Old Crow Mustang GT Build Marks 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Old Crow Mustang

Ford Performance and Mustang have paired up to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day with the commemorative Old Crow Mustang GT. This one-of-a-kind Mustang pays tribute to the P-51 Mustang fighter plane that flew over the beaches of Normandy during the Allied Invasion in 1944 and the brave men who sacrificed for freedom.

The Old Crow was specifically inspired by Col. Bud Anderson, a flying ace in World War II. Serving on two different combat tours and 116 missions, Col. Bud Anderson flew behind the wheel of a P-51 airplane for it all. Anderson grew to call his P-51 “Old Crow,” so Ford and Roush aimed to design a Mustang that brought back the vibes of the classic airplane.

The badging and paint scheme on the Old Crow will resemble that of the P-51 Mustang that Anderson flew. And while the car might not be able to elicit the true power and thrill of a war plane, it delivers solid performance with a Roush/Ford Performance supercharger that helps deliver more than 700 horsepower.

The Old Crow is set to be auctioned off in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at “The Gathering,” an auction that occurs every year at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2019 AirVenture. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Aviation Foundation, which supports, educates, and encourages future pilots.

While you may not be able to get your hands on the one-of-one Old Crow Mustang GT, you can certainly get your own 2019 Ford Mustang at Robbie Roberson Ford.

Essential Items for your Vehicle Emergency Kit

vehicle emergency kit

Every car owner should keep and maintain a vehicle emergency kit, full of items you might need if you have car troubles. Whether you don’t have any of these essentials in your car or you just need to update your kit for summer, we can help.

For Safety

If your car breaks down or you get into an accident, the very first thing you should do is set out triangle reflectors or flares so other cars can see that you’re stopped well in advance and give you a wide berth. Having these in your kit will be particularly helpful if you get into an accident when it’s dark out or the weather creates low visibility.

For Your Car

Carrying some simple tools can mean the difference between being stranded on the side of the road for hours or getting back on the road within a few minutes. Keep some of your tools like pliers and a wrench in your car, or even buy a basic toolkit.

Always have a pair of jumper cables in case your battery dies — they even make jumper cables connected to a lithium-ion battery now, so you don’t have to rely on another motorist to give you a jump. You should also keep spare bottles of motor oil or coolant in case of overheating, especially during the summer.

For You

If you are going to be stuck on the side of the road waiting for roadside assistance or police, you need to keep yourself running, too. Always keep a first aid kit in your car so you can tend to minor injuries in a crash, as well as a flashlight to help you stay visible and see your way around.

Make sure you have plenty of bottled water and non-perishable foods like granola bars in case you’re stranded for a long period of time. Water is vital in the summertime, when the heat dehydrates you more quickly. And keep a car charger and spare battery for your phone so you can call emergency services.

These are just some of the essential items to keep in your vehicle emergency kit. For more ideas — or for a new vehicle to put your kit in — stop into Robbie Roberson Ford.

All-New 2020 Ford Escape Revealed

2020 Ford Escape revealed

The all-new 2020 Ford Escape was revealed in April, and it stands to make one of the most popular vehicles in the Ford lineup even more desirable. In addition to a bold new aesthetic that looks more athletic and nimbler, the new Escape delivers with tons of technology, two hybrid powertrain options, and best-in-class second-row legroom.

“This all-new Escape brings a sleeker, sportier design with the capability to take you on just about any of your life’s adventures,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president, North America. “With our class-leading hybrid powertrains, customers will spend less time at the gas station and more time on the road.”

The new Ford Escape will be the best-performing ever built and will feature a lineup of four different powertrains. This includes a robust 250-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost®, a fourth-generation hybrid system, and a plug-in hybrid expected to deliver best-in-class EPA-estimated electric-only range.

Also new for the 2020 Ford Escape is an all-new heads-up display that will be a first for Ford in North America, class-exclusive Active Park Assist 2.0 and Evasive Steering Assist, and standard Ford Co-Pilot360™.

Making the Escape an even more capable choice for families and explorers are new sliding second-row seats that enable best-in-class max second-row legroom and an exceptional 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row occupied.

Expect to see and hear a lot more about the 2020 Ford Escape as we get closer to its release later this year. In the meantime, stop into Robbie Roberson Ford to learn more about the hottest new Ford vehicles coming down the pike.

2020 Ford Explorer Available with Michelin® Selfseal® tires

Michelin Selfseal tires

If you have ever had a punctured tire ruin your day, then the idea of self-sealing tires should sound like a dream come true. The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer will be available with new Michelin® Selfseal® tires, which are designed with a rubber sealant that can automatically seal small punctures to slow the rate of air leakage.

