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USAC Ford Focus National Championship Race

11/19/2006
...VENTURA, Calif. -- Results for November 18, 2006 from Ventura Raceway. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Chris Veach, 63, Veach-13.501; 2. Brett Engstrom, 5, Engstrom-13.637; 3. Nic Faas, 17, Faas-13.806; 4. Nick Wean, 78, Wean-13.839; 5. Walt Johnson, 68, Welcomer-14.110; 6. Joey Fabozzi, 84, Fabozzi-14.127; 7....

Spy Photos: 2008 Ford Focus Coupe

11/13/2006
Spy Photos: 2008 Ford Focus Coupe...Meet the new Ford Focus, same as the old Ford Focus, but for a new, coupe-like body shape. Despite pleas from enthusiasts, Ford has sided with its accountants to build the 2008 Focus on the same underpinnings as the current model -- not the up-to-date C1/P1 platform, which hosts the Mazda3, Volvo...

Ford Aims To Turn Tide With Focus on Quality

11/11/2006
...DETROIT — Recognizing that the company's very survival is at stake, Ford has renewed its focus on the topic of its old "Quality is Job One" advertising slogan — building cars for which the company need make no excuses with regard to the quality of design and execution. Domestic manufacturers...

Ford Focus Back On Top

11/07/2006
Ford Focus Back On Top...After being briefly knocked off the top of the charts in September by the Fiesta, the Ford Focus was once again the most popular car in the UK last month. Registrations for the Focus reached 9665, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, comfortably ahead of the 7263 achieved by...

USAC California Ford Focus Pavement Series Race Results

10/29/2006
...BLYTHE, Calif. – Results for USAC California Ford Focus Pavement Series. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Michael Faccinto, 4, Scelzi-13.701; 2. Levi Roberts, 2, Roberts-13.859; 3. Laura Poorter, 32x, Maier-13.940; 4. Laura Hayes, 27, Hayes-13.972; 5. Daniel Bedford, 12, Bedford-13.923; 6. Jace Meier, 9...

Ford CEO says restructuring focus, no alliance plan

10/23/2006
...President, Chief Executive Officer, Director Mr. Mulally has spent 37 years at The Boeing Company, most recently as executive vice president. In addition, he has also been president and chief... Full Bio DETROIT, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. (F.N: Quote , Profile , Research ) is focused on...

Ford Focus undergoes series of changes for 2006

10/13/2006
Ford Focus undergoes series of changes for 2006...The Ford Focus, which underwent its last major refit a year ago for 2005, features a series of further changes for 2006 designed to better suit individual customers needs, including a new GFX Appearance Package, several new colours and content upgrades across the model range. Focus is available as a...

Results from USAC Midwest Pavement Ford Focus Midget Car Series

10/09/2006
...ANDERSON, Ind. – Anderson Speedway -- Results for October 7-8, 2006 from USAC Midwest Pavement Ford Focus Midget Car Series. QUALIFICATIONS: (Held Oct. 7)1. Zach Schiff, 5, East-12.302; 2. Alison MacLeod, 4, East-12.371; 3. Casey Riggs, 37, Riggs-12.373; 4. Tate Martz, 1, Steele-12.448; 5. James...

Ford Focus Hatchback – the best contender

10/05/2006
...The Focus is extremely comfortable and spacious, with plenty of room for five adults and more than sufficient leg and head room. A driving position which adjusts for rake and reach, coupled with power steering, means parking is a breeze. Some models benefit from electrically adjustable seats. All...

Ford Says Goodbye to Focus Wagon

10/03/2006
Ford Says Goodbye to Focus Wagon...Reports surfaced today via Ford’s Fleet website that the Ford Focus Wagon would no longer be built after December. We just received confirmation from Ford that this will be the case for all shoppers. The Focus Wagon made up just 8% of Focus sales and the company is directing its focus...

Ford Focus CC-3 TDCi

09/27/2006
...The rear end's an acquired taste but, that aside, the Focus is a terrific all-rounder and it should challenge the best in class Studying the CC's proportions in the metal reveals plenty of eye-catching details. Fitting a hard-top to a family car isn't easy, so Ford enlisted the help of Italian...

Ford Focus XR5 Turbo

09/23/2006
...The Focus interior has a quality feel and distinctive Euro style. Theres a roomy load area and good interior space although the XR5Ts all-black roof lining contributes to a sombre ambience. But there can be no complaining about the equipment list. There are comfortable Recaro front seats, a...

