SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman hadn’t been in the victory picture at Illiana Motor Speedway recently, but was still in the battle for the Late Model driving championship at the local raceway.
Ford has come up with a new Lightweight Concept car that makes greater use of aluminum and other alternative metals, but company officials say the automaker isn't giving up on steel.
BROOKLYN, Mich. | In the final seconds of his first victory at Michigan International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson could finally relax a bit.
LONG POND, Pa. | Dale Earnhardt Jr. is having a blast again, with a shared bond with his crew, comfort in his own skin as NASCAR's most popular driver, even finding fun 140 characters at a time on Twitter.
CHICAGO | Four years ago, Ford pumped $400 million into its oldest continuously operated factory, which at one time made Model Ts, so it could produce the next-generation Explorer.
Ford has recalled nearly 400,000 vehicles that were made at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch, as well as 82,500 floor mats in another locally manufactured car. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker issued safety recalls for Explorers and Tauruses that were built over the last few years…
Heavy snowfall and bone-chilling cold hampered auto sales in January and February, but sales are still strong, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.
Thousands of local Ford workers will soon be able to plug in electric or hybrid cars during their shifts, and drive home with a full charge.
Ford has replaced steel with aluminum in the body of the top-selling F-150, and now General Motors is looking to follow suit by putting more of the lighter and costlier metal in its own pickups.
If the economy were a poker table, Northwest Indiana would be all in for manufacturing.
In May 2024, I will be celebrating my 76th birthday, surrounded by friends and family and commemorating having just shot my age at Lost Marsh. This is my fantasy; write your own.
Local police departments that want new Police Interceptors have until March 14 to make factory orders.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. | With the famed No. 3 on his car and memories of the late Dale Earnhardt fresh in his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona.
Automakers sold about 15.6 million cars last year, the highest number since 2007, when 16.1 million units were sold.
The locally made Ford Explorer set a new sales record last year, as Ford retained its title as the best-selling vehicle brand in North America.
Subzero cold, ice-slicked roads and drifting snow banks persisted Tuesday, but the brutal weather was not bad enough to freeze commerce in the region.
Region residents might see the people who make Ford Explorers and Tauruses in the next pew at church, a few barstools over, or out shoveling their driveways.
Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant in Hegewisch is making a new fuel-efficient version of its popular Police Interceptor sedan for officers who are not likely to get into high-speed chases.
Before walking to school, a 7-year-old Highland boy used to scrub the maple floor of his father's restaurant every morning with lye soap made with cooking grease from the kitchen.
Marvin Ford was an outgoing man known for his good sense of humor and his quick wit, said his daughter, Catherine Ford Sori.
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