For the past decade, one of the most popular features on FordPerformance.com and in our Fast News e-newsletter continues to be "Ford Fan Spotlight," where readers can send in their own reasons why they're fans of Ford Motor Company. You know who they are: Ford "superfans;" grassroots Ford racers; unique Ford vehicle owners; loyal Ford enthusiasts; notable Ford club people; special Ford families; and/or any avid supporter of Ford, Ford vehicles, Ford motorsports or Ford Performance who deserves a little bit of special recognition.
Over the past year, many Ford-based clubs have contacted us with information about some of the wonderful things they are doing for their members and their communities, so they wanted to know if they, too, can share the spotlight? The answer, of course, is yes indeed! So we began featuring those Mustang and Ford organizations in our “Ford Performance Club Spotlight” under the Quick Look section of FordPerformance.com. If your club is registered on FordPerformaceClubConnect.com and is involved in doing something special that you’d like to get recognized, we encourage you to send in a brief description (200-500 words or less) and a few photos (in .jpeg format, preferably 1 mb) of what activity your club is doing that makes you proud to be a member, and we’ll consider it for an upcoming installment of Fast News and posting on FordPerformance.com. Simply email your info and photos to: ClubHub@Ford.com. (Your submission grants us your club’s permission for us to use your copy and photos on our website and other Ford media outlets, edited as necessary.) We hope to share the good deeds that Mustang and Ford clubs do each year all across the world, and can’t wait to put your club in our spotlight soon!
No matter what you decide you’d like to do with your free time, the great thing about owning a performance Ford is that – unlike with buying one of those “appliances” produced by other automakers – when you buy a Ford, you buy into an entire enthusiast world! That’s because Ford cars and trucks have the kind of personality and style that forges a personal connection with their owners, who in turn celebrate ownership each year at hundreds of enthusiast events all over the country.
Stay tuned to our “What’s Happening” section under the “Enthusiasts” tab of FordPerformance.com to catch the latest show news. We’ll also provide the best online coverage from some of the top-notch venues sponsored by various Ford enthusiast clubs with our “Quick Look” photo galleries, or via the special features posted in our Enthusiasts Newsroom. There you’ll get the inside stories on Ford people, events and places plus unique Ford club content that you can't find anywhere else on the Web.
Get FordPass™ Rewards VISA®: The Credit Card Created for Ford Enthusiasts
There are lots of choices for credit cards out there, but now there’s one card that’s made for Ford enthusiasts — the FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card. You earn Points that help take care of your Ford. It delivers the highest earning rate among automotive credit cards.
With this latest offering from the FordPass Rewards loyalty program, members earn Points on things like maintenance and new vehicle purchases at Ford dealerships to use toward future service, accessories or even a down payment on a new Ford. Pretty simple.
The Visa revs things up in a big way. You’ll earn 5% Back in Points1 on Ford Dealership Purchases, 3% Back in Points1 on gas, auto insurance, tolls, parking and even dining and 1% Back in Points1 on all other purchases. That’s earning right in every driver’s wheelhouse. Think about how many Points you’ll rack up on road trips or even your daily commute. When you’re filling up at the pump or grabbing a bite to eat, it’s nice to know you’re doing it for your Ford.
The dealership is another place this card really shines. You’ll get 10% Back in Points1 on Ford Service — that’s 5% Back in Points on Ford Dealership Purchases, plus 5% Back in Points from FordPass Rewards. You take care of your Ford, the FordPass Rewards Visa will take care of you.
Plus, you’ll get 11,000 Points1 on your first purchase. That’s enough for the Works® Service Package: oil change,2 tire rotation, inspection — the works. Or some cool accessories for your new Ford, because who doesn’t love a little something special for their vehicle?
Ford’s even ramping up the Points options in 2021. Next year Ford will expand their redemption options so you can use Points to purchase exclusive experiences, products and services. Nice work, Ford.