“Nothing derails a family vacation like a flat tire,” said Joseph Billman, Ford wheel and tire engineer. “Explorer is the ultimate road trip family hauler — and it’s the perfect fit for these new Michelin® Selfseal® tires.”

The Explorer will be the first SUV in the world to offer these innovative tires. They will come standard on both the Explorer Platinum and Explorer Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models. They will be available as an option on the Explorer Limited model.

Michelin® Selfseal® tires can help you avoid potentially dangerous roadside stops, loss of vehicle control, and the time you lose changing your tire or waiting for a tow truck. The tires can seal 90 percent of punctures up to a quarter-inch in diameter. This can potentially slow the loss of pressure to about 15 pounds per square inch in a week.

With these tires, if you do get a puncture, it can give you time to repair or replace the damaged tire on your time, when it is more convenient. This means finishing your well-deserved family road trip in confidence and safety.

Experience the new 2020 Ford Explorer when it arrives at Robbie Roberson Ford later this year.

Spring Weekend Trips Near Waycross, Georgia

Spring Weekend Trips Near Waycross

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your upcoming adventures! Will you head further inland on some scenic drives or will you take a trip down to the shore? Load up the family and hit the road on one of these spring weekend trips near Waycross!

Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island is a paradise unlike anywhere else in Georgia. Families will enjoy escaping the hustle and bustle of most Georgia cities by taking a boat in Meridian. On the island, visitors can take a day tour of the Reynolds Mansion. Private tours of Hog Hammock, a small community, are a great way to pass the time, too. Finally, families can take a walk through the flush nature found on Sapelo Island.

Magnolia Midlands

Taking a drive down to the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro will leave families with unique memories. The Center for Wildlife Education is home to a number of fierce birds, like owls. A flight show stands as a unique attraction that visitors will struggle to find anywhere else. The center is also home to a beaver lodge, waterfowl pond, and habitats occupied by reptiles and mammals.

North Georgia Zoo

There are plenty of sights to see at the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland. Camels, wolves, and other wildlife create a unique road trip experience. Plus, visitors have the option of staying the night at the zoo to make any spring weekend trip complete.

If you need more tips for things to do around Waycross, or just a fresh new ride to see it all in, stop into Robbie Roberson Ford.

2020 Ford Explorer Ups Its Game with Performance-Oriented ST and Advanced Hybrid

2020 Ford Explorer

The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer makes America’s all-time best-selling SUV even bolder and more desirable than ever before. The 2020 Explorer lineup will be the broadest lineup to date, offering drivers a range of model options to better meet their various needs. Two all-new models are the Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid, which further build upon the 2020 Explorer’s remarkable offerings.

Hau Thai-Tang, who serves as Ford’s executive vice president of product development and purchasing, says, “This new generation of Explorer recognized that every family — and every driver — is unique. With an all-new ST and an all-new hybrid, there truly is an Explorer for every adventure.”

The Explorer ST isn’t just the most powerful Ford SUV ever made, but it’s also the most fun to drive The Explorer ST was developed and engineered by the Ford Performance team and comes equipped with a unique 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that generates 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque, offering a breathtaking ride. The ST comes standardly equipped with a smooth and responsive 10-speed automatic transmission, advanced four-wheel drive, and selectable drive modes. For a sportier drive, choose Sport mode, which calibrates the Explorer’s drive system to provide a quicker and more aggressive response.

The all-new Explorer Hybrid is a vehicle that makes no sacrifices, offering both exceptional efficiency and spirited performance. The vehicle features a 3.3-liter hybrid system that is expected to produce 318 total horsepower, while the rear-wheel-drive model will offer an estimated driving range of over 500 miles with a full tank of gas. The Explorer’s hybrid battery is built into the vehicle’s chassis, which is an improvement on previous Ford hybrid vehicles. This new configuration maximizes passenger and cargo space so you don’t have to sacrifice space for efficiency and eco-friendly driving.

If you’re as excited as we are, watch this space to learn when you can expect to see the 2020 Ford Explorer, Explorer Hybrid, and Explorer ST right here at Robbie Roberson Ford.

*Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2019 calendar year.

The Best Features on the 2019 Ford Ranger

Best Features on the 2019 Ford Ranger

Ford is giving us a lot to be excited about in 2019, but one thing in particular that really has us all licking our chops is the vast array of exciting features available with the new Ranger. The following are some of the best features on the 2019 Ford Ranger, coming soon to Robbie Roberson.

