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By Market Capitalization, Tesla Beats Out Ford As Second Place Automaker

Should Michigan’s automakers be looking in their collective rear view mirrors at upstart Tesla? Maybe. California-based Tesla, thanks to a stock run up today of nearly 7 percent, surpassed Ford in market cap according to MarketWatch. Per MarketWatch: The surge came after Tesla on Sunday reported preliminary first-quarter deliveries that came in on the higher end of analysts’ expectations, which the market took as a sign the company is on track to launch the Model 3, the company’s mass-mark...

Ford & UAW-Ford Contribute $6 Million In Funding For New Motown Museum Theater

Recently we brought you word of the expansion plans of the Motown Museum – but, as with all plans, money needs to be raised. Ford Motor Company & UAW-Ford have committed $6 million for the expansion of the museum celebrating one of Detroit’s largest cultural contributions to the world. As you probably know, the museum is the location of the famous Hitsville U.S.A. house and Studio A, where Motown Records made a lot of their magic. The expansion will include: * Ford Motor Company Theater,...

Eastern Market Looks To Get More Fresh Food To More People With Newly Donated Ford Transit Van

Eastern Market is a hub of fresh produce for the city and the region, but you might not know that they also have a program of 21 Eastern Market Farm Stands in various locations including community markets across Detroit each week. To help with additional cold storage space for these pop-up markets and to carry some perishable items they weren’t able to before, Ford Motor Company has donated a 2016 Ford Transit Connect refrigerated van to Eastern Market Corporation, the proper non profit name t...

Why Ford’s Plan To Uprade Its Dearborn HQ Is Great News For The Detroit Region

Ford Motor Company made a major statement with its announcement that it plans an ambitious redevelopment of its Dearborn headquarters and product development campuses into walkable, environmentally friendly hubs to better encourage collaboration and innovation. It signals its commitment to Michigan, but it’s also a smart bid to lure top talent and remain competitive amid rapidly intensifying competition from Silicon Valley. The project involves a mind-boggling 7.5 million square feet of new co...

Ford Baby Formula Drive Donates $100,000 To Gleaners

Babies are adorable – and expensive, especially when it comes to formula and diapers. Seeing a need in the community, the Ford Motor Company Fund contributed $100,000 to Gleaners, enabling Gleaners to buy enough formula to feed 7,000 infants for a month. “Meeting the most basic needs of families is the first step toward building stronger communities,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “Children need nutritious meals to build a strong foundation mentally...

Who Wins Where? Here Are The Most Searched Automakers

The American love affair with cars started almost as soon as Henry Ford’s first Model T rolled off the assembly line, and it hasn’t stopped yet. However, Americans are now able to make better informed decisions about their cars through research – particularly online searches. Google released its annual Trends report in 2014, and the search engine reported that Ford was the most-searched brand in the U.S. followed by Jeep in second. Dodge cam in third. Toyota, the world’s biggest-selling carmak...

WATCH: Behind The Scenes With The Makers Of The New 2015 Ford GT

Although the vehicle won’t be hitting the streets for a few months, it will be on the cover of the new racing game, Forza Motorsport 6 by Microsoft. To that end, this trailer was put together talking with Ford engineers in Dearborn about the details and care put into what is one of Detroit’s most anticipated vehicles in a long time. The GT is Ford’s supercar, so it’s no surprise their engineers are very proud of it. It’s impressive to see their respect of history with the GT line as well as th...

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