Kids Get a Free Ford GT Snap Kit at Detroit Auto Show

Ford GT

Real Ford GT

If you are headed to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit later this month, be sure to bring your kids along. If they stop by the Ford stand, they could get a free Ford GT snap kit.

This Revell-built model includes 14 pieces and will snap together in just a few minutes. It will also feature a unique auto show stamp on the bottom to mark this special edition model.

“Our annual Revell Make ‘n Take model kit program has become a fun-filled auto show tradition,” said Mark Bentley, Ford Licensing manager, in a statement. “Letting kids build their own Ford GT is a great way to introduce them to the Ford brand and create new enthusiasts.”

Now, in case you don’t have any kids, or just would like a model of your own, a retail version will be available in April, and it will be more detailed. The retail version of the Ford GT model will include 28 pieces and will take about 10 to 15 minutes to build. It will cost $14.99.

At previous shows Ford has offered models of the 2015 Ford Mustang and an F-150 Raptor.

Are you going to the Detroit Auto Show this year?

Ford Mustang GT Earns a Spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best List

Car and Driver's 10Best List

2015 Ford Mustang

The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT has earned itself a spot on Car and Driver’s 10Best list. This is the ninth time the Mustang has earned this honor in the list’s 33-year history and has been included on the list for four of the last five years.

The 10Best list names the best new cars in the United States for under $80,000, regardless of class or capabilities.

“It’s a huge honor to have the Mustang GT recognized on Car and Driver’s 10Best list,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer, in a statement. “The substantial amount of time and effort our engineering team put into Mustang has paid off; we’re hopeful that the car has a substantial presence on the 10Best list for years to come.”

Car and Driver loved the Mustang’s fun-to-drive nature and commented that when going through a series of turns, the Mustang makes you feel like “you’re wearing wheels.”

Come see for yourself what makes the 2015 Ford Mustang GT one of the best and most fun cars of the year. It is available now at Friendly Ford.

Half a Century and Still Going Strong: The Ford Mustang Turns 50

Ford Mustang turns 50

2015 Ford Mustang

As the Ford Mustang turns 50 in 2015, Ford is creating a program called ICON50 to commemorate and celebrate this milestone. Arguably the finest-looking and best-engineered American sports car from then until now, Ford is right to cast the Mustang as an American icon. According to Forbes, the ICON50 program sees “Ford uniting with experts” in various cultural fields “to identify what is happening now and what is coming next.”

For ICON50, Ford hooked up with Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos. Together, they were able to identify ten musical artists that are “pushing the boundaries of what’s being done in music today.” This list includes such acts as Cathedrals, Young Rising Sons, and Betty Who.

A few of these acts were tapped to perform in the CMJ Music Marathon, a five-day music festival held in New York City. Forbes tells us that “there are set to be follow-up performances over the next few months that will be promoted by the two companies.”

Visit Friendly Ford today to check out the outstanding 2015 Mustang for yourself!

Ford’s Composer Creates the Soundtrack to Your Mustang

Ford's Composer

Interior Photo of the 2015 Ford Mustang

If we told you Ford has a composer on its payroll would that surprise you? Well, it’s true, but this person isn’t writing concertos for orchestras; Shawn Carney, a Ford engineer, is composing the soundtrack to your Mustang.

Imagine driving something as exciting as a Mustang without the powerful growl and grumble of the engine. Those sounds do not happen by magic—they have to be finely crafted and honed using every aspect of the car, from the engine, to the chassis, to the body panels.

Carney is a powertrain noise, vibration, and harshness engineer for the Ford Mustang. He works with a team of sound engineers to make sure every Mustang, no matter the engine installed, sounds like a Mustang should.

“In addition to the usual suspects you expect to hear inside the car, like the engine and exhaust, the body structure can become an incremental source of unwanted noise,” explained Carney, in a statement. “Body panels can act like speakers, amplifying vibration and sound inputs from the road, powertrain and wind.

Head to Ford’s website to hear a small clip of Carney’s work.

The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang will arrive at Friendly Ford this fall, and we can’t wait to hear its engine growl in person.

Ford Sync Featuring 911 Assist

Ford Sync Featuring 911 Assist

2014 Ford Mustang

We are all looking forward to the 2015 Ford Mustang hitting lots across the country. We have already fallen in-love with its unique styling and beautiful body lines. Did you know that the 2015 Mustang will also offer some added safety features? That’s right! The sports coupe that you have come to know and love will not only be exciting to look at, it will have a few upgraded features to make you feel safe and secure.

Among its new features is a more advanced Ford Sync featuring 911 Assist. The 911 Assist feature currently makes phone calls via Bluetooth and will send an automatic message to emergency services in the unfortunate event of an accident. With the newest set-up, the Mustang will not only alert emergency services, but will be able to tell what kind of impact occurred. It will also be able to tell the maximum change in velocity and if there were safety belts in-use. This can help emergency services prepare and better assist you if you were involved in an accident.

What do you think of Ford’s advanced system? Let us know in the comment section below and be sure to stop by Friendly Ford when the Mustang arrives on our lot in the coming months!

Order your 2015 Ford Mustang from Friendly Ford!

Order your 2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang – Available for order at Friendly Ford!

