Reasons to Buy Ford In Grand Rapids, Michigan

5,000,000 Mustang Fans Can’t be Wrong

April 22nd, 2013

With the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary approaching, Ford has issued a challenge to Mustang fans: Like the iconic car on Facebook and share your best Mustang memories! Within a small period of time, the Mustang reached five million likes. That’s incredible! Borgman Ford is proud to offer the Mustang to the Grand Rapids area and is sharing in the anniversary excitement. Here’s the article from Ford.

The Ford Mustang has been an iconic car since it was unleashed on the world almost 50 years ago. That is still true today.

As witness to that, the Mustang Facebook page recently surpassed 5 million fans! And we’re celebrating  the fact that people from around the world have been signing up to “like” the Facebook Mustang page!

Read the rest of this entry »

The Special Edition 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

April 22nd, 2013 has outdone themselves this time. Check out the newest version of the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, a 2014 model that packs even more punch than its predecessor. The Borgman Ford team is excited about this development, and this article from Ford Social has plenty of juicy details to share!

As if the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor hasn’t stood out enough since it hit the streets – and the dirt – in 2010, Ford has now added a package that kicks things up a major notch. You might be asking yourself, how do you take a highly capable and functional pickup with cutting-edge technology, and then make it even more awesome? The answer is the new 2014 Raptor Special Edition!

Read the rest of this entry »

Ford: Who is John Viera?

April 22nd, 2013 Borgman Ford, we’re all about saving money and saving the environment. That’s why jobs like John Viera’s are important! Check out this article from Ford, detailing what John and his team do to make a difference.

What do you think this job title means: Director, Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters? You probably guessed things like alternative fuel and reusable stuff, and we like the way you think because that’s spot-on! John Viera is the title-holder of that position at Ford, and he has been at it since 2007. He develops global sustainable business plans and policies, interfaces with global regulatory bodies, reports externally on the Ford environmental and social performance, and leads the engagement and partnerships with nongovernment organizations and other key stakeholders. Whew, right?

Read the rest of this entry »

The Ford Mustang is Nearly 50 Years Young!

April 5th, 2013

Can you believe the Ford Mustang will soon turn 50? That’s right – and it hasn’t missed a year of production! It had quite the debut in 1964, well beyond its game-changing performance and looks. That first year saw it join the ranks of Indy 500 pace car and also take a lead role in the James Bond flick “Goldfinger.” Steve McQueen ensured the pony car’s spot in movie history when he did “Bullitt” in 1968 (that was a 390 GT model; in 2001, the first Bullitt GT model came on the scene).

The countdown to the 50th anniversary of this very special car has now begun, and we will be doing all sorts of celebrating! That includes 50 companies selling various festive items, such as watches, Ts, a leather jacket and model cars. There will also be a special commemorative 50th anniversary logo. Stay tuned for more!

Inside a Top-Secret Lab at Ford

April 5th, 2013

There’s a lab within Ford that utilizes 6,000 watts of lighting – close to 300 spotlights and floodlights – to simulate various phases of the Earth’s revolution around the sun. Does that leave you wondering what purpose the sun could serve in developing a Ford vehicle? It’s because the interior and exterior of a vehicle can look a lot different at various times of day. Therefore, the goal is to create harmony, and in particular among interior components and lighting, in an effort to minimize things like glare.

“The Visual Performance Evaluation Lab [VPEL] helps us ensure that the craftsmanship in our vehicles is apparent day or night,” explained Christina Bloxom, Ford Interior Harmony Engineer.

Read the rest of this entry »

The Story Behind the Ford Atlas Concept Truck

April 5th, 2013

What are the steps you take from when the idea lightbulb goes off over your head to making that vision a reality? We’re betting the steps are probably similar to what happens when a lightbulb goes off for a Ford designer or engineer about a vehicle, whether it has to do with cutting-edge improvements for a current model, advancements in safety technology, design changes or a completely new model to introduce.

Part of your process is likely about exploring wild, never-before-done concepts, and it’s similar at Ford. But what you may not know is all of the alternatives that were explored before something like a concept vehicle goes from a doodle on paper to game-changing genius.

Read the rest of this entry »


© 2024 - Borgman Ford Mazda Grand Rapids News