Just one year after Ford unveiled the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor at the SEMA show, Ford today is announcing the long-anticipated power figures for the all-new 6.2-liter premium V-8 engine now available in this ultimate high-speed off-road performance truck. When this optional powertrain in the Raptor arrives in showrooms in early 2010, the 6.2-liter V-8 will produce 411 hp and 434 ft.-lb. of torque, making Raptor the most powerful half-ton pickup available. Customers will now have the choice of two V-8 engines in the Raptor, Ford’s proven 5.4-liter Triton V-8 or the new 6.2-liter V-8, which can be ordered beginning Dec. 1, with an MSRP of $41,995 including destination and delivery. Read the rest of this entry »
So, you’re a small business owner looking for a way to cut your fuel cost by getting a pure electric vehicle, and your choice is an expensive boutique two-seater sports car with zero cargo room or an affordable compact but super roomy commercial van. Yep, some business decisions are just that easy.
Ford and Azure Dynamics have joined in a collaborative effort to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010. Azure will integrate its Force Drive™ battery electric drive train in the Transit Connect van for commercial fleet and retail use. Read the rest of this entry »
Watch the fun as tots tote the biggest pumpkin they can carry, starting Saturday Oct. 10!
• Kids 12 and under receive a FREE pumpkin of the size they can carry.
• Win $500 in Service coupons in our Pumpkin Carving Contest!
• Enjoy free cider and donuts Sat. Oct. 10 and Oct. 17
• All new & preowned vehicles are marked down!
Got your pumpkin? Now get creative!
Email a photograph of the pumpkin you and your family carve to email@example.com by midnight Oct. 24th.
• Please keep photos under 2 Mb if possible
• Include the names and ages of the carver(s) and contact information.
• By submitting your photo, you give us permission to publish your photo on the community news section of our website and publish your Family name if you win.
• Winning entry will be selected by Borgman staff based on originality and overall appeal.
• Selected pictures will be posted right here after Oct. 26th.
No purchase or test drive necessary for free pumpkins, contest entry, or treats! All welcome.
Special Ford F-Series Incentives available through Oct., including 0% financing and up to $4500 cash back on some models. Test drive one today!
October 2009 offers super deals on the Ford F-150 Super Duty Trucks to celebrate Ford’s Truck Month. Rumor has it you’ll be able to enjoy 60 months of rugged riding for 0% interest or a $5,000 cash back rebate.
September 22, 2009 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Family-owned Borgman Ford is revving up to add some drive to the Komen Grand Rapids Race for the Cure to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Walkers, runners or folks who just want to discover “Why Ford” can have an extra $20 donated to the Grand Rapids Komen cause just by downloading a certificate (visit: www.fordcares.com to download) and taking a test drive in one of Borgman’s fabulous Fords. Make sure you tell your Borgman representative to supply you with the dealer code to enter on the Ford Cares website as proof of your test drive. Enter the code on the www.fordcares.com site and you’ll have made your contribution.
“Participating in this event was a natural for us,” said John Borgman, second generation owner of the historic dealership located on 28th Street in Grandville. “We believe in making a difference in our community. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and 40,000 will die this year. How can you not want to do everything in your power to fight those odds.”
Borgman encourages everyone to start with the easy money and then register for the race. The Grand Rapids Komen Race for the Cure is slated for September 26, 2009 at the Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville. The Race for the Cure is a 5k (3.1 mile) run or walk and you can have your race timed or just walk for fun. Support this effort and join a team by logging onto www.komengr.org and clicking the Race for the Cure tab. Set a personal fundraising goal and start collecting donations from your friends and family. Let them know donations as little as $5 still help make a difference in the lives of the 180,000 women affected by breast cancer each year.
We’re looking for your true story about how Ford’s new Transit Connect is fueling the rise of your small business. Whether you’re a florist, caterer, contractor or caregiver, show us how you’ve tricked out your Transit Connect and we’ll feature your business and provide a link to your company website. Send your story and picture to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in our new Commercial Customer section.
