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VIDEO: 2018 Ford Mustang Burns Rubber

2018 Ford Mustang Burnouts

Watch as Professional Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. surprises a few unsuspecting people with a burnout session in the brand-new 2018 Ford Mustang. There’s no better way to test out the high-performance model, which comes equipped with an EcoBoost engine.

See it when it arrives at Peoria Ford later this year!

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View Monarch Butterflies at the Desert Botanical Garden

Fall Butterfly Exhibit

Autumn has finally arrived, and to celebrate the occasion, the Desert Botanical Garden is welcoming the debut of their new Fall Butterfly Exhibit. Spanning over a month long, this exciting attraction will give guests the chance to get up close and personal with Monarch butterflies and other insects native to the Valley.

Fun for all ages, the Desert Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Exhibit will be accessible to the public on September 30 and run until November 19. Open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the attraction will feature Monarch butterflies and a variety of other…

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Waze is Coming to Ford SYNC 3

Ford Sync 3 with Waze 

Ford has improved its infotainment system even further with Sync 3. The new innovative system comes with the standard climate control and navigation audio all while offering Alexa to drivers. For those who do not know, Alexa is Amazon’s assistant that makes life even more convenient for online shoppers. Sync 3 lets you stay connected with Amazon so that you do not have to wait until you get home to use Alexa. Waze, which is the newest way to navigate the road, is also coming to Ford Sync 3.

What is Waze?

Waze is a GPS navigation software that…

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Ford Focus RS to Receive an Increase in Power

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Ford Performance has confirmed that the next Ford Focus RS will offer more power than its current output. The team is re-calibrating the car’s engine in order to boost horsepower and torque, and meet the overall needs of modern drivers wanting just a little extra muscle from their performance hatchback.

As of now, the car’s turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine delivers 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s quite a bit of power for a hot hatch, and for a lot of drivers, it’s more than plenty. However, this hasn’t stopped Ford from…

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Arizona Balloon Classic Invades the West Valley

Hot air balloons will officially take flight on Jan 21 & 22 at the West Valley’s Phoenix Event & Sports Complex. The launches will be a part of this year’s Arizona Balloon Classic, a weekend event filled with balloon races, fun activities for Valley families and tethered balloon rides all in support of a good cause.

The fun will begin each day from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. as balloon navigators take part in “Hare & Hound” races across the fields. Spectators are welcome to attend the races and take photos of the balloons as they make…

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VIDEO: Ford EcoSport SUV Comes with Adjustable Cargo Floorboard

Check out the brand-new adjustable cargo floorboard located in the 2018 Ford EcoSport. Created using technology derived from honeycombs, the floorboard can carry up to 700 pounds of cargo while remaining completely eco-friendly. Find out how you can do more with less with the EcoSport in your corner by viewing the video above.

Look out for the 2018 Ford EcoSport to land at Peoria Ford later this year.

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Ford Develops New Crib Simulating Car Rides

New parents know how difficult it can be to get a newborn to sleep, and in many cases, it takes a nightly car ride to do the trick. In response to this, Ford has created a brand-new cot for the little one that is designed to simulate car rides, allowing mom and baby to get a good night’s rest.

Dubbed the Max Motor Dreams, this innovative cot can be activated using a smartphone. When turned on, it produces engine noises, street lighting and a soothing motion that simulates a night-time drive. Through the smartphone app, users can record the…

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July 4th All-American Festival at Peoria Sports Complex

July 4th All-American Festival

Celebrate Independence Day with your family and friends at Peoria Sports Complex’s annual All-American Festival. Taking place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, this family-friendly affair is the place to be if you want to catch a spectacular fireworks show in the city of Peoria.

From 5 to 10 p.m., attendees will be able to enjoy a whirlwind of entertainment at the All-American Festival. You can test out your skills in a number of eating contests or try your hand at the corn hole tournament. Additionally, the festival will feature live entertainment from top local bands and a variety…

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2nd Annual Children's Learning & Play Festival

2nd Annual Children's Learning & Play Festival

Enjoy indoor storytelling and fun activities at the 2nd Annual Children’s Learning & Play Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Held at WestWorld of Scottsdale, this signature event is a must-attend outing for families with little ones who enjoy learning.

