The Custom SEMA F-150: Which Version Do You Prefer?

Here at Shults Ford of Harmarville we didn’t think the new F-150 could get any better – until now. Ford recently revealed their Custom SEMA F-150, which consists of two different versions, both of which will soon premiere at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Trust us; they’re bound to make your jaw drop.

So what’s so special about the Custom SEMA F-150? The fine-tuned Deegan 38 and the Vaughn Gittin Jr. Street Truck prove you can do just about anything with the 2015 F-150. Both versions are competing for the “Hottest Truck” award, envied by designers everywhere.

The Deegan 38 was designed by Ford Racing’s Brian Deegan and features the all-new 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost engine and a redesigned body. New wheels and tires, suspension, and racing-level tuning are just a few of the added features on this custom pickup.

“This F-150 should inspire the vast off-road, extreme-lifestyle-loving fan base to push the possibilities of the new 2015 F-150 and the awesome 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine,” said Deegan.

The Vaughn Gittin Jr. Street Truck, built by the Formula DRIFT superstar of the same name, is less for off-road enthusiasts. Its lowered ride height and Air Lift Performance air ride make it perfect for the street. On top of that, its incredible torque will leave your knuckles white.

Either version of the Custom SEMA F-150 is bound to win the “Hottest Truck” Award, but we’re curious: which is your favorite?

Deegan 38 or the Vaughn Gittin Jr. Street Truck?

custom SEMA F-150

Ford Celebrates Students with New Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program

Having a well-balanced education, including arts, physical education, literature, math, and science, is crucial to a child’s success in his or her education. However, a strong background in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—is what enable our country to compete in an increasingly global market.

Ford has long supported education, and just celebrated the 30th anniversary of its High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP). At the celebration event, Ford announced a new Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program.

“This new scholarship demonstrates our continued commitment to STEM education by investing in talented students who represent the future of the automotive industry,” said Felicia Fields, group vice president, Ford Human Resources and Corporate Services, in a statement. “For 30 years, long before anyone even talked about STEM fields, Ford was a leading force in promoting science, math and technology. This scholarship takes our commitment to these disciplines even further.”

This scholarship will benefit 50 students who are pursuing STEM degrees and is renewable in the amount of $2,500 for four years. Ford invited select students who had participated in the automaker’s educational program to apply for this scholarship.

Here at Shults Ford of Harmarville, we are proud to see Ford continue to support our next generation of leaders.

Blue Oval STEM Scholarship program

The Ford ICON50 Campaign Encourages Adventure

Despite the fact the Ford Mustang is 50 years old this year, it is anything but an old geezer. The recently launched Ford ICON50 Campaign is stirring up America by encouraging people to be more adventurous. Here at Shults Ford of Harmarville we’re excited about the new campaign.

Ford reports that over 42% of American said they can’t remember the last time they tried something new. What does that mean? That people are losing their sense of adventure. Ford hopes to reverse that trend, though. The Ford Mustang is the epitome of adventure, demonstrating power and grace on the asphalt.

The Ford VP of Global Marketing, Sales and Service, Jim Farley, said, “For five decades, Mustang has represented some of the best of American popular culture, inspiring a feeling of freedom, independence and adventure. We are excited to celebrate the iconic Mustang and encourage fans to embrace its spirit of adventure and try new cultural experiences.”

The 2015 Ford Mustang features a powerful new 3.7-liter V-6 engine, which generates over 435 horsepower (nearly four times the ’64 Mustang’s V6). Drastic changes have been made to the handling and suspension, as well as the interior. For a full preview of the adventure Mustang has to offer, stop by Shults Ford of Harmarville.

Ford ICON50 Campaign

New App Makes Owning A 2015 Ford Mustang Even Cooler

All of us likely have apps on our smartphones that are, well, useless. Maybe we used them once, momentarily mesmerized by the gleam of something new, and then promptly forgot about them. Ford has recently released an app for 2015 Ford Mustang owners that will really enhance the experience of owning the classic American sports car. Unlike a lot of apps, it should prove to be very useful.

There quite a few really cool features in the app. One simply directs you to the nearest drag strip. Another will enlighten you on the ins and outs of 50 years of Mustang history. You can test your Mustang knowledge with a trivia game, or select Mustang-themed wallpaper for your phone. And of course, there are custom Mustang ringtones.

There is also a section that will act like a digital owner’s manual. In this section, you can find information on maintenance and engine specs. It’ll help you make sense of the instrument panel and answer frequently asked questions that new Mustang owners often have.

Of course, the app is no good without the accompanying Mustang. So first things first – come to Shults Ford of Harmarville and check out our sweet Mustangs today!

2015 Ford Mustang

 

All-New 2015 Ford F-150 Proves It Can Take the Heat

We’ve all heard the saying, “If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.” Well, it appears the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 will be taking up residence in the kitchen. Even the Ford badges on the iconic truck have been engineered to handle extensive periods of sun damage, while protecting passengers from the sun’s harmful rays, as well.

Extensive tests were conducted to determine the reaction of the truck’s materials to sunlight. Parts of the F-150’s exterior and interior were subjected to six months of outdoor testing under the sun’s brilliance. Afterward, engineers searched for signs of fading or other damage. The Ford badge was subjected to 3,000 hours of sun-like conditions (think five years) and then temperatures of 40 degrees below Celsius and 100-degree Celsius steam.

In addition, the truck was evaluated in an effort to eliminate sun glare for drivers. Engineers carefully selected materials with the least reflective properties and designed shade-like coverings, making it easier to read the gauges.

“Built Ford Tough means more than surviving dirt, rocks and mud, or towing heavy trailers,” said Cindy McComb, a materials engineer at the Ford Central Lab where testing was conducted . “We like to think our work on this truck has given it the kind of sun protection Built Ford Tough trucks require to look as good after five years of exposure to sun, wind and rain as they do when they leave the showroom floor.”

Here at Shults Ford of Harmarville, that’s what we would call a beast.

All-new 2015 Ford F-150