Excursion Conversion Goes RAD at Prestige

Excursion ConversionRandall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland (also servings Rockwall, Mesquite, Plano, and greater Dallas area) takes an Excursion conversion and makes it totally RAD (Reed Auto Design)! The RAD-Rides team has been hard at work in the garage customizing a wide variety of makes and models for our customers. One of our latest customizations was the Ford Excursion.

After an original overhaul by Custom Autos by Tim, the RAD team added several aftermarket accessories to make this one unforgettable Excursion. Take a peek at it here!

RAD ExcursionThe Excursion is one of the largest SUVs that Ford has ever produced. A hefty V8 engine is required to power this heavy duty vehicle, delivering tons of power in a spacious cabin. With larger engines available, the Excursion is ideal for those long towing treks or cross-country roadtrips. A cousin of Ford’s Super Duty line, the Excursion is big, powerful and functional. With the overhaul that this Excursion has seen, you can add ‘beautiful’ to the long list of adjectives describing this full-sized sport utility vehicle.

Check out an Excursion or another Ford favorite by visiting the Prestige Ford dealership in Garland. For all your aftermarket automotive needs, you can bring your current ride (any make or model) into the RAD team. With our extensive list of aftermarket accessories, we can help you build the ride of your dreams! Browse our full vehicle inventory online at www.PrestigeGarland.com, or check out the RAD inventory by clicking here!

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Need for Speed Mustang Gets $300K for Charity

DSC_1130How much would you pay for a custom “Need for Speed” Ford Mustang GT?  The 2013 Ford Mustang GT that starred in the blockbuster movie was sold by Ford Motor Company for $300,000 the past weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s West Palm Beach event.

Dave Flynn of Columbiana, Ohio, had the winning bid for the factory-special Mustang. The proceeds will benefit Henry Ford Health Systems’ efforts to provide access to healthcare for more people.

“Snagging such a high-profile car right now  – 50 years after the birth of America’s first pony car – is something to be cherished,” said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. ”And helping such an important cause makes the sale even more memorable.”

The Henry Ford Health System was founded in 1915 and is now one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems. It provides health insurance and healthcare delivery.

The “Need for Speed” ‘stang was filmed and on display for all promo stops touting the movie. The special Mustang boasts a custom-designed, wide body rolling on unique, Forgiato 22-inch alloy wheels. Other unique design elements include: an enlarged lower grille with new air intakes, extended rocker panels, a twin-snorkel hood and low-profile mirrors. With a powerful V8 engine, the Mustang is finished in silver paint with Kona Blue racing stripes.

If you have a need for speed, too, Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, Richardson, Plano and Grapevine) has great deals on new and pre-owned Mustangs. Stop by 3601 S. Shiloh Road (off 635 and Garland Road) or shop online anytime at www.PrestigeGarland.com!

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Prestige Ford Celebrates Employees

At Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, we appreciate and celebrate all of our amazing employees. Each month, we all get together for a group cookout and cake to celebrate our award-winning staff.

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Each month, we honor those with anniversaries and birthdays! Yes, we even make them listen to us sing.  As you can hear in our video, we have some hidden singing talents among our team.  Take a look at the cookout and celebration!

“We appreciate every single person here at Prestige,” said Justin Wright, General Manager/Operating Partner. “Our staff really cares about our customers and about one another. We think it’s key to take a moment to pause and celebrate our wonderful dealership family and all they do.”

IMG_4485Happy Anniversary to: Justin Wright, Ronald Alms, Mark Rupert, Edwin Cook, Jeff Johnson, jose Abrego, Ron Needham, Ryan Needham, Shelby Needham, Domingo Mendoza, Miguel Herrera, Delbert Jarreau, Alexander Wallace and Josue Zapata!

Happy Birthday to: Janet Swanson, Charles White, James Crawford, Tony McKeel, Frank Morales, Joseph Ross, Justin Hofler, Josue Zapata, Randall Hall, Andries Van Der Westhuizen and Thomas Gibson!

