Fort Wayne Ford And Halo Fans’ Worlds Are About To Converge

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Ever since the Halo game series debuted in 2001, there have been countless conversations among fans about how cool it would be if any of the vehicles you can traverse the planet Reach upon were real. While we’re still not exactly at that technological point, Ford has come up with a comparable solution- the Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat.

Ford, Xbox, 343 Industries and Galpin Auto Sports have teamed up to make the one-of-a-kind vehicle a reality, designed in accordance with Halo’s United Nations Space Command (UNSC) aesthetics. In fact, the Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat has been designated the codename M552 by the UNSC, which sticks pretty close to Ford’s P552 codename for the vehicle. Of course beneath the paint and the inspiration lies a classic Ford F-150, the same you’d find at our Ford dealership serving Ford Wayne.

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What Is It?

Like we said, the Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat is a Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4×4 with 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and FX4 off-road package, as our Fort Wayne Ford fans know. In order to get from P552 to M552, Galpin Auto Sports took the vehicle and added an Addictive Desert Designs’ Baja XTR off-road conversion kit with FOX Racing shocks, Deaver leaf springs, a Currie full floater rear axle, ADD fenders, side steps, a chase rack and 17” wheels with off-road tires and, most noticeably at first glance, a full custom Halo UNSC body wrap.

Oh, and then to top off all that, there’s an Xbox One custom system fully hooked up and ready to go on the interior. Of course the system and the screens to play Halo on are in the rear head restrains, so you’ll just have to find somewhere to park and play! Go see the Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat in the South Hall entrance of the Los Angeles Convention Center during E3 and sporadically on display until Halo 5: Guardians is out on October 27.

You can also contact our Ford dealership if you’re looking to check out a brand new Ford F-150. It’s not quite the Halo Sandcat, but we think you’ll be equally pleased!

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What Not To Keep In Your Car During The Summer

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With the summer months bearing down upon us, there are certain items you know for sure not to leave in your Ford. Things like candy bars and lipsticks are obvious ones, as are pets and small children. It almost seems like the things you shouldn’t leave in the car are pretty much no-brainers, right? While some definitely are, we’re willing to bet that you didn’t think of the following items as ones not to leave in the car when it’s hot out!

  • Medications: When you’re parking your car in the driveway and going inside, there’s a good chance you’re not forgetting your medication in the backseat. However, what if you’re going somewhere and you bring it with you in the car? While that’s a good idea, leaving it in a hot vehicle can actually change the chemical composition of your medication or just make them less potent.
  • Your Favorite CDs: Well, all of your CDs really. While the heat won’t “break” your CDs, they’ll become increasingly more warped, making them harder to read by your player or computer if you were planning on ripping them. If it’s hot enough, or if you left them in there long enough, your CDs will melt… and then you definitely won’t be able to listen to them.
  • Canned Soda: If you’re headed to a party or just over to a friend’s house with a case of soda, or any carbonated beverage, it’s best to grab that as the last thing before you go. Carbonated beverages left in a hot car for any period of time have a tendency to explode, instantly making you the least popular person at the party and giving you a new job to be done to the inside of your vehicle when you get home. Not fun!
  • Electronics: If you’re relying on your GPS or phone to get you to where you need to go, definitely don’t leave it in the car when you’re not there. The heat can irreversibly fry the electronics on the inside of the device, or just overheat it to the point where it won’t turn on for a while. The same concept goes for any MP3 player you’ve got as well!

So next time you’re visiting our Ford dealership, make sure you’re paying attention to what you leave in the car during the summer months! You’ll be in here checking out all our great Ford vehicles for quite some time, we’re sure.

Vehicle Spotlight: 2013 Ford Fusion SE FWD

Every month, we hand select one of the best vehicles from our new and used inventory to showcase on our blog. This month, the lucky winner is a 2013 Ford Fusion SE FWD with a medium light stone interior! We are pretty sure you will love it as much as we do, but if it turns out this isn’t the car for you then please visit our website at to check out our entire new and pre-owned inventory. We are sure to have a vehicle you will love! Continue reading

Improve Your Gas Mileage this Summer with StateWide Ford!


If you’re hitting the road for this summer, then you probably care about getting the most out of your vehicle — namely, getting the most out of the gas you put in the tank. There are some easy things that you can do to cut down on your gas bill in your existing vehicle. At StateWide Ford, we thought we’d put together this list of helpful tips to get the most out of each gallon you put in the tank! Continue reading

Andy’s Letter: Daily Special

I went to a local eatery recently and I noticed the usual Daily Special sign as I walked in the door. I always take a close look because the Daily Special is a better price than the regular price with something extra included like a drink or dessert. Even if I’m not interested in what’s on the sign, it’s a good deal and worthy of consideration. I won’t bother telling you what I had for lunch that day, but it got me to thinking. What are the Daily Specials in our lives? You know, the things that are usual and sometimes we ignore — some things that are ordinary and others that are extraordinary. Maybe we should pay a little closer attention to those daily things because in truth they really are quite special. Continue reading

Warped Tour And Ford Bring Music Near Lima OH

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Vans Warped Tour is about to enter its 19th year and it’s still going strong. Featuring great artists, interesting tents and crowds full of avid music fans, the brand essentially sells itself at this point. It only makes sense that a strong brand is sponsored by a brand of equal quality and name recognition, right? That reason is exactly why Ford is the proud sponsor of the 2015 Warped Tour!

The tour will be easily accessible to our Lima OH Ford drivers as well, with dates on July 16 in Cincinnati, July 23 in Cuyahoga Falls and Noblesville, IN on July 29. If you’re not planning on going to the tour, but you’re still a Ford fan, don’t forget to sign up for the tour’s Ford giveaway! You could be the proud winner of a brand new 2015 Ford F-150 this summer! No purchase of tickets to the show are required to enter the content either, so what are you waiting for?

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Stay Safe

Our Ford dealership serving Lima OH wants you to have a great time at Warped Tour, but also to be safe and responsible while enjoying all the great music! Keep a few of these tips in mind this summer when you’re out there in the crowds and you’ll be just fine!

  • Stay hydrated! It’s going to be hot and chances are between all the people and the hot blacktop, you’re going to be sweating a lot. Bring lots of water with you and make sure you’re always filling up your bottle.
  • Major crowds means it could be difficult to stay with or find your friends, so make sure you’ve decided on a place and time to meet up should you get separated or want to see different acts. Also make sure your phone is fully charged the night before!
  • Print out a schedule of the acts playing the night before. This way you can plan your day a little bit better and see all the bands and artists you want to see!

Of course, if you’re looking for a brand new Ford to get you to the show in, feel free to contact us with any questions!

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