Auto News for March 21 – A Monopoly Mustang?

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The Ford Mustang can now take laps around a Monopoly Empire game board. A replica is now one of the playing pieces in the game that has players buying their favorite brands instead of real estate. I saw no mention of “Go to Directly to Jail” for wrongdoing.

2017 Acura MDX

Acura will unveil the 2017 MDX at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday. The midsize SUV has been given a complete redesign, or “substantial design enhancements …” as its maker put it.

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It certainly would be quite an adventure to drive around the world even at a leisurely pace, but doing it in a 100-year-old Model T is something else. Dirk and Trudy Regter have owned their 1915 Model T since 1997, and began their journey in the summer of 2012. They have covered almost 50,000 miles thus far from their Cape Town, South Africa home. They plan to continue their journey through New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and India crossing the Himalayas to China and back to the Netherlands via Central Europe during this year and next. “On the border of South Africa and Botswana we met a farmer who had an old Ford Model T in the shed,” Dirk said. “He gave us a tire off it as a gift to help us on our way.” They also had to weld back together a broken part at a local blacksmith in Africa. In case you are wondering, the “T” is unaltered from its standard factory specification with the exception of larger tires that made the ride softer for long journeys. We wish the couple well on their adventure.

Auto journalists in Atlanta have named the Hyundai Elantra the “Biggest Bang for the Buck” citing its overall value and segment-first features.

In his first full year as Ford’s CEO Mark Fields earned $17.3 million, according to the Wall St. Journal. It was a year that the automaker posted record operating results. Fields package included stock awards and cash bonuses.

 

 

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