Ford Focus PZEV less polluting than a cookout

09/19/2006
...Grilling a hamburger puts out more hydrocarbon emissions than a 2007 Ford Focus PZEV does on a three-hour drive, or about 180 miles. And a reason to not mow grass this weekend: The Focus PZEV would have to be driven more than 2,100 miles to equal the emissions generated by a 5.4-horsepower lawn...

US stock futures fall; Ford, Intel in focus

09/06/2006
...President, Chief Executive Officer, Director Mr. Mulally has spent 37 years at The Boeing Company, most recently as executive vice president. In addition, he has also been president and chief... Full Bio NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a lower market open on Wednesday as...

Soaring Demand Helps Ford Dealers Find Focus

08/24/2006
...In response to soaring demand for mid-price Fords, a number of local car dealers have announced plans to open new facilities. One of the city’s largest dealers, Alarm-Motors, is to begin construction of a new service center in the Krasnoselsky district, in which it will invest about $6 million,...

Gosselin Gets First USAC NE Ford Focus Win

08/21/2006
...WALL TWP., N.J. -- Shaun Gosselin, of Oswego, N.Y. won his first career USAC Wirtgen Northeast Ford Focus Midget feature in the series first appearance at Wall Township Speedway Saturday night. Gosselin, 16, capitalized on his pole position by leading all 25 laps of the feature. The CTI Performance...

Ford's hot hatch has come into Focus

08/17/2006
Ford's hot hatch has come into Focus...We have a winner. Ford has done it again in the latest round of its endless title fight with GM Holden, thanks to the punching power and all-round ability of its latest Focus. Ford's new hero is the XR5 Turbo. It does not have the stunning looks of its rival, the Holden Astra Turbo, or the zip of...

Ford Focus Remains On Top

08/07/2006
...The Ford Focus was comfortably the most popular car in the UK last month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. 10,654 examples were registered, compared with 8408 for the Vauxhall Astra, 5814 for the Ford Fiesta and 4706 for the Vauxhall Corsa. In the same order, these four...

Ford Focus ST-2

08/02/2006
...I took the fast Ford for a trip to Cornwall. Covering some 700 miles, I got economy up to a reasonable 28.7mpg. My fuel bill was still quite high, but the long, winding roads simply flew by. Despite the number of Focuses I passed along the way, the ST felt special as I spotted only one other example...

USAC Northeast Ford Focus Series Results from Seekonk Speedway

07/27/2006
...SEEKONK, Mass. -- USAC Northeast Ford Focus Series results for Wednesday, July 26, 2006 from Seekonk Speedway. FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jesse State (#18 State), 2. P.J. Stergios (#15 Mattesen), 3. Jeff Abold (#05 Abold), 4. Jon Seaman (#63 Seaman), 5. Sean Carman (#47 Carman), 6. Stephanie Stevens...

Republicans focus on primary, while Ford looks ahead to November

07/22/2006
...NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) - A tough three-way Senate primary among Republicans Ed Bryant, Bob Corker and Van Hilleary may be helping the likely Democratic nominee, Harold Ford Junior. Winning the general election will be difficult for any Democrat in a state that has trended Republican in recent...

Cheaper insurance for bio-ethanol Ford Focus

07/18/2006
...Britain's first bio-fuel car is out in front once again – as the first Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) to be backed by discounted insurance from Norwich Union. The Ford Focus FFV went on sale in August 2005 and since then customers have come from areas closest to Morrisons' bio-ethanol pumps in...

Pricing for the 2006 Ford Focus ZX5 SES with GFX package

07/18/2006
Pricing for the 2006 Ford Focus ZX5 SES with GFX package...Road Test: 2006 Ford Focus SES with GFX Package Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Iain Shankland The Ford Focus has been around since 2000, coming out as a 2001 model. It's had a minor re-working over the past few years, but by and large it's still pretty much the same Focus that arrived in 2000. For...

New Ford Focus Coupe Cabriolet

07/11/2006
...The new coupe-cabriolet from Ford goes on sale in the UK in October. The new Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet combines open air motoring with the acclaimed comfort, stability and all-round practicality already associated with the top-selling Focus range. It goes on sale in October and will make its UK...

Ford shifts focus from hybrids to clean diesel and ethanol

07/07/2006
...Here's what is really behind Ford Motor Co.'s decision to back off its promise that it would be able to manufacture 250,000 hybrids by 2010: Ford got sucked into the early hype for hybrids and misread the demand. Ford CEO Bill Ford compounded that mistake by publicly committing the company to...

USAC Release - MARTZ LEADS MIDWEST FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT SERIES TO ...