Performance Features

The new Ranger features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that delivers 270 horsepower and a best-in-class 310 lb-ft of torque.* Its might means that your Ranger will be able to haul a best-in-class maximum payload of 1,860 pounds* and tow a best-in-class maximum of 7,500 pounds.** Because of its elegantly engineered twin-scroll turbocharger and efficient 10-speed SelectShift® automatic, the Ranger’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost® also delivers 26 mpg combined, making it the most fuel-efficient gas-powered midsize pickup in the land.***

Pilot Features

The 2019 Ford Range offers a bevy of standard and available technologies that’ll make your driving experience all the more enjoyable. For safety, there’s available Ford Co-Pilot 360, which offers driver-assistive technologies like BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. For the ultimate in connectivity, the Ranger offers SYNC® 3, FordPass ConnectWi-Fi, and features like Ford+Alexa app and Apple CarPlay™.

The best way to experience everything that the 2019 Ford Ranger has to offer is to stop into Robbie Roberson Ford and take one for a test drive.

*Class is Midsize Pickups based on Ford segmentation.
**When properly equipped with the trailer tow package and a trailer brake controller. Class is Midsize Pickups based on Ford segmentation.

***EPA-estimated rating of 21 city/26 hwy/26 combined mpg. 2.3L engine, 4×2. Actual mileage will vary.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

keep your New Year’s resolution

Every year, millions of American set New Year’s resolutions and then quickly abandon them. If 2019 is going to be your year for success, then you’ll want to follow a few handy tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolution.

Set Small Goals

Setting a goal that seems a million miles away can leave you feeling daunted. Instead, start small. If you want to buy a new car, make a goal to put $50 from each paycheck into a savings account. If you want to eat healthier, replace a sweet treat with a piece of fruit or cup of yogurt and build from there.

Take One Step at a Time

If you try overhauling all of your bad habits at once, you will easily become overwhelmed. Focus on one habit at a time and replace unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones.

Get Support

Talk to your friends and family about your goals. You might find someone with the same or similar goals. You can work together and check on each other’s progress to help you stay focused on your goal.

Forgive Yourself

Just because you make one mistake, that does not mean you have failed. It is normal to have backtracks and missteps while working towards your goal. Brush off your mistakes and focus yourself again.

If one of your resolutions is to get out of your old clunker and into a marvelous new Ford, the team at Robbie Roberson Ford is more than happy to help!

Common Car Maintenance Mistakes Every Driver Should Avoid

car maintenance MistakesToday’s cars run better and last longer than ever before, but even vehicles of the highest quality require routine maintenance. If you’re new to taking care of your own vehicle, be sure to avoid these common car maintenance mistakes that could be doing serious damage to your car.

Failing to check tires

It’s hard to over-stress the importance of keeping your car’s tires in good condition. After all, they’re the only thing between your car and the road. Make it a habit to regularly check for proper tire pressure, alignment, and tread and never take any signs of wear lightly.

Skipping oil changes

Routinely changing your car’s oil is one of the easiest, cheapest ways to keep everything in good working order under the hood. And while it can be tempting to skip an oil change if everything seems to be in good shape, resist the urge to do so! Skipping oil changes doesn’t just wear your engine down faster, but it can negatively impact your fuel economy and performance.

Using old wipers

Wiper blades are inexpensive and easy to replace, so if yours are at all damaged or not working as well as they used to, replace them before you’re caught in bad weather is low visibility. By and large, you should be replacing your wiper blades every six months or so.

The best advice we have to ensuring the maintenance of your vehicle is to bring it into Robbie Roberson Ford when it comes due for a service. We’ll handle the rest!

Four Special Edition Ford SUVs Unveiled in Texas

2019 Ford ExplorerFord is going all-in on SUVs, and it’s reaping the benefits of appealing to drivers with a fresh lineup of exciting new vehicles. To celebrate the incredible growth of its SUV sales, Ford unveiled four new special edition models at the State Fair of Texas. These special edition Ford SUVs include the Expedition Stealth Edition, Expedition Texas Edition, Explorer Limited Luxury Edition, and the Explorer Desert Copper Edition.

Craig Patterson, large SUV marketing manager at Ford, said, “Each of these vehicles is a proof point that Ford takes seriously the need to continuously freshen an SUV lineup that is so popular with so many.”

The Expedition Stealth Edition comes with gloss-black accessories including 22-inch black-painted aluminum wheels, a gloss-black grille, roof rails, hitch cover, running boards, rear bumper skid plates, and fog lamp bezels.

On the Expedition Texas Edition, buyers will get 22-inch wheels, unique Texas Edition badging, an enhanced active park assist system, Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package, and the Cargo Package.

Choose the Explorer Limited Luxury Edition to get 20-inch premium aluminum wheels, Nirvana leather seats, multi-contour seats with Active Motion®, and upgraded leather on the steering wheel and door trim.

Finally, the Explorer Desert Copper Edition comes with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, Ebony Black leather-trimmed seats and door panels, chrome mirror caps, and copper interior highlights.

If you want to see what Ford’s new SUV lineup has to offer — from the compact EcoBoost to the spacious Expedition — stop into Robbie Roberson Ford.