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Max Motor Dreams

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Nothing soothes an upset baby better than a car ride. Now Ford might have a way for new parents to take a spin around the block from the comfort of their own bed.

For most babies a car ride is a fail-safe when it comes to falling asleep; so Ford has come up with the Max Motor Dreams; a crib that simulates the gentle hum and vibrations of a moving car. According to Ford new parents lose an average of 44 days of sleep in the first year of their child's life. So the company created a product that looks like your standard crib, but thanks to a smartphone app is so much more.  read more »

Illegal Souvenirs

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An inn in Massachusetts is trying to tie up some loose ends; and it's coming after former guests to do so.

Longfellow's Wayside Inn is celebrating its 300th anniversary by going on a mission to get its stuff back. The historical inn is said to be a source of motivation for poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; known as one of the five fireside poets. He lived from 1807 to 1882 and was the author of numerous works including “Paul Revere's Ride.” On top of that the inn was also once owned by Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company. And it seems that over the years guests wanted a piece of that history.  read more »

One Thousand Horses

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Feel the need for speed; how about the power of one thousand horses?

Right now the New York auto show is taking place; and among the latest makes and models is the Shelby GT 1000. Carroll Shelby is the owner of Shelby American; a company that collaborates with Ford to fine tune and build supped up versions of the mustang.

Their latest collaboration took the Shelby GT 500 and made it into a track ready sports car with 1000 horsepower. There is also a version of this for the street but the horsepower tops out at 950; to help keep drivers under the posted limits.  read more »

Image is Everything

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Certain ford trucks are sending the wrong message, and sales are slipping.

Mexican sales of Ford’s Lobo pick-up are tanking because drivers are afraid purchasing one will land them on the wrong side of the law. The Lobo and similar style trucks are popular with drug cartel hit men.

Gabriel Lopez is the President of Ford in Mexico and says those types of vehicles are in high demand for crime sprees because there’s plenty of space in the cabin for weapons. Lopez says members of drug cartels are known to steal pick-up trucks to launch attacks on police or security forces. Lopez says the sale of these trucks has fallen because people are insecure and sales have fallen 7.1% in the past nine months.  read more »

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Car Thieves Most Wanted

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If you're worried about keeping your shiny new car safe from thieves don't worry about that high priced alarm. Your brand new ride might be safer than you think.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its list of the ten cars most likely to be stolen. A car is stolen every 26 seconds in the U.S. costing taxpayers around $7.6 billion a year. And surprisingly the cars most likely to go missing are generally older models that you can buy legally for just $3,000 on average.  read more »