The Liquid Silver 2017 Ford GT is a Looker

The Liquid Silver 2017 Ford GT is every bit as good as it looks! The new hue debuted at the Chicago Auto Show recently and garnered even more attention after taking the North American International Auto Show by storm only a few weeks earlier.

2015 Ford GT Concept

Ford GT Concept at CAS

The meltified supercar donned racing stripes and was officially confirmed for production in Markham, Ontario. Taking one look at this race-ready beauty and you’ll fall in love just as we at Friendly Ford did.

The 2017 Ford GT will host a 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 boasting more than 600 horsepower that will catch every ear and eye imaginable. Aluminum subframes and a carbon fiber monocoque outfit the GT, along with a seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox.

Rumors are the Ford GT’s first task will be hitting up Le Mans, and it might possibly be the favorite to win it all. We’re interested to see what color the supercar will don when it does enter its first race. The Liquid Silver edition sure has our vote!

Tell us what you think about the all new 2017 Ford GT in the comments.

Friendly Ford and Equine Dreams Partner Up for Custom Ride for “Teddy”

Equine Dreams

Meet “Teddy”

Nothing is cuter than pint-sized animals—and miniature horses are some of the cutest. Equine Dreams is a local non-profit organization that uses therapeutic horseback riding and miniature horse visits to help children and adults with physical, social, and other disabilities. Recently, Friendly Ford and Equine Dreams teamed up to provide a custom vehicle for one of its star miniature horses, Teddy.

To help Equine Dreams, Friendly Ford is modifying a Ford Excursion to transport Teddy along with other horses and animals. The Excursion will get a raised roof and turtle top so the animals will fit in the rear of the vehicle.

“This organization is near and dear to my heart,” said Friendly Ford co-owner Randy Yockey. “My sister, [Equine Dreams CEO] Sharon Mason, runs this organization [and] she has a handicapped child. We’re going to convert her Excursion that she daily drives and we’re going to make it a transporter for a mini horse.”

And, making the project even sweeter, Yockey’s neighbor Mike Gillespie is donating his time to modify the Excursion at Friendly Ford’s body shop.

You can follow along with the “Teddy’s New Ride” project on Friendly Ford’s Facebook page. If you’re interested in helping out Equine Dreams yourself, they are always accepting more volunteers or your can make a donation online.

2016 Ford RS Reveal Gets Strong, Positive Reaction Online

FordFord finally revealed its long-awaited 2016 Ford RS model last week, a top-of-the-line hatchback that’s getting rave reviews—especially from those who are happy to see such a stellar model released in the United States.

The 2016 Focus RS gets 320 horsepower and has all-wheel drive, making it the kind of powerfully modern compact car you’d expect from Ford in 2016, using the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost, four-cylinder engine found in the mid-level Mustang.

According to various Ford execs, the new performance car RS is just the beginning for a new wave of high-performances at Ford, and since this is the first RS designed for international sale, expect to see a stellar year for Ford.

The 2016 Ford RS reveal comes months ahead of its official release, which is planned for later in the year. Are you looking forward to this new arrival like we at Friendly Ford are? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Having a Great Game Day: Super Bowl Party Tips

Super Bowl PartyAnother Super Bowl has gone by, and we at Friendly Ford hope you took the opportunity to celebrate friends, football, and finger foods. The incentive to throw a proper Super Bowl party is significant—as you probably saw last weekend, it can make things interesting even when the game is not. So here are a few Super Bowl party tips for next year from the Huffington Post.

BE DIFFERENT.  Yes, everyone loves pizza. You can’t beat it in a pinch. But, if you have the time, try to present unique food choices. Make your own dip or use a slow-cooker to make your own chili.

BE PREPARED. Don’t wait until the last minute to arrange your living room or whichever room you plan to watch the big game in. You may need to grab chairs or furniture from other rooms. Arrange them in such a way to give everyone a good view. Plus, if guests arrive and see that they have seating, they will feel all the more welcome.

CAN’T PLEASE ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME.  Just get a keg or a mini-keg. Everyone has their own taste in beer and they’re proud of it. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Save some money and get a mini-keg.  Encourage people to bring their own drinks if they’re picky.

SEND INVITATIONS EARLY. Give people plenty of advice warning. Send out invites via text or social media a couple of weeks beforehand.