DEARBORN, Mich., Nov., 2008 – The holidays are just around the corner, and Ford’s Global Brand Licensing team has been hard at work assembling a Top Ten list of unique gift ideas for the special people on your gift-giving list.
Thousands of items – from books and calendars to t-shirts and die-cast cars – bear the name of a Ford brand. Many can be found online at www.fordcollection.com, or at the new Ford Collection Store, which recently opened at Ford’s Regent Court Building, 16800 Executive Plaza Drive, Dearborn, Mich. Other items are available at some of the country’s most respected retailers.
Here are the Top Ten gift ideas for the 2008 holiday season:
45th Anniversary Mustang Guitar
This limited edition guitar celebrates the true spirit of the vehicle that has inspired generations of enthusiasts. Made by Fender®, this classic black Sonoran® amplified acoustic guitar looks and sounds great. Only 300 guitars of this design will be made, and then it will be gone forever.
The 45th Anniversary Mustang Guitar is available at www.fordcollection.com and at The Ford Collection Store in Dearborn, Mich.
For your convenience, visit the following link: http://www.fordcollection.com/default.cfm?fuse=productdetails&browse_by=brand&brand=MUSTG&product_type=GIFTACC&base_product_name=S83145
Mustang and Mustang Blue Fragrances for Men
The Mustang fragrance exemplifies the allure of the Mustang man – bold, daring and legendary. The heart of the fragrance, a fusion of pipe tobacco and cedar wood, evokes a daring ruggedness, appealing to today’s confident and strong man.
The Mustang Blue fragrance is the definition of confident, sexy and powerful for the Mustang man. Fresh, aquatic ingredients infused with sage, basil and sandalwood combine to make a clean, clear and compelling fragrance. Mustang Blue evokes a desire for adventure, which makes this fragrance the perfect blue sensation.
Both the Mustang and Mustang Blue fragrances are packaged in a reusable Collector’s Tin with the legendary Mustang Pony logo on the label and are available at Walmart. For more information, or to find the nearest retailer, visit www.mustangformen.com.
Ford Mustang 2009 Calendar
This calendar features twelve pictures of one of the most classic, coveted, and well-crafted cars in American history. Cars span from 1964½ until today.
The Ford Mustang 2009 Calendar is available at Walmart, Borders and Barnes and Noble.
The Model T: A Pictorial Chronology of the Most Famous Car in the World, by Ford Historian Bob Kreipke.
This 100th Anniversary book of the Model T features approximately 300 rarely seen or never before published photographs from Ford’s archives.
This book is available at www.amazon.com. For your convenience, visit the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Model-Pictorial-Chronology-Famous-World/dp/1932439935/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225903138&sr=1-3
Ford F-Series: America’s Pick-Up, by William Scheller
As the only official Ford book celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the Ford F-Series, this volume explores the F-Series both in terms of its design and engineering as well as its impact on people and popular culture. It contains 240 pages of photographs documenting the origin and evolution of this treasured American icon, including many never-before-published from deep within the archives of Ford Motor Company. Ford F-Series: America’s Pick-Up enables the history of America’s beloved pickup to be cherished and enjoyed at home in a stylishly handsome volume, and with its custom cover design anyone would be proud to display.
This book is available at www.amazon.com and other book retailers. For your convenience, visit the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Ford-F-Americas-Pickup-Truck/dp/0789399725/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226069089&sr=1-1
Model T Glass Ornament
A festive tribute to the most popular car ever made, the Ford Model T. The handcrafted, blown-glass ornament will add an unusual and unexpected treat to any Christmas tree.
The Model T Glass Ornament is made by Klassics by Kurtis and is available at The Henry Ford online store. For your convenience, visit the following link: http://enssc.com/Products.aspx?search=1
1909 Ford Model T Ornament
This fire truck is 6th in the Hallmark Fire Brigade series. The headlamps light up on this dependable firefighter. Battery operated.
