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Meet The World’s First Mustang Owner: Video

February 19, 2014 1 comment

Meet The World’s First Mustang Owner: Video

Motor Authority ^ | 2/18/14 | Nelson Ireson

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:36:06 AM by smokingfrog

It’s 1964, and the Ford Mustang is coming, but it hasn’t arrived in any owners’ hands yet. People all over the country are excited about Ford’s affordable new sporty car. Then Gail Wise rolls down the street in a powder blue convertible and everyone loses it.

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Ford to use rotating shifts to avoid Ohio layoffs

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Ford to use rotating shifts to avoid Ohio layoffs

AP ^ | 1/27/2014

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 4:41:41 AM by markomalley

Ford Motor Co. will use rotating shifts — two weeks on, two weeks off — to avoid indefinite layoffs at its assembly plant, located west of Cleveland.

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Lee Harvey Oswald Was An American Hero? Paul Kuntzler Speaks by DALE K. MYERS « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

January 22, 2013 307 comments

Lee Harvey Oswald Was An American Hero? Paul Kuntzler Speaks

 

by DALE K. MYERS

 

Oswald when he served in the US Marine Corps

Oswald when he served in the US Marine Corps (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

“Lee Harvey Oswald Was An American Hero” – those are the words of Paul Kuntzler, President of Miller Reporting Company, Inc., a transcription and court reporting service, who wrote a rambling, two-page open letter to The Washington Post Chairmen of the Board, Donald E. Graham, published in today’s edition of the New York Times. [Editor's note: The complete text appears at the end of this article.]

 

Mr. Kuntzler charged that:

 

“President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was murdered by Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson in a widespread, incredibly complex and brilliantly planned conspiracy that involved the Federal Bureau of Investigation directed by J. Edgar Hoover, the CIA directed by David Atlee Phillips,

 

 

 

The Secret Service, elements of the United States Air Force, including General Curtis LeMay of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the United States Army, the United States Navy, Henry R. Luce’s LIFE Magazine, The Ford Motor Company, the Dallas Police, including Dallas Mayor Earle Cabel, big Oil of Midland, Texas, the Texas political establishment, the mafia, the anti-Castro Cubans, Southern racists, including retired General Edwin Walker, and others. President Richard M. Nixon was also involved.” [NYT, 07/31/07, pp.A16-17]

 

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V2V: The End of Driving . . . By You, Anyhow by Eric Peters

August 6, 2012 3 comments

You’re going to love – or dread – this.Vehicle to Vehicle communication – V2V, as its designers style it – is a system that will – that already is – automating new cars. Rendering them driverless. Putting the car in charge. Well, putting a wireless network in charge, that is. Of the cars – and the drivers. Who will shortly cease to exist – becoming curiosities of a bygone time, like railroad conductors.

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Gunny G: OIL CHANGE EXTENDED TO 7500 Miles/2010 Ford Escape Oil Warning Light: How to Reset the Oil Light on a Ford Escape | eHow.com

July 10, 2012 5 comments

Flashlight

Ford Escape

Instructions

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Locate the “oil life” indicator on the front dashboard of the Ford Escape. The indicator is situated in the instrument cluster around the driver’s side of the vehicle inside the dashboard next to the speedometer, fuel gauge and other instruments. Look for a small message panel with the words “info, setup and reset.” This is where the oil light indicator is located.

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Check the odometer to ensure it has been approximately 7,500 miles of travel since the last oil change. This is the recommended amount of miles the Ford Escape should travel before getting a new oil change according to the 2010 Ford Escape manual. Older cars may need more frequent oil changes.

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Henry Ford: Can a Freemason be an “Anti Semite”? – henrymakow.com

May 9, 2012 2 comments

Freemasonry is an arm of Illuminati Jewry. Yet Henry Ford’s “The International Jew” (1920) is perhaps the most informed and scathing condemnation of Illuminati Jewry ever.

The contradiction is explained if we see Ford in the context of Freemasonry’s build-up of Hitler. Freemasonry & Ford also built up Illuminati Jewish Russia for the dialectical clash called World War II.

Portrait of Henry Ford (ca. 1919)

Portrait of Henry Ford (ca. 1919) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is from “Masonic Movers & Shakers of World II”

by Joseph Burley

(henrymakow.com)

Anthony Sutton dedicates a chapter to Henry Ford’s Masonic Machinations during WW2.