If you make the FordPass Rewards Visa your go-to card, you’ll even get a $200 statement credit1 every year when you spend $6,000 in 12 consecutive billing cycles after your account opens. It’s the only automotive co-branded credit card with an annual statement credit1 and no annual fee.3 Buying a new Ford? Use it for a down payment and you could be halfway to this benefit.
As you can see, there’s an F-150 full of reasons to love the FordPass Rewards Visa. But the main reason is simple — you’re doing it for your Ford.
1See the FordPass Rewards Visa Terms and Conditions in the Summary of Credit Terms. Points are not redeemable for cash. Please see the FordPass Rewards Program Terms and Conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards.
2Up to six quarts of Motorcraft® oil and Motorcraft oil filter. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for exclusions and details.
3For additional information about Annual Percentage Rates (APRs), fees and other costs, see the Summary of Credit Terms.
FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via download. Message and data rates may apply.
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Ford Performance 2019 Shelby GT350 Certificate of Authenticity Package Now Available from FordShowParts.com
Even though many of us at Ford Performance have been working from home during the pandemic, our Ford Performance Info Center staff has been hard at work expanding its "Certificate of Authenticity" program which you can find on the Ford Show Parts.com website. The team has just announced that official Ford Performance Certificates of Authenticity are now available for the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. That’s in addition to adding the 2017 Ford Raptor and the 2016 and 2017 Ford Focus RS earlier this year.
That means owners of any 2015-2019 Shelby GT350 or GT350R can now get a full Ford Performance Certificate of Authenticity Package for their 350’s, which includes the following: An official Ford Performance Certificate of Authenticity, VIN decoder, Production Summary Chart, Poster, Tri-Fold Brochure, Certificate Sleeve, Track Tips, Window Sticker, "Disc Brake Rotor & Caliper" Business Card Holder, as well as a Cobra logo Keychain. Many GT350 owners and enthusiasts will notice that this special package contains many of the items that were included in the Owners Supplement kit that came with GT350's when they were originally sold. Please note that there is LIMITED AVAILABILITY for these items, so order now!
What’s more, official Ford Performance Certificates of Authenticity are available for a wide variety of other performance and specialty Ford vehicles. All you need is your vehicle’s VIN number and a valid credit card. Order either via our Ford Performance Info Center by phone (1-800-FORD-788) or online directly from our Ford Show Parts website.
FordShowParts.com Now Offers Factory Correct Window Stickers for 87-88-89 Mustangs
Any collector car owner will tell you that having factory documentation can often increase the value of your vehicle – and one of the most popular documents that owners want to have for their car is the factory window sticker. The problem is, most were discarded after the original sale or destroyed in the process of trying to remove them from the car’s window glass. Those lucky enough to get theirs off intact or smart enough to secure a copy from the selling dealer when the vehicle was purchased new had an advantage on the rest of us – until now.
While a few online companies have offered reproduction VIN-based window stickers (otherwise known as “Monroney Labels”), the problem is most are just that – printed reproductions that can offer some of the VIN-based build info but often don’t look very much like what came on the car from the factory the day it was built. For the past few years, Ford Performance has been offering factory window stickers for some 2007-2019 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles though the FordShowParts website. But the Ford Performance Info Center has also been working on a program to have factory-correct window stickers reproduced for older classics, especially Mustangs. We’re pleased to announce that the first to come out of that effort are window stickers for 1987, 1988 and 1989 Ford Mustangs. These are authentic Ford reproductions, with all the proper info in the factory format – right down to the correct sticker size, print font – even ghost-printing and colors just as Ford had made them.
While we hope to add more years and more cars in the future, if you happen to own an 87-88-89 Mustang, you owe it to yourself to purchase the correct factory window sticker for your car, so don’t delay. All you need is the VIN for your 1987-88-89 Mustang listed as sold, and a valid credit card. (These custom-print orders take 4-6 weeks to ship, but are worth the wait!) You can go online to FordShowParts.com HERE to order, or you can call the Ford Performance Info Center TOLL FREE at 800-FORD-788 for more information.
