Ford Contributes $1 Million Donation to Help Build Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ford has announced that the company will donate $1 million to help build the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is devoted to exploring and documenting American history through an African American lens. The museum, scheduled to open in 2016, is currently under construction on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington monument.

The SmithsonianFord’s donation extends the 40 year relationship that the company has with the Smithsonian which includes more than $11.5 dollars to support exhibits and programs.

“We are so pleased that the Ford Motor Company Fund has chosen to join hundreds of donors from across the country to build a groundswell of support for the National Museum of African American History and Culture; we recognize this as a vote of confidence,” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the museum. “It is a genuine honor to have the company join us in our commitment to bring to the nation’s capital a truly innovative cultural resource – one capable of telling a richer and fuller story of the development of this country.”Ford Contributes to Help Build Smithsonian

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The Ford Outfitter Insider Adventure Giveaway

Some exciting prizes are up for grabs with the 2014 Ford Outfitters Inside Adventure Giveaway. You could win a Ford F-150 with EcoBoost, which is the official ride of the Outfitters. Also, four winners will receive a “Perfect Weekend” adventure getaway designed by hosts of the Outfitters. To see the full contest rules and to enter for your chance to win, visit The Ford Outfitter Insider Adventure Giveaway page.

Ford F-Series Outfitters

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Ford’s “Ketchy” Collaboration

Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company have been “ketching-up” a lot lately. Although the collaboration might seem unlikely, the two companies are working together on an innovative way to put tomato byproducts to good use for both companies.

Researchers are in the early stages of examining ways that tomato fibers can be used to develop a more sustainable bio-plastic for vehicle wiring baskets and storage bins. For example, in the future, the plastic storage compartments that hold your coins could be made from dried tomato skins.

“We are exploring whether this food processing byproduct makes sense for an automotive application,” said Ellen Lee, plastics research technical specialist for Ford. “Our goal is to develop a strong, lightweight material that meets our vehicle requirements, while at the same time reducing our overall environmental impact.”

While the collaboration falls in line with Ford’s global sustainability strategy, it would also help Heinz repurpose and recycle the peels, stems and seeds from the more than two million tons of tomatoes they use annually.

Partnerships like those with Heinz make us proud of the efforts Ford is making to reduce its environmental footprint. Whether you’re looking for an eco-friendly hybrid vehicle or a dependable, work-ready F-150, our team at Sames Ford of Corpus Christi can help you find the perfect Ford for your needs. We offer the complete line of new Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Ford Certified Pre-Owned and other quality used cars, trucks and SUVs. Sames Ford also offers automotive services for those in both the Corpus Christi area and the surrounding communities in South Texas. Be sure you do not miss any of the great events or specials we have at Sames Ford! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!

The Master of Material Innovation

Year after year, Ford works to develop lightweight material solutions for its vehicles. From the use of wood in early cars, to the use of military-grade aluminum and high-strength steel, materials have certainly transformed over time. Check out how Ford’s research and engineering have constantly inspired innovation through the years.

Lightweight Innovation Through the Decades

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Ford is Painting Some Firsts

The all-new Ford Transit will make its North American debut later this summer and will don industry-first paint technology that improves paint durability and sustainability. The technology, which is now in use at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, improves conventional paint methods in a number of ways including using less energy and water throughout the painting procedure. Check out the video below and see the painting process in action.

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Ford Mustang Goes to Space. Yes, Outer Space.

Ford enthusiasts are celebrating the Mustang’s 50th anniversary yet again. Earlier this year, the Mustang celebrated its big anniversary at the top of the Empire State Building, but this month the Mustang was taken to new heights, literally.

Michael Sego, a Ford zone sales manager, and Steve Kubitz, managing partner of a San Francisco area Ford dealership, recently videoed a Mustang leaving the earth’s atmosphere. The duo and their friends suspended a Revell Mustang model kit (you didn’t think it was a full size Mustang, did you?!) below a high-altitude weather balloon along with a few small action cameras to document the event.

“We wanted to celebrate 50 years of Mustang and the impending arrival of the all-new 2015 Mustang by doing something really special,” said Sego. “Mustang has always been about getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road, but we decided to take to the open sky.”

The Mustang took about 74 minutes to reach a height of nearly 21 miles and then descended back down to earth.

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Empire State of Mustangs

About 50 years ago, Ford cut its brand new Mustang convertible into three pieces, sent it up the Empire State Building’s elevator, reassembled the vehicle and drove it around the observation deck. Half a century later, Ford did the same thing with the 2015 Mustang, all in order to commemorate the Mustang’s 50th anniversary.

But a lot has changed since 1965. With a bigger, longer and wider vehicle, and the exact same Empire State Building, Ford enlisted the help of DST Industries and actually built an Empire State Building elevator replica to carefully plan and test out the process ahead of time. With an elevator only 36-inches wide, careful planning was definitely in order. Check out some of the neat then and now photos.

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