The Mustang E-Card Sets a World Record!

 

 

As you know, the Ford Mustang turned 50 last week and to celebrate, Ford put a new 2015 Mustang on top of the Empire State Building in New York. They also celebrated with a birthday e-card! Ford wanted to set a new Guinness World Record with the birthday e-card too. So did they?

Of course they did! In just one week, Ford had 50,000 signatures on the birthday e-card, setting the Guinness World Record for the most signatures on an electronic birthday card.

“It is my honor to be the official Guinness World Records adjudicator for Ford Mustang 50th birthday and to award Ford the Guinness World Records title for the most contributions to an e-greeting card celebrating the momentous occasion,” said Johanna Hessling. “We wish Mustang many more milestone birthday’s in the future!”

People from all across the world were visiting Ford’s website to help set the World Record. People from more than 160 countries that is! The top ten participating countries were the United States, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Brazil, France, Mexico and Italy.

Did you sign the e-card and help set a world record? Let us here at Mountain View Ford know!

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang!

50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang

The time is finally here! The 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang will be celebrated this Wednesday and Thursday! We at Mountain View Ford have been waiting for this for quite some time now, as we are sure you have been too.

Ford has decided to recreate what they created years ago by bringing the new Ford Mustang atop of the 86th floor observatory at the Empire State Building in New York. The celebration will take place the 16th and 17th from 8am-2am both days.

Since the original pony car came about on April 17th, 1964 at the New York World’s Fair, they have sold over 9 million Mustangs and we are confident that there will be many, many more where that came from!

Don’t miss out on all of the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang! If you can’t make it to New York, you can sign the Ford e-card to wish the Mustang a Happy 50th as well as set the Guinness World Record for the most e-card signatures.

You can also take the quiz and see just how much you know about the Ford Mustang and the Empire State Building!

Watch out for those Potholes!

Potholes

Potholes are becoming more and more prevalent as spring weather arises thanks to the rough winter we had. Not only are these potholes annoying, they are also hazardous to drivers!

Sometimes potholes are hard to avoid, but if possible try to get around those pesky things! Catching a sharp edge or a deep pothole can really do some damage to your Ford! Multiple parts of your cars can be affected other than just your tires.  Hitting a pothole can result in a bent or off-balance wheel, wheel misalignment, damaged suspension and punctures to your exhaust, and oil or coolant leaks.

If you happen to hit a pothole, pull over and check the pothole pain points we mentioned above and then get your car to Mountain View Ford as soon as you can so our factory-trained technicians can conduct a multi-point inspection to make sure that all possible pothole damage is assessed.

Getting your car into our service department sooner rather than later can help prevent problems from arising on down the road! Call us or stop by today if you have been a recent victim of potholes!

Read a Road Map Week

Read a Road Map Week

It is read a road map week this week, so what better way to do so than to go on a road trip! Put down those high-tech GPS’ or your phones and pick up an old-fashioned map! We love road trips here at Mountain View Ford, especially in our Ford’s!

We put together a few cool places and not too far from our hometown of Chattanooga, TN for your road trip!

Louisville: Louisville is an awesome road trip to take. If you haven’t been, now is your time to go! They have plenty to do and plenty to see in a weekend. Food, art, museums and of course we can’t forget the Kentucky Truck Plant! The plant produces the Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty pickups as well as the Ford Expedition! If Louisville is just getting your adventure started, check out some of these other places you can stop at not too far from there!

Lexington: Lexington is only 78 miles from Louisville and this town has a lot to offer. Perfect for all of you sports fanatics as well as those who like a more historic stroll through downtown. There are plenty of things to do and plenty of galleries, restaurants, and bourbon bars!

Nashville: Nashville is the heart of country music, so if you love country you will definitely want to visit. It is a little farther coming 174 miles from Louisville, but well worth it. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Grand Ole Opry and the Opry Mill Malls for a day of shopping. We love Nashville, so read a road map week right on down music row!

Do you have a favorite spot you like to road trip in your Ford to? Share below!

Prepare your Ford for Spring

Spring Has SprungHappy Spring! This new season means warmer weather, and the return of great conditions for road trips. But, after this winter how ready is your car to hit the road? Take a look at our list, and come see us at Mountain View Ford for more in-depth service or help!

  • Check your battery- Cold weather can damage your battery. Test it now to make sure that it still starts!
  • Change your windshield wiper blades- In the fall and winter, your blades put up with tree debris, ice and snow. Change them out now to make sure that they are ready to clean off rain safely.
  • Go to a car wash- If you have been driving on salt covered roads, any remnants on the body of your car will cause corrosion and rust. Take your Ford to get a bath ASAP and extend its life!
  • Clean out the interior- Wet winter weather can get your mats really dirty. Add that to any winter accessories in your car (ice scraper, etc), and your car could really not look that well. Clean out everything that reminds you of winter to help bring back your spring smile.

See Need For Speed And the Mustang in Action!

Have you gone to see Need For Speed yet?  The film, based on the video game series of the same name, stars Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad’ as Tobey Marshall, a street racer out to prove his innocence after serving time for a crime he didn’t commit. Full of fast cars and exciting maneuvers, this movie uses minimal CGI to showcase the true power of these vehicles.

