First Ford Mustang Ever Sold Still Going Strong 54 Years Later

First Ford Mustang Ever Sold Still Going Strong 54 Years Later

Could you imagine owning and driving a used car worth well over six figures? It’s probably a bit easier to imagine if the car you’ve been driving for the better part of 50 years is the first Ford Mustang ever sold. Gail Wise bought the first Ford Mustang to roll off a dealership lot a whole two days before it made its debut — she purchased her Mustang convertible on April 15, 1964, and the Mustang premiered at the World’s Fair on April 17. “I told the salesman I wanted a convertible and he said, ‘I have none on the floor. Come into the back room, I have something special

New Mustang Cobra Jet Celebrates 50 Years of Drag Racing

New Mustang Cobra Jet Celebrates 50 Years of Drag Racing

Ford in August celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first foray onto the drag strip by unveiling an all-new 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet. This limited-edition drag-ready Mustang will be offered in just 68 examples — an homage to the Cobra Jet’s 1968 debut — will be the fastest ever built, sprinting a quarter-mile in the mid-eight-second range. “From the very first Mustang Cobra Jets dominating the 1968 NHRA Winternationals to our modern-day racers, the Ford Performance Parts team continues to build on Cobra Jet’s success at the track over five decades,” said Eric Cin, global director, Ford Performance Parts. “This has inspired generations of Mustang fans to create their own

Is the Ford F-150 Diesel Too Late?

Is the Ford F-150 Diesel Too Late?

  The Ford F-150 Diesel has been a long time coming, and now it’s finally arrived. The model offers high efficiency and capability on par with the full-size trucks with conventional gasoline engines. That’s great and all, but is the F-150 Diesel pickup arriving too late to the game? Our answer to that question should be obvious. The Ford F-150 Diesel isn’t too late. In fact, it’s arriving just in time to offer true competition in the pickup segment. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine that produces 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque powers the F-150 Diesel. It comes mated to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission that was jointly developed

What Can We Expect from the New Ford Ranger?

What Can We Expect from the New Ford Ranger?

The mid-size pickup segment has seen a big boost over the past few years. So much so that Ford is bringing back its beloved Ranger model. The new Ford Ranger will make its debut for the 2019 model year. This truck may be smaller than its F-150 counterpart, but it still promises to deliver strong capabilities and an adventurous spirit. In fact, because it is smaller, you may find it is much better equipped to take you to hard to reach places. One exciting option that hasn’t been officially confirmed, is the strong likelihood that there will be a Ranger Raptor model that will take the truck’s off-road abilities to

Next-Generation Ford Focus Is Coming in 2019

Next-Generation Ford Focus Is Coming in 2019

Here in the United States, car shoppers are turning to SUVs and trucks more and more leaving many sedans in the dust. However, across the globe, small sedans are still some of the best-selling models. In fact, the compact Ford Focus is one of the best-selling cars in the world. That is what makes the next-generation Ford Focus so important. The new model will be more advanced than ever and will have tons of available technology like adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlights that angle when the car turns, and possibly the ability to read traffic signs. It will also have a longer wheelbase, which will give passengers more space Another

Ford SUV Factory Gets $25 Million Investment

Ford SUV Factory Gets $25 Million Investment

Ford is looking to become even more competitive in the SUV market – and it’s doing so with a $25 million investment at the Ford SUV factory in Louisville, Kentucky in hopes that it will assemble more of the big SUVs that will challenge its biggest rival, General Motors. By using this investment, the American carmaker will be able to increase production of both the new Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator by 25% compared to what the company was planning last fall, when the two redesigned SUVs first hit dealerships like Gurley Motor Co. “The Expedition and Navigator products are very important to both the Ford and Lincoln lineups,”

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Projects to Do With The Whole Family

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Projects to Do With The Whole Family

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about some family-friendly crafts you can do around the house to celebrate. If you’re stuck on what it is you should do, never fear – here at Gurley Motor Co., we have a couple of our favorite DIY St. Patrick’s projects outlined here.   Fashion a leprechaun hat. Style your children as leprechauns for St. Patty’s Day with ease. All you need to do is help them make their own hats. Grab a large sheet of green paper, along with a sheet of orange and gold paper each, tape, and glue. Fold the green paper lengthwise and cut along

Ford Connected Car Open-Source Platform Set for Development

Ford Connected Car Open-Source Platform Set for Development

The future is here for Ford – and it looks like we’re all going to be connected. The American carmaker recently announced a number of initiatives during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show with the hopes to enhance connected car development. One of these is the Ford connected car open-source platform, which will off vehicle-to-everything communications for cities, cyclists, and automobiles. Together, Ford is working with Autonomic, a Palo Alto-based self-driving car startup, to help develop the Ford Transportation Mobility Cloud, which will connect cities and cars together. This Mobility Cloud will be an open-sourced platform, which will allow companies and cities to join if they want to join the connected

Ford Self-Driving Vehicle Program Teams Up with Postmates

Ford Self-Driving Vehicle Program Teams Up with Postmates

Over the last year, the Ford self-driving vehicle program has been growing. From a $1 billion investment in Argo AI to a new pilot with Domino’s Pizza, its success continues. The American carmaker is now conducting another pilot program with Postmates in order to learn how self-driving vehicles can change the delivery experience.   Throughout the pilot program, when consumers use Postmates to place an order, a self-driving vehicle could act as the delivery boy. This will allow Ford to study not only what the merchant experience must be like at the point of delivery, but also what the customer experience needs to be at the same point.   This

Ford Patents Smartphone Key Fob Technology

Ford Patents Smartphone Key Fob Technology

Ford is making waves with innovation as it dives into the world of technology. Ford has patented a phone case that lets you turn your smartphone into a key fob. The case would allow your smartphone to lock, unlock, and open the trunk, and could even unlock the car automatically when you get close to it. While the key fob case would function much in the same way as a normal key fob, it would be one less device you have to keep track of and carry, and it’s much easier to keep track of your smartphone, and find it again if you lose it, than a set of keys.