Ford set to Expand

It’s reassuring to know that after a lot of bleakness in the car market and many big companies declaring bankruptcy in one of the biggest recessions the world has ever seen, Ford is in the process of recruiting 120 new staff across its British factories.

Alan Mulally, the company’s boss is thought to be responsible for Ford’s success and played a pivotal role in turning the company around when he took over back in 2006 as chief executive. Where many companies fell, Ford ploughed through the recession independently of government bailout. It is believed the success is largely down to reducing the car’s brand in its large portfolio to be able to concentrate solely on the core Ford Marque. As a result Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo were all sold.

The Ford Company has dealerships all over the world including Ford Dealership Taunton along with factories in Dagenham, Bridgend and Southampton. In Dagenham, over 50% of all Ford diesel engines are produced and distributed around the world, whilst Southampton is the home to where the iconic Transit Van is produced and distributed.

£1.5 billion worth of investment has been secured for the UK Ford market to roll out over five years and Mulally is confident that Ford in the UK will continue to provide great jobs and great careers in technology and innovation. Looking on the bright side is a refreshing tonic to the bitter after taste of the world slump and Mulally is certain that Ford’s ‘renaissance’ will continue to blossom.

Kim Kardashian damages her Bentley

Nobody likes to damage their car especially when it’s a top of the range Bentley. Kim Kardashian the American socialite who has recently branched into producing, acting and modelling has damaged her black continental GTC Bentley whilst recording scenes for the TV programme Entourage.

It is reported that she failed to slow down whilst driving over speed bumps in LA and has caused almost £17000 worth of damage to her customised platinum bodywork.

The celebrity has had to warn valets across Hollywood that the Bentley continental GTC will make a lot of noise whilst they drive it.

The black all wheel drive supercar has a 12-cylinder, 6-litre, twin-turbocharged engine and features a very spacious interior space and has been Kim’s pride and joy for a long time. The Continental GTC Bentley range has a huge list of amazing extras including heated steering wheels, self levelling wheel badges and hybrid multimedia units.

Bentley Continentals have become very popular with celebrities due to their high performance and luxurious interiors. Bentley owners include Paris Hilton, Jay-z and Xzibit, many others have changed their Aston Martins or Porsches after visiting Bentley Dealers.

With its fantastic charms and exclusive appeal a Bentley Dealership is a place you can expect to see celebrities in on their days off browsing for an addition to their collections.

If you would like to see for yourself why Bentley motorcars have become so popular with everyone then a visit to your closest dealer will certainly suffice and show you the luxury and comforts they possess.

100 Porsches and me

For many people fast cars and the lifestyle that they present is a dream goal. Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin are the things of films, auto shows and magazines that offer luxury cars. Yet there are a few people that consider these sports cars an extension of themselves or a reflection of their personality encapsulated in a car.

Porsche is one such brand that leaves some people feeling just like that. A well produced film that follows the desire and love for the Porsche name is ‘100 Porsches and Me’.

This story is about filmmaker, Andre Schafers obsession for a 1970 grass-green Porsche he has been thinking about since the 1970s. Produced in the style of road movie/ documentary the film looks at the fascination of the Porsche brand for people across the globe, particularly with the celebrities who own them.

The documentary addresses the link between celebrities and Porsche and why they are deemed such high status symbols. Gathering the interest of such celebrities like James Dean and Jerry Seinfeld (whose 47 Porsches sit protected in an old air plane hanger in Santa Monica, CA) we get a glimpse into their lives. The film touches base with 100 people that each have allowed Porsche to make an impact on their lives. They speak about their interest of the brand and the obsession of the cars that the Porsche brand produces.

From the design to the engineering this insightful film covers all elements of the Porsche cars from the mid-life crises of people who rushed out to own one right up to the death of James dean in his Porsche 550 Spyder.

A well documented film that investigates what it is about the Porsche brand that people are so attracted to. Delving into the live of the famous and peeking into their garages to get a feel for their love of the brand and design of these machines. This journey of one mans obsession leads you into the lives of one hundred people each opening up their world and views on these popular cars and the reason that they love Porsche.

For more information about the film follow this link for 100 Porsches and Me.

Evel Knievel died two years ago

Where has that time gone? It’s scary to think that time passes so quickly and before you know it another childhood hero form many has passed away.

Evel Knievel was the dare devil of them all. He was the stuntman that inspired milliosn of people to push themselves and get up and try again. He was tha man that pushed him self to achive what seemed as though it could not be done. He was the hero that would fail but get back up again, and that’s why people loved him.

See Evel Knievel in action

Born on this day: Karl Benz

Karl Friedrich Benz, was a German engine designer and automobile engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the gasoline-powered car.

Benz was the first to patent his work first that detailed the process that made the internal combustion engine feasible for use in cars.

In 1879 Benz was granted a patent for his first engine, which he designed in 1878.

For more information about Karl Benz, click here

Ferdinand Porsche

Today the birthday of the Austro-Hungarian auto engineer Ferdinand Porsche (born 3 September 1875). Most recognised for creating the Volkswagen Beetle as well as many of the early Porsche cars.

Fact: The Elefant Porsche was awarded in 1937 the German National Prize for Art and Science, which is one of the rarest decorations in Germany.