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Ford Super Duty Takes Truck of Texas Title

Nissan, Volvo also nab Lone Star honors.

by on Oct.12, 2016

Ford captured this year's "Truck of Texas" title at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo.

Each fall, truckmakers form a wagon train and trek to the Lone Star State for the annual Texas Truck Rodeo in the hopes of being named “Truck of Texas.”

There may be no truck-focused award that carries more prestige than this one, rooted in the heart of truck country, Texas, which is also known as The Truck State. Makers bring dozens of vehicles to show off, but in the end there is but one winner of the big prize.

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The 2017 Truck of Texas is the 2017 Ford Super Duty, as voted by more than 70 journalists. (more…)

Trucks Take Top Tier at Texas State Fair

Ford puts EcoBoost in '17 Raptor, Titan puts out a "Texas" model.

by on Sep.30, 2016

With all of the truck makers on hand, it was Lonzo Anderson and his 2000 Chevy Silverado with 375,000 miles on it that stole the show.

If we’re talking about fall in Texas, the conversation is sure to center on a few things: football and trucks. It’s why automakers flock to the annual Texas State Fair to unveil their latest offerings, and like the state’s well-known high school football teams, the competition is fierce.

The fair has become truck central and this year is no different as the usual suspects all flocked to the Lone Star State to kick up some dirt and brag about which one was best and a few used the annual event to make a couple of big announcements.

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First, Ford announced its 2017 Raptor – equipped with the all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost engine – with churn out 510 lb.-ft. of torque and 450 horsepower. (more…)

Ford’s F-150 Fit for a King — Ranch, That Is

King Ranch F-150 gets more luxury, technology and bling.

by on Sep.28, 2012

The 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch gets a new three-bar grille and a new chrome option for even more style.

When Ford debuted the F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew in 2000, the truck market had never seen anything like it.

It was a match made in marketing heaven. Team the country’s best-selling truck with one of the largest and most famous ranches in the world, located in Texas, the biggest truck market in the country. Cover the interior in sumptuous Chaparral leather and you’ve got a range-topping truck that shines a halo on the whole line.

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So to update the King Ranch edition, Ford added more luxury details, more technology and more bling and introduced it where it only makes sense – the State Fair of Texas.


First Look: 2011 Ford F-150

Ford’s big truck gets new powertrain line-up, new electronics.

by on Sep.23, 2010

Ford shows off the 2011 F-Series line-up at the Texas State Fair.

The Ford F-150 pickup truck, segment sales leader for 33 consecutive years, will go into 2011 with an array of new front-end designs, a total of four brand-new engines, the industry’s first across-the-board use of a 6-speed automatic transmission, and more electronic content than ever before.

The new powertrain line-up leads the company’s release of 60 new engine and transmission packages around the world by 2013, half of them in North America.

Horsepower to the People! got a first look at the new 2011 F-Series during a trip to the annual Texas State Fair.

Ford said the venerable 4.6-liter SOHC V8 and the 5.4-liter DOHC V8 engines, long familiar to F-Series owners, have been retired, and the aged Cologne 4.0-liter V6 engine will be put out to pasture, as well, when the Ranger goes out of production.