To see sample owner stories, follow this link: http://www.fordvehicles.com/transitconnect
Here’s the latest news on this business class sensation:
(AP) — Ford Motor Co. said it sold more than 2,000 of its new Transit Connect commercial vans in the vehicle’s first month of sales. Ford said small businesses and fleet customers snapped up the van in August, with some vehicles selling in fewer than 10 days after arriving at dealerships.
Ford is planning on introducing an all-electric version of the Transit Connect in the U.S. next year. The automaker also hopes to have a passenger version of the vehicle geared toward families on the road soon.
The existing commercial version gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on highways.
This is your chance to apply to participate in Ford’s latest drive experience – a long-weekend road trip in the brand new 2010 Taurus, Ford’s flagship sedan. If you are selected for the Ford Taurus Game Day Drive Experience you and a friend will to drive the 2010 Taurus over three days, attend one pro Football game, and demonstrate the Taurus’ state-of-the-art technology features to people along your drive.
For the Ford Taurus Game Day Drive Experience, Ford is looking for football fans who are involved in the social media community. To help us choose, this application includes questions about you and how you share and connect with others online. Do you have a Facebook profile or Twitter account? Do you post photos and videos for everyone to enjoy? You will also be asked to select the football game and date closest to your home. Along with your online profile, you will need to submit a photo and a quick blurb (max. 200 words) about why you and your friend would be perfect for the Ford Taurus Game Day Drive Experience. Good Luck!
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM ET on 10/6/09.
Follow this link to fill out the application and read full details: http://www.thefordstory.com/smart-technology/road-trip-to-an-nfl-football-game-in-taurus-style/
In the ultimate foreign exchange program, 100 “agents” chosen for their clever video submissions are spending six months behind the wheel of their own Fiesta, sharing their experiences, and completing monthly missions to show you what experiencing the Ford Fiesta is all about, way in advance of the U.S. launch in 2010. FiestaMovement.com pulls in all of our agents’ content across the web to let you follow the fun-filled hijinx of their Missions, from Travel, Adventure, and Social Activism to Technology, Style & Design, and Entertainment. Browse our agents, pick your favorite stuff, and follow everything across the social network sites you already use.
“The Jay Leno Show” had a special guest Friday, September 18: An all-new battery-electric Ford Focus. The electric car appeared in a segment called “Green Car Challenge.” Tuned to perform on a racetrack that was specifically designed for “The Jay Leno Show,” the battery-electric Ford Focus was chosen to be the car used throughout the first season. Celebrities who accept the challenge will be at the wheel, driving quickly to establish a fast lap time that future guests will try to beat. Actress Drew Barrymore is the first celebrity to accept Leno’s “Green Car Challenge.” Read the rest of this entry »
The Komen Grand Rapids Race for the Cure is quickly approaching, slated for Sat., Sept. 26 at the Rivertown Mall, 8:30 a.m. Now you can boost your donation to fight breast cancer by $20 simply by test driving a Ford at Borgman Ford. Visit the local Grand Rapids Komen affiliate site to sign up for the 5k walk/run, and help the 180,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year!
In times like these, giving back to the community is more important than ever. So when you test-drive a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle between April 21, 2009 and December 31, 2009, Ford will donate $20 on your behalf to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® – up to a total of $1 million. Come in today and be a part of Borgman Ford’s ongoing commitment to the fight against breast cancer.
Simply visit www.fordcares.com and download a certificate. Bring the certificate to Borgman Ford, and they’ll give you a dealer code to enter on the Ford Cares website – the $20 will then be credited on your behalf to Komen’s GR Affiliate.
Ford’s Role in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Ford is proud of its 15-year National Sponsorship of the Komen Race for the Cure. To date, Ford has dedicated more than $100 million to the cause. Our commitment runs well beyond raising funds. We know that awareness leads to early detection and early detection saves lives, so we are also working to increase breast cancer awareness–last year creating over one billion media impressions. We also encourage our employees to participate. More than 50,000 Ford employees have participated in The Race and thousands of our dealers support the race in their area.
For information on how to sign up for the Komen Race for the Cure® in your area, please call 1-888-603-RACE or visit komen.org.