Big thanks to the Prestige team.  To learn more about Prestige Ford, we invite you to come down and visit us at 3601 S. Shiloh Road (off 635 and Garland Road). We are proud to serve the greater Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Rockwall, Rowlett, Richardson and Plano areas.

www.PrestigeGarland.com

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Ford Releases 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang

50 Year Limited Edition Mustang GTBig day and we are excited at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland. Today, the Ford Mustang celebrates 50 years! We hope that you will join us Saturday, April 19th for 50th birthday celebration. We’ll have cars on display all day and a custom cake cutting at 1 p.m.

We are also excited about some very cool news.  Yesterday, April 16th Ford announced at the New York International Auto Show their  tribute to a half century of Mustangs by releasing the all-new 50 Year Limited Edition of the 2015 Mustang GT fastback. With only 1,964 vehicles being created, this is one of the most unique and rare Mustangs to date. Available in Wimbledon White or Kona Blue, this special ‘Stang is set to make its way to market later this year.

50 Year Limited Edition Mustang GTThe release of this Mustang represents a special moment for Ford, who has been diligently manufacturing and improving the iconic muscle car since 1964. “When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don’t think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “We are thrilled to be here in New York – where Mustang was first shown to the public at the 1964 World’s Fair – to re-create that historic event for today’s Mustang enthusiasts.”

50 Year Limited Edition Mustang GTThe 50 Year Limited Edition brings everything to the table. Ford designers and engineers started with a 2015 Mustang GT fastback, complete with performance pack, ad added several features to make it a truly unique rendition of the classic American icon. In fact, this edition comes standard with every option that Ford offers. The only decision buyers are faced with is color and transmission selection. The 50 Year Limited Edition takes several design cues from early renditions of the Mustang, including the proprietary Wimbledon White paint, chrome trim stylings and rear window design.

These features are just the tip of the iceberg for the 50 Year Limited Edition. Once in the driver’s seat, it’s easy to see that this isn’t your ordinary 2015 Mustang GT fastback. The dashboard is adorned with an elegant aluminum trim, giving this model a special look that you can’t find anywhere else. After sinking into the comfy two-tone cashmere/leather seats, you can grip the wheel and to find a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel with similar stitching found throughout the vehicle.

Interior stylings may be less important to some, which is understandable considering the driving experience this Mustang delivers. True to its roots, this Pony delivers power, acceleration and handling in a refined, sleek package. Here’s a quick look at some of the performance specifications of this incredible car:

  • 5.0L V8 engine
  • 420 horsepower, 390 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Six-piston Brembo front brakes
  • 19-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli P-zero summer tires

Pair these performance features with incredible classic stylings and you get one unforgettable American muscle car. Stay tuned for updates about the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang GT fastback.

Until then, make sure to join us Saturday for a historic birthday celebration! We invite you to test drive a new Mustang, New Ford or quality Used vehicle here at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland (also servings Mesquite, Richardson, Rockwall and greater Dallas). You can also browse our Mustang inventory from anywhere by visiting www.PrestigeGarland.com

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Prestige Customer Wins $1,000 Prize!

Justin Wright, GM/OP, awards Mr. Larry Peoples his $1,000 prize check.

Justin Wright, GM/OP, awards Mr. Larry Peoples his $1,000 prize check.

Congratulations to Larry Peoples of Garland for being one of our big Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford winners! Today, Justin Wright, the General Manager/Operating Partner, presented Mr. Peoples with a check for $1,000!  Mr. People’s received a contest mailer this week and decided to come in and pay the Prestige Ford team a visit. “I wasn’t going to come in at first,” Mr. Peoples said. “You know, many people just throw their mail away. I’m glad I didn’t.”

Mr. Peoples brought the mailer in yesterday, found out he was a winner and walked away with a check for one grand today! “We are so happy for Mr. Peoples. We appreciate people coming in and visiting us, and it just thrills us to have big winners.”  Mr. Wright added, “Just goes to show, someone has to win; why not you?”  Mr. Peoples wholeheartedly agrees. “I believe that now,” he said with a laugh. As for Mr. Peoples winnings, he says he is going to use it to help pay a few bills. Take a look as Mr. Peoples receives his prize!

It serves as a lesson for everyone. When you see a mail sent from Prestige Ford, make sure you take a look. Like Mr. Peoples or one of our other big winners from the past, you don’t want to miss out on your chance at winning a big prize or cashing in on the huge savings we have going on during a big sale!

