Issue 45: Fall 2013
TASTE OF THE CAPE
With a 2014 Edge as their guide, one couple searches out the culinary secrets and artisanal treasures of New England’s most iconic seashore.
ST at MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK
The newest Ford Racing course at Miller Motorsports Park promises high-speed thrills for Focus ST and Fiesta ST owners.
CENTURY OF CHANGE
Climbing through the Catskills in a 2014 Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid, a writer retraces the friendship between Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs.
LEADER OF THE TRACK
Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ Brad Keselowski dishes on driving fast, testing Mustangs and joining the Ford Racing family.
LIFE ON THE ROAD
One young man, his trusty Ford Focus and a 10,000-mile all-American expedition
EXPLORE WITH EarthRoamer
With a Super Duty® chassis, this camper takes the RV into all-terrain territory.
REINVENTION BY DESIGN
A team of Ford architects set out to merge the commercial and family-friendly vans. Their work’s end result: the 2014 Transit Connect
ACCIDENT AND REPAIR RIGHTS 101
Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance claims department divisional manager Bob Cornelius gives a crash course on choosing repair parts and body shops.
GET MY FORD YOUR WAY
Download the My Ford App for iPad®.
A BARRIS FAMILY TRADITION
Jared Barris puts the Caped Crusader's touch on the F-150.
CROWDSOURCING CAR INNOVATION
Through its open-source programming platform, Ford gives the world’s tinkerers the tools to create the next great automotive apps.
TREMOR SHAKES UP THE F-SERIES LINE
The new F-150 package brings EcoBoost efficiency.
Issue 44: Summer 2013
A writer and his 2014 Escape experience the lush valleys, active volcanoes and white-knuckle thrills of the Big Island.
OPERATION DESERT RESCUE
Flipped ATVs and dust-swirling chopper landings across 85,000 acres of barren land. For the San Diego County Fire Authority and its F-150 SVT Raptor, that’s just a day on the job.
RACING LAS VEGAS
My Ford magazine hands over the keys to a brand-new 2014 Taurus for a marathon 36-hour test-drive through the Strip, speedway and scenic Red Rock Canyon.
THE NEWEST FUEL-EFFICIENT FORD SUV
SYNC® technology and EcoBoost® efficiency continue the Escape's track record of excellence.
2014 TAURUS WITH 2.0-liter EcoBoost
For this fast, fun and efficient sedan, best-in-class fuel economy* comes without compromise.
MEET THE FLEET: F-550 WETS DOWN THE DESERT
The San Diego Fire Authority enlists Super Duty® as the platform for its water-wielding Patrol Unit.
Owners look back as the Mustang sprints toward its 50th anniversary.
DO IT YOURSELF: Mechanic Essentials
With some basic carpentry skills, you can create a workspace for next to nothing.
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company CEO and classic-car aficionado Craig Jackson shows off his automotive stable.
MASTER OF THE TRACK
Meet performance test driver Matt Konarski, a 23-year veteran of the prestigious Michigan Proving Grounds with a lifetime connection to the land.
SYNC Helps Save a Life
After a terrifying accident, 911 Assist shares a special connection with this grandmother’s newest of kin.
FIESTA GOES VIRAL
Ford is putting 100 social media gurus and a handful of celebrities behind the wheel of its newest hatch. Don’t miss what happens next.
TALKING FORD WITH RUTLEDGE WOOD
The Top Gear star gets My Ford up to speed on his favorite Blue Oval-badged vehicles.
NEW DIMENSIONS IN DESIGN
Advanced 3-D printing makes prototyping better and faster
Author Richard Snow dishes on his latest book, I Invented the Modern Age: The Rise of Henry Ford
GET MY FORD YOUR WAY
Download the My Ford App for iPad®.
Issue 43: Spring 2013
The 2013 Explorer Sport finds adventure in Olympic National Park.
THE 2013 EXPLORER SPORT
Four facts that elevate this aggressive take on an SUV staple
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
The all-new, efficient and undeniably fun 2014 Fiesta shows what a stylish hatch—and you—can do in the Texas capital of live music, mouthwatering food and weird times.
FIESTA: NEW FOR 2014
High efficiency, a stylish look and one fast-performance variant
Built on 65 years of industry-leading F-series pickup DNA, the latest Ford concept forges the brand’s renowned toughness with state-of-the-art tools and technology—showcasing the vision for trucks of tomorrow.
A guide to the concept’s aerodynamic advances
THE DEACON OF DRIFT
Meet the face of the next great action motorsport, Ford Formula DRIFT driver Vaughn Gittin Jr.
25-year Assembly Plant veteran Gary Steward on what this iconic muscle car represents for our country—and the Americans who build them
A REAL SNOWMOBILE
Yellowstone Vacations’ custom coaches keep park tours moving year-round.
MUSCLE IN THE MAIL
Meet Tom Fritz, the artist behind the new GT500™ stamps.
