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Ford Wins Hottest Car and Truck Awards at SEMA

November 12, 2013

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Ford F-150 Atlas (Ford Motor)

Ford Motor Company announced that the Ford Mustang and Ford F- Series are officially the "Hottest Car and Truck" at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association show.

In a release, the Company said that the SEMA Award presented on Nov. 5 recognizes the most popular vehicles SEMA members feature in their displays at the organization's weeklong trade show in Las Vegas.

Before this year's show opened, SEMA officials walked the floor of the giant aftermarket expo and counted the number of new 2013 and 2014 cars and trucks exhibited in booths. More Ford Mustangs and F- Series are on display than any other car or truck testament to the popularity and appeal of Ford vehicles, the Company noted.

"Ford was the first automaker to share detailed vehicle specs with SEMA members," said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. "Thirty years later, we're proud that more aftermarket accessories and parts are created for Ford vehicles than for any other automaker."

The specialty parts market has grown to a $31 billion industry, which translates into more than 1 million U.S. jobs, according to SEMA.

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry company based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 180,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.

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