Community College-Built 550 HP Ford Five Hundred Wrecked Returning From…

In a sad follow-up to a story we brought you during our 2008 Woodward Dream Cruise » 8/18/08 10:20am 8/18/08 10:20am coverage, the built by Washtenaw Community College students was involved in an accident returning home from the Saturday event. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but newspaper reports of the incident state that the trailer containing the…

Community College Students Build 550 Horsepower Mid-Engine Ford Five…

At Washtenaw Community College near Ann Arbor, MI, you can take algebra and English lit. You can also take Custom Cars & Concepts, where your assignments might include building a mid-engine Ford Five Hundred » 8/16/08 2:20pm 8/16/08 2:20pm with a supercharged 5.3-liter Ford GT engine putting out 550 HP. What course would you choose? Instructor…

Ford Execs Compare Current Taurus To...Homer Simpson?!

It was almost a year ago today that we stood in a meeting room at McCormick Place in Chicago and listened to Mark Fields go on and on about how big of a deal renaming the Ford Five Hundred the Ford Taurus was going to be. And then they sold 20% less in 2007 than they did in 2006. But they're ready to admit they made a… » 1/29/08 11:00pm 1/29/08 11:00pm