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

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 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.

How to Rotate Your Tires

How to Rotate Your Tires

Rotating your tires is an important part of tire maintenance; it keeps the wear on your tires even, which means they’ll last longer and improve safety on the road. There are various rotation patterns to follow that depend on what kind of tires you have. As such an integral part of vehicle maintenance, make sure you know how to rotate your tires. There are two general kinds of tires that matter when you’re deciding how to rotate your tires: directional and non-directional. Directional tires work best when rotating in one direction, whereas non-directional tires work equally well in either direction. If you have directional tires, you’re going to switch the

Ford’s Robotic Butt to Improve Seats

Ford’s Robotic Butt to Improve Seats

Seat comfort and durability are major issues in modern vehicles, and no automaker is working to improve them more than Ford. Ford’s robotic butt aims to test vehicle seats thousands of times to simulate years of wear. From there, Ford engineers use the data to construct more durable and comfortable seats. Dubbed the Robutt, this invention takes testing seat comfort and durability to the next level. It simulates entering and exiting the vehicle 25,000 times, a decade’s worth of wear, in just three weeks’ time. Using the device, engineers have been able to map where drivers apply pressure while operating the vehicle. Prior to the introduction of Robutt, Ford used

Christmas Towns in New Mexico

Christmas Towns in New Mexico

Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means that Christmas is quickly approaching. Fortunately, there’s still time to get the whole family into the Christmas spirit. Check out these Christmas towns in New Mexico that take the holiday season to a whole new level!   Albuquerque It should come as no surprise to anyone that’s ever been there that Albuquerque takes the top spot on our list. Also known as the Duke City, Albuquerque is home to a River of Lights in the ABQ Biopark. The Old Town Plaza features decorations upon decorations, and visitors can take a ride on Christmas Eve in the luminaria trolley tour. To top it all