Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wingsuit base jumping video! Watch it "full screen" and turn it up. #fun

Here's a little fun weekend post/video for you. Check out this guys. Would you do this?!?!?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Ford F150 FX4 for Jamie in Kansas City | #ford #fordtrucks #f150 #kansascity

Jamie traded an older, well kept, F150 King Ranch for this brand new F150 FX4. He's very happy and was very easy to deal with. Congratulations, Jamie! Enjoy your new Ford Truck.

If you'd like my help obtaining a new or used vehicle, simply fill out the form and I'll get your request.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ford To Build Revamped F-150 At Claycomo Plant | #ford #kansascity #fordtrucks

Great news for Ford's Claycomo plant.
The Ford Motor Company announced Thursday it will build their revamped 2011 F-150 at its Claycomo plant. Full story here.
Anyone know any additional details? Please share.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

650 HP Ford Fiesta | Amazing Video | Wish I could drive like this guy!! | #fordfiesta #kansascity

I'm not sure I could handle a test ride with this guy. Wow. Could you?

Ford to Expand Hands Free in Car Apps | #fordsync #ford #kansascity #fordowners

It was obvious which direction Ford would take. Now, here's an article detailing some of what's to come for those who own Ford Vehicles with the Ford Sync system. Start with this excerpt:
Ford is reviewing more than 1,000 submissions made on the SYNC Developer website for future SDK release. The release marks the latest move by Ford to forge a more open collaborative bond with the wireless, consumer electronics and app developer communities to create a safer and smarter in-car connectivity experience. The first app partners include Pandora Internet radio, Stitcher smart radio, and Orangatame’s OpenBeak, with more to be announced soon. Further down the road, Ford will also examine the potential of apps that can provide exciting new levels of safety knowledge as well as improvements in driver productivity and convenience. Click here to read full story.
What do you think of the path Ford is on?

Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 | 2010 | for Bill and Elaine | #ford #fordranger #fordtrucks

Bill and Elaine traded out of an old Monte Carlo SS so that Bill could finally get his hands on a new truck for his hunting and fishing trips. It was a pleasure helping them get the vehicle they needed to facilitate their lifestyle. Congratulations, Bill and Elaine. Thank you for your business!

Want me to help you get the right vehicle for your lifestyle? Just fill out the "Request my help today" form and I'll get in touch with you right away. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2011 Ford Focus for Justin | Kansas City | #ford #fordfocus #kansascity #cars

Susan loves her 2011 Focus, and the respectful treatment she received from me and everyone here at Shawnee Mission Ford, that she brought her grandson in and purchased a 2011 Focus for him as well.

Justin is very happy to be out of his worn out SUV and into a fun, reliable and practical Ford Focus.

Congratulations, Justin. Enjoy.

2011 Ford Edge Sport for Terry | Kansas City | #ford #fordedge #kansascity

Terry (and Trixie) were great to deal with. He knew just what he wanted. Terry is a car buff who saw the 2011 Ford Edge Sport at this year's car show in Kansas City and knew then, he would have one. He watched our lot for one to arrive. Now it's his... and it's a head-turner.

Congratulations, Terry. Car deals are always more fun when it's a "want" more than a "need." 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2011 Ford Focus SEL for Susan in Kansas City | #fordfocus #kansascity #ford

Thank you for your business, Susan. Congratulations! I'm sure your new Ford Focus will serve you well for many years to come. It was a pleasure helping you find a Ford product which fits well with your life...and is easy for you to get in and out of. Cheers!

2010 Ford F350 Super Duty 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel Dually for Frank | #ford #F350 #fordtrucks #superduty

Frank's new 2010 Ford F350 Super Duty has just about everything you can think of on it. Whether he takes this bad boy hunting... or pulls his fifth wheel... he'll be doing it with confidence and style. And, with 400 horsepower and 800 ft/lb of torque, nothing will hold him back.

Congratulations, Frank. I'm confident your new truck will serve you for many, many years to come.

Thank you for your business.

Friday, September 10, 2010

2011 Shelby GT500 Coupe | Kona Blue | Shawnee Mission Ford | #ford #shelby #gt500 #kansascity

2011 Shelby GT500 Coupe in Kona Blue. Just arrived at Shawnee Mission Ford today. It's awfully nice without stripes on it. Super clean.

