Business Insider reports that Ford will reveal the all-new, 2021 F-150 pickup truck on Thursday evening. The F-150 has been the bestselling vehicle in the US for 43 straight years. According to Insider, F-150 has come under intense competitive pressure as Chevy and RAM have launched redesigned full-size pickups. Even as the pandemic rages pickup-truck sales have held up. Ford depends on the F-150 as critical cashflow as the company undergoes an $11-billion restructuring.
A trio of rare stainless steel Ford cars are heading for auction this September. The extremely rare cars span decades of Ford Motor Company's design. originally created in 1935 to promote stainless steel and its then-new possibilities, Ford used the tough material to construct just three models, the 1936 Deluxe Sedan, the 1960 Thunderbird and 1967 Lincoln Continental convertible. Each is included in this unique listing. Made in collaboration with Pittsburgh-based metal firm Allegheny Ludlum Inc., only 11 stainless steel cars were ever manufactured, making them some of the rarest in Ford's Design Canon.
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Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel called President Donald Trump “a petulant child.” She said he “refuses to follow the rules,” as shown during his tour of a Ford factory. Nessel said Trump’s actions will make people question why they have to wear a mask if he doesn’t. She said: "This isn't funny, these are people's lives." According to Business Insider, Trump wore a mask during a tour but not when the press was around.
Ford Motor Co. closed two U.S. assembly plants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The plant in Michigan was closed because a worker tested positive for COVID-19. The other plant in Chicago was closed because of a parts shortage. The Michigan plant builds the F-150 pickup truck and the Chicago plant the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator SUVs. According to Reuters, Ford and other automakers have imposed new safety measures, including screening employees.
A man who had just been fired from a northern California Ford dealership shot and killed two employees and then killed himself Tuesday evening, police and witnesses said. Newser reports Police called..