And, the hero’s car is a modified Ford Mustang. What’s not to like?

The Need For Speed Hero Mustang

The Need For Speed Hero Mustang

Ford partnered with the film after being approached by director Scott Waugh. Marshall built his Ford Mustang starting with the remains of the car Caroll Shelby was working on when he passed away. With silver paint, a blue racing stripe, and a deafening roar, the Mustang is ready to take on the film’s other vehicles with ease. And, there may or may not be a great Ford surprise at the end of the film.

For movie showtimes, check out Fandango. Come talk to us at Mountain View Ford to buy a Mustang for yourself!

Meet the Mustang Women

When you think of the Ford Mustang, you think of wild horses, powerful cars, maybe even some cowboys. But what about the cowgirls? This past week was International Women’s Day, and the Ford Motor Company took the time to recognize the women who contribute to the Ford Mustang’s success. These women are all invested in the success of this powerful pony car, and we appreciate all the work that they do! Learn more about them below!

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Gail Wise – While not employed by Ford, Gail Wise holds a very important place in Ford Mustang history – She was the first person to buy a Ford Mustang! This Chicago teacher actually bought the car from a dealer before it was officially unveiled. She still owns the car, making her the longest-lasting Mustang owner as well!

Marcy Fisher- Ms Fisher is known as the Vehicle Line Director, which means that she’s the one who goes over the new Mustang and makes sure that all the components of a vehicle launch come together before the car gets to the dealership.

Michele Lubin Henney – As the Vehicle Integration Supervisor, she makes sure that everything comes together on the actual car – MPG, vehicle sound, driver comfort.

Susan Lampinen- She’s the chief color and materials designer, and she is the one that picks those vibrant paint color options. She also makes sure all of the component colors and interiors go together well.

Melanie Banker – As the US Mustang Brand Manager, she oversees the marketing for this great car. She reads customer letters and answers many, including those from children who have caught the car bug early!

To learn more about these women, visit Ford Social!

Celebrate the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary—With Nail Polish!

Anyone who wants to deny the Ford Mustang’s status as the single most iconic American sports car will have their work cut out for them—the Mustang’s influence extends way beyond the automotive world, inspiring artists, designers, and companies in far-flung industries all the time. This trend continues in 2014 as OPI Products, a nail lacquer manufacturer, has announced a new collection of lacquers inspired by the Ford Mustang and designed to honor the vehicle’s 50th anniversary. The collection features such distinct shades as Race Red, the collection’s “hero shade,” as a nod to perhaps the Mustang’s most historically popular color.

“For women, cars and nail lacquer offer a way to express personality,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and executive vice president. “This new collection will deliver elements of sophistication, luxury, power, and style fitting for both OPI and Mustang customers.” Ford executives are just as excited about the project. “Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” stated Melanie Banker, the marketing manager for Mustang. “There is no better way to express Mustang’s bold personality and the excitement it creates than through color.”

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That may be true, but nail polish still isn’t for everyone. Here at Mountain View Ford, we think you should take your tribute to the Mustang one step higher—come see us and celebrate 50 years of iconic muscle and power with a test drive.

2015 Ford Expedition: Stronger Engine and New Technology

2015 Ford Expedition

2014 Ford Expedition

Ford is introducing the new 2015 Ford Expedition, now featuring the automaker’s popular 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and more technology than ever!

Compared to the older 5.4-liter V8, the new engine not only delivers better fuel economy but also more power and especially more torque at low engine speeds. That means drivers will have a much easier time going up hills, overtaking other cars, and bringing the kids to soccer practice.

In the cabin, Ford has added a bunch of tech upgrades that consumers want, like SYNC with MyFord Touch and driver-assist features like the popular Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert. It doesn’t just increase the car’s cool factor: it makes everyone safer, too!

The new 2015 Expedition is also a lot more stylish. With fresh interior and exterior styling as well as a new Platinum trim package, the popular American SUV raises the bar in comfort and affordable luxury.

Come find it at Mountain View Ford when it goes into production later this year! Until then check out our 2014 Ford Expeditions!

Chocolate Mustangs… What Will They Think of Next!

When Ford does something, they do it big! Or about 1-inch in size in this case. They have recently teamed up with 3D Systems’ Sugar Lab in LA to produce Chocolate Mustangs. Yep, that’s right chocolate lovers, little Mustangs made out of chocolate and other sugar candy varieties.

Ford wanted to show that they use manufacturing-level 3D printing in the development of Ford’s all-new 2015 model as well as 3D printing for the edible kind. During the development, they used 3D printing for prototype parts such as air vents, panels and siding, cylinder head, fascia and grille, taillights and hood vents and more!

Now, the sweet, Chocolate Mustangs were said to only have been available for Valentine’s Day, but Ford is talking about licensing the candy.

We here at Mountain View Ford would love to have Chocolate Mustangs sitting around in our candy dishes, wouldn’t you? Check out the cool video below on how they made them and let us know what you think!

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