Not only did Ford have a significant role in the events of WW2, he also served as business representative of the American League to aid and co-operate with Russia in 1918 alongside many other Bolshevik Jewish financiers and Freemasons. At the same time Ford financed Adolf Hitler in the early 1920′s, the formative stage of the Nazi Movement.

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A FORD BICYCLE THE TWO-WHEELED CONCEPT FOR THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION (Obama-maobile is unveiled)

May 1, 2012 Leave a comment

A FORD BICYCLE THE TWO-WHEELED CONCEPT FOR THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION (Obama-maobile is unveiled)

Myfordmag.com ^ | Carrie Jones

Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:31:06 PM by Brilliant

With electric vehicle technology becoming more desirable to the average consumer, Ford applied its innovative design sense to the two-wheel market and created the E-Bike concept vehicle.

Unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, this sleek, cross-gender bike is powered not with gas, but by a lithium-ion battery. The drive system is subtly embedded in the 5.5-pound aluminium-and-carbon construction frame for a cool, minimalist look—perfect for the energy (and image) conscious city commuter.

Why now? More than 30 million motorized bicycles were sold globally in 2010, with an increasing market share in Europe. Because the E-Bike can also be ridden with pure muscle, the fear of running out of power far from a charging station is eliminated, giving E-Bikes the potential to become the preferred choice for short- and medium-distance destinations, replacing traditional bikes or larger cars.

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CAFE Spells RIP for Trucks: Ford Ranger the first casualty.

December 13, 2011 1 comment

CAFE Spells RIP for Trucks: Ford Ranger the first casualty.

American Spectator ^ | 12.13.11 @ 6:07AM | Eric Peters

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 8:57:25 AM by Behind Liberal Lines

The government’s pending (2016) 35.5 MPG CAFE fuel economy requirements — which for the first time apply to trucks as well as passenger cars — are going to make it very difficult for any automaker to sell trucks in volume in this country.

Ford has just dropped the compact-size Ranger from its U.S. model lineup — making it the first CAFE casualty — and I predict that larger trucks are on the endangered species list now, too…. Read more…

No More Compact Trucks… For US by Eric Peters

December 12, 2011 3 comments

OK, that’s two victims.

I’ve just discovered that Ford has dropped the Ranger – America’s last compact-sized truck – for 2012. But not from its lineup. Just from its U.S. model lineup. Not only will the Ranger continue to be sold in export markets, the 2012 model will be a heavily updated model which, among other things, will offer a new diesel engine – something you can’t get in any current pick-up in the U.S. that’s not at least a 2500 series behemoth with a price tag well over $30,000. Meanwhile, the Aussies, among others, will get a brand-new Ranger, revealed at the Thailand International Motor Expo last month. It is a handsome-looker, with an available quad cab body and an all-new interior.

The 2.2 liter, four-cylinder Duratorq TDCi diesel-equipped version – offered with either six-speed manual or six-speed automatic – sounds like just the ticket for the U.S. market, too.

But, we lose. It’s not coming here.

The official reason for not giving American buyers the opportunity to buy this truck is that – supposedly – Ranger is too close to F-150 and so “redundant.”

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Ford has caught the legend with the ’12 Boss 302

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Ford has caught the legend with the ’12 Boss 302
Mustang Monthly ^ | N ovember, 2011 issue | Donald Farr

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 9:23:16 AM by AAABEST

It’s not easy to challenge a legend, especially one that has simmered in the minds of loyal Mustang enthusiasts for over 40 years. The Boss 302, offered in limited quantities for ’69 and ’70, was the ultimate in high-performance for its time. Everything about the car spoke to its purpose of homologating the unique Boss 302 engine for Trans-Am racing. You can check off the list of equipment for the fastback-only Boss: high-revving 302 with large-valve Cleveland heads and solid-lifter cam, Top Loader four-speed transmission, 9-inch rearend with nodular housing, handling suspension with staggered rear shocks, 15-inch wheels with F60x15 Goodyear Polyglas tires, front spoiler, and unique graphics. Need A/C or automatic? Sorry, not available.

And to top it off, Parnelli Jones drove a Bud Moore-prepared ’70 Boss 302 to the 1970 Trans-Am championship, adding yet another notch to the Boss 302 legend.

