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Ford Helps Deliver Food Around New York City

There are many organizations throughout the United States that help those that are less fortunate.  These philanthropic organizations do great things for individuals in need.  One such organization, located in New York City, has teamed up with Ford to deliver food to those that are too sick to shop or cook food for themselves.  The organization, known as God’s Love We Deliver, prepares and delivers over 5,000 meals every weekday.  Ford helps deliver the food through the company’s use of their fleet of the Ford Econoline vans and a Ford Transit Connect Mobile Food Pantry.

David Ludwigson, the chief development officer of God’s Love We Deliver, said “We’re the end of the road, the final safety net for our clients.  Without us they would not have food, and without organizations like Ford, we couldn’t do what we do.”

These services are provided for free and they are just not any type of free meals.  The organization has a team of dietitians who work to provide meals that are tailored to the medical needs of each client.

We think organizations like these do amazing things!  If you are looking to start up something like this yourself, or already have an organization going but need some form of transportation, then visit us at Sanderson Ford!  We have a great selection of both Ford Econoline vans and Ford Transit Connects!

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2015 Ford Mustang Convertible On Top of the World

2015 Ford Mustang convertible

As we posted in a previous blog, Ford intended to recreate the scene from the 1964 World’s Fair with the Mustang convertible atop the Empire State Building in New York City.  And 50 years later, just that has happened.  The 2015 Ford Mustang convertible now sits proudly on the observation deck of the Empire State Building, with a clear view of the Big Apple.

You would have never guessed that this strikingly yellow beauty had to actually be cut apart to be taken up the only freight elevator in the Empire State Building.  A company based in Michigan split the Mustang into parts that would fit on the elevator.  They built a mockup of the elevator, and then proceeded to make cuts on another pre-production Mustang convertible.

From the videos below, you can see how precise everything had to be to ensure this historical repeat.  At Sanderson Ford, we are also able to tell that their efforts weren’t wasted!  The 2015 Ford Mustang convertible looks beautiful overlooking Manhattan!

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible to Recreate a Scene from 1964

We have seen some great things out of the Ford Mustang over the years, but one of the most iconic moments will always be when the 1965 Ford Mustang convertible prototype sat atop the Empire State Building during the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.

Ford announced that they will be doing the very same thing for the 50th anniversary of the classic muscle car.  Mark Fields, the Ford chief operating officer stated “New York is one of the greatest cities in the world, and it’s the place where the Ford Mustang story began 50 years ago.  We’re thrilled to be visiting the architectural landmark that has been the heart of the Manhattan skyline for 83 years with the newest generation of the car that is the soul of Ford Motor Company.”

The only way to get the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible up to the top of the Empire State Building is the same way they did it in 1964: by physically slicing the car into pieces and taking it up the elevator.  Ford engineers have figured out exactly where to make the cuts and once they get it to the top of 86th-floor observatory, they will only have 6 hours to put it back together.

“It is a privilege to celebrate the new Ford Mustang, to bring together our two iconic brands, and to make new history with Ford.  The Empire State Building and Ford Mustang are both historic innovators – today, as in the past,” said Empire State Realty Trust Chairman, President and CEO Anthony E. Malkin.

At Sanderson Ford, we can’t wait to see the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible atop one of the most well-known buildings in NYC.  If you are interested in visiting the Mustang convertible, it will be available for viewing from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. April 16-17.

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