07/04/2006
...CONTACT: MICHAEL HARKER (mharker@usacracing.com) DICK JORDAN (djordan@usacracing.com) MARTZ LEADS MIDWEST FORD FOCUS PAVEMENT SERIES TO KENTUCKY COLUMBUS, Ohio Tate Martz has won at least two Ford Focus of the last four seasons. However, none of them has come at Speedway. Martz will try to erase...

Ford Focus loses top

07/03/2006
...The new Ford Focus Coupé-Cabriolet adds the experience of open air motoring to the Focus range. It makes its UK debut at the British International Motor Show in July and will arrive on local South African shores in the first half of 2007. Taking its place at the top of the Focus family tree...

USAC Midwest Pavement/Indiana Ford Focus Midget Car Series Results ...

06/22/2006
...ANDERSON, Ind. -- USAC Midwest Pavement/Indiana Ford Focus Midget Car Series results for Wednesday, June 21, 2006 from Anderson Speedway. MIDWEST PAVEMENT FEATURE: (30 laps – Completion of May 24 program) 1. Tate Martz (#1 Steele), 2. Craig Haack (#88 Haack), 3. Alison MacLeod (#4 East), 4. James...

Ford failing to keep Focus in small car race?

06/10/2006
...Ford's troubled path with its Focus lineup has been well documented, from its highly publicized string of recalls early in its career on through the decision to introduce a new model overseas, but merely facelift the North American model. When it first came out, the Focus was a revelation, lauded...

AADC Champ Riethmeyer Going For Points Lead In Carolina Ford Focus ...

06/07/2006
...DENVER, NC (6/6/2006) Bradley Riethmeyer, champion of The All-American Driver Challenge (AADC), will run in his fifth race of the 2006 USAC Carolina Ford Focus Midget Series season in the AADC midget this Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway. Riethmeyer is currently second in the points standings...

Robertson Scores Wire-To-Wire USAC Ford Focus Midgets Win At ...

06/03/2006
...CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Indianapolis, Indiana driver James Robertson posted a flag-to-flag run from the pole to win the 30 lap USAC Ford Focus Midget feature at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday night. Robertson kept his car stuck to the bottom of the track and was never seriously challenged enroute to...

USAC Ford Focus Midgets Make Appearance This Friday

05/31/2006
...CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Open Wheel racing fans are in for a treat this weekend as the USAC Ford Focus Midgets make the first of two appearances at Hawkeye Downs this Friday night. Joining the Midgets will be the Performance Concepts Late Models, Miller Time Modifieds, and Budweiser Sportsmen on the...

Hankook wins Ford Focus OE fitment

05/25/2006
...Hankook Tire America Corp.'s Optimo H725 touring tires will be original equipment on the new Ford Focus, which goes into production next month.

WRC Rally Italy: Hirvonen powers Ford Focus into second place in ...

05/20/2006
WRC Rally Italy: Hirvonen powers Ford Focus into second place in ......WRC Rally Italy: Hirvonen powers Ford Focus into second place in Sardinia Credit: Les Kolczak / Courtesy of Ford BP-Ford World Rally Team drivers Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen are chasing a career-best result after climbing to second during today's second leg of Rally d'Italia Sardegna. The...

Ford Focus Achieves Russian Milestone

05/02/2006
...ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, MI) has now produced its 100,000th Ford Focus, one of Europe's most popular cars, at its assembly plant in St. Petersburg. The Russian plant, which was launched in 2002, is Ford's newest manufacturing site for the Focus and currently has an...

Ford Showcases hydrogen Focus fuel cell vehicles in California

04/26/2006
Ford Showcases hydrogen Focus fuel cell vehicles in California...During a visit today to the Ford California Fuel Cell Partnership facility, President Bush was briefed on the testing of nine hybrid hydrogen Ford Focus Fuel Cell vehicles. These cars are part of a seven-city 30-car program to conduct real world testing of fuel cell technology. The California Air...

Ford Focus Midgets open at Speedbowl

04/25/2006
...One-time motorcycle racer Steve Wall sees the world divided between fendered and non-fendered racers. He leaves no doubt about his preference. “When people get into full body cars they don’t came back to open wheel stuff,” says Wall, director of the USAC Northeast Ford Focus Midget Series....

Henry Ford II shifted foundation's focus

04/09/2006
...D aniel Howes had it right when he said Ford Foundation grants have changed through the years ("Ford Foundation probed; AG claims Michigan left out," April 2). That's exactly the direction taken by Henry Ford II during his 33 years with the foundation, first as president and later as chair and...

Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi Zetec

03/29/2006
...They say time flies when you're having fun. And we're finding it hard to believe 14 months have passed since our Focus 1.6 TDCi Zetec arrived. After nearly 20,000 miles of motoring, it's returning to Ford - so what conclusions have we come to?

Ford Drops Top on European Focus CC

03/22/2006
Ford Drops Top on European Focus CC...Slinky New Ford Focus Coupe-Convertible Not for North America Rub your eyes, pinch your arms, but most importantly, believe what youre seeing: there is indeed a blue oval on the grille of this rather attractive convertible. While Ford of North America is busy launching the new Edge crossover and the...

Green Ford Focus Fills Up at First Bioethanol Fuel Pumps

03/16/2006
...Green Ford Focus Fills Up at First Bioethanol Fuel Pumps When bioethanol first went on public sale this morning, the Ford Focus Flexible Fuel Vehicle was front of the queue to be refuelled. The Ford Focus Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) is Britain's first biofuel car and can run on bioethanol or petrol...

Woods loses Ford Focus

03/06/2006
...TIGER WOODS admitted he was not at his best when winning the Ford Championship at Doral in Miami. The world number one made it three wins in five starts this year when beating Ryder Cup team-mate David Toms and Colombian rookie Camilo Villegas by one stroke to become the first player since Ray Floyd...

Quintin Crye Looks Forward To 2006 USAC Ford Focus Season

03/02/2006
...After a three-race 2005 campaign running a USAC Ford Focus midget on dirt, Quintin Crye, of Gridley, Calif., is planning a full season of USAC California Ford Focus racing on both pavement and dirt for 2006. Crye hopes his past experience racing karts, mainly at the Cycleland Speedway in Oroville,...

USAC Florida Ford Focus Midget Car Series race results

02/19/2006
...ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Speed World Speedway “Tangerine Midget Tournament” QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ricky Ehrgott, 9, Ehrgott-14.16; 2. Craig Haack, 88, Haack-14.19; 3. Ryan Smith, 55, S 4. Nick Wean, 78, Wean-14.38; 5. Mike Burt, 22, Burt-14.43; 6. Stan Carman, 47, Carman-14.51; 7. Darin Coker,...

Ford focus

02/09/2006
...VCD Athletic are hoping for a bit of Premiership magic as they prepare for what manager Martin Ford called their "biggest game ever" on Saturday, writes Neil McKeown. The Vickers take on joint tournament favourites Cammell Laird in the fifth round of the FA Vase. But first stop for the 34...

Ford fix Gronholm's Focus.

02/05/2006
...The BP Ford World Rally team has confirmed that Marcus Gronholm's Focus WRC 06 was 'restored to full health' for the remainder of the Swedish Rally following the service at Hagfors at 10.00 hours local time. Gronholm lost 9 seconds in SS16, after his car developed a hydraulic leak through the...

Ford to focus on consumer needs, not factory capacities

01/27/2006
...Even before the “Way Forward” plan was unveiled recently, Ford Motor Co. executives have been hammering home one point: product is the key to the company’s salvation. It was a message they repeated Monday by announcing a new class of hybrids, new investment in pickups and a new commitment to a...

US: TRW supplying Ford Focus parts in China

01/20/2006
...TRW Automotive Holdings on Friday said its Chinese operations are supplying steering and occupant safety systems and components for the Ford Focus built by Chang'an Ford in Chongqing, China.

Ford's new Focus RS makes first

01/12/2006
...Ford's WRC stars kick start Blue Oval's motorsport season BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, 12 January 2006 -- Ford's new signings, double world rally champions Marcus Gronholm and Timo Rautiainen and team-mates Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, today made their first public appearance alongside the all-new...

Amber Alert Issued For 2003 Tan Ford Focus

12/30/2005
...PLYMOUTH, Utah An Amber Alert was cancelled after two brothers taken from their grandmother's home were found in Southern Utah. The boys were found near Ivins in Southern Utah after a traffic stop. Their mother was taken into custody. Officials said the children were not injured. Around 11:00am...

Ford Island museum will focus on attack

12/06/2005
...FORD ISLAND — The long, two-story barracks fronted by palm trees looks pretty much the same as it did the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, when a sleepy Sunday morning turned into hell on earth. As a Japanese Zero bore down from the south, its guns flashing fire, there was disbelief and confusion. Herb...

All-new Ford Focus ST

11/28/2005
...Performance, driving excitement and the future of motoring will dominate the news from Ford at the 75 th Salon International de L’Automobile in Geneva. The near future is represented by a preview of an all-new Ford Focus ST performance model, making its world debut at Geneva. Previewing an...








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