I had an amazing time in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show . Albeit, the last 3 hours were a little nerve-wrecking with old man winter having dropped a huge amount of snow over Detroit and right onto the airport where I sat waiting to board my plane for 3 hours. But, all ended well.. I made it home safe and sound and now I’ve gathered my thoughts, photographs, and videos of my trip to NAIAS and am thrilled to share them with you.
I, along with 99 other bloggers from 14 countries, was invited by Clever Girls Collective and Ford to attend Ford’s press preview at NAIAS. We were given the opportunity to experience Ford’s newest vehicles including electronic vehicles, their new family-friendly C-MAX and the new Fusion lineup.
The first day, Ford unveiled a whole new fleet of eco friendly vehicles. We learned how Ford is helping to provide jobs in other countries, all while helping the environment.
Here I am sitting in the Ford Mustang Boss 302 sporting a hefty engine that will take you from 0-60mph in about 2 seconds. Not really, but you get it. My husband owns a Mustang and I must say that he was a bit jealous when I sent him this photo right after it was taken by Jim Owens with Ford. Thanks Jim!
The second day, we toured the Ford Rouge Factory. The Rouge Factory sits on 200 acres in Detroit, MI. Henry Ford purchased this land in 1915 and it was fully functional by 1920. It was used to make all Ford cars. At one point there was a staff of 100,000 working at the Rouge Factory.
Now, in 2011, the Rouge Factory is the building place for only Ford’s best selling vehicle, the F150. Sixty F150’s are assembled every hour here.
I was very impressed with the number of women working at Ford’s Rouge Factory right alongside these hefty manly-men. Great job ladies!
More about Ford’s vehicles and green initiative coming soon!
I was invited to participate in this program by Clever Girls Collective, Inc. in partnership with Ford and Ogilvy PR. Ford Motor Company paid for my travel and accommodations at the 2-day Driving Green Technology event, I was not compensated in any other manner for my time. My opinions posted here are my own.