It’s a special thing that ties us to our machines, and we celebrate that every day at Ford Social! In fact, we demonstrated that connection through our online badges – whether you’re a Ford lifer, a tech geek, or just love riding with your dog’s head hanging out the window. And more than 330,000 of you grabbed a badge that spoke to you.
But we knew we couldn’t cover all your passions, memories and hobbies. So we asked you what badges you’d like to see. And respond you did!
We put your ideas to work and designed six more badges, inspired by Ford fans just like you.
Here they are along with the story behind each one:
The idea for an Open Track comes from Doug Hammond from Des Moines. He, like so many others, takes his Mustang to the track to see what it can do. Special thanks to Mitch W. and Robert K., who suggested similar ideas.
Paul Schmidt from Wichita, Kas., wanted a Road Trip badge to commemorate his many travels around the U.S. with his camper and his black metallic F-250. We also want to give a shout out to Danny S., Valeri C., and Mel C., who also had ideas for Road Trip badges.
Women of the Road
Terri O’Neill from Winnebago, Ill., suggested a Women of the Road badge. She, like so many other fans out there, pointed out the special relationship between a girl and her ride. We couldn’t agree more. Barbara D., Pat S. and Tina M. also suggested women-powered badges.
First New Car
Nancy Brozovich, a hometown girl here in Dearborn, Mich., wanted a First New Car badge, harking back to her first Ford back in 1958. Know that feeling? Nothing like it in the world. Other people who suggested the first new car idea include Carroll A., Derek T. and Tammy H.
Craig Morgan, of Port Huron, Mich., wanted a badge to honor all the returning service men and women, past and present. To the man who met his wife at the airport back in 1968 in a 1965 Galaxy 500, we salute you with the U.S. Services badge. Thanks also go to Roger G. and Wade T., who also shared their ideas of honoring service men and women.
A V8 badge was in high demand. But we’ve got to give credit to the first guy to suggest it, Diego Medina. But there’s a lot of others out there who wanted to see the V8 honored — among them Kevin Menard, who enjoys the roar of a V8, and Andrew Cappella, who would be driving a Ford GT and a Raptor if he had the cash.
Six new badges to represent six more ways we love our Ford vehicles – grab yours today.
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