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WWII JWWII Jeep ‘found in crate’ set to cross Greenwich auction block

By Jeffrey N. Ross
Posted May 30th 2013 5:44PM Via:

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Fans of old military vehicles might want to pay extra close attention to the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance coming up this weekend. Crossing the Bonhams auction block on Sunday are a pair of seemingly flawless World War II Jeeps, which are both expected to fetch serious dollars. Lot Number 305 at the auction is a 1945 Ford GPW Jeep that has been fully restored, which is expected to command between $35,000 and $45,000. Shortly after the Ford GPW, a potentially more interesting 1944 Willys MB (shown above) will be auctioned off, but Hemmings raises some red flags about this Jeep. First, it is claiming to have been “discovered in its original crate about 30 years ago,” but there is no proof or documentation of any sort. Also, it is claiming to be all original, but it was given a paint job “shortly after it was discovered.” Even with these questionable descriptions, this Willys could reach between $20,000 and $30,000. Head over to Bonhams’ site and Hemmings for more information on both WW2-era Jeeps. Related Gallery1945 Ford GPW auction News Source: Bonhams [1], [2] via Hemmings Category: Classics, Auctions, Jeep, Military Tags: bonhams, ford gpw, ford jeep, greenwich concours delegance, jeep, military jeep, military vehicle, willys jeep, willys mb, willys mb jeep, world war ii, ww2, wwii


2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Supercrew –
By Michael Harley
Posted Mar 15th 2013 3:00PM
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I’m not normally a pickup kind of guy, but the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor won me over nearly instantly. The street-legal trophy truck – there is really no other way to accurately describe it – is big, brawny and incredibly capable. Let’s just say it’s every bit the monster it visually portrays. I spent a week pretending I was one of Ford’s Baja 1000 drivers, but lacking desert sand, I headed into the local mountains where a mild winter storm had dropped a couple inches of fresh snow on my favorite off-road park. The Ford was, for the most part, practically unstoppable.Ford offers its SVT Raptor package on Supercab and Supercrew platforms with the five-foot, five-inch bed. The Supercrew I tested rides on a 144-inch wheelbase (about a foot longer than the Supercab). In addition to its cosmetic differences when compared to the standard F-150 – there isn’t a young boy on the planet who doesn’t think the matte black Ford grille is cool – the Raptor has a 73.6-inch track – nearly seven inches wider than the track on the standard F-150.After upgrading the F-150 SVT Raptor significantly for the 2012 model year, there are only a few changes for 2013. The list includes standard high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, Hill Descent Control, forged beadlock-capable wheels, and the new matte Terrain color (aka “Desert Storm”) option seen on my test model.


Ford and Team Up to Help Fans Find Fresh Local Food Sean Johnston,
Want to help improve the health of your body, and the planet? Consider eating local. Joining the so-called “Locavore” movement means making a commitment to eating fresh foods that are grown close to where you are. Closer food sources means less energy is used to transport it from the farm to your plate. Plus, it’s nice to know where the contents of your salad or fruit plate came from. So what’s Ford got to do with food? As part of the company’s commitment to promoting sustainable practices, Ford teamed up with – a leading sustainability website – to create an app that makes it easy for users to find local food options. The Food Tripping App has over 50,000 “good food” locations including eateries, farmer’s markets and food stores with locally-sourced options. Just in time for Earth Day! “This new app is just one example of how Ford and are collaborating to help inspire people to make smarter environmental decisions,” says John Viera, Global Director of Sustainability, Ford Motor Company. Do you have a hot tip on a great place to score some good local food? Well, don’t keep it to yourself! Connect and share your favorite places with other tech-savvy locavores. The Food Tripping App allows users to add custom entries into their expansive database, so check back often. Whether you’re in the mood to try a new fresh market near your house, or if you’re on the road and looking for a good place to eat healthy, the Food Tripping App can help. You can download the app on the Apple App Store or on Google Play. You can also find both links, along with a comprehensive overview of the app on the website. If you’re heading over to, you might want to also check out the list of best green gadgets to take with you when you’re on the go. From backpacks made from used plastic bottles to a solar-chargeable music boom box, these are must-haves for any green-conscious traveler. Keep the Earth Day celebrations rolling by checking out our coverage of green technology news from Ford Motor Company and by grabbing a Green badge.


Introducing the Special Edition 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

Introducing the Special Edition 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor –

As if the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor hasn’t stood out enough since it hit the streets – and the dirt – in 2010, Ford has now added a package that kicks things up a major notch. You might be asking yourself, how do you take a highly capable and functional pickup with cutting-edge technology, and then make it even more awesome? The answer is the new 2014 Raptor Special Edition! The Raptor Special Edition builds upon the current Raptor Luxury Package, adding Ruby Red Metallic paint (the pickup is also available in Tuxedo Black Metallic) and box-side graphics, as well as interior toucheslike Brick Red seat bolsters with black inserts and cloth honeycomb highlights, console top finish panel, and center stack and door panel appliqué accents. The Raptor retains what has made it a best-seller – with record-setting sales in five of the past six months – such as the 6.2-liter V-8 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic® and off-road-designed systems and components that include a Torsen® limited-slip differential, Hill Descent Control™, a grille-mounted camera and industry-exclusive beadlock-capable wheels for even more traction in rugged conditions. Body styles offered continue to be the four-door SuperCrew and two-door SuperCab. The Raptor Special Edition will go on sale in the fall of 2013.