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    Official: Ford Transit production fires up, American Pickers among first takers

    Not long ago, the History Channel showed a seemingly unending stream of World War II documentaries, but it made a switch a few years ago to include an increasing mix of 'reality' programming. American Pickers was one of the early attempts at this new formula, with cameras following hosts Mike ...

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    Report: Ford moving medium-duty F-Series production from Mexico to Ohio

    A few more Ford trucks will be built in the US in the near future with news that production of the F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will move from Mexico to Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, OH. Ford hasn't confirmed a precise timeline for the move, but The Detroit News claims the Blue ...

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    Official: Ford adds third shift at F-150 plant to keep up with demand

    The signs have been very positive for Ford's F-Series line of pickup trucks as of late, and after 24 consecutive months of increasing sales of the best-selling F-150, the automaker has added a third production crew at its Kansas City Assembly Plant that includes 900 new hourly workers to meet ...

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    Official: Ford to add more than 2,000 jobs in Kansas City

    Continued high demand for the Ford F-150, along with the addition of the all-new Transit series of commercial vehicles, has led Ford to announce that it will add over 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant. At the time of the announcement, the plant boasts 2,450 hourly employees working on ...

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    Video: Fallen Kansas City tow truck driver honored with impressively long procession

    Blake Gresham, an 18-year-old tow truck driver in Kansas City, Missouri, was tragically killed on August 27 while he was helping a stranded motorist. Gresham's death brings attention to the "Move Over" law that has been passed in most states, and to further raise awareness for this law and honor ...

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    Report: These are America's 15 busiest auto plants

    Still got that fireworks-induced, patriotic buzz going on? This might help keep you seeing red, white and blue a bit longer. Of the 15 most productive auto plants in the States, Automobile Magazine says the top two spots – and more than half the total tally – are occupied by American ...

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    Official: Ford confirms $1.1B investment to build Transit van in Kansas City

    Ford has confirmed that its Transit van will be manufactured in Kansas City. The company plans to invest $1.1 billion in facility upgrades and tooling to produce both the next-generation F-150 and the Transit in preparation for the van's arrival on U.S. soil in 2013. That investment is $700 ...

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    Report: Ford Transit van coming to America as Kansas City-built T-Series

    When Daimler started selling its Sprinter van in North America – first as a Freightliner, then as a Mercedes-Benz and even a Dodge – it found companies on this side of the Atlantic were as keen to get their hands on a European-style van as, well, European companies are. But the ...

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    Ford investing $400M in Kansas City plant for unnamed new car

    Ford has announced plans to invest $400 million in its Kansas City Assembly plant in Missouri. The company is shifting production of the Escape from that facility to its Louisville, Kentucky plant, which will open up a line for an unnamed model. There's some indication that the FoMoCo crew is ...

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    Report: Last Mercury for retail business built on Sunday

    Ford is already well into winding down its Mercury line, and the autoamker has announced that the very last of the soon-to-be dead brand's products built for retail sales was manufactured on Sunday, October 3. The final Mercury Mariner rolled off of the assembly line at the company's Kansas City ...

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    Report: Ford to halt Missouri Escape production in 2011

    2010 Ford Escape Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford will be ending production of the current generation Escape crossover by the end of 2011 and move production of its replacement from Kansas City, Missouri to Lousiville, Kentucky. The Kansas City plant has built the Escape ...

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    Kansas City man wins trip to England for logging most topless hours in a Mini

    2009 Mini Cooper S Convertible (above), Openometer (inset) – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ever wonder what possible use the Openometer could have? The tiny dashboard gauge is found only in the Mini convertible and tracks the number of hours a Mini motorist has been driving with ...

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    REPORT: GM to depart with form and run certain plants around-the-clock

    Two weeks from now, General Motors will start running its Fairfax assembly plant continuously on a permanent basis. The unprecedented around-the-clock operation, following on the heels of the temporary third shifts a few months ago, is intended to boost the plant's production from its current 4,500 ...

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    REPORT: Enterprise sold cars after removing side impact airbags

    Enterprise, the country's largest car rental and fleet agency, is finding itself in hot water after purposely deleting standard safety equipment from some 66,000 Chevrolet Impalas it purchased between 2006 and 2008 for its nation-wide fleet of rental cars. The full-size Chevy comes fitted ...

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    Ford will shut down 10 N.A. plants in early January

    A bitingly cold wind is sweeping through the Motor City this day, but the bigger chill continues to be the rapidly increasing number of idle plants from Detroit's automakers. As part of a previously-announced bid to trim first-quarter output by nearly 38%, Ford now says it will shut down ten North ...

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    1.2 mil gallons of unleaded gas go up in flames

    You'd think the folks in Kansas City, Kansas had money to burn judging by this huge bonfire they held with a reservoir full of $4-per-gallon unleaded. Actually, the fire was caused by a lightning strike Tuesday night. After battling it for some time, firefighters said they would have to let it burn ...

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    Duo critically injured when race-prepped Porsche flies off highway

    Click image to see one other photo of the wrecked 944Cody, a reader from the Kansas City area, let us know about a story that made the rounds on the local news there on Monday. Two men were in a race-prepared Porsche 944 driving down Highway 350 when the driver, an employee of the owner (who was ...


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