Free to the public, the Children’s Learning & Play Festival serves as a great weekend outing for local families. During the festival, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., children will get the chance to enjoy storytelling from a number of influential authors, exciting sing-alongs, puppet shows, face painting and inflatable rides. There will also be…

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Fiesta Peoria at Peoria Sports Complex

Celebrate Arizona’s rich Hispanic culture at this year’s Fiesta Peoria, held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Peoria Sports Complex. This unique local festival pays homage to our state’s Hispanic heritage and honors several Latin America countries that gained their independence during the month of September. Fun for the whole family, this fall event is sure to become a new staple in the Peoria community.

There will plenty of activities to enjoy at the 2016 Fiesta Peoria celebration. Arts and crafts vendors, live music, delectable foods, beer, and margaritas will be featured at the event. Bands scheduled…

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The Arizona State Fair Returns for 2017

The Arizona State Fair

Everyone’s favorite fall event, the Arizona State Fair, is back this year and running from October 6-29 in Phoenix. Offering fun, games and a whole lot of entertainment for all ages, this exciting event is one of the state’s longest-running fairs and a must-attend event for residents.

If you’ve never attended the Arizona State Fair, now is the year to do so. With fair admission, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a wide range of activities and performances from the likes of Tyzen the Hypnotist, Godfrey the Magician, Fyre God and The Stooge Dudes. The kids…

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Video: Ford Pedestrian Detection Offered on 2017 Fusion

The amount of “petextrians,” people texting while walking on the streets, continues to climb across the country. Due to these distracted walkers, it is becoming easier for individuals to end up in pedestrian-related car accidents. Ford is doing their part to help eliminate these types of accidents by offering Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection on 2017 Ford Fusion models.

Watch the video above to see the new system in action.

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How to Flat-Tow With the Ford F-150

Traditional Towing With the F-150 

Many people purchase a Ford F-150 because of its towing abilities, which is typically used to tow a trailer but can be used to tow vehicles for short distances as well. When towing a vehicle that has all four wheels on the road, this is called flat towing. We'll take a look at how to do this with an F-150 as well as how to flat tow the Ford truck itself.

 

What's the Point of Flat Towing?

There are three main options for towing a vehicle. These are flatbed towing; two-wheel car towing; and finally, flat towing. Flatbed…

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Ford Focus RS Named Car of the Year by AutoGuide.com

The Ford Focus RS has been making a name for itself in the hot hatch segment and AutoGuide.com just secured its future success. The website has officially awarded the Focus RS its Car of the Year award – a big win for the model which just recently became available on the North American market.

AutoGuide.com put the Focus RS through a series of grueling tests in Southern California that took over five days to complete. When all was said and done, the hot hatch came out in front of the competition, proving it has with takes to be the…

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The Arizona Super Show Car Show & Concert

Lowrider fans from all across the Valley are welcome to attend the upcoming 2017 Arizona Super Show at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on Saturday, Feb. 25. A car show and concert in one, this annual event has become a staple for car enthusiasts who admire custom rides.

Happening one day only, the Arizona Super Show will be open to the public from 12-8 p.m. During the affair, attendees will have the opportunity to view spectacular modified vehicles, including classic cars, motorcycles, trucks, pedal cars and bicycles. From unique exterior paint jobs and custom features to innovative…

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VIDEO: Ford Tests Large 3D Printing

It may not be too long before your next Ford car, truck or SUV will come with a variety of large-scale 3D-printed parts. Ford is currently in the works of testing out its 3D printing abilities, and there’s plans to utilize the technology in the development of future models.

Find more details about Ford’s 3D-printing efforts in the video above.

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Millennials Prefer Ford's Sporty Cars

Ford Fiesta ST

Who says millennials aren’t buying cars? According to Ford, the young generation of potential car buyers is very much accounted for in the industry, and interestingly enough, they are turning toward Ford’s lineup of sporty sedan and hatchback options.

Ford is making quite the impression on young buyers on the hunt for new vehicles. In a New Vehicle Customer study conducted by MaritzCX, it was recently found that Ford’s sporty models are popular among millennials, with the Fiesta ST attracting customers around the age of 35 and the Focus ST appealing to 36-year-olds. Due to this popularity…

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2016 Ford GT Gets Production Extension!

Ford’s supercar, the Ford GT, just got an extension. Ford Performance has added two more years of production of the fiber car, taking the production to a total of four years.

“While we can’t build enough Ford GTs for everyone who has applied, we are going to produce additional vehicles in an effort to satisfy more of our most loyal Ford ambassadors,” says Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We want to keep Ford GT exclusive, but at the same time we know how vital this customer is to our brand.”

The move supports Ford Performance’s recent…

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