FIVE GREAT SUMMER GETAWAYS
Begin planning your seasonal sabbatical with these road trip recommendations.
A NEW RIDE FOR CARL EDWARDS
The NASCAR® star is driving the new Fusion stock car to success in 2013.
TRANSIT CONNECT joins the long-running Ford New York taxi fleet.
HOW IT WORKS: PLUG-IN HYBRID
Why Ford's newest Hybrid system—found in C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi—is one of its most efficient yet
Try this quick key fob trick for cooling off the car.
THEY SAID IT: FORD QUALITY
A common link between the Blue Oval’s latest ideas and engineering feats
Issue 42: Winter 2013
Here was the deal: Somehow, somebody had gotten their hands on a brand-new Shelby GT500—the scorching 650-hp, 200-mph number produced in collaboration with Carroll Shelby—and shipped it to Germany. The plan was to go head to head with the world’s most fanatically performance-conscious drivers on the legendary no-speed-limit autobahn.
PLUGGING INTO PORTLAND
The all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid meets the locals and shows off its progressive design, versatility and eco-friendly technology.
SETTING THE MAX STANDARD
The all-new 2013 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid offers extended range, striking style and superb utility.
THE HARDEST-WORKING TRUCK IN OKLAHOMA
Through burning heat and brutal job site conditions, the Ford F-150 stops for nothing, just like this state’s legendary oil business.
BEING JOEL MCHALE
The star of NBC’s Community on sitcoms, stand-up and his hilarious Ford webisodes
Ford designers take a hands-on approach to molding a car into shape.
PROOF OF CONCEPT
The greatest hits of forward-thinking Ford vehicles
INSIDE JAY LENO'S GARAGE
The Duke of Late Night shows off his go-to gadgets.
The Magic Behind the Ford Foot-Activated Liftgate
Add to your automotive trivia with these five fast facts.
THEY SAID IT: 2013 FLEX
This newly redesigned, tech-heavy crossover represents a fresh spin on a family favorite. But don’t just take our word for it.
Jonathan Brand uses an unlikely material to reimagine a childhood restoration project.
NEW APPS FOR SYNC
Announced at the 2013 consumer electronics show, Ford is bringing even more new voice-controlled apps to sync® Applink™-equipped vehicles.* Click through our gallery to see which apps match your interests.
ASSEMBLY LINE CENTENNIAL
Henry Ford’s legacy moves past a historic milestone.
WINTER WANDERER ROADMAP
Four of this season’s coolest drives and destinations
A COUPE COMEBACK
The newest 72-year-old car on the road is ready for assembly.
Issue 41: Fall 2012
See the 2013 Fusion Titanium perform on the wide streets of one of the world’s most progressive and exciting cities—New York.
GLOBAL GAME CHANGER
The 2013 Fusion resets expectations for American family sedans.
The championship crew team at the University of Michigan relies on hard work—and its Ford Super Duty—to drive unprecedented excellence.
TOWING MADE EASY
The special features that help the 2013 Ford Super duty pull its weight—and then some
MEET THE 2013 PLATINUM
The newest Super Duty series redefines truck luxury.
FIRST DRIVE: C-MAX HYBRID
Working out the latest Ford hybrid on the test track proves that fuel efficiency can also be fun.
2013 C-MAX ENERGI PLUG-IN HYBRID
C-MAX Energi employs hybrid technology with the option to plug in for charging.
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
Remembering Carroll Shelby, the spirit of Ford Racing for nearly 50 years
Find the adventure-driven SUV package that’s right for you!
Detroit DIY lab TechShop is the newest Ford invention center
A look back at Ford vehicles that have worked the highway patrol
WORLD WIDE AID
Meet the Ford Volunteer corps, a global service force.
WOMEN CHARGE UP THE 2013 MUSTANG
Ford prepares a completely female-built GT for its SEMA debut.
ALL-ELECTRIC ROAD TRIP
Focus Electric owner honors historic drive—and showcases the possibilities of current EV technology
One-on-one with system engineer Jeffrey Ostrowski
ROLLING IN DOUGH
A Ford made of money could be on the way.
THEY SAID IT: 2013 ESCAPE
Ford handed over the keys of its new, cutting-edge crossover to the automotive media.
Fans of the 2013 Focus ST get to film the car's promo.
SADDLE UP WITH THE MUSTANG CLUB
A community of thousands celebrates this iconic Ford vehicle.
How can I better prepare for winter driving?
“Winter seems to come along about the same time every year, but my tires don’t know that,” quips Mike Rowe.
Issue 40: Summer 2012
With comfortable seating for seven, great horsepower and fuel economy, the 2013 Flex livens up the most routine chores.
The Team O’Neil Rally Racing school trains Ford Racing champions—and our writer—in the car that excels in the sport: the Fiesta!
ESCAPE TAKES ON THE ARCTIC
Engineers put the newest Ford crossover through a punishing Finland winter.
