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  1. bobbyd

    2020 Nascar season

    Well, in my opinion, the new face of NASCAR yesterday was Toyota! National TV gave Toyota a bountiful free surge of advertising! We all watched the drivers parade around the track in their 2020 Toyota Tundras....we saw our great Presidential parade being led by Toyota vehicles....and finally the Toyota Pace Vehicle leading the drivers around for the start of the race! In my opinion, Toyota was the face of NASCAR yesterday...for all the millions of viewers to witness!
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    2020 Nascar season

    You were right and I am disappointed...but not shocked! It's official: "DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2020) – Four-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion Sheamus will serve as the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the 62nd annual DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16 at Daytona International Speedway, behind the wheel of a 2020 Toyota Camry TRD.
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    2020 Nascar season

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    2020 Nascar season

    In my opinion and watching the Kyle Busch hit on Logano, over and over, I think Brad Kezelowski owes Joey an apology. Busch attempted to support his hit on the radio to his crew chief complaining Joey had previously blocked him!
  5. I think this guy is a hero after watching this incredible video! https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/11/10/hunters-free-deers-antlers-locked-horns/40581545/
  6. Wow....this truck can spin! https://www.foxnews.com/auto/the-electric-rivian-r1t-pickup-tank
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    Hailie Deegan Switches to Ford

    I thought Todd Gilliland drove the same DGR-Crosley chassis — skinned last year as a Toyota — to second place in the Daytona event last season and a victory at sister track Talladega Superspeedway in 2019.
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    Hailie Deegan Switches to Ford

    Today we will see how Ms Deegan performs in her Ford , car reskinned from last year's Toyota!
  9. I noticed the Ford Ranger finally caught and passed the Chevy Colorado in the 4th Quarter of 2019! Let's hope it continues! https://fordauthority.com/2020/01/ford-trucks-outsell-gm-and-fca-in-2019-calendar-year/
  10. I read a comment last week about the Pinto fiasco! The internet never sleeps!
  11. I might suggest a comment regarding the Chicago plant launch! I spent over 30 years at Ford in North American Automotive Parts distribution! Our department was responsible for the timely delivery of parts to maintain production at all of our North American assembly plants. We had launch teams assigned to each plants launch and worked with the plants, supply base, engineering and purchasing to maintain a smooth transition and successful Job 1 launch! Over time , the company decided to hire contact companies ( Penske, etc...) who assigned their workers to learn the functions alongside the Ford salaried employees! I personally supervised select launch teams and insured they were performing their assignments! I noticed many inefficiencies and lack of concern from some of these contract workers! However, management simply told us to correct and resolve the shortcomings. When Ford announced "specially retirements" in the past few years for salary personnel , a vast group of highly experienced workers took the package. The loss of experience was a hardship and many retirees were hired back during each of the following new plant launches! Currently, with virtually all of the parts distribution and launch teams resulting in contract workers, I see this may have been one of the reasons the launch was so dismal! I might consider one of the major causal factors is turnover of contract workers, the recent loss of experience, the inability to coordinate the necessary communication between engineering, launch team , purchasing and the critical supply base! Hopefully, the company is learning from this and will endeavor to address the shortcomings in the near future! We all want Ford to succeed!
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    Cmax Oil Change

    I've been getting my Cmax Oil changes completed at the dealer and really didn't notice the 'shop 'supplies' charge for $2.10! I was told the breakdown of charges were $5.33 for oil filter (FL-910S) ...$25.20 for the 0W20 oil ....labor $15.02....and the $2.10 for 'shop supplies' (towels or rags to wipe the installers hands! I never heard of that one before! I also noticed how I've been changing my oil every 4000-5000 miles. I decided to read more about the required interval on changing Cmax Hybrid oil. Surprised to discover I can have my oil changed every 7500-10000 miles under normal driving conditions!
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    The dumbest lawsuit ever...

    Wow....I noticed all the comments on the Yahoo site agree it was not the fault of Ford!I However, if the lawyers go "judge shopping" and take this to California ....all bets off in favor of Ford!
  14. I recall a few years ago when there were a series of F150 tailgate thefts in my neighborhood ! I was wondering if it is still easy to steal F150 tailgates or did Ford resolve the problem?
  15. Coming soon to your work site! https://www.newsmax.com/finance/companies/ford-dogs-work-tech/2019/12/06/id/944864/
  16. If you compare the Dodge Charger to the Ford Fusion Hybrid specs I think they are similar if you set the front seats at the same distance... since the Fusion has 2.5" more in front and 1 .8" less in back than the Charger. (Assuming rear leg room determined with front seat extended). In fact, the Fusion has a .7 " advantage! Charger Front legroom :41.8" vs Fusion 44.3" ( 2.5" difference) Charger Rear legroom: 40.1 vs Fusion 38.3" ( 1.8" difference )
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    NASCAR Popularity Continues To Fade

    The 2019 championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was a 20-year low point. It’s the smallest audience since at least 2001. About 400,000 less people elected to watch the championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2019 over the same race in 2018. The championship finale is set to change locations in 2020. It will be Phoenix!
  18. Good news.....The 'Ford vs Ferrai' movie release is #1 Box office this weekend! https://www.thewrap.com/ford-v-ferrari-takes-checkered-flag-with-31-million-box-office-opening/
  19. I think I need to correct my comment about Volkswagen building electric in Tennessee. They are not requiring workers to join the UAW....while if Ford decided to build in the USA...they would be forced to make all workers join the UAW....a costly proposition for a company struggling against non union automakers!
  20. The car looks interesting....but most of the critics are complaining it's built in Mexico, while Volkswagen is building electric vehicles in Tennessee!
  21. Sad to see how the accident that Daniel Suarez caused in the first overtime help eliminate Brad Kezelowski from making the top 8 . Brad was struggling but still ahead of Elliott for the #8 spot, but Suarez lost control of his #41 Ford and spun into an accident , ruining Brad's chances with only one lap to go.
  22. Ford driver Almirola and top bowler Belmonte set new world bowling record at Charlotte Raceway!
  23. Popular Lincoln Spokesman, Matthew McConaughey , driving the Aviator through purple clouds! https://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/matthew-mcconaughey-drives-through-purple-cloud-his-latest-lincoln/2196771
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    Bet on SHR

    I see him blocking as a 'Toyota Teammate' (he is not a Gibbs driver) in an effort to defeat the Ford teams. Its interesting to note that Mr Truex is well known as the biggest cry baby about blocking....except when it favors him! I'm just saying.
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    Bet on SHR

    Sad to see obvious favortism displayed by future Ford driver , DiBenedetto , who was the key blocker at the end of the 2nd stage , slowing Logano's momentum to allow Truex to catch him and then IMMEDIATELY moving down to give his teammate the pass and win that stage. As far as Suarez and his antics....SHR better let that character go. He's out of control!