The real revolutionaries in the Fiesta Movement – the cars themselves, not the agents – have more work to do even though they're kind of on sale now and the revolution is over. Ford is giving 43 of the 100 Fiestas from the movement to the Team O'Neil Reilly Rally School in New Hampshire, where the hatchbacks will be refitted for student racing duty.
The initial motivation for this piece was a pre-Sno*Drift dinner with Ken Block and members of the new Monster World Rally Team last Thursday, followed the next day by a ride in the shotgun seat of Block's new Fiesta rally car. As for the ride along, we were anticipating some no-holds-barred, looking-through-the-side-windows-to-steer, make-the-media-guy-puke action, but as is so often the case with most things regarded as insanely fun, some last-minute rule interpretations ruled out the schedule
Who knew that the Fiesta Movement was going to turn out to be the Fiesta Adventure – at least, for Agent 44 Jake Bronstein. Not long ago, he reported his Fiesta stolen and Ford was meant to be tracking it on a joyride near Port Chester, NY. Turns out that Ford wasn't tracking the right car, and for some reason, Ford can't track his car. That's most inconvenient, because Bronstein's Fiesta is sitting in a New York impound lot. And to add insult to injury, the impound lot says the car isn't
It's time to find out what we're really missing by not getting a free Ford Fiesta for six months: details on the secretive "missions" for the car's "Agents." The 100 drivers in the Fiesta Movement have been assigned to pick one of the Movement's May "Travel" missions. Looking at the list of possibilities, it's clear that someone at Ford HQ was able to convince the higher ups to include bizarre choices, from acting like a less-rich Montgomery Brewster to milking farm animals. Here are some of the