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Post your questions for Ford CEO Alan Mulally, he's having brunch with MotorSpace

Every so often, just before a blogger kicks the chair out from under themselves, something wonderful happens to justify their existence. This week I was invited to the Summer of Taurus 100-City Tour for a media roundtable with Alan Mulally. Yours truly and a dozen or so members of the press will be sharing an intimate brunch with Alan - - we're on a first name basis, and we hang out sometimes. 

Afterwards we’ll be treated to test drives in the new 2010 Ford Taurus with product specialists on hand to answer our questions and distribute the weight more evenly on the passenger side of the car. 

So. What do you guys want me to ask Alan? What about the new Ford Taurus are you dying to know? To help guide your thought process, these would be considered inappropriate questions: 

“Alan, what do you hate most about Chevrolet?” Or “Alan, do you have the beer farts? Because that certainly isn’t me.” 

Try to show some respect; as far as Ford’s all-American success stories go, the Taurus is up there with the Mustang, Escort, F-150 and Model T. From 1992 to 1996 the Taurus was the best-selling car in the United States and has sold close to 7.5 million units to date since its introduction way back in 1986. It was a landmark mid-size sedan for Ford and the entire automotive industry that endured the test of time until certain unpleasantries caused its eventual discontinuation in 2006 (Imports, the SUV bubble, etc). (1) (2) 

Pop! Now the Taurus is back in 2010 and poised to reclaim its footing in a car market that nearly imploded during its absence. It’s like an action hero being called out of retirement for one final mission, to Daniel’s Broiler, in Seattle. Speaking of which, I really hope they comp my meal or have a predatory lender on hand to help me take out a loan against the Dynasty – Daniel’s is one spendy joint. 

So. What do you guys want to know? This blog is for your enjoyment after all. Leave your questions for Alan and/or the Taurus aficionados who’ll be attending the event on the comment board and they shall be dutifully asked... Well, the good ones at least. 

We’re scheduled to meet on the 7th (Labor Day) so don’t dawdle. 

Sources: 

(1http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=46007
(2)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Taurus#cite_note-bestselling-5




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Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.





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