To learn more about Prestige Ford in Garland, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com. Come in and visit us at 3601 S. Shiloh Road in Garland (off 635 and Garland Road).

Congrats, Mr. Peoples! Everyone else, keep brining those mailers in to see if you will win, too!

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Ford Mustang Towers Over Manhattan for 50th

2015 Mustang DeconstructedTalk about a sky-high feat! After over a month and a half of preparation, Ford staff successfully displayed the all-new 2015 Mustang atop the observation deck of the Empire State Building. As part of Ford’s celebration of 50 years of Mustang production, a team of engineers recreated the infamous stunt that Ford originally completed in 1964. Ford is proud to revisit the Big Apple after releasing the original model at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. Towering 1,000+ ft. over Manhattan, the sleek and sexy 2015 Mustang continues to make headlines as one of the most iconic muscle cars in American history.

Loading onto ElevatorsSuch a task is no easy feat. As such, Ford turned to a longtime friend in DST Industries out of Michigan for support, the same company that helped Ford complete the task 50 years ago. The duo can proudly claim responsibility for being the only car on the observation deck in the entire 83-year history of the Empire State Building. “This week, the band is getting back together as Ford and DST bring the all-new Mustang to the Empire State Building to honor 50 years on sale,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “We’ve taken the new Mustang to new heights of technology and refinement, so we decided to take it to new heights literally for this celebration.”

Check out this video for a complete look at everything that went in to this unique event.

Due to position of the observation deck, delivering the car by crane or helicopter are not feasible options. To circumvent this, the team is following a procedure similar to the one used 50 years ago by utilizing the building’s elevators to transport section of the ‘Stang to the 86th floor. After the team performed a critical inspection of the building, they began to plan out the necessary cuts that needed to be made to ensure safe and reliable transport.

2015 Mustang on Empire State BuildingThe team proceeded to make practice cuts on a Mustang body before cutting, packaging and transporting the the car in specially fabricated crates. After months of work, they are finally able to see the fruits of their labor as the Mustang is on display on April 16th and 17th. While we have included a few photos, you can view the full gallery on the Ford Media site by clicking here!

Join us Saturday at Prestige for Ford’s 50th Birthday Celebration. We will have a cake cutting at 1 p.m., Mustangs on display all day, and great swag — from commemorative key chains and pins to posters and more.*

Look out for the 2015 Mustang at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland (also serving Rockwall, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and greater Dallas-Ft. Worth) later this year. For a full selection of 2014 Mustangs, cruise on over to our dealership off 635 and Garland Rd. or browse our inventory online at www.PrestigeGarland.com.

 

*While supplies last. One item per household.

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Prestige To Celebrate Easter, Ford Mustang’s 50th Birthday Tomorrow

 

Check out some of the gifts available at this Saturday's celebration!

Check out some of the gifts available at this Saturday’s celebration!

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford is excited to announce a dual celebration event! We are honoring 50 years of Mustang production with a birthday party at our dealership in Garland with a special visit from the Easter Bunny! We invite you to come out on to the dealership on April 19th to join us in honoring a half a century of production for one of the most iconic cars in American history.

At the time of its release, the Mustang was priced at $2,368, selling over 400,000 units in the first year alone. over the years, Ford has sold more than nine million Mustangs. Mustangs show up all over the place. It has made an appearance in over 3,000 movies and TV shows. From Bullitt to Bond, the Mustang has kept some very cool company.  One of the most notable sightings was atop New York’s Empire State Building. Ford engineers actually transported it to top of the building where it was reassembled for photographers.

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Saturday, April 19th, Prestige Ford will celebrate this American icon with a birthday bash. Mustangs will be on display all day for your viewing pleasure. You can even take a new Mustang for a spin around the block to see why this vehicle had stolen the hearts of millions of Americans over the years.

As part of the celebration, we will be cutting a custom Mustang cake at 1 p.m. Free swag available, including: commemorative keychain  spins, collector booklets, posters.* In addition to the Mustang festivities, Prestige is also welcoming the Easter Bunny to the dealership from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with goodies for every child!*

We would love for you to join us this Saturday at Prestige Ford in Garland for this wonderful celebration! If you can’t wait, you can browse our Mustang inventory online here. See you soon!

*While supplies last. One gift per household. See dealer for details.

