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Hot Wheels Ford Transit Connect is worth more if we keep it in the box

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Minivan/Van, Work, Ford, Toys/Games, Specialty

If the 2014 Transit Connect is anything like it’s utile current-generation predecessor, and we suspect it is, it will undoubtedly be one of the most functional vehicle…

Ford jumps back in the water with marinized 6.2L V8

Filed under: SEMA Show, Ford, Specialty

Nameplates like the Mercury Mariner and Lincoln Navigator aside, Ford hasn’t offered a marine engine in over two decades. But through a new partnership with one of the biggest names in the business, the Dearborn…

Ford F-100 ‘Snakebit’ shown off by Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed at SEMA

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Classics, Performance, Truck, Ford, Celebrities, Specialty, Design/Style

Ford, along with KISS bassist Gene Simmons and his wife, Shannon Tweed, used SEMA as a backdrop to pull the covers off Snakebit, a 1956 Ford …

Ford pits Cobra Jet versus GRC Fiesta ST, worlds collide

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Hatchback, Ford, Celebrities, Specialty, Racing

Racing takes on many forms in the automotive world. There are sanctioned events that are as varied and diverse as NASCAR, Formula One, Global Rallycr…

Next-gen Ford Cobra Jet development underway, but will it be a Mustang?

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Ford, Specialty, Racing

Ford might be stepping away from the NHRA, but it isn’t abandoning drag racing altogether. Hot Rod says that Ford confirmed a next-gen Cobra Jet factory drag racer is in the works, but the repor…

2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi hopes to fare thee well

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Work, Ford, Specialty

New York City may have selected its taxi of tomorrow, but there are still plenty of municipalities across the US with citizens that depend on yellow livery cars to get them across town in a jiffy. That’s…

Ford announces first non-pursuit-rated police car ever

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Work, Ford, Police/Emergency, Specialty

Ford announced its first non-pursuit-rated Police Interceptor ever, based on the Taurus, which employs the smaller 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine in place of simila…

The fascinating forgotten civil defense history of Mister Softee trucks

Filed under: Classics, Truck, Work, Ford, Specialty, Read This

Hemmings came across an interesting article from the Throwin’ Wrenches blog about the intersection of ice cream, cars and civic duty in America’s late 1950s. In particular, it focuses on t…

Ford’s Explorer-based Police Interceptor to get 365-hp EcoBoost option

Filed under: Performance, SUV, Government/Legal, Crossover, Ford, Specialty

Speeders beware, the police are going to be getting quite a bit faster. Ford has just announced that it will be offering its 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged, EcoBoost V6 in the E…

US Air Force Thunderbirds Mustang fetches $400K at auction

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Auctions, Ford, Military, Specialty

For the last six years, Ford has created a special version of the Mustang with a military aviation theme, and then donated the car to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to b…

Holy crime-fighting Ford F-150, Batman!

Filed under: Aftermarket, Truck, Ford, Specialty, Design/Style, TV/Movies

What would Batman drive for his weekly trips to Home Depot for the bits and pieces needed to keep his lair deep below Wayne Manor in tip-top condition? Certainly not the Batmobi…

Ford builds USAF Thunderbirds Edition Mustang for charity

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Ford, Military, Specialty

Each year since 2008, Ford has created a one-off Mustang to celebrate military aviation, and the cars have been auctioned off at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Gathering of Eagles…

BMW V8-powered Ford Model A is the definition of Hot Rod

Filed under: Aftermarket, Classics, Performance, Truck, Videos, BMW, Ford, Specialty

Today, hotrodding has a pretty staid definition. Take one classic American car, add one classic American V8, sprinkle with tire smoke and you pretty much have every h…

Ford Mustang V6-powered Radical RXC track day racer gets a closer look

Filed under: Aftermarket, Motorsports, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Ford, Specialty

The good people at XCAR were the first to get a ride in the new Radical RXC on public streets, and they were kind enough to bring along a few cameras to film the experi…