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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedFord Motor Company Extends Partnership With EAA AirVenture Through 2011
Ford to remain exclusive automotive partner of world's largest annual aviation event; 
sponsored attractions and charitable support for EAA youth education also extended for three years
  
Ford Motor Company and the Experimental Aircraft Association today announced an extension through 2011 of the automobile manufacturer's role as exclusive automotive partner of the world's largest annual aviation event, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This year's event began July 28 and will conclude Sunday, August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisc.

As part of the agreement, Ford will remain the exclusive vehicle of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and will return as presenting sponsor of the opening night concert, which this year featured legendary rock group Foreigner. Sponsorship of the popular five-story "Fly-In Theater," also is extended under the new agreement.

Ford will continue its support for EAA youth initiatives by providing a vehicle each year through 2011, to be sold at the annual Gathering of Eagles auction, with proceeds contributing to EAA youth education and inspirational experiences that prepare young people to become the engineers, pilots and innovators of tomorrow. The Build #1 of 1 Ford Mustang AV8R, a collector's dream vehicle, will be sold at auction tonight at the 2008 Gathering of Eagles. Proceeds from the sale will support these programs. For details on the Mustang AV8R and auction, visit http://media.ford.com.

"This partnership is an excellent fit because the members of EAA and Ford Motor Company share many core values," said Kevin Keling, corporate events manager, Ford Motor Company. "Innovation, courage and entrepreneurship are powerful drivers in both organizations."

"Ford's continued support is important to EAA AirVenture and to each of our members," said EAA President and CEO Tom Poberezny. "Ford adds a great deal to the entertainment value of the event, introduces us to some of the world's most advanced transportation technologies, and by supporting the Gathering of Eagles auction, shows its enthusiasm for the things our members hold close to their hearts."

For more information on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, visit http://www.AirVenture.org.

About EAA
The Experimental Aircraft Association embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 170,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 228,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.

 

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