It’s not every day we get “good” news. It’s not every day we see large corporations truly care about those they serve. It’s far easier for an automotive junkie to remain skeptical in times of new enthusiast cars like the 2010 Ford Mustang & and the 2010 Taurus SHO entering the scene when the skies are black with doom and gloom. Then again, if we step back with a fresh perspective and really approach something with the hope of learning, we might just see there are some people out there sincerely trying (and succeeding) to make a difference.
We stumbled onto a personal reflection about Ford Motor Company and how they were perceived…and how they are perceived now. Take a look and read for yourself.
How the women of Ford, an assembly plant, and a guy named Larry changed my life
A month ago, Bad Kitty and I went on a roadtrip (a roadtrip that we pitched to Ford, BlogHer was not affiliated in any way, and we were not paid, We just wanted to drive some badass cars and fulfill a dream.) We drove two incredible Ford vehicles: a 2010 Mustang GT and a 2010 Taurus SHO. We were treated like VIPs at Ford World Headquarters where we learned about Ford’s sustainability efforts and about their social justice initiatives, things you don’t hear much about in the mainstream media. I’m not sure why. Maybe they are afraid of being accused of greenwashing. Maybe, with the current economic situation they have bigger fish to fry. Maybe, in the grand sales-driven scheme of things, it’s not a priority.
I have been skeptical.
I have said, outloud, often, and to many people, that I “don’t like” American cars, even though I have personally owned two Fords.
I have written about how I didn’t think the auto industry should get a dime of bailout money.
Then a man named Larry Moskwa changed my life.
If you would like to keep reading this detailed personal Ford testimony, be sure to check out the remainder of the story here.Categories: General, Ford