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April’s 2nd Saturday Surplus Slasher Sale is HERE!

2nd Saturday Surplus Slasher SaleToday is the day, Prestige Ford fans! The 2nd Saturday Surplus Slasher Sale is happening RIGHT NOW at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland. We still have a surplus of over 200 New and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles that must be sold. Prices will be slashed until they go!

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You may also register online for the 2nd Saturday Surplus Slasher Sale here or swing by the dealership.  Come see us today at Prestige Ford in Garland (3601 S. Shiloh Road, off of 635 and Garland Rd.) and take advantage of this incredible savings event going on NOW!

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Garland Chamber of Commerce Hosts Business Expo

Garland Business ExpoGarland is open for business and Randall Reed Prestige Ford is proud to be part of it! The Garland Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Garland Business Expo tomorrow (4/17), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center.

Sponsored by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), this year’s event will offer several opportunities for local businessmen and businesswomen to build new relationships and strengthen their business acumen.

The event will be free to attend and features several interesting events. Here’s a brief rundown of everything that will be taking place at the expo:

  • 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.: Direct Connect Speed Networking
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Expo exhibitors will be open for browsing.
  • 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.: Keynote speaker presentation by Wim Bens of Lakewood Brewing Company
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Free In-N-Out Burgers

The Garland Business Expo will provide community business leaders with a chance to communicate and interact will local vendors. Participants can also find more information about the opportunities for growth available to them through local channels and resources.

Participant registration is not required but is encouraged, while those interested in registering for a booth must fulfill the requirements here. Come on out to this wonderful event, and make sure to stop by the Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford booth! For more info on the event, click here.

To learn more about Prestige Ford in Garland (also serving Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall and Richardson), visit us online at www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Mustangs Across America Caravan To Stop in Dallas

MAA mapSince it’s introduction on April 17th, 1964, the Mustang has had an interesting history as it gained status as one of the most iconic cars in American history.

Mustang fanatics know this better than anyone, and many of them are teaming up to give the Mustang a proper birthday celebration. In fact, members of Mustangs Across America (MAA) are organizing a massive cross-country caravan to create one of the largest automotive celebrations that this country has ever seen.

Most importantly, they have included Dallas as one of their stops on April 13th/14th (see full schedule below). During the week leading up to the big birthday celebration, over 500 Mustangs will make the journey from Corona, California all the way to the Mustang Club’s 50th Birthday Celebration at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The seven-day trip will begin at the home of famed car  builder Steve Saleen and will stop in several American cities before reaching it’s final destination. Here’s a brief look at the Drive Schedule:

Day 1: April 10, 2014: Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ via I-10, lunch stop in Blythe, CA

Day 2: April 11, 2014: Phoenix, AZ to Las Cruces, NM via I-10, lunch stop in Wilcox, AZ

Day 3: April 12, 2014: Las Cruces, NM to Midland, TX via I-10 and I-20, stops in Van Horn, TX and Pecos, TX

Day 4: April 13, 2014: Midland, TX to Dallas, TX via I-20, lunch stop in Abilene, TX

Day 5 – April 14, 2014: Dallas, TX to Jackson, MS via I-20, lunch top in Bossier City, LA

Day 6 – April 15, 2014: Jackson, MS to Atlanta, GA via I-20/Loop285, lunch stop in Tuscaloosa, AL

Day 7 – April 16, 2014:
 Atlanta, GA to Charlotte, NC via I-85, lunch stop in Greenville, SC

Take note of the event’s time in Texas. The caravan will be rolling into Dallas on April 13th, which could provide quite the site to see has over 500 Mustangs will be in attendance. Such an event holds historical significance for MAA, who has grown the event from about 200 participants to over 500 in just a mere 20 years. “Mustangs Across America has always been the ‘Drive Of A Lifetime’. We are proud to continue to carry that mantle”, says event coordinator Sam Haymart. “This event is the big one for the 50th and our plans will reflect the moment in history as we pull out all the stops.”

2014 Shelby GT500 at Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas

2014 Shelby GT500 at Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas

Dallas fans who wish to get in on the action should visit here for more information. To check out the best Mustangs on the market, stop by Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland (off 635, also serving Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall, and Plano) or browse our full Mustang inventory online here.

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