A Ford Finish: The Amazing Race

On Sunday, December 9, CBS aired the thrilling conclusion to the Amazing Race’s 21st season. The Amazing Race takes eleven teams of two on a race around the world. At the end of almost every leg of the race, one team is eliminated. Ford was ecstatic to sponsor the event, which exposed travelers to different cultures and customs all across the globe—including trips to countries like Bangladesh, China, Spain, and the Netherlands. Two Ford Escapes were even awarded to the lucky winners of the second to last leg of the race, James and Jaymes (Team Chippendale).

The prize Escapes weren’t the only Ford appearances; in fact, the whole race was powered by Ford. Every time the contestants had to drive themselves from one location to another, they did it in style with an all-new Ford. The Ford Escape was especially important during the race; one of the tasks featured in the finale episode forced contestants to implement the innovative hands-free lift gate feature that is unique to the industry. Racers had to figure out that they had to open the trunk using their feet since their hands were full of eight giant baskets. Then the contestants loaded the trunk up with the baskets, taking advantage of the large trunk space of the Escape as they continued their journey through France.

We at Friendly Ford have fallen in love with the Ford Escape and were very thrilled to see the contestants fall in love just as much as we did. Come down to Friendly Ford today and check out the all-new 2013 Ford Escape, and we guarantee you’ll fall in love too!

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