Replacement 2001 Mustang Bullitt ID Labels Still Available for Limited Time
With Bullitt making Mustang headlines these days, did you know that the Ford Performance Info Center has recently begun handling replacement requests for the 2001 Mustang Bullitt shock tower holographic I.D. labels? The Info Center has acquired all remaining inventory of the labels and once they are gone, they are gone for good, so if you need a replacement for a damaged or missing factory label, the time to order yours is now! The Ford Performance Info Center will mail you a new label for your 2001 Bullitt, upon receipt of the following information (via email to FWRNTY@Ford.com):
- Full VIN of the vehicle
- Picture of the damaged / missing I.D Label
- A contact at your local Ford dealership (Service Advisor is usually the best)
- Please include the dealership’s shipping information
Note: Your Ford dealership MUST perform the removal / installation of this official Ford factory replacement label. These original labels are the only remaining inventory, which were made back in 2001 when the first Mustang Bullitt models were being built. Contacting the Ford Performance Info Center is the ONLY way to get your factory replacement label. This program is offered free of charge and is being done as a courtesy to all 2001 Mustang Bullitt owners.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Ford Performance Info Center at 800-367-3788, option 1, or via email: FWRNTY@Ford.com.
Join the Online Stampede: Check Out ‘The Mustang Store’ on Amazon.com
Being involved in the Mustang hobby goes far beyond loving, owning, driving and celebrating all years of the Ford Mustang. Every self-proclaimed Mustang fan also has a prized collection of their favorite Mustang memorabilia – from posters, books and keychains to apparel and die-casts. The fact is, no true Mustanger ever really stops collecting cool Mustang stuff.
But the problem with collecting Mustang stuff is that the market is flooded with poor-quality imitation knock-offs. Real Blue Oval fans want the real deal -- officially licensed Ford products. That’s why Ford Licensing has recently approved the launch of “The Mustang Store” on Amazon.com. There, the Ford faithful can find the latest in officially licensed Mustang apparel, gifts & novelties, toys & collectibles and automotive accessories – all with the quality you expect and the ease of ordering from Amazon. So get online to check out www.amazon.com/fordmustang and get the best new official Ford Mustang items delivered right to your door!
Own a 2005-2014 Mustang? You Need to Get Your Mustang’s Airbag Recall Completed!
The Takata airbag recalls are the largest and most complex recalls in U.S. automotive history. The recalls currently affect 19 automotive manufacturers and roughly 37 million vehicles. Among these affected vehicles are 2005-2014 model year Mustang vehicles.
In 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Takata Corporation determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety may arise in some non-desiccated, ammonium nitrate airbag inflators due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling. This degradation can cause the propellant to burn too quickly, creating high pressure inside the inflator, and in extreme cases causing the inflator to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment. A ruptured inflator can send inflator parts toward vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Additional information regarding Takata recalls can be found at www.nhtsa.gov and www.safercar.gov.
Parts are readily available to repair currently recalled Mustang vehicles. Ford sent out weekly mailings last October and November to all Mustang owners whose vehicle currently has an open Takata airbag recall. It is important that you determine if your vehicle is affected and, if so, have it repaired FREE by a Ford or Lincoln Dealer, especially before you drive it this summer.
In some cases, only the driver’s or passenger’s side may be affected. In other cases, both the driver’s side and passenger’s side need to be repaired. The passenger side airbag cover is not replaced during the repair, so any signatures or other insignia on your dash will remain.
This situation requires immediate attention and is not to be taken lightly. You can input your VIN at www.FordAirbagInfo.com to see if your vehicle is affected by the airbag recall and locate a dealership to you schedule your repair. If you need assistance scheduling an appointment, or your dealership indicates that they are not able to obtain parts to repair your vehicle, please contact our Ford Customer Care Team at 1-866-436-7332.