Now the Boss 302 is back as a ’12 model. Although production is limited like the original, we’re already starting to see them on the street, at shows, and on the track. It’s a different car for a different place in automotive time, improved by the advance of technology yet basking in the glow of the legend established by the ’69-’70s.

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New book says General Motors wanted to merge with Ford 2 Phunny!

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

A new book chronicling the financial collapse of General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 reveals new details about just how desperate the situation was for the giants of the automobile industry.

New York Times reporter Bill Vlasic’s new book, “Once Upon A Car,” relates the fiscal turmoil facing General Motors in the months leading up to the financial collapse.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com …

via New book says General Motors wanted to merge with Ford 2 Phunny!.

Document drop exclusive: Issa asks CEO about White House/Ford fiasco

September 29, 2011 Leave a comment

GOP House Oversight and Government Reform chair Rep. Darryl Issa has questions for Ford CEO Alan Mulally about the White House Ford fiasco.

In a new letter Mulally received today, Rep. Issa requests more information and notes that he is “deeply concerned about undue political pressure exerted by the White House on public companies. Issa asks Mulally the same question I asked White House press flack Dan Pfeiffer yesterday (and which Pfeiffer refused to answer): Did any White House officials — or any other current or former administration officials — contact any Ford officials/employees to discuss the anti-bailout ad? He also asks whether any UAW employees, Obama for America staff, or DNC staff did likewise.

Here’s the full, seven-page letter:

Glad we have some representatives in Washington confronting the White House bully problem.

(Excerpt) Read more at michellemalkin.com …

via Document drop exclusive: Issa asks CEO about White House/Ford fiasco.

Our White House Bully Problem…

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Spin, baby, spin. Throughout his frenetic jobs tour across the West this week, President Obama tried to seize the narrative. Republicans, he told champagne-sipping, tea party-trashing Hollywood moguls and tech titans, are intolerant bigots, know-nothings and thugs. They’ve made his hair “grayer” and left him “all dinged up.”

But who’s battering whom? Since Day One, Obama has been the Chicago bully in victim’s clothing. The mask is wearing thin.

On Tuesday, Detroit News reporter Daniel Howes reported that White House officials leaned on Ford Motor Company to yank a popular TV and Internet ad critical of competitors who took federal bailout money. According to Howes, “Ford pulled the ad after individuals inside the White House” questioned the firm’s CEO Alan Mulally (who had earlier supported the bailout despite his company’s refusal to participate). Howes concluded: “You’re not allowed, in Obama’s America, to disparage the Auto bailout, or — indirectly — Obama. Especially during the election cycle.”

Both Ford and the White House officially deny any political pressure received or applied. But White House press flack Dan Pfeiffer refused to answer when I asked him whether anyone at the White House had ever contacted anyone at Ford to complain about the bailout ad. Ford’s social media director told me he personally “had no knowledge” of any contacts. While he disputed the gist of Howes’ report, the Ford official would not call for a correction or retraction.

Chris McDaniel, the real-life Ford customer who starred in the offending ad, told BigGovernment.com editor Larry O’Connor that he was exasperated when he heard about the Ford fiasco: “Now we have the federal government butting their nose into this TV ad. Another example of them getting involved in things they have no business getting involved in. Where is the free speech of American citizens?”

He better watch out for the Obama campaign‘s official snitch brigade at AttackWatch.com. After a curious hiatus, the online speech monitors are up and running again. Coincidentally enough, the site (run by several George Soros-trained operatives) targeted conservative auto bailout critics just two weeks ago.

A left-wing Washington Post writer immediately scoffed at concerns about the administration’s heavy hand because the Ford fiasco “is being denied by the parties on both sides.” Must be nice to mainline White House talking points for a living. For the rest of us, reality intrudes.

This is the administration that threatened health insurers for candidly tying Obamacare mandates to rising premiums.

This is the administration that pummeled companies such as Deere, Caterpillar, Verizon and AT&T for speaking out about the cost implications and financial burdens of Obamacare — and then cheered from the sidelines while Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman attempted to haul the firms up for a congressional witch-hunt inquisition.

This is the administration that has seized Gibson Guitars’ instruments and has threatened whistleblowers who exposed bloody corruption and incompetence behind the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking racket.

And lest they need a reminder, this is an administration that has clamped down on mainstream media reporters, too.

