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Anticipation Builds as 100 Ford Focus Global Test Drive Participants Head for Spain, Benefiting Charities

At a Focus Global Test Drive event, 100 participants from 13 opposite countries will share a knowledge of a lifetime this weekend as they put a all-new Ford Focus by a paces during a exam lane nearby Madrid, Spain, in support of their charities of choice.
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  • The Focus Global Test Drive eventuality will take place nearby Madrid, Spain, Feb. 18-20, during a private proof belligerent facility
  • 100 participants will share a knowledge of a lifetime as they put a all-new Ford Focus by a paces, in support of their charities of choice
  • Test drivers among a initial to knowledge a all-new tellurian Ford Focus will be hosted and coached by racing drivers Justin Bell and Tanner Foust

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 14, 2011 Anticipation is building among Focus Global Test Drive participants bloggers and consumers, hailing from 13 countries where a all-new Ford Focus will shortly be accessible as they ready to assemble in Madrid after this week.

These cause-minded consumers many of whom will accept $10,000 (U.S.) to be donated to their favorite gift will be a initial members of a open to exam expostulate a new Ford Focus, in exercises and energetic pushing hurdles that prominence facilities and attributes of a newest automobile from Ford, that will eventually be sole in 122 counties.

Participants will accumulate during a National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) on a hinterland of Madrid, that offers mixed highway surfaces and hurdles for putting a all-new Focus by a paces. A world-class contrast trickery creatively founded in 1942, INTA facilities high-speed tracks, highway courses and proof belligerent roads replicating any fathomable barrier a motorist competence face, anywhere in a world.

Test motorist briefings and energetic pushing exercises will be co-hosted by maestro competition motorist and 24 Hours of Le Mans personality Justin Bell, teaming adult with Tanner Foust, U.S. Top Gear HISTORY radio personality, attempt driver, convene aspirant and Formula D deposit champion.

Everyone wins
The propitious exam drivers will be among a initial outward of Ford to knowledge a all-new Focus on a closed-track environment. Companions will get to accompany them for a float of a lifetime, Ford engineers will get fast unfiltered feedback from a diverse, tellurian cross-section of impending customers, while particular charities designated by any motorist will advantage significantly.

To request for appearance in Focus Global Test Drive, friends and fans from around a universe were invited to contention a video focus around a Ford Focus Facebook page explaining because they should be among a initial to knowledge a all-new Focus and because their gift of choice is a estimable cause.

Focus Global Test Drive allows participants to start some-more than a automobile by lifting supports for their elite charities. In further to a initial $10,000 (U.S.), participants will have a possibility to lift even some-more income for their charities by participating in post-event activities in their possess hometowns.

Drivers are thrilled
Award-winning filmmaker Jason Pollock will be one of a influencers behind a circle in Madrid. Pollock, whose film The Youngest Candidate was co-produced by David Letterman and Lawrence Bender, has served as an confidant for many high-profile clients and people including Michael Moore and Ashton Kutcher. With some-more than 83,000 followers, Pollock is one of a 140 many successful people on Twitter, according to a news in The New York Times.

Social media is a absolute apparatus when used for hospitality and to prominence innovative products like a new Ford Focus, Pollock said. Im anxious to be participating in this ancestral amicable media eventuality and to be lifting income for my fathers FREE Partnerships. FREE Partnerships is a nonprofit in Rochester, N.Y. that works to support village organizations that are partnering with schools.

Event participants accost from 13 opposite countries around a world, nonetheless share a common idea of lifting supports for their elite charity.

As both a deputy from Community Coalition and as an automotive enthusiast, Im overjoyed about this opportunity, pronounced Joshua Busch, a Focus Global Test Drive member from Los Angeles. Our design is to assistance kids with singular support ready for college, so were anxious that Ford cares about a passion adequate to see that honourable students have entrance to resources that will assistance safeguard educational success.

Katie Meyler, of Bernardsville, N.J., represents More Than Me, a gift that brings opposite groups together to yield financial assistance for girls from Liberia to attend school. Focus Global Test Drive offering Meyler a possibility to accommodate and network with sparkling people doing good things to make a universe a improved place.

Although we come from a Ford family, Im a city dweller who rides a bicycle named Violet, so a car-on-track knowledge will be a genuine widen for me, Meyler said. More importantly, $10,000 will send lots of Liberian girls to school, as against to life on a street.

For a full list of Focus Global Test Drive participants and a charities they support, revisit a Global Drive add-on on a Ford Focus Facebook page (

All-new Ford Focus
The all-new Ford Focus is a outcome of a tellurian product growth module bringing together Ford engineers and technologies from around a world. Focus will be made in Ford plants around a world, from Asia to Europe and North America. Consumer accessibility starts early this year. For some-more information on Focus, go to


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