Foreigner is teaming up with Ford in the Rock 4 UR School promotion.
Time to dig your leather jacket and stonewashed jeans out of the closet! The band who brought you hits like “Cold As Ice,” “Hot-Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Juke Box Hero” and “I Want To Know What Love Is” is hitting the road again.
But giving audiences a blast from the past isn’t the only purpose for Foreigner’s Fall tour. The rock band has teamed up with Ford to help the automaker’s Rock 4 UR School initiative.
As a press release from Ford explains, high school choirs in select cities will be able to submit videos of themselves performing “I Want To Know What Love Is.” The winning choir will have the opportunity to join Foreigner to perform what was their biggest hit. The choir will also have the opportunity to host a fundraising event, with the chance to earn up to $6,000 for their choir program.
Tracy Magee, Ford experiential marketing manager, said, “We are delighted to partner with such an iconic and influential band like Foreigner to provide support and visibility for high school choir programs.”
We’re hoping that choirs around the Springfield area put their pipes to good use and raise money for a school near Aurora!
Finally, the much-anticipated Ford Focus RS is heading stateside for the first time ever early next year. The high-performance Focus has had car enthusiasts drooling for years – and now is the center of controversy right here in the USA.
Apparently, in advance of the official arrival of the U.S.-spec Focus RS (which will obviously be street-legal), a (maybe?) not-so-street-legal Focus RS was put up for sale to the highest bidder on eBay. The seller claims that the 2010 Focus RS is the only RS currently for sale in the U.S., but omits any details on how the RS got here in the first place, or whether it can be driven on our roads.
The 2010 RS is listed as having 14,740 miles on the odometer, and boasts Recaro Leather bucket seats, blue-painted calipers, a large rear spoiler, and black alloy wheels shod with BF Goodrich G-Force tires. Additionally, the little powerhouse is powered by a .5-liter inline five-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine that puts out 301 horsepower.
The starting bid was $35,000, which seems like a good deal (if it’s legal, that is). Unfortunately for the seller, the bidding ended on August 11th, with not a single bid.
Here at Jimmy Michel Motors, we recommend waiting just a few months, and you’ll be able to get your hands on a brand new model that’s sure to be street legal! In the meantime, check out our Focuses currently in stock and all of our new inventory.