RALLY YOUR FIESTA
The M-Sport R2 Rally Kit from Ford Racing
MEET THE “IT” SUV
New upgrades to the 2013 Escape add smarts and environmental responsibility—inside and out.
Built Ford Tough Series bull rider Luke Snyder takes life by the horns.
Winning work with women-owned businesses
Pandora founder Tim Westergren and SYNC Applink remaster in-car radio.
NEW GARAGE FOR CLASSIC CARS
Several unforgettable Ford vehicles are among 350 timeless roadsters featured at LeMay–America's Car Museum.
SOUNDS OF FUSION
The newest Ford sedan lays down beats for three Detroit techno artists.
A tiny 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine brings more efficiency to European sedans.
ONE BRIGHT IDEA
Ford and SunPower work to fuel a greener future.
A REAL SMART CAR
The European B-MAX brings a big brain to the small-car scene.
RANDOM ACTS OF FUSION
Enjoy a personal experience with innovation on wheels.
THEY SAID IT: 2013 FOCUS ST
Here’s what the press has to say about the 2013 Focus Sports Technologies (ST).
What’s the secret to keeping my tires in top form?
Bad tire care doesn’t just lead to blowouts. Burning through rubber can also decrease gas mileage and cost you money.
Issue 39: Spring 2012
Park City, Utah is home to one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, a nightlife that shines as bright as lights on Broadway and some of the best winter sports recreation anywhere. So when we took the smart, sophisticated, all-new 2013 Escape to the famed Canyons Resort, the car’s sterling credentials turned heads along the way.
The great American cowboy is not urban legend...
A LEGENDARY BRAND
The 2012 Ford King Ranch fleet is bred for strength and style.
The 2013 Escape provides style and performance.
FORD JOINS THE ENTOURAGE
Adrian Grenier gets a lift for his green action plan from The Blue Oval.
Fleets are latching onto a fuel-efficient Ford alternative.
A FORD BICYCLE
The two-wheeled concept for the future of transportation
TRUCKS GET TECH
MyFord Touch® arrives in 2013 Super Duty and F-150.
WI-FI ON THE FLY
SYNC® with MyFord Touch® wirelessly connects passengers to the rest of the world.
Looking back on a banner year
THEY SAID IT: 2013 FUSION
The all-new Fusion* finally made its long-awaited debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Here’s what critics had to say about the sleekest and smartest Ford family sedan yet.
FORD FIGHTS HUNGER
Ford teams up with Newman’s Own® to fight hunger.
TAURUS SPEEDS THROUGH THE SET IN MEN IN BLACK 3
The new Taurus joins the Hollywood ranks, supporting
Will Smith in the trilogy’s latest chapter.
MEET THE 2013 C-MAX FAMILY
New multiactivity vehicles from Ford
Is my car ready for the summer heat?
Summer maintenance tips for your Ford
PLUGGING YOU IN
Ford prepares the ultimate how-to guide for electric vehicles.
Issue 38: Winter 2012
The destiny of DNA is to evolve, and the genetic code of forward-thinking global design for Ford has evolved into a stunning new species of street prowler. Say hello to the Ford Evos Concept, a car that first turned heads last fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show, giving auto buffs an astonishing glimpse into the future.
Ford is getting charged up about the introduction of its all-new, 100% gasoline-free Focus Electric.*
ANSWERING ELECTRIC QUESTIONS
Simple answers about owning an all-electric vehicle
How does Ford achieve a best-in-class safety rating?
The criteria for a high score explained
SHARPER THAN EVER!
The 2013 Edge SEL Appearance package serves up a slew of stylish and performance-driven options.
After years overseas, the Focus Sport Technologies (ST) is back, and Focus expert Ron Myers, editor of enthusiast site Focaljet.com, is fired up. Here’s why.
FORD AND UAW UPDATE
The Blue Oval’s pact with UAW to create thousands of U.S. jobs
How can SYNC® Services’ Operator Assist help me?
Connecting users to an array of services
WORLD'S FASTEST FARMER
When Oklahoma soybean grower Brent Hajek isn’t running his farm with Ford trucks, he’s setting speed records.
THE TRUCK TRACKER
More and more truck fleets are using available class-exclusive Crew Chief technology.
YOU'RE A WINNER
The Ford Consumer Movement Program has committed dealers who up the ante for even greater customer satisfaction.
APPS FOR YOUR EARS
Pandora, iHeartRadio and more now available through SYNC.
MISSION MODEL A
Jonathan Klinger spent 365 days driving only one vehicle—a fully restored, 80-year-old Ford.
Amped-up Ford vehicles provide a new lift for law enforcement.
FROM DETROIT TO NEW DELHI
The all-new EcoSport compact SUV will call India home.
A FAST BLAST FROM THE PAST
Ford racing classics make a permanent pit stop at Philly’s Simeone Automotive Museum.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
Four Ford vehicles score top family-friendly honors from U.S. News & World Report.
20 YEARS OF SVT
The Chicago Auto Show marks a milestone anniversary for an elite Ford performance vehicle group.