The only thing better than winning a sweepstakes for a brand-new 2021 Ford Bronco would be helping out a good cause while you’re at it. And that’s precisely what you can do by donating to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) in their sweepstakes to score your very own special version of Ford’s hot new SUV. Enter for a chance to win the highly anticipated 2021 Ford First Edition Bronco. This four-door off-roader will be painted in the limited Lightning Blue color, which is only available on First Edition Broncos. Starting at only $10, your donation not only gives you an opportunity to win this much sought-after Bronco, but also to help JDRF in their mission to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and its complications. The winner of the Bronco will also receive a gift card to use on their choice of updates, along with an upgrade of the lightbar and a unique plate on the I/P console. For Prize Details, Sweepstakes Rules & Regulations, FAQ’s and a downloadable Donate By Mail .PDF form, visit the JDRF. But you better hurry -- the drawing is set for December 1st at Ford World Headquarters – so don’t put it off. Get online and enter now, and you might be giving yourself a new Bronco for Christmas!
Winter Wonderland: Experience the Holiday Lights Spectacular at Michigan’s Gilmore Car Museum from Thanksgiving through New Year’s
If you live in or will be visiting the Midwest this holiday season and were hoping to find an auto-themed holiday attraction to attend, Michigan’s Gilmore Car Museum may just have the hot ticket for you. The Gilmore Car Museum invites you to take a stroll and a drive through its nighttime lights display on its campus for the holidays. The full Winter Wonderland experience includes a motoring tour through the museum grounds -- complete with lights, decorations, music and more -- while a visit inside the museum shows off the decorated Festival of Trees among the facility’s hundreds of classic cars and vehicles. Of course, no holiday spectacular would be complete without Santa Claus. Josh Russell, the museum's executive director, told Hemmings Motor News that, “At the Gilmore Car Museum, we celebrate both cars and history on an exceptionally beautiful 90-acre campus in the Michigan countryside, so it’s truly the perfect place to host a drive-thru and walk-through holiday lights experience for our community. This spectacular Christmas and holiday lights show will bring our Michigan Winter Wonderland to life and create lasting holiday memories for our guests both inside the family car and inside the museum.” Hemmings says you should expect to see more than 25 themed displays, historic barns aglow with lights, and vintage-era dealerships in full holiday décor. The museum will serve hot chocolate, adult drinks, and holiday-themed food and treats, and it'll have a one-of-a-kind maze of holiday inflatables that ends at an LED wall with virtual reindeer. Located in Hickory Corners, Michigan (near Kalamazoo), the Gilmore’s Winter Wonderland will run from November 24, 2021, through January 9, 2022. For more information, visit Gilmore’s Winter Wonderland.
Walk Your Turkey Off During the Big Ohio Ford Expo Super Swap Nov. 27-28 in Columbus
If a Thanksgiving weekend full of reheated Turkey dinners and lying around watching football on television doesn’t sound too appetizing, then you should check out the Ohio Ford Expo Fall Super Swap – one of the top swap meet events of the year for Ford fans. The Ohio Ford Expo is back in business again this year with its all-Ford Super Swap and Car Corral set for the weekend of November 27-28, 2021. There, you can check out acres of Ford products and related parts – new, used, aftermarket and collectible. This all-indoors (and heated!) swap meet is held in the Expo Center’s Voinovich building, sponsored by Jeff Johnson Motorsports. It’s billed as “Still the Largest All-Ford Fall Meet in the USA.” Click HERE for details. So get your fill of turkey and stuffing and then get off the couch, skip the leftovers and head down to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Not only will you be able to walk off all those calories, but you’ll likely find the exact item or gift you’ve been looking for!
Looking for a Great Gift? Give Inspiration with a New Book By Emeline King, Ford’s 1st Black Female Designer
Some well-read Mustang enthusiasts may have heard of Emeline King, as she was the primary designer on the fourth-generation SN-95 Mustang’s swoopy dual-cockpit interior. But what most people likely do not know is that Emeline was the first black female Transportation Designer in Ford Motor Company’s history. She went on to design a variety of components on other Fords, including the Thunderbird, during her nearly 25 years at the Blue Oval. And now she’s written an inspirational 366-page softcover book entitled. “What Do You Mean A Black Girl Can’t Design Cars? Emeline King, She Did It!” It’s on sale now across the book world, but we recommend you order your copy via her website, It’s an insightful read and would make a great gift for any auto enthusiast – young or old – or for anyone who’s ever dreamed about designing cars.
