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Save the Date for the Michigan International Auto Show!

January 7th, 2013

By early February, the region’s auto buffs will be able to thaw in the glow of chrome and the patina of paint as the 12th annual Michigan International Auto Show rolls back into town. The four-day celebration of wheels, new along with the old and exotic, begins Feb. 4 at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW.

On Feb. 3, the convention center floor makes room for up to 2,000 contributors to sample Michigan wines, nibble treats catered by the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, bid at a silent auction, and enter a car raffle, all to benefit the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation.

On Feb. 4, the show opens to the public. More than 300 vehicles from nearly 40 brands of autos and trucks will be unlocked and ready for dreaming — or trying on for size.

“We have become a tradition for those looking for their next new car,” said John Leese, president of the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association.

The practice of opening the cars for vicarious trips around the block is unique to the local show, he said.

Read more at Mlive.com


In The Spirit of the Season: Help a Vet Buy A Truck at Borgman Ford Mazda!

November 28th, 2012

We want to take a moment to thank the generous donors who’ve rallied to help wounded marine Robert Thrailkill Jr. finance a vehicle with assistive-devices, and to let others who might not have heard his story know how they can help. Thrailkill is returning to Michigan next week after two years of rehab at Bethesda after losing his legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Donations can be made at Borgman Ford Mazda or online at Semper Fi Fund (please be sure to specify Thrailkill’s name.) If you missed it, here’s the story from FoxNews17:

Story by Mitch Fick, FoxNews17
Robert Thrailkill, Jr. has spent the majority of the past 25 months in a rehabilitation center in Bethesda, Maryland. He remembers exactly what happened on October 26, 2010. He was serving as a Marine combat engineer in Afghanistan. He was checking buildings that day.

“I was investigating a little pile of dirt,” Robert told FOX 17 in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon.  ”And when I knelt down and uncovered it, I found an IED right there and then went I went to stand back up and I turned to my left, I triggered – what I believe to be – a secondary. And that’s when I got blown up.”

Robert lost both his legs in the explosion. He’s been rehabbing in the DC area ever since.

He moves back to his homestate on December 2. He’ll be joining the Grand Rapids Sled Wings, an adaptive hockey team.

But to get where he needs to go when he’s back home, Robert needs a truck.

He was back for a visit earlier this fall and stopped into Borgman Ford-Mazda in Grandville. That’s where he met sales manager Scott Gibbons. Read the rest of this entry »


Ford Owns Work

October 8th, 2012

Rough, heavy-duty work. It’s the foundation of our world. And the people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and do that work know that they need to pick the right tools for the job. That’s why Ford keeps improving the Super Duty series — to give the hardest workers the most powerful tools.

We Own Work lets workers share their stories. How do you use your Ford Super Duty? Are you a proud member of a Super Duty fleet? You get to represent your industry, share your photos, and tell the world how your Ford truck takes the lead in the heavy duty daily grind.

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Ford F-150 & Super Duty Own Work

October 1st, 2012

Like its larger F-Series Super Duty sibling, the Ford F-150 pickup is the market sales leader across a variety of commercial, industrial and municipal vocations.

To tell the F-150 story, Ford is extending its “We Own Work” campaign across the F-Series lineup, inviting social engagement by providing an online forum for hard-working, hard-playing owners to share their F-150 stories and recognize their collective contributions.

Watch the video, then share your story with Ford!

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First Look at Ford’s All-New Global Transit

September 24th, 2012

At a special Go Further with Ford program in Amsterdam, Ford unveiled its new generation of Transit commercial vehicles, developed on all-new global platforms for sale in Europe, North America and other worldwide markets.

For 2,500 dealers and journalists from across Europe, Chris Brewer, Ford Commercial Vehicle Engineer, introduced these new vehicles.

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Ford F-250 Hits Millionth Mile

August 2nd, 2012

Ford F-250The odometer turning over to 100,000 miles is considered by many to be a rite of passage for a vehicle. The moment it crosses the threshold of automotive achievement is the moment when most people feel they’ve gotten a lot of miles out of the “old girl.”

But in a world where automotive reliability and new technology can extend a vehicle’s longevity past the 100,000-mile mark, does hitting six figures have the same distinction anymore? How about seven figures?

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Ford Tough Truck Sweepstakes

July 5th, 2012

You could win a New Ford Truck!

Ford Commercial Trucks and Vans are ideal for hardworking businesses. These powerful, durable and versatile vehicles help get the job done and offer the level of interior luxury you deserve when using your vehicle as an office. Now, Ford is giving you the chance to win one.

You could win a New 2013 Ford F-150 XLT! Just follow the link below, submit your information, and cross your fingers!

Enter the Sweepstakes >>


E-Series Cutaway: Powerful, Capable, and Versatile

July 5th, 2012

The E-Series Cutaway Van has proven its dependability with decades of tough duty. That’s why you’ll find it under school buses, ambulances and other vocational vehicles where a good track record counts. Shuttle buses, parcel delivery vans, utility vehicles – name the application and you’re likely to find an E-Series Cutaway Van to fit the bill.

Ford E-Series Cutaway Vans offer all the power you need to haul and tow, but they’re also built comfortable to keep you focused on the job all day long. Properly equipped, E-350 and E-450 can pull up to 10,000 pounds. With innovative technologies – our available Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, for example – you’ll have not only the hardest working van out there, but one that works smart, too.

Looking for a versatility and power? Call us today to discuss options, upfits, and deals for your future fleet.


Top Transmissions for Powerful Performance

July 5th, 2012

It’s no secret that Ford Commercial trucks pack a lot of power under the hood. From top-of-the-line engines to strong, sturdy frames, Ford leaves no piece unperfected. But Ford’s Commercial lineup wasn’t designed by psychics. That’s why Ford provides options. If you’re looking for an E-Series Cutaway, those options just got even better.

Meet Ford’s two new transmission options. For whatever your needs, a 4-speed automatic overdrive is available on select cutaway models with 4.6L or 5.4L EFI Triton® V8 engine. It’s got power and punch, plus reliability to the core.

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2013 Ford F-150: A Rugged Truck for Rugged Jobs

June 20th, 2012

When Ford unveils something new, there tends to be an interesting story behind it. In this case, it’s a new package for the new F-150, called Special Service Vehicle. The SSV Package allows the 2013 F-150 to become even more adaptable to unique tasks.

If you’re not familiar with the SSV name, it’s a unique Ford package aimed at government, municipal and commercial fleets – law enforcement, fire-fighting and state park patrols, to name but a few.

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