We Need To Know More About Bill Ford's Clown-Themed Kid Rock Cover Band

Unlike some supposed auto journalists, not all of us here at Jalopnik head off to the late evening Detroit soirées we hear so much but never get invited to to suckle at the sweet teat of automaker free booze. Oh no no no. We burn the midnight oil, and then some other things. And tonight we discovered a strange detail… » 1/12/15 9:20pm 1/12/15 9:20pm

More People Driving To Thanksgiving This Year Because Flying Sucks

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 11/19/14 9:34am 11/19/14 9:34am

Bill Ford Says 'Shoving More Vehicles' Into Cities Won't Improve Lives

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/09/14 9:38am 9/09/14 9:38am

How Mark Fields, Ford's Possible Next CEO, Once Tried To Attack A Man…

According to Bloomberg, Mark Fields — mullet enthusiast, Ford Motor Company's then and current president of the Americas, and reportedly a leading candidate to succeed Alan Mulally as CEO of the automaker — nearly got into a fistfight with the car company's former CFO over a marketing budget and had to be restrained… » 3/02/12 8:30am 3/02/12 8:30am

Ford hires Tanner Foust, doesn't fire Ken Block for wearing shorts

This week's best rumor: Tanner Foust was given the $500,000 Global RallyCross Ford sponsorship after Ken Block was fired for showing up in shorts 90 minutes late to a meeting with Bill Ford Jr. That's half true.
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— Bill Ford

Ford Motor Company Chairman Bill Ford tacitly admitting no one could love a Mercury Mystique moments before attempting to solve Miami's sexiest crimes. [via @NAIASDetroit] (Photo Credit: Scott Olsen/Getty Images) » 8/20/10 5:45pm 8/20/10 5:45pm

Ford Unveils Plan For Four Electric Cars By 2012

Ford revealed details here at the Detroit Auto Show on plans to unveil four electric vehicles by 2012. The vehicles will purportedly be able to travel 100 miles on a Li-Ion battery. » 1/11/09 12:00pm 1/11/09 12:00pm

NYT: GM Sought Merger With Ford First

As if the late-breaking Friday night news of merger talks between Chrysler and GM » 10/13/08 8:30am 10/13/08 8:30am weren't astonishing enough, Bill "Pickles" Vlasic at the continued the onslaught of amazement with a follow-up story that GM had initially approached Ford before speaking to Chrysler. Apparently, GM execs approached Ford about a…

Ford Meets With Tracinda, Probably Asked Kerkorian Not To Hurt Them

The week after taking a 5.5% stake in Ford Motor Co., representatives of investment tycoon and corporate raider Kirk Kerkorian's Tracinda Corporation had a little chat with Ford CEO Alan Mulally and executive chairman Bill Ford to discuss [random speculation]. While the meeting was described by Ford representatives as… » 6/18/08 8:40am 6/18/08 8:40am

Ford Exodus: A Jalopnik-Bialystock Production

We're assuming at least 10,000 FoMoCo employees will be taking the long route home today, with the remainder of employees "left behind" wondering why they didn't take advantage of those early buyouts. But if this is a true "exodus" from Dearborn as the headline from the Freep this morning suggests, we're wondering… » 2/28/07 11:01am 2/28/07 11:01am

Jalopnik Poll: What Will Alan Mulally Sell?

Responding to alleged dealer grumbling at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas, Ford CEO Alan Mulally agreed to step up and into an as yet undetermined dealership for one day to sell Fords directly. While details are still hazy as to when and where, we do know that Ford officials are… » 2/06/07 8:24pm 2/06/07 8:24pm

Would You Like To Buy Bill Ford's House?

The Freep's reporting former FoMoCo CEO Bill Ford Jr.'s selling his house on 17.1 acres of land in Ann Arbor, MI. The asking price is a mere $3.95 million for the David Osler-designed contemporary home built in 1980. And for those of you wondering — no, Bill Ford's not leaving Michigan. Rather, he and his family have… » 1/30/07 2:52pm 1/30/07 2:52pm

Breaking The Bank! Ford Leaks Money Like A Sieve In 2006, Reports Net…

The big press conference call isn't until 9:00 AM, so you're just going to have to suck it up and take what we know from the press release we've got in hand straight out of the glass house in Dearborn. What we know is FoMoCo is reporting a fourth-quarter loss of $5.8 billion dollars, pegging the 2006 full-year net… » 1/25/07 7:54am 1/25/07 7:54am

We're #3! We're #3! Ford Expects To Surrender #2 Spot To Toyota In 2007

According to Ford Motor's own projections, as obtained by the New York Times, Toyota will soon overtake Ford as the #2 automaker in terms of domestic sales. This news of the continued borg-like dispatching of US auto buyers by ToMoCo must have been a shock to no one. In truth — although FoMoCo folks argue otherwise —… » 12/21/06 11:37am 12/21/06 11:37am

Breaking! Ford Announces $5.8 Billion Loss In Third Quarter, Restates…

It seems like even good numbers coming out of the month of September weren't enough to right the listing ship that is Ford. Because, wow, talk about a double financial whammy of bad news for FoMoCo — they announced this morning that the Dearborn-based automaker lost $5.8 billion (yes, that's with a "B") this past… » 10/23/06 11:26am 10/23/06 11:26am

Always Blame Bill Clinton First: How "180 In 180" Helped Ford Go 360

The "180 in 180" plan was FoMoCo's way forward before there even was a "Way Forward." The plan, created by former Clinton pollster Mark Penn and his firm of Penn Schoen & Berland Associates, surveyed 5,000 Ford employees to ask them questions like:
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So, ok, maybe not that last question — but the first two were…

Nice Job If You Can Get It: Sir John Bond Gets $25,000 A Day From Ford


The AP's reporting, by way of the Detroit News, FoMoCo Director Sir John Bond, the former HSBC chief exec, is being paid the princely salary of $25,000 per day to serve as a consultant to Chairman Bill Ford, Jr. Although Sir John's total fees under the deal are capped at $262,500 every 12 months and his role is to… » 9/19/06 1:53pm 9/19/06 1:53pm

FoMoCo's Way Forward II: Way Out Of Ford?


It's approaching the middle of September. Kids are going back to school, the leaves are beginning to turn, football's on the tube and most importantly — it's time for FoMoCo to deliver to the world its second iteration of the Maoist Way Forward, to explain how Ford's gonna survive to see next autumn. With new… » 9/11/06 8:40am 9/11/06 8:40am

Making Mo' Money: Mulally Nets Bigger Salary Than Big Bill Boss


Bill Ford was well-known for drawing down the lowest salary in the automotive industry — even less than workers building the next econo-box will be making over in Red China — he was paid a grand total of nothing for his job as CEO. Well, Mulally wasn't gonna try to one-up the former CEO and his new boss (maybe?) so… » 9/08/06 8:28pm 9/08/06 8:28pm