 55 percent of industry's total output
  • 1922: Ford Motor Company buys Lincoln
  • 1924: Begins work on what would later become the charcoal briquette
  • 1926: Focuses on air transportation and develops the Tri-Motor airplane
  • 1927: Transfers final assembly line from Highland Park plant to the Rouge. Production of the Model T ends, and the Model A is introduced
  • 1929: Dedicates his Edison Institute of Technology and Greenfield Village with a celebration of 50 years of the electric light
  • 1932: Builds first V-8 Ford car
  • 1936: Ford Foundation established
  • 1937: "Battle of the Overpass" occurs between Ford security staff and United Auto Workers union organizers. As a result, the court orders Ford not to interfere with union activity
  • 1941: Ford Motor Company signs a contract with UAW
  • 1943: Edsel B. Ford dies at age 49. Henry Ford resumes presidency
  • 1947: Henry Ford dies at age 83, at Fair Lane, his Dearborn home

Thursday, October 24, 2013

2008 Shelby GT500 - FOR SALE -

2008 Shelby GT500 Coupe! 
Only 8779 miles!! 
Previous owner traded this for a new 2014 Shelby GT500.
Classic Shelby Colors of White with Blue Stripes, 500 HP, leather seats, 
Shaker 1000 audio system..what an incredible car!
It delivers style and power in a single package! 
With less than 10,000 miles on the odometer, 
this compact vehicle proves that good things DO come in small packages!
We know that you have high expectations, 
and we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding them! 

2009 Shelby GT500-Show Car- FOR SALE

Exceptional one owner car! 
This vehicle has been Signed by Carroll Shelby!! 
Only 15k Miles.
This car has won awards at car shows and the trophies come with the car. 
It has Ford Racing Cold Air Kit and shifter.

Under the Hood it has some very well done cosmetic painting and stainless caps! 
This car looks and drives amazing and is definitely a rare find.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

2005 Pontiac GTO For Sale! - SOLD-

Stop in and see this gorgeous car you won't want to miss it. 
This vehicle has all the power you need with 6.0L V8
 It has 400 H.P., Super acceleration, great handling and a fun ride!

Call me or stop in today for more information.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World's First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck

  • 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor comes standard with the company’s powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, offering V8 performance, V6 fuel economy and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle with electronic locking differential
  • Short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor offers stylish FX Appearance Package and functional features that include a floor shifter, class-exclusive HID headlamps and standard SYNC® with MyFord Touch® connectivity system
  • All-new truck’s distinctive looks are complemented by unique boxside Tremor graphics and custom-inspired interior. 
F-150 Tremor is powered exclusively by Ford’s groundbreaking 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which features:
365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel.
420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm.
Twin independent variable camshaft timing for improved performance and fuel economy.
Up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm.

An electronic locking rear differential that’s standard for both two- and four-wheel-drive versions helps deliver the power to the pavement by improving traction during takeoff.
Connectivity comes standard on F-150 Tremor with MyFord Touch® powered by SYNC®. Designers have optimized the physical interface for MyFord Touch to accommodate truck users who may be wearing work gloves by providing easy access to climate controls and audio presets on the center stack.

The short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor goes on sale this fall delivering distinctive looks and performance. The all-new truck couples the style of the FX Appearance Package with an EcoBoost engine and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle – the shortest final drive ratio offered in an EcoBoost F-150 – helping provide customers with fast acceleration.

 Tremor signals its sport truck capabilities with a custom-inspired FX Appearance Package featuring stealthy, flat-black accents that include unique 20-inch flat-black wheels, stylized bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.

Tremor is the only regular-cab F-150 offering a flow-through center console and bucket seats. Interior touches include black leather seating surfaces with red piping, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel. Alcantara seat inserts add texture and style as well.
“The new Tremor gives F-150 customers yet another option to drive a highly capable, distinctive performance truck with features typically found only in the aftermarket,” said Brian Bell, F-150 product marketing manager. “Plus, the Built Ford Tough EcoBoost engine is available for the first time in a short-wheelbase F-150.”


Monday, August 5, 2013

2007 ROUSH Stage 1 Mustang FOR SALE!

 2007  ROUSH Stage 1 Mustang

Hurry in and take a look at this local one owner trade in! Purchased here brand New and was well taken care of. Race Red with White Stripes and can you believe only 10,800 miles!
Priced at only $22,980!!

For more pictures please visit us at: www.anderson-ford.com

6th Annual Anderson Ford Car Show - August 11, 2013!

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For more information please visit www.anderson-ford.com

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ford Enters 2014 Dakar Rally With Wonderful Mustang-Powered Rangers

We don't get the Ford Ranger in America because there is absolutely no reason anyone would need a small pickup truck in this country. Now Ford is taking it to the most grueling rally in the world. And they're shoving a V8 under the hood.
The two Rangers of the factory Ford effort in the rally will have Mustang V8s under the hood. The 5.0s will make 348 horsepower and 412 pound feet of torque. That's less horsepower than normal because the engines have been tuned to have gobs and gobs of low end torque.

 Travis Okulski-JALOPNIK


2003 Ford Mustang GT Convertible For Sale - SOLD

 This convertible won't last long. Low miles. Only 48k
This Vehicle has had some modifications done to it such as: Exhaust, Cold Air intake, it has been lowered, and has a Short throw shifter.
This is a unique find so come out and take a look today before it is gone.

 Very sharp and well maintained!