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Ford Extending E85 Corn Goodness To E-Series, Navigator and Expedition

More exciting action from the D.C Auto Show as Ford snuck some E85 news into the 2009 Ford Escape press release. The company's E-Series vans, Navigator and Expedition will be able to run on E85 fuel this year, which is good news for the small percentage of the people reading this that have access to the approximately… »1/22/08 10:45am1/22/08 10:45am

Detroit Auto Show: Funkmaster Flex Does Detroit, Talks Nano

Of all the musical celebrities that have shown up this week, Funkmaster Flex has to be our favorite. The black and red Ford Flexpedition outside let us know to be on alert for Flex and then, near VW, we found him. We know Flex knows his stuff, but we were shocked that he wanted to talk about the Tata Nano, the $2,500… »1/15/08 2:00pm1/15/08 2:00pm

Ford Continues To Flex: Funkmaster Flexpedition To Hit Showroom Floors

No, we're not kidding — no April Fool's Joke here — we think. It looks like Funkmaster Flex's Expedition he pimped out blinged out mutilated for last year's SEMA show will actually be hitting FoMoCo showroom floors near you as a limited edition 2008 model of the Big-UV. The ride will be built on the existing short… »3/30/07 3:30pm3/30/07 3:30pm

Ad Watch: Hachette Buff-Mag Intellectual Reacharound Further Engorges With New "Ford Challenge" Commercials

And now the trilogy of advertising semi-randomness from FoMoCo is complete. In many ways we're thinking this is the last salvo of the Ford marketing team's attempt to show Alan Mulally they're relevant. And if they failed at it in any way like the second to last salvo, it's not going to end very well at all. But we… »3/02/07 5:30pm3/02/07 5:30pm

Ad Watch: Ford Gives Chevy Suburban The Finger With New Expedition EL Ads

FoMoCo's dropped a blizzard of creative on us today and we're literally just trying to shovel our way through the mess of it as we speak. So we'll start off with the double shot of ads they're firing across the bow of the General's big-league profit-maker, the Chevy Suburban. True, the Expedition's already beating… »3/02/07 2:20pm3/02/07 2:20pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Ford Expedition EL, Part 1

As wee ones, my sister and I wanted a dog, but the old man said no. Dogs control your life, he said, so in our household we instead adopted a string of short-lived b-list pets: turtles, hamsters, fish, a guinea pig and several frogs. At one point, we even had a hermit crab, though it died before growing large enough… »12/11/06 12:06pm12/11/06 12:06pm

Pimp(TM) Ford's Ride: It's Not SEMA Without Funkmaster Flex

Without Funkmaster Flex, the $3 billion automobile aftermarket business would probably be worth no more than, say, $2.7 billion — tops. That's probably why Ford's backed its private Brinks truck up to Flex's crib for two years running. This year, Flex signed his name to a customized 2007 Expedition that Ford plans to… »10/27/06 3:21pm10/27/06 3:21pm