Time to Register your Club or Ford Fan Facebook Group with Ford Performance Club Connect
By now you should have heard about a cool Ford Performance initiative called “Club Connect” that can help all Ford and Mustang enthusiasts get connected with both Ford Motor Company and each other. Only those clubs who register with the program are eligible for no-cost promotion and support from Ford Performance, so you owe it to members of your Mustang or Ford vehicle club or online forum to register and appear on our Ford enthusiast club map. All it takes is a visit to Ford Performance Club Connect and a single click on the “Register Your Club” link. Once you fill out the form and hit “Submit,” you’ll be notified within just a few days of your acceptance in Ford Performance Club Connect -- it’s that simple, and it’s FREE!
The primary goal of our Ford Performance Club Connect program is to get everyone to register their club – at no cost – and get themselves on our Ford enthusiast group map so that we can all connect with each other. Once there, you’ll be able to see all of the other clubs and groups who have registered in your region – not just Mustang clubs, but ALL Ford vehicle organizations. And now we’d like to invite all of you who are part of any Ford vehicle Facebook Group to register with Club Connect, too. Why? Because connecting your Facebook Group with more owners and fans makes your group more worthwhile – and registering with Club Connect will link your online group with participants who may never have known that your group exists.
The value in all of this is that whenever you plan a club or group activity, you can see what other clubs and groups are in your area that you may wish to contact and ask to join you at a show or event. It also allows Ford Performance to see all the clubs and groups in a certain area, so that when we are coming to town or planning a special Ford event in your city or state, you and your club members can be contacted to participate.
It takes only a few minutes for a club principal or board member to register your club and establish a direct link for your members to Ford Performance. And now, you can also register your group and logo with Ford Brand Licensing all in the same process. Have a product or parts question that you want answered? Wish you could get some free club event promotion in our weekly “Fast News” e-blast that goes out to more than a quarter-million Ford fans each Thursday? Looking for event coverage for your show in the Enthusiasts section of FordPerformance.com? Hoping you could find a cool Ford goodie-bag or door-prize item, or a banquet guest speaker? How about requesting on-site show support with an appearance by our Ford Performance Meet & Greet tent, along with FREE Mustang poster giveaways for all show attendees? Individual requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but they can ONLY be awarded to clubs who are registered.
So go to Ford Performacne Club Connect and click on the “Find Your Club” link to see if you are on the map. If not, then act now to register your Ford-based club or Facebook Group so that you can join this special program -- all backed and supported by a real enthusiast staff managed by Ford Performance. If you have questions or want more info, you and your members can always email us at ClubHub@Ford.com, or can simply call our Ford Performance Info Center, toll-free during regular business hours, at 1-800-FORD-788 (800-367-3788).
So what are you waiting for? Get online and make sure you’re connected. Then plan to enjoy your performance Ford later this year so that you can discover the fun and all of the friendly people involved in the world of Ford Performance. We’re sure that being connected with each other and with Ford will make your ownership experience even more enjoyable!
Here's How Easy It Is to Get You and Your Car(s) Featured in Our Weekly ‘Ford Fan Spotlight’
For the past decade, one of the most popular features on Ford Performance Club Connect 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.
All you need to do to get you, your car or candidate considered is to send in a brief description (200-500 words or less) and a few photos (in .jpeg format, preferably 1 mb) of a person (full name and hometown, please) and vehicle that you think Ford Performance should feature (and why) in the "Ford Fan Spotlight" for an upcoming installment of Fast News and posting on FordPerformance.com. Then email it to: ClubHub@Ford.com. (Your submission grants us your permission for us to use your copy and photos on our website and other Ford media outlets, edited as necessary.) We'll choose one submission to be featured each week. We hope to see YOU and your collectible Ford in our Fan Spotlight soon!
Now Read Our Enthusiasts News Each Week on Ford Performance Club Connect
One race – one win – was all it took for Henry Ford to generate enough buzz and belief in his engineering among investors to secure funding and launch the Ford Motor Company. At Ford Performance, we have never forgotten where it all began. So we’ve been honoring our heritage, our products and our relentless competitive spirit by shining a light on motorsports and the Ford enthusiast world each week with our Fast News e-newsletter.
From news on our hottest cars and trucks or performance parts to the latest scoop on all the must-see Ford enthusiast events and shows, our weekly Fast News email has been your ticket to stay connected to the company that put the world on wheels. But trying to keep up with emails has left some of you in the dust. So that’s why Ford Performance is now posting our weekly Enthusiast News directly on Ford Performance Club Connect -- so you can check it out the next time you’re online without sorting through your email inbox. So put our FordPerformanceClubConnect.com website on your Favorites list, and then hop-in, buckle-up and hang-on each and every week for our Enthusiast News, because like you and all of us in the Ford enthusiast world, we’ll be driving Ford passion!