Archives for August 17th, 2013

Ford Reveals Early Design Sketches For Atlas Concept

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The Ford Atlas concept that debuted at the Detroit auto show demonstrated the Blue Oval’s vision for the next-generation F-150 pickup truck. Ford shared several early design sketches to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the concept truck’s development process. Initially, Ford had two very different ideas for the basic shape of the Atlas concept. The Bullet Train idea (pictured at top) was for a radically shaped, supremely aerodynamic truck with styling influenced by the Ford ...

Ford unveils Mustang 50th anniversary logo, plans merchandise

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The Ford Mustang turns 50 years old this year, and this is the logo that will announce the milestone occasion on a special line of merchandise. The graphic is the result of an internal design competition, and Ford will give 50 different companies the license to use it on traditional logo merchandise like shirts and watches, along with some untraditional items like pinball machines. Ford is going to begin the celebrations at this week's New York ...

New York 2013: Shelby Raptor Debuts With 575-HP V-8, Custom Graphics

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As we suspected when Shelby hinted its next vehicle won’t be Mustang-based, the tuning firm has unveiled a Shelby version of the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor at the New York auto show. The Shelby Raptor boasts unique graphics and a supercharged engine, and joins the Shelby Focus ST and 1200-hp Shelby 1000 S/C on stage in the big apple. A 2.9-liter supercharger is used to raise power of the stock SVT Raptor’s 6.2-liter V-8 from ...

Woman trades 1914 Model T in for 2013 Corvette

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We're sure that dealers must see all sorts of interesting trade ins, but this one may take the cake. Red River Chevrolet in Bossier City, Louisiana, recently had a customer come in with an odd request. Tina Boyter wanted to trade in three vehicles on a brand-new 2013 Chevy Corvette. Among the hardware was 1980 Corvette, a 1978 Cadillac Eldorado and a 1914 Ford Model T. While the '80 Corvette had been her personal car ...