Request my help if you're interested.  I'd be honored if you chose me among the many Kansas City Ford Dealers out there. Thanks in advance.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Shawnee Mission Ford Tent Sale all day with FREE FOOD from 11AM-2PM. | #kansascity #ford

Shawnee Mission Ford Tent Sale continues today, September 4th, 2010, all day, with FREE FOOD from 11AM through 2PM. When you come in.. please ask for Jim Canto by name. 

Use the icons below to share this with your online friends. See you soon.

Friday, September 3, 2010

New 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel for Chad | #ford #superduty #f250

Chad's new Ford F250 Super Duty 6.7 Power Stroke diesel. He's rolling out of here with 400 horsepower and 800 ft/lb of torque!! And.. you can barely here it running. This new 2011 F250 Super Duty is one serious machine.

Chad started a lawn care and land scape business back in high school and it's turned into this.

What a truck!!!

New 2010 Ford Fusion for Janet and Paul | #ford #fusion #kansascity

Paul purchased a New 2010 Ford F150 from me on a Tuesday.  I still need to get a picture of him with his new truck. And, to my surprise, he showed up the next day with this wife, Janet, and purchased this beautiful, Red Candy Metallic 2010 Ford Fusion.

Enjoy your car, Janet. I'm confident it will serve you well for at least as many years as your Ford Contour did. Thank you very much for trusting me out of all the Kansas City Ford Dealers you could have purchased from.

Pat with his 344,000 mile Mercury Mountaineer | #ford #quality #mercury

So.. I was at the gas station, filling up a new 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty Diesel for Chad when I had a chance encounter with Pat.  He struck up a conversation with me and, while we were chatting, happened to mention that his Mercury Mountaineer (I forgot to ask what year it is) has just over 344,000 miles on it. And, he drives it every day.

Of course I was impressed... so I asked if I could snap a picture and post it on my blog (yes I explained what a blog is.)  He said here he is.  His vehicle looks pretty darn good for that many miles.  And, yes, I verified the miles with my own eyes. Pretty impressive, eh?

Do you have a high mile Ford product?  Why not comment on this post and tell us about it?

Also; If you, or someone you know, is in the market for a vehicle, please share my site with them. All they have to do is fill out the form and I will contact them. I'll show you the respect you deserve. And, I'm located right here at one of your local Kansas City Ford Dealers.

New 2010 Ford F250 Super Duty for Robert in Kansas City | #ford #superduty #f250

Robert came in interested in a truck. Well.. he got one... one nice truck. Here he is with his New, 2010, Ford F250 Super Duty... all cleaned up and ready for him to put it to work.

Thank you for your business, Robert. Of all the Kansas City Ford Dealers you could have purchased from, I'm glad you chose me and Shawnee Mission Ford as your preferred Kansas City Ford Dealer.

New 2010 Ford Edge Limited for Beverly and Perry | #ford #edge

Perry retired from Ford in Kansas City and knows the quality and longevity of today's Ford automobiles. When it was time for a new vehicle for Beverly, they came to their preferred Kansas City Ford Dealer and picked out a beautiful, Red Candy Metallic 2010 Ford Edge.

Congratulations, and thank you for your business.

If you're in the market for a New or Used vehicle.. simply fill out the form and let me know how I can help. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

2007 Mitsubishi Galant for Malissa | #usedcars #kansascity

Malissa traded out of her two-door sports coupe to make room for her children. Smart move. Glad I had the right vehicle to solve her transportation needs. Congratulations, Malissa. Enjoy your Galant.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ending the day with a great storm in Kansas City (see pic) | #kansascity #weather

Taken at Shawnee Mission Ford, 08/20/2010 .. 5:15pm'ish.

This formation moved out quickly... but, was intense while it lasted.

New, 2010 F250 with snow plow. | #ford #kansascity #f250

This truck owner is already gearing up for the winter money making season.

2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT convertible in Kansas City | Shawnee Mission Ford | #kansascity #ford #mustang

Just in... New, 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 Mustang GT convertible. Come ask for Jim Canto and let's take this one for a ride. 412 horse power... yeh... it'll go.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Finally a break in the heat. | #kansascity #heatwave

It is perfect out here on the Shawnee Mission Ford lot right now.
I'm here until 9pm tonight if you need me.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

2011 Mustang GT 6spd is here to drive | #ford #mustang #kansascity

Kona Blue with Saddle leather interior. Ask for Jim Canto at Shawnee Mission Ford, your preferred Kansas City Ford Dealers. Or, simply fill out the form to request my help.

