The Ford Racing Drive Zone will be bringing a fleet of 2007 models to a parking lot near Kid Rock & Eminem’s home town on Thursday August 17. Vehicles on display will include the Edge, AWD Fusion and the Expedition, not to mention test drives in a Mustang and F-150. Visitors will also be able to win hot laps in the new Shelby GT500.
NASCAR drivers Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray will be on hand for a meet and greet with the fans leading up to the GFS Marketplace 400 at MIS.
You can get free tickets for this event from Detroit area Ford dealers and find more info at Ford Racing Events
Read the press release after the break
|Detroit-Area Consumers Will Be First in America to Test Drive New 2007 Ford Edge, Ford’s Bold New CUV|
DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit-area consumers will be the first in America to test drive the 2007 Ford Edge, one of the most eagerly awaited new products from Ford Division, when the new CUV makes its "test- drive" debut at Ford Field, Thursday, Aug. 17. The Ford Racing Drive Zone, with Edge as the feature vehicle, will be more than just a dream cruise through downtown Detroit for hundreds of consumers. The parking lots will come alive with a host of new 2007 Ford products, including Edge, the all-wheel drive Fusion, and the Expedition. In addition, consumers will have a chance to test drive a Mustang and F-150, as well as win hot laps in the Shelby GT500, the most powerful Mustang ever built by Ford. Test drives will take place in two sessions: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and 4-8 p.m. A Ford Racing Fan Appreciation Day event, featuring autographs and Q&As with Ford NASCAR stars Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray, will take place inside Ford Field from 4-8 p.m. All four drivers will be in town to take part in next weekend's GFS Marketplace 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Tickets for Fan Appreciation Day are free, and are available at any Metro Detroit Ford Dealer. Consumers can register for the Ford Racing Drive Zone test-drive program online at http://www.fordracingevents.com . "We're thrilled to give Detroit-area consumers a first chance to test drive the 2007 Ford Edge," said Burt Diamond, global motorsport marketing manager, Ford Racing Technology. "Ford Racing test-drive events have been instrumental in giving consumers a first chance to experience great products like Mustang, Fusion and Explorer the last two years. "We're pleased to carry on that tradition by introducing Ford Edge this year." 2007 Ford Edge Highlights: * Bold, American design: Ford Edge stands out in fast-growing CUV market * Performance-plus: Edge's new 3.5-liter V-6 delivers 265 horsepower and is mated to a 6-speed automatic for performance and fuel efficiency * Innovation: MP3-player jack, console laptop storage, panoramic Vista Roof(TM) and advanced safety features, including Ford's industry- leading Advance Trac(R) with Roll Stability Control(R) (RSC) * Safety: Standard safety features abound, including Ford's industry- leading Advance Trac(R) with Roll Stability Control(R) (RSC), seat- mounted side air bags, Safety Canopy(TM) air curtain system and Ford's Personal Safety System