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

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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 Launches Operation Brighter Future

The Ford Motor Company has initiated a program to enhance the neighborhoods in Detroit. Ford is providing $10 million dollars for this cause in an effort to build stronger communities, support education and summer job programs, fund youth recreation and summer camps, and build a community center. This program is being called Operation Brighter Future – Detroit.

The new Ford Resource and Engagement Center in Detroit in considered the main focus of this operation. A previously unused building in southwest Detroit is being renovated and will offer job and cultural training programs as well as several other community service programs. Ford is also funding several youth athletic and art programs to be made available at the Patton Recreation Center in Southwest Detroit.

This operation will also include donations to the Public Safety Foundation of two Ford F-Series that will be made into ambulances, funding for Detroit Youth Employment program that provides work experience and training for Detroit’s youth, and support to Greening Detroit by building new community parks.

“The Operation Brighter Future – Detroit initiative supports Ford’s work to build a better world,” said Ford Motor Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Fields. “We are excited to contribute this $10 million investment toward services and support that will empower families and strengthen the community.”

Friendly Ford is pleased by the Ford Motor Company’s efforts to build stronger communities and improve the lives of America’s youth.