The Pleasanton (CA) Weekly was bullied by the White House press shop over a benign article that irked the administration because it made Michelle Obama look snooty.

The San Francisco Chronicle was punished by the White House because a print pool reporter used a cellphone to record video of protesters at an Obama Bay Area fundraiser.

A WFAA-TV Texas reporter was dressed down by the president for having the audacity to interrupt.

The Boston Herald was spanked by the White House for running a front-page op-ed by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The White House denied any pressure in all those cases, too.

Before his campaign finance-grubbing swing ended, Obama met the pop singer Lady Gaga. She lobbied him to combat bullying across America. It was a little like Red Riding Hood lobbying the Big Bad Wolf to promote vegetarianism.

via Our White House Bully Problem.

Ford’s success stirs UAW resentment in labor talks

September 28, 2011 Leave a comment

DEARBORN, Mich.Ford‘s turnaround over the last five years has resulted in big profits and won its CEO a reputation for brilliant management.

But those same achievements are stirring resentment among many of its factory workers. And that is complicating contract talks between the company and its union employees.

GM and Chrysler needed government bailouts and bankruptcy protection to stay in business, but Ford took billions in private loans and endured on its own.

As a result, Ford became a consumer favorite and the company prospered. It paid Mulally for engineering the turnaround and restored merit pay and some other benefits for white-collar workers, angering union members.

“The compensation for the CEO has been widely publicized, and those kinds of things wend their way up and down the assembly line,” says Harley Shaiken, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a specialist in labor issues. “It creates higher expectations.”

Ford compensation records obtained by The Associated Press shows that UAW-represented hourly workers have seen larger increases in pay and benefits over the last decade than many white-collar workers.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com …

via Ford’s success stirs UAW resentment in labor talks.

Reader Responses: WH Pressures Ford to Pull Bailout Ad

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

WH Pressures Ford to Pull Bailout Ad

Fox Nation ^ | 27 Sep 2011 | Daniel Howes

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:53:56 PM by mandaladon

For the only Detroit automaker that “didn’t take the money” of the federal auto bailouts, Ford Motor Co. keeps paying a price for its comparative success and self-reliant turnaround…

As part of a campaign featuring “real people” explaining their decision to buy the Blue Oval, a guy named “Chris” says he “wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government,” according the text of the ad, launched in early September.

“I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work.”

That’s what some of America is about, evidently. Because Ford pulled the ad after individuals inside the White House questioned whether the copy was publicly denigrating the controversial bailout policy CEO Alan Mulally repeatedly supported in the dark days of late 2008, in early ’09 and again when the ad flap arose. And more.

With President Barack Obama tuning his re-election campaign amid dismal economic conditions and simmering antipathy toward his stimulus spending and associated bailouts, the Ford ad carried the makings of a political liability when Team Obama can least afford yet another one. Can’t have that.

The ad, pulled in response to White House questions (and, presumably, carping from rival GM), threatened to rekindle the negative (if accurate) association just when the president wants credit for their positive results (GM and Chrysler are moving forward, making money and selling vehicles) and to distance himself from any public downside of his decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com …

via WH Pressures Ford to Pull Bailout Ad.

Report: Ford Pulls Anti-Bailout Ad After Pressure From Obama Admin

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Remember that clever little Ford ad that showed an actual buyer being led into a surprise news conference and answering impromptu questions? You know, the one where the buyer says, “I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by the government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com …

via Report: Ford Pulls Anti-Bailout Ad After Pressure From Obama Admin.

Report: Ford pulls bailout ad after criticism from press, questions from White House

September 27, 2011 1 comment

Ford Motor Company has shelved a television commercial indirectly criticizing its competitors for accepting government bailouts to avoid bankruptcy in the wake of media criticism and, reportedly, a call from the White House.

The ad, first uploaded to YouTube months ago, was part of a series featuring real-life customers who were thrust into press conferences where actor/reporters asked them to explain their decisions to buy a Ford.

“I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government,” the customer, Chris, said in the ad. “I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work. Ford is that company for me.”

The ad came under fire earlier this month when various media outlets began to point out Ford’s apparent hypocricy, noting that while the automaker did not receive a government bailout, CEO Alan Mulally urged Congress to aid the industry and accepted various federal loans.

(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com …

via Report: Ford pulls bailout ad after criticism from press, questions from White House.

