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Want To Feel Good? Forget Kissing, Football And Dancing – Get A Sports Car

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Forget romance, fine dining or an epic boxset binge – new preliminary research reveals that driving a sports car on a daily basis is among the best ways to boost your sense of wellbeing and emotional fulfilment.
 

The study measured “buzz moments” – peak thrills that play a vital role in our overall wellness – as volunteers cheered on their favourite football team, watched a gripping Game of Thrones episode, enjoyed a passionate kiss with a loved one or took an intense salsa dancing class. Only the occasional highs of riding a roller coaster ranked higher than the daily buzz of a...

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New Ford Ranger Brings Built Ford Tough Innovation to US Midsize Truck Segment

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Ford has revealed the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader, one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier whether on- or off-road.
 
The Ford Ranger answers the call with an all-new midsize pickup featuring a new exterior design, chassis and powertrain developed specifically for North American truck customers. Powerful and strong, with a high-strength steel frame, Ranger is equipped with a proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine mated to the only...
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Winter Care Kit only $79.95 at Smail Ford - January 2018


With the region in the grips of a winter blast, make sure your car is ready for the cold weather with Smail Ford's Winter Care Kit. This service includes Fuel System Cleaner, Coolant Additive, Engine Air Filter, Multipoint Inspection, Groove Glove Tire Tread Depth Report, Car Wash and Battery Check all for only $79.95 in January! Stop down today, or click here to schedule service.
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2018 Ford Super Duty is America's Most Powerful, Most Capable Heavy-Duty Pickup Truck Ever

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Ford, America’s truck leader for 40 straight years, delivers for customers again for 2018, creating America’s most powerful and capable heavy-duty pickup trucks ever – thanks to best-in-class horsepower and torque from a newly upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine.

“Super Duty customers expect the best, and for 2018 we’re giving our customers even more power and torque from our 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel – delivering the most horsepower and torque available among all heavy-duty pickups,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Plus, our new F-450 pickup...

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Mustangs Destined For Scrapheap Get New Life As High End Watches

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It could be the ultimate Christmas present for the petrol head in your life – a handmade watch, lovingly crafted from components that in a previous existence were used in classic Ford Mustangs.
 
The idea is the brainchild of Christian Mygh and Jonathan Kamstrup, who together scour salvage yards around the world for models, each of which can be transformed into hundreds of unique timepieces, costing from $1,495.
 
For the true Mustang enthusiast, REC Watches, based in Denmark, will even create an entirely new watch from parts donated by customers, including...
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New F-150 Named 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year; Back-to-Back Wins

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Ford, America’s truck leader for 40 straight years, has bested all competitors to earn 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors for the new Ford F-150. This is the fifth win for F-150, and this award follows the all-new Ford Super Duty capturing the award in 2017.
 
“Back-to-back wins for F-150 and Super Duty reflect what we’re also seeing and hearing from customers as we celebrate 40 straight years as America’s favorite and best-selling trucks,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and president, North America. “The Ford Truck team stretched further than ever to deliver…
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Ford Partners with Pittsburgh's Argo AI and Carnegie Mellon University To Stay On Cutting Edge of Research

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Developing reliable self-driving cars requires pushing the envelope in computer science and artificial intelligence. While Ford is applying the latest techniques in computer vision and machine learning to the work they’re doing every day, some of the most advanced research is being done at the university level. That’s why it’s critical to stay connected to the academic community, so we can cultivate the young minds that will help us bring cutting-edge work out of the lab and into the real world.
 

To do this, Ford has formed unique affiliations with Carnegie Mellon University and...

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How Cutting Edge Thinking in Cancer Treatment - and Car Making - is Coming Together to Benefit Drivers and Patients

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After being diagnosed with cancer, Mike Butler was fascinated by the process through which patients were treated – but saw an opportunity to introduce practices from the car manufacturing facility, where he works, so that it might run more smoothly.

Working together with his colleagues, at the Ford assembly plant, in Cologne, in Germany, quality director Butler and the team researched and proposed changes that are now being implemented as part of what is expected to become Germany’s biggest dedicated cancer outpatient unit.

And this has since developed into a two-way flow of ideas, as...

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