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Fancy a Tomato-Based Fusion?

It might seem that tomatoes and cars have nothing in common. But researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company see the possibility of an innovative union.

Researchers at Ford and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibers in developing sustainable, composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing. Specifically, dried tomato skins could become the wiring brackets in a Ford vehicle or the storage bin a Ford customer uses to hold coins and other small objects.

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Ford Offers Safety Technology to Other Companies

Ford Motor Company is offering its patented inflatable safety belt technology to other companies and industries, including competitive automotive manufacturers. The availability of licenses may lead to the wider adoption of inflatable safety belts as other automakers seek to enhance passenger safety. The technology is potentially applicable to other forms of seated-passenger transportation, including military use, and airborne passengers traveling by helicopter or airplane, and even for water travel.



"Ford?s longstanding commitment to democratizing...
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Artist Offers Mustang 50th Anniversary Collectible Sculpture

For many fans of automotive design, the vintage Ford Mustang has long been considered a rolling work of art. Now, the iconic pony car has become a piece of fine art. As part of the 50 years of Mustang celebrations, U.K.-based artist Robin Bark has been licensed by Ford Motor Company to turn the Mustang into a limited-edition collectible sculpture.



Bark is well versed in the arts, with experience in industrial design, graphic design ceramics and metalwork. He frequently blends his passion for automobiles with his love of art. "I think I was drawing cars the moment I…
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Ford Transit Connect Joins History's American Pickers

Ford Transit is joining History's "American Pickers" as stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel around the United States, searching remote and rustic locations for classic gems that can be restored and resold. Wolfe and Fritz will drive a 2015 Transit, a full-size van designed for commercial use, in their mission to find these relics.



"The biggest thing is, when the van is full, then we've got to come home. I'm interested in real estate on wheels," Wolfe says during the episode airing April 30. "There were four or five different vehicles I was looking at, and…
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Ford Debuts Exclusive Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

Fifty years after debuting one of the world's most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale this fall.



"When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don?t think anyone imagined...
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2015 Ford F-150 Features LED Lighting

Until now, headlamps often needed to be replaced long before the end of a vehicle’s life. For the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, Ford wanted durable headlamps that would last as long, or longer, than the truck. Ford lighting expert John Teodecki and his team found the answer in technology they believe could change truck lighting forever – light-emitting diodes, or LEDs.



No other light-duty pickup truck on the road today has LED headlamps. LED lamps use 63 percent less energy than the halogen bulbs seen in competitor trucks, and the light quality and aesthetics of the technology are superior, Teodecki…
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Ford Teams with OPI for Special Mustang Color Collection

OPI and Ford Motor Company have announced a unique collaboration featuring the iconic Ford Mustang. The popular pony car – celebrating its 50th anniversary next month – will serve as the inspiration for a line of OPI limited-edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in July.



“OPI is thrilled to partner with one of the world’s top automotive companies in celebrating 50 years of Ford Mustang,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and executive vice president. “For women, cars and nail lacquer offer a way to express personality. This new collection will deliver elements of sophistication, luxury, power and style fitting for…
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Kudos for Tom Wood Ford

We love what we do here at Tom Wood Ford, and we often find that our customers love us back! Here are a few very kind things they've had to say about us. The Piarowski family even sent us a 'thank you' card and snapshots of their vacation!

“You were like a godsend to us in our hour of need. Our radiator blew out at the start of our vacation quite a way from home. We didn’t know what we were going to do when we saw the ‘FORD’ sign and that you were open. They took us…
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Ford Mustang Inspires Trio of New Pinball Machines

The all-new Ford Mustang headlines a trio of new pony car-themed pinball games to be revealed at the Chicago Auto Show. Crafted by Chicago’s own Stern Pinball, the Mustang-inspired games combine two prime examples of 20th century American pop culture – the coin-operated pinball machine and the original pony car.



Stern is introducing three new Mustang-themed games this spring featuring cabinet and backboard artwork that pay tribute to 50 years of Mustang. The pro-level machines, designed for arcades and other public spaces, feature Mustangs from the past five decades. The more feature-rich premium edition focuses on Mustang Boss 302, Boss…
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