Shawnee Mission Ford annual tent sale! | #kansascity #ford #sale

Free food being served today. Come ask for Jim Canto.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New 2010 Ford Fusion for Kim | #ford #fusion #kansascity

Kim (seen here with her husband, Brian) is a Registered Nurse who helps bring new lives into this world. Yet, when she came in, her old car was sucking the life out of her because her air conditioner failed in our 100 degree weather. Make no mistake, her old Nissan Maxima served her well for 8 years and 160,000 miles. But, alas, it was time to move on.

When Kim and Brian came on the lot, the temperature outside was in the high 90's. We worked together to find just the right level of vehicle.. with lots of great technology.. and a trim level acceptable to her. Well, she picked up her brand new, 2010 Ford Fusion SEL today. And, yes.. it was icy cold in her new car. 

Congratulations, Kim!!!  Enjoy your car.

It was a pleasure helping you find the right vehicle for you.

Yeh... It's HOT in Kansas | Selling #ford the hard way | #kansascity

Of course, this is just what the car thought the temperature was. It was lower.. but still super hot.

New 2010 Ford Escape for Kelli (and Mike) | #ford #fordescape #kansascity

This is Kelli's THIRD Ford Escape. Yeh... she loaded this one up with leather and the full Navigation system. She's as happy as can be and this is her sixth purchase from Shawnee Mission Ford. Tell me that's not a great endorsement.

Enjoy your vehicle, Kelli. Congratulations!

Shawnee Mission Ford tent sale Aug. - Sept. 2010 | #kansascity #sale #ford #usedcars #newcars

A place to escape the sun, have some fun, and view some used cars in Shawnee, Kansas. The tent will be up for a while. We'll be providing food on certain days... stay tuned for details.

Just remember to ask for "Jim Canto" if you come to Shawnee Mission Ford. I'm in the New Car building... but I can sell anything on the lot. We even have our own "second chance" finance lot. So, if you know someone who needs help... please send them my way.

I look forward to meeting some of you. Please share this with your online network by using some of the buttons below this post.

+ Jim +

Thursday, August 5, 2010

2011 Ford Super Duty reclaims pickup titles | #ford #superduty

I'm still relatively new to the Ford Truck line-up. Though not a true truck person, I've always respected the Super Duty. Now, having hands on experience with them, I can see why the 2011 upgrades to the Ford F250 Super Duty lineup are a genuine "big deal."

2011 Ford Super Duty reclaims pickup titles | | The Detroit News

Glad to see Ford Motor Company getting the positive publicity they have earned.

Click the link to read the article... let me know what you think.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Heat index of 104 and huge horse flies (see pic) | #kansascity #heatwave

Just thought you folks might find this impressive to see. This thing had to be as long as my thumb from knuckle to fingertip.

New 2010 Ford Focus for Petra in Kansas City | #ford #fordfocus #kansascity

Petra, as she requested to be called for this post, is a close friend who has been driving a 1995 Olds Achieva with 148,000 miles on it. She decided it was time to spice up her transportation a bit and came to look at Fords at Shawnee Mission Ford.

Petra was initially interested in the New Ford Fiesta ... though I figured her to be a Ford Fusion buyer. While escaping the heat via our showroom floor, Petra became very interested in a New 2010 Ford Focus she saw. Really it was the wheels and tires which caught her attention. And.. as you can see, that's what she ultimately ended up owning.

Congratulations Petra!!! Thanks for trusting me enough to allow me to help you get your first new car in many, many years. Enjoy!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Love seeing the new Ford Fiesta arriving at our dealership. | #fiestamovement #ford

The gal who took delivery of this New 2011 Ford Fiesta has been waiting very patiently for it to arrive. Judging from her reaction, I'd say it was worth her wait.

Nope.. I did not sell this one. But, I did deliver one on Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New 2010 Ford Mustang for Paul | #ford #mustang #kansascity

Paul just turned 18. He's been working hard and saved his money so he could buy a new 2010 Ford Mustang.

Paul is from Nebraska.We brought the car in from Iowa and sold it to him here in Kansas. To say he's happy is an understatement.

Congratulations, Paul!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 Ford Mustang for Lakresha | #ford #mustang

Lakresha works very hard in the Healthcare field. Seems she has given herself justifiable rewards for her hard work. Check out her New 2010 Ford Mustang.

Nice, eh?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Supercell storm rotation over Shawnee Mission Ford

End of the day.. no disruption of business. We all watched to see if this supercell would drop a tornado. Sure looked as though it had the potential.

