8th Annual Toy Drive

Mel Hambelton Ford is once again proud to sponsor the 8th Annual Toy Drive with the Salvation Army! This toy drive is like none other. Our general Manager, Phil Nightingale, will be stuck on the roof of the dealership until 5 Ford F-150's are FULL of new and unwrapped toys and gifts for The Salvation Army!

Please help us with this great cause on:
Saturday, December 6th from 10am - 2pm!

There will also be…
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The 2015 Hutch Rod Run Returns

It's that time of year again!  In just a few days the Downtown Hutchinson Rod Run & Classic Car Show will return to Hutchinson, KS!  As the presenting sponsor we have the opportunity of giving you a first hand inside look at the upcoming event that will engulf the entire downtown of Hutchinson!  The Rod Run is a 3 day event spanning October 2nd through the 4th. The Rod Run draws approximately 25,000 visitors to check out 400+ beautiful hot rods, classic and antique cars, trucks and motorcycles.  But that is just one small piece of this larger than…
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Ford Strengthens Relationship to DAV With New Vehicles

Ford Motor Company announced today that the company is donating seven Ford Flex utility vehicles to the DAV, further extending the strong relationship that has assisted disabled military veterans for 93 years. The vehicles will become part of the DAV Transportation Network that enlists volunteer drivers to take sick and disabled veterans to VA medical centers across the country.  They will be deployed to DAV locations in Little Rock, Arkansas, Iowa City Iowa, Iron Mountain, Michigan, Omaha, Nebraska, Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington.  Since 1996, Ford has donated 199 vehicles to the DAV fleet. “Transportation and…
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The Legendary Ford Mustang GT350 Returns

Ford has just dropped the veil on a pony car.  The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is back with a vengeance!  This mean machine boasts the most powerful naturally aspirated engine that the brand has ever produced!  This is all courtesy of the unique flat-plane crankshaft and 5.2-liters of displacement, giving the Shelby GT350 over 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. This was billed by Ford as a "thoroughbred" and is a modern iteration of the iconic '65 version and, says Ford, will be a race car for the street.  Designed on Carroll Shelby's concept of taking a…
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Roush reveals the Stage 3 Mustang!

The 2015 Ford Mustang took home a pretty impressive title this year at SEMA,  earning the coveted "Hottest Car" award.  Two of the many pony cars to debut at the auto show were the Stage 1 and Stage 2 ROUSH Mustangs.  But the big reveal was the all new ROUSH Performance Stage 3 Mustang.  This mean machine features a 5.0L ROUSHCHARGED powertrain that produces 627HP and 530 ft. lbs. of torque with the help of the ROUSH 2.3L TVS Supercharger and Quad Tip ROUSH exhaust system with an Active Exhaust option. The Mustang is planted on the road…
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Meet The Mustang Rocket

Before it's debut Galpin Auto Sport and Henrik Fisker promised the Rocket would be the "ultimate American muscle car."  Yesterday the veil on this monster dropped at the Los Angeles Auto Show to reveal a 725-horsepower beast.  Based off the latest 2015 Ford Mustang, the entire exterior design has been substantially reworked by Fisker.  "This is a project born out of passion, it's a dream come true, to have the opportunity to 'touch' a Mustang and apply my design ideas to it," Fisker said during the model's announcement. Fisker's unique design is represented all around the…
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The Toy Drive Returns to Mel Hambelton Ford

The 7th Annual Mel Hambelton Ford Toy Drive returns to the Big Corner of 119th and West Kellogg on December 6th, 2014!  This year with our new partners the Salvation Army!  The fun kicks off at 10:00am with our General Manager, Phil Nightingale taking to the roof until we fill five F-150's with toys for the Salvation Army.  Bring a new unwrapped toy to Mel Hambelton Ford to help support a great cause!  While you are out here supporting a great cause enjoy:
  • Pictures with Santa (11:00am-2:00pm)
  • Troubles the Clown
  • Face Painting
  • Fire Engine Rides
  • Cookies…
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The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Has Arrived!

01 Ford has just dropped the veil on it's all new ultimate off-road beast!  The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is here, with a twin-turbo Ecoboost V6 engine.  The power plant is supplemented with a 10-speed transmission.  And like previous Raptors its a full six inches wider than the standard F-150. Ford hasn't yet released the details on how much power the new Raptor has, but only that the turbo V6 will have "more" than the last generation's 411-horsepower, 434-lb.-ft 6.2-liter V8.  But the story of the Raptor was never really about the power, it was about…
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Ford Lets Loose the GT350R Mustang

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is a beast to be reckoned with, but in case that wasn't enough for you, Ford has just unveiled the GT350R.  Ford tells us that it is the most track-capable street legal Mustang ever. Although most of the details are sketchy we do know that this beast will harbor a flat plane crank V8 with at least 500 horsepower and 400-lb. feet of torque; Ford's first ever magnetic ride suspension; 130 pounds lighter than the GT350; and no air conditioning or rear seat.
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The Ford GT is Back!

We reported on the rumors earlier this year, but now we finally get to see the real deal! That's right the Ford GT is returning this year!  Although it does bear a strong resemblance to the Ford GT that inspired us growing up, the internals have been upgraded to the latest cutting edge technology. The supercharged V8 is now gone, replaced by a Ecoboost engine. But this is not just any old Ecoboost, this is a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6 engine with 'more than' 600bhp pushing those rear wheels.  And although we don't have exact figures yet, you…
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