American taxpayers could be forced to foot the bill if Fed’s bailout…

September 18, 2011 Leave a comment

American taxpayers could be forced to foot the bill if Fed‘s bailout

American taxpayers could be forced to foot the bill if Fed’s bailout…

UK DailyMail ^ | Sept. 18, 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:48:44 PM by Outlaw Woman

American taxpayers could end up footing the bill if the United States’ bailout of the faltering Eurozone turns sour…

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS BULLSHIT??

This smarmy bastard is over in the EU making promises to those people regarding OUR money………………………………………………

MORE,,,,,

*****

via BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ NOW!: American taxpayers could be forced to foot the bill if Fed’s bailout….

FORD VS MICROSOFT VS COMPUTERS

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on.

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, ‘If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.’

In response to Bill Gates’s comments, Ford issued a press release, stating: ‘If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash……… twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive – but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single ‘This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation’ warning light.

(I love the next one!!!) 7. The airbag system would ask ‘Are you sure?’ before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as in the old car.

10. You’d have to press the ‘Start’ button to turn the engine off.

11. If you had to call On-Star you would be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!!

12. If you multi-task while driving by turning on your radio, temperature control, lights, toot the horn etc., your car will drastically slow down or come to a screaching halt with each task!

So there Bill, put that in your hard drive and smoke it!

via FORD VS MICROSOFT VS COMPUTERS.

Clintonite: Obama Needs OKC Bombing to “Reconnect with the American People”

November 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Former Clintonite and Democrat operative Mark Penn says Obama needs an OKC bombing to regain his popularity.

“Remember, President Clinton reconnected through Oklahoma, right?” said Penn on Chris Matthews’ Hardball show on Thursday. “And the president right now seems removed.

It wasn’t until that speech [after the bombing] that [Clinton] really clicked with the American public. Obama needs a similar” defining moment, according to Penn.Clinton realized a boost in his popularity ratings after the attack. On the day of the attack, April 19, 1995, Clinton had a 46 percent approval rating. A few days later, after delivering a speech on the attack, a Time/CNN poll revealed his approval had jumped to 60 percent. It subsequently slipped to 42 percent the following month.Penn is the president of the polling firm Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates.

He served as pollster to the president for Bill Clinton and became one of the Clinton’s most prominent and influential advisers. Penn has worked on the election campaigns of Tony Blair, Ed Koch, Menachem Begin, and a number of Latin American political candidates. His consulting firm works for large multinational corporations, including Texaco, AT&T, Ford Motor Company, Merck & Co., Verizon, BP, and McDonald’s. Penn has served as a key strategic adviser to Bill Gates and Microsoft since the mid-1990s.In July, another former Clintonite, Robert Shapiro, said the only thing can preserve Obama’s increasingly tenuous grip on power is a terror attack on the scale of Oklahoma City or 9/11.

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“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” said Shapiro, writing for the Financial Times. “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is…

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Here’s Why Ford Is Surging And You Need To Take Notice

September 19, 2010 1 comment

Shares of Ford got a boost Thursday from CNBC‘s Jim Cramer, but they certainly didn’t need it.Cramer mentioned them as worthy of being a buy candidate, but this is nothing new. Ford’s stock has been nothing short of remarkable, since December 2008 when it was under $1 per share.

Shares are currently over $12, a remarkable run for a company that many though would need to go into bankruptcy or need government help.Since dropping to under $1, Ford has done everything right. From cutting its massive debt load, getting products out to market, to making the company more competitive on a global scale,

*Ford has certainly stepped on the gas pedal at the right time and never looked back.One can never underestimate goodwill, and Ford has certainly been a beneficiary of it*

*Consumers rewarded Ford by not taking government money, when competitors General Motors and Chrysler did.*

*In tune, consumers bought more Ford products than they did GM or Chrysler to show their appreciation for doing business the right way, and it’s showed*

Ford has continued to gain market share here in the U.S., and is now the 2nd largest automaker in the U.S..Wall Street has been impressed with the turnaround story at Ford, as evidenced by an upgrade at Barclays.This morning, Barclays analyst Brian Johnson upgraded the company to Overweight from Equal Weight, and raised his price target to $16 from $15, citing Ford’s increased earnings power despite slow U.S. sales.

Ford is definitely one of the greatest turnaround stories this country has ever seen, as is a prime example of the “can do” spirit that American manufacturing is famous for.

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