It’s that time… the time we have all been waiting for! That’s right; you can now order your very own 2015 Ford Mustang! Pony up in the American classic! Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the 2015 offers more power, performance, comfort, and technology than ever before.

New for the 2015 model year, the Mustang is available with a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that offers efficiency and plenty of power for your drive. Take your choice of the new 4 cylinder, a 3.7-liter V6 or a 5.0-liver V8.

Inside the 2015 Mustang, you will find only the best in up-to-date features. Some of our favorites include MyFord Touch infotainment system, Intelligent Key passive entry system, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and powertrain driving modes.

If you have a need for power and a knack for design, check out the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang! Right now, you can order your new 2015 from our dealership in Roselle! If you would like to wait to see the Mustang in-person before you buy, it should arrive at our dealership sometime this fall! Give us a call at (866) 928-7905 if you have any questions or would like to order your 2015 Ford Mustang!

Ford Honors 50 Years of Mustang with Exclusive Limited Edition

50 years ago, something incredible happened, something that would shake up the American muscle car landscape forever—the original Ford Mustang debuted at the 1964 New York International Auto Show. For the inaugural year, Ford put the car on display atop the Empire State Building; it was quite a statement for an unproven car, but a statement that the Mustang has backed up consistently for a whole half-century now.

50 Years of Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang

Therefore, fifty years later, Ford has recreated that moment in history. They’ve once again brought a new Mustang to the New York International Auto Show, and once again it’s on display atop the Empire State Building. Even more exciting news to us here at Friendly Ford—and likely to you as well—is the announcement of the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang. Based on the Mustang GT fastback, the 50 Year Limited Edition is simply the best and most exclusive Pony Car ever made.

The car comes standard with literally every feature that’s only optional on your average Mustang. In fact, customers can only make two choices when it comes to this baby—what color they want as well as what transmission they prefer. It comes in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue, both exclusive to this model, and features either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” said Moray Callum, Ford vice president of design. “The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”

The Mustang Celebrates 50 Years!

Mustang Celebrates 50 Years

2015 Ford Mustang at the Chicago Auto Show

This month, the Mustang is celebrating its 50th year of continuous production! 50 years ago, the Mustang made its debut at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. On April 16th and 17th Ford plans to make history again by displaying the Ford Mustang Convertible on the observation deck of the Empire State Building for the second time. Ford is hoping to replicate the exciting introduction from 1964.

Currently, the Ford team is working hard to get the all-new Mustang atop this iconic building. Since a helicopter delivery is impossible and a crane cannot reach the height of the building, the Mustang must be taken to the top in pieces. They must disassemble the Mustang into smaller parts that are able to travel up an elevator 86 stories to the observation deck. Once all of the pieces make it to the top, technicians have only 6 hours to get the Mustang reassembled.

Mustang Celebrates 50 Years

2015 Ford Mustang

The Mustang will be on display atop the Empire State Building April 16-17 and is open to visitors from 8AM-2AM.

At Friendly Ford, we cannot wait to see pictures of the Mustang on top of the Empire State Building and we surely cannot wait until the 2015 Mustang arrives on our lot in Roselle! How are you celebrating 50 years of Mustang?

Up for Auction: The First 2015 Ford Mustang

The first 2015 Ford Mustang will be up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on January 18th in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first retail 2015 Ford Mustang will be a GT featuring a 5.0-liter V8 engine, 420-horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The winner of the auction will have their choice between a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission and will be able to choose the colors of their new Mustang.

The all-new Mustang will have no reserve at the auction and the proceeds will benefit JDRF an organization that researches Type 1 Diabetes. “Ford’s charitable vehicle sales at Barrett-Jackson have raised more than $3 million for JDRF through the years, and these funds are helping us make tremendous progress towards therapies and treatments that will make life better for people with type 1 diabetes today as we work to find a cure for this terrible disease,” Jeffrey Brewer president and CEO of JDRF remarks.

The Mustang will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary for the 2015 model year with a new sleek exterior design and all of the best in technologies. Friendly Ford is proud to be part of a company that gives back to communities and charities.

Just Revealed: The 2015 Ford Mustang!

The much anticipated release of the 2015 Ford Mustang is upon us! Ford recently released an article about the new styling and features for the all-new Mustang. We knew it would be a big year for this classic Ford model as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. For 2015, the Mustang features a completely redesigned exterior and a technologically advanced interior.

The Mustang offers your choice of 3 distinct engines: a fuel efficient 2.3-liter with Ecoboost, a 3.7-liter V6 or a powerful 5.0-liter V8. The exterior of the 2015 Mustang took into account the styling of the Mustang over the past 50 years. The 2015 is said to be a nice collaboration of all of the Mustangs through the years.

Technological advances for the Mustang include enhanced information, control and connectivity. New features include intelligent access, push button start, MyKey, SYNC, TrackApps, MyColor gauges, and a Shaker Pro Audio System.

Here at Friendly Ford, we are really looking forward to the newly revealed 2015 Ford Mustang! We can’t wait to see all of the new features in action when it arrives at our dealership this summer. What are you looking forward to the most in regards to the all-new 2015 Mustang? Let us know in the comment section below!