Ford Cars

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/10/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 8/12/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 19
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Ford Cars
Contest Directions: Henry Ford once said his dream was to create a car that every American family can afford. Nonetheless, Americans are buying more Toyotas than Fords and Ford is suffering losses bigger than expected. Ford strategic advisors are now on the cost-cutting quest to save leading American car manufacturer from bankruptcy. In this contest you are asked help Ford by showing how they can cut costs by producing new cars with some parts being really cheap - e.g. rusted doors from older cars models, parts from cars being in car accidents, tires from old cars being different size, saloon seats made of wood, flashlights instead of front lights, etc. The key is to change only part(s) (not the whole car) of otherwise new good Ford car, and that part(s) have to be really cheap - either parts from older cars, or made from some cheap materials. Try to use photos of brand new "shiny" Ford cars, so that the difference with the changed parts is obvious.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/10/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 8/12/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 19
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
19 pictures
  • Ford Expedition Wagon in the Wild West

    Ford Expedition Wagon in the Wild West
  • 2007 Shelby Mustang

    2007 Shelby Mustang
  • Ford F150 Steam Truck

    Ford F150 Steam Truck
  • Ford Abacca M1

    Ford Abacca M1
  • Ford Saloon with an 8 Track Stereo

    Ford Saloon with an 8 Track Stereo
  • Ford Mustang Convertible with an Unbrella

    Ford Mustang Convertible with an Unbrella
  • Rusted Ford Bronco

    Rusted Ford Bronco
  • Ford Hot Rod

    Ford Hot Rod
  • Ford Escort Van Pulled by a Horse

    Ford Escort Van Pulled by a Horse
  • Cardboard Ford Bronco with an Umbrella

    Cardboard Ford Bronco with an Umbrella
19 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The crisis situation at Ford grew worse on Wednesday when the company announced that its second quarter loss would be more than double what had previously been reported. The company further announced that its luxury car unit would not post a profit this year. The announcement came as a surprise and was made after the stock market had closed for the day. The company did announce that it had hired Kenneth Leet, formerly of Goldman Sachs, to provide advise to Ford CEO Bill Ford. He will provide Mr. Ford advice on strategic issues. Mr. Ford is the first family member to hold the reigns as Ford CEO in many years. Some analysts predict that Ford might well end up selling non-core assets, including its Jaguar division and its financing business in an attempt to boost slumping sales and to better its overall bottom line. Ford has suffered from a myriad of problems in recent times including high healthcare costs, a slump in sales and market shares, the rising cost of gasoline and a focus on vehicles that are seen as gas guzzlers. In a further difficult development, this week Ford lost its place ranking as the second largest auto manufacturer in the United States to Toyota. The company's luxury car unit which includes Land Rover, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin is expected to be a high priority for Leet at Ford.