Monday, July 12, 2010

1998 Ford Crown Victoria with under 70,000 miles. | #ford #crownvic

Low miles... very, very clean. Thinking of buying it for myself. Let me know if you'd like a look at this. Or.. come in and ask for Jim Canto.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

New 2010 Ford Fusion for Keith in Kansas City | #ford #fusion #kansascity

Keith needed to replace his 2009 Ford Fusion after a bad wreck rendered his vehicle a total loss. His 2009 was Blue and Sport Blue was his first choice for the replacement unit. As you can see, Keith has been made whole again with the purchase of this brand new, 2010, Ford Fusion at Shawnee Mission Ford.

Congratulations.. and thank you for your business, Keith. Enjoy your new car! 

KC Wolf working an event at Shawnee Mission Ford | #ford

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Working day off at Shawnee Mission Ford | #ford #kansascity

The weather is picture perfect today. 80-85 with lower humidity. Beats the last few days for sure.

New 2010 Ford F150 Platinum for Andy in Kansas City | #ford #f150

Thank you for your business, Andy! It was a pleasure helping you get the truck of your dreams. Looks like all that schooling and self-discipline has paid off quite nicely. I'm confident you will enjoy your new Ford F150 Platinum for many years to come.

New 2010 Ford F150 for John in Kansas City | #ford #f150

Congratulations to John who traded in a 2007 base model F150 for this beautiful new 2010 Ford F150 Super Crew. Thank you for your business, John. I appreciate your support.

New 2010 Ford Flex for Lew and Gayla in Kansas City | #ford #flex #kansascity

These folks know what they like. This beautiful 2010 Ford Flex is top of the line, twin turbo charged, with all wheel drive. With 355 horsepower... Lew and Gayla just might surprise a few folks when they push the gas pedal down. Enjoy!

Have any of you looked at or driven the 2010 Ford Flex equipped as described? I'm confident other readers would be interested to hear your opinion. Leave a comment with your story or feedback.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Kansas City | New Ford F150 Lariat for Mike | #ford #f150 #kansascity

Congratulations Mike!  Great meeting you and learning about your business. Enjoy your new Ford F150. Here's to the future!

Monday, June 14, 2010

New 2010 Ford F150 Platinum for Raymond and Evelyn

Great truck, Raymond. Enjoy!

My first look at a new, 2011 #Ford #Fiesta | #fiestamovement

Can't wait until they are finally in our inventory at Shawnee Mission Ford. Lots of folks waiting to get their hands on one. I'll keep you all posted. In the meantime... what do you think of the design?

Interesting electric van... note the size relative to the vehicle beside it.

Sharing this for others to comment on. I have not had time to investigate the manufacturer yet. Do any of you know anything about this type of electric vehicle?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

2007 Ford Mustang GT with lots of aftermarket upgrades. | #ford #mustang

Larry traded this for his New Ford F-150 and I told him I would work hard to find it a good home. The exhaust system on this car sounds amazing. Additionally, this beautiful Mustang has never seen rain until we put it on our lot. His 2007 Ford Mustang GT has under 17,000 miles on it (at time of trade) and he has put a ton of extras into this car, such as:
  • SVT Wheels (GT500)
  • Nitto NT555 tires (less than 200 miles on them at time of trade)
  • Rear Diffuser
  • GT500 Rear Spoiler
  • Brembo 14" brake kit
  • Hurst Short Shifter
  • Lloyd premium mats (GT embroidered)
  • L.E.D. Interior lights
  • Rear Blackout Panel
  • Flush fit, body colored, window louvers.
  • Kenwood DNX 8140 in-dash Navigation sys / DVD player
  • Alpine amplifier
  • Infinity Kappa series 10" Sub-woofers
  • Custom flush fit box fits up against rear seat.
Please share this post with someone you know who may be interested in owning this great car. My cell number is available on this page if you'd like to arrange a test drive.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Silver Ford F-150 for Larry | #ford #f150

Congratulations Larry! Thank you for your business. Keep me posted as you customize you New Ford F-150. Sure wish I had the dough to purchase the custom 2007 Mustang GT you traded. Rest assured, I'll help find a good home for her.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Great pic of the New 2011 #Ford #Shelby #GT500 power plant. | #mustang #kansascity

This vehicle is sitting on the showroom floor at Shawnee Mission Ford. Feel free to come by and and check it out. Just ask for Jim Canto.

Sure seems like a whole lot of bona-fide muscle for the price.