We Spent A Lot Of Time Making Fun Of The Next Ford CEO's Hair

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. 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? » 9/30/13 9:10am 9/30/13 9:10am

Lincoln Is Screwed And Jimmy Fallon Won't Save Them

Ford's been on an amazing streak building great cars that manage to sell to the masses. It's been a single brand turnaround that deserves all the praise we've been giving it. Ford's "premium" Lincoln brand is entirely made up of rebadged Fords that are slightly nicer and unreasonably more expensive. It's been a… » 12/03/12 3:40pm 12/03/12 3:40pm

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 by … » 3/02/12 8:30am 3/02/12 8:30am

Who's The Boss: Ford To Axe Boss Engine In Mustang, Limit Use To…

Buried beneath pickup truck news — by way of PickupTrucks.com and Automotive News — we're told Ford may be axing (or at least severely limiting) their program for the large displacement Boss V8 engine. These "Boss" engines, sources claim, were planned for the 2010 Ford Mustang and F-150's, and expected to go head-to-head … » 6/23/08 12:24am 6/23/08 12:24am

Toyota Tries To Lower Expectations On Plug-In Hybrids, Mark Fields…

Toyota appears to be starting the expectations-management game for its upcoming plug-in hybrid vehicles after being stung in the past by complaints from Prius owners of lower-than-advertised mileage. Bill Reinert, national manager of Toyota U.S.A's advanced technology group, yesterday told a Brookings… » 6/12/08 9:20am 6/12/08 9:20am

Leaked Fields E-Mail: Ford To Reduce Salaried Costs by 15%, Two-Ply…

We've spent the morning checking out the leaked e-mail from Mark "Mullet" Fields to white-collar staff at Ford calling for another 15% reduction in costs associated with salaried work force. Yes, you heard that right — "costs associated with salaried work force." That doesn't mean a 15% cut in the salaried work force, but… » 6/06/08 10:40am 6/06/08 10:40am

Are Bold Moves No Longer Happening Every Day At Ford?

After taking another peek at the mulletgasmic commercial for the Ford Taurus we showed yesterday we realized it was missing something we've come to expect on all FoMoCo commercials as of late. To wit, where were the "Bold Moves?" Although the reduction in importance began with the pseudo-"Pepsi Challenge" ad campaign for… » 6/20/07 9:45am 6/20/07 9:45am

Stop The Presses! Ford CEO Earns More Than Blogger

We knew the good news of slipping market share, $12.7 billion dollar losses, workforce buyouts, plant closures and general awesomeness over at Ford would pay off big, we just didn't know how big. Ford filed docs with the SEC last Thursday reporting executive bonuses will be ever so slightly bigger than the white collar … » 4/05/07 10:55pm 4/05/07 10:55pm

New York Auto Show: Ford Does The Minivan Muscle Flex Live!

Alan, Mark, Horbury, Mays — the whole gang was on hand to preview two new cars for the auto-show media fleet here in New York. The first, the Shelby GT500/KR. But you know, we've seen that already. What haven't we seen? Well, we haven't seen them Flex yet. Until today. Here's the press release and the live shots… » 4/04/07 12:23pm 4/04/07 12:23pm

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 who… » 2/28/07 11:01am 2/28/07 11:01am

Ford's Failing Report Card: Automaker Grounded, Not Allowed Out To Play?

Apparently, according to an internal report card Ray Day spirited over to that made it's way into the hands of Mark Truby Bryce Hoffman at The Detroit News, FoMoCo ain't quite hitting the metrics it's set out for itself. This despite a request from new CEO Alan Mulally for "unblushing honesty" and… » 2/16/07 7:31am 2/16/07 7:31am