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MotorSpaceNW crashes Ford Fiesta launch, San Francisco – Part 1

Before we get into this amazing adventure, my editors asked I make explicitly clear everything Ford paid for on my trip to the U.S. launch of the Ford Fiesta, per FTC guidelines governing endorsements and testimonials. Here’s the list:

1. Air Fare to San Francisco 
2. Shuttle service to Fiesta presentation
3. Catered lunch (Delicious)
4. Gas in my Fiesta on a TSD rally to Byington Winery:
-Cookies, granola bars, bottled water.
5. Gas in Fiesta on trip back to Hotel Vitale
6. Private room at Hotel Vitale
7. Fully stocked mini bar:
-Assorted Fine chocolates
-Top shelf liquors/classy half bottle of wine
-Personal oxygen bottle
-Prophylactic kit
-Classy purified waters
-Health bars
8. Dinner/Cocktails:
-A special moment with Ken Block
-Shmoozing with Ford personnel/Internet famous car people. 
9. Shuttle to Ken Block Gymkhana reveal of Fiesta rally car (free drinks)
10. Ability to impress local women with free drinks/press ID
11. DC swag bag
12. Shuttle back to Hotel Vitale
13. Breakfast
14. Shuttle to Autocross in Candlestick Park parking lot 
15. Gas in Fiestas, Honda Fits, Toyota Yaris’
16. Sack lunch
17. Shuttle back to Airport
18. Air Fare back to Seattle 
19. Tears of joy 
20. Vindication

That’s right y’all, MotorSpaceNW just went big time with a little help from our friends at the blue oval. As for the Fiesta, it’s got the goods and then some. Expect the full story very soon.


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