Oh SwimmerJoe! Sneak Peek at the Ford F-150

As most of you know I’ve got a relationship with Ford – they have been wonderful partners for FLBlogCon and as a blogger, I’ve gotten to do some really neat things ranging from going to Detroit for a social media conference (where I got to rub elbows with Steve Wozniak) to splurging on Park Avenue in Winter Park on a Holiday Blogger Outing.

So, when I was sent this video of the F-150, I realized I have a confession to make: my hubby is a total truck man. In fact, he actually used to be the much-too-proud owner of a Ford F-350. Um, yeah.

For those of you like me, whose eyes glaze over and roll back in your head whenever the topic turns to cars or trucks, I probably have to explain that an F-350 is a Really. Major. Badass. Truck.

It was humongous and it could literally carry one ton in its flatbed. Did you hear that? One ton. 2000 pounds. As in my hubby could transport 1 elephant, 1,000 egg-laying hens, a Smart Car,  or even 4 whale testicles. (Yes, I know what you’re thinking… you have GOT to get one of these trucks!)

But, since SwimmerJoe and I don’t work for SeaWorld and don’t need to worry about transporting whales (or elephants, or egg-laying hens, or Smart cars) then the Ford F-350 probably wasn’t a very practical car for us. Sooooo, enter the new 2015 Ford F-150… which is a tougher truck than ever:

Unveiled recently at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, some of the highlights include:

  • Tougher: All-new high-strength steel frame, high-strength aluminum-alloy body, more than 10 million miles of testing and Baja 1000-proven 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine
  • Smarter: 11 new class-exclusive features, including 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab, LED headlights and sideview mirror spotlights, and remote tailgate release
  • More capable: Up to 700 pounds less weight plus four engine choices for an impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency

I can already hear SwimmerJoe’s gears turning… he’s going to try and figure out a way to convince me he needs this new truck. Well, honey, I need a week-long girl’s shopping trip to New York City, complete with a recovery weekend spent at the Grove Park Inn Spa in North Carolina on the way home.

Let the games begin!