Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ford EcoBoost Challenge, Coming 2015

Here in Virginia we've got about 6 inches of snow and the roads are so bad that schools and a lot of work places are closed for the 2nd day in a row tomorrow, so it's time to think about better weather and DRIVING!

Last year NMS brought you the news from Ford's Eco Boost Challenge event when they stopped at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and we're looking forward to the event returning again in 2015. We highly recommend you check out their website now at Ford Eco-boost Challenge and get all signed up for an event near you. 

Sure, it's a promotional event and it helps Ford sell cars, but as satisfied customers that have owned classics like Ford Ranger, Ford Mustang, and Ford Focus, the big blue oval folks are OK with us, especially at free driving events!

At last year's event in Charlotte we enjoyed the Fiesta ST on a short autocross course, and we all agreed that the hybrid Ford C-Max was more fun to drive side-by-side than the Toyota Prius. They had some other Ford cars and trucks available to drive and compare with other brands on site, but after being wet and cold most of the morning we bypassed the those vehicles and went to lunch!

Bottom line, at last year's event on a chilly wet day we had a blast, and got an early look at the new Mustang that Brian is checking out in the photo above. Oh, and Ford gave us free hot chocolate at this free event! Did we mention it was free? NMS gives the Ford Eco Boost Challenge our coveted "Two Hands on the Wheel" stamp of approval!

Here's the Ford Eco-Boost Challenge schedule so far, find one next to you and sign up now!
03/07/15    Miami - Sun Life Stadium
03/14/15    Los Angeles - Santa Anita Race Park
03/21/15    Dallas - AT&T Stadium
03/28/15    Washington D.C. - FedEx Field
04/18/15    Houston - NRG Park
04/25/15    Louisville - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
05/02/15    Phoenix - WestWorld
05/02/15    Charlotte - zMax Dragway of Charlotte Motor Speedway
05/09/15    Seattle - Emerald Downs
05/09/15    Chicago - Arlington Park
05/30/15    Cincinnati - Forest Fair Village Mall
05/30/15    Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Race Complex
06/06/15    Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
06/06/15    Philadelphia - Wells Fargo Center
06/13/15    San Francisco - Oakland Alameda Coliseum
06/13/15    Rochester (NY) - Monroe Community College
06/20/15    Minneapolis - Mall of America

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