This ornament is available at Hallmark Stores. For your convenience, visit the following link: http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10001&partNumber=QX2891_DK&rank=P1R1S&searchValue=Ford+Ornament&fromSearch=true
1960 Ford F-100 Ornament
With a fresh-cut tree from the farm, this reliable standard is ready to bring in the holiday fun by the truckload. It is 14th in Hallmark’s All-American Trucks series. The wheels turn, and it is handcrafted metal.
This ornament is available at Hallmark Stores. For your convenience, visit the following link: http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10001&partNumber=QX2884_DK&rank=P1R2S&searchValue=Ford+Ornament&fromSearch=true
Lucky Brand Ford Logo T-Shirt
This classic “Ford” logo t-shirt will take you back to simpler times. The vintage-inspired lettering in black and tan stands out against the soft burgundy tee. “V-8” logo is printed on the left sleeve. The t-shirt is cotton, machine-washable and made in the U.S.A.
The Lucky Brand t-shirt is available at Lucky Stores. For your convenience, visit the following link: http://www.luckybrand.com/product.aspx?p=LBX15335&l=&km=Ford+Shirt&pn=1
2008 Carl Edwards Die-cast Stock Car
This 1:24 scale NASCAR Ford Fusion is a limited edition Action Platinum Series die-cast stock car with opening hood and trunk, engine detail, and simulated exhaust openings.
The 2008 Carl Edwards Die-cast Stock Car is available at The Ford Collection. For your convenience, visit the following link: http://www.fordcollection.com/default.cfm?fuse=productdetails&browse_by=brand&brand=TOYCOL&product_type=DIE-CAST&base_product_name=S88035
Action Racing Collectibles Carl Edwards ’08 Office Depot #99 Fusion
Carl Edwards cruises through the 2008 season in this Office Depot® #99 Fusion. The 1:24 scale die-cast Driver Select stock car features the sponsor’s logo on the deck lid, side panels and trunk. The limited edition die-cast car has a die-cast body and chassis, manufacturer-specific engine detail, an opening hood and trunk and detailed interior and suspension.
For more information about this item, visit the following link: http://store.nascar.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2900843&cp=&sr=1&kw=edwards+die+cast&origkw=Edwards+Die+Cast&pg=1&parentPage=search
Fisher-Price® Power Wheels® Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
The Power Wheels Ford F-150 is sporty, tough and fun to drive – just like the real thing! It’s equipped with Power Wheels Ultimate Terrain Traction, a high-performance drive system that takes on the toughest backyard driving conditions like never before. Driving through ruts, grass, gravel, mud and more, it won’t get stuck where the others do. It features popular Ford F-150 styling plus a real-working FM radio, cool motor sounds, a lift-and-lower tailgate with a roomy truck bed, pretend seatbelts, built-in cup holders and a battery charge indicator that lets them know when it’s time to “refuel.” Every Power Wheels vehicle is designed, manufactured and tested to the highest standards, meeting precise specifications and rigorous laboratory tests.
The Fisher-Price Power Wheels Ford F-150 Pickup Truck is available at Walmart. For your convenience, visit the following link: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=6526966
Auto Dreams 12 Days of Christmas Vehicles
The 12 Days of Christmas Vehicles will bring you good cheer!!! Reknown pinstripe artist Tom Kelly lends his unique artistry with 12 original unique pinstriping designs on each of the twelve 1:64 scale die-cast vehicles, which include the following Ford products: 1957 Ford Fairlane, 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria and the 1951 Ford Crestliner.
For more information about the 12 Days of Christmas Vehicles, visit one of the following links:
Ford Racing Off Road (Wii Version)
Get down and dirty with Ford Racing Off Road by Empire Interactive and experience the thrill of massive high speed action using authentic vehicles made by Ford.
Race through dense forests, cliff-hanging mountain terrain and snow-covered landscapes before making your way across the finish line. Through this unique driving experience, you will feel the adrenaline pumping excitement the way offroading is supposed to be. Challenge your friends over WiFi. Test your racing skills through 12 different race types ranging from the standard race to “Gold Rush”, “Slalom”, “Show me the Money Race”, and more.
The Ford Racing Off Road Wii video game is available at Walmart, Best Buy and other video game retailers. For your convenience, visit the following links:
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