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The Ford F-350 is the 2017 One-Ton Heavy-Duty Pickup Challenge Winner!

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The One-Ton Heavy-Duty Pickup Challenge pitted two segment heavyweights - the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 and the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 - against each other. After extensive testing and assessment, the Ford Super Duty F-350 came out ahead of the GMC Sierra 3500. Its combination of size, capability, useful user-friendly technology and newfound civility gave 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 the edge in our empirical testing and subjective evaluations.

PickupTrucks.com conducted the contest, comparing the two vehicles in several categories including...
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1917-2017: Ford Celebrates 100 Years of Ford Truck History

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One hundred years ago, Ford introduced its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Ford Model TT, forever changing the auto industry – and the very nature of work itself.
 
A century later, Ford trucks are among the most iconic vehicles in the world. F-Series is America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 straight years. In Canada, Ford F-Series has enjoyed 51 consecutive years as best-selling pickup and now marks seven straight years as best-selling vehicle.
 
Throughout this rich history, Ford continuously has worked to...
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Faster Than You Can Read This Headline: 2018 Mustang GT Can Go 0-to-60 MPH in Less Than Four Seconds

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Ford’s most advanced and powerful Mustang GT is also the fastest ever, achieving 0-to-60-mph in less than four seconds in Drag Strip mode. Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer, attributes this achievement to these factors:
  • Improved horsepower and torque output of the redesigned 5.0-liter V8
  • Maximum acceleration of available Drag Strip mode
  • Quicker, smoother shifting of the available 10-speed SelectShift transmission
  • Optimized traction courtesy of the available custom-designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires on new Performance Pack
“Typically, when you shift gears, you...
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Ford Achieves Silver Certification as Veteran-Friendly Employer

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Ford Motor Company’s commitment to veterans recently earned it silver-level certification as a veteran-friendly employer. The designation from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency recognizes the company’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, training and maintaining veteran talent.
 
The veteran-friendly employer program helps veterans more easily identify employers committed to hiring and supporting former service members. Ford was recognized for meeting or exceeding its veteran hiring goals and implementing...
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Nick Drexler Wins Scholarship Through Ford ASSET Program

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Congrats to Nick Drexler, Smail Ford apprentice technician, for winning scholarship to CCAC through the Ford ASSET program!

From Ford: "ASSET is the only program with a paid internship allowing you to earn while you learn. Students alternate for six to eight weeks in the classroom and six to eight weeks with their sponsoring Ford or Lincoln dealer over a two year period. At the end of the two years, they earn an Associate’s Degree and valuable in dealer experience."

 
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19th Annual Ford Freedom Award Spotlights Pittsburgh Playwright August Wilson

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Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, will celebrate the positive contributions of African Americans in arts and culture at the 19th annual Ford Freedom Award program.

This year’s Ford Freedom Award recipient is the late August Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author. Wilson is best known for his play “Fences,” the recipient of the 1987 Tony Award for best play, Broadway’s highest honor. His wife Constanza Romero Wilson will accept the award in his honor.
 
This year’s theme – “Talents That Unite! How...
 
 
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Smail Auto Group Supports Feherty's Troops First Foundation in May

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In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, Smail Auto Group will donate $125 to the Feherty's Troops First Foundation for every vehicle sold during the month of May.
 
Let’s show our deep gratitude  to those who have bravely served our country by helping them now in their time of need. When you buy or lease a new or pre-owned vehicle this month at any of Smail Auto Group's locations, you’ll be supporting “Feherty’s Troops First Foundation," and you’ll be making a difference in the lives of a wounded service member. 

 
 
They Deserve Our Thanks…
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