Ford Motor Company seeks participation from small business owners in nationwide tour coming to the Eastside

Ford Motor Company is offering concierge-style test drives to local small business owners, including those in the Puget Sound area. The Transit Connect, the 2010 North American Truck of the Year will be touring the country and meeting with people on a one-to-one basis to introduce them to a vehicle that will help them increase productivity and profitability.

Representatives from Ford will be contacting small business owners and offering to bring the Transit Connect right to their doorstep. The tour will be stopping in the following local cities: April 13-14

AmCon American Contract Manufacturers Show

Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA

April 18-19

The Northwest Foodservice Show

Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA The Transit Connect is designed specifically for the small business owner. It’s a purpose-built commercial vehicle which can be customized with racks, bins and other upfits to suit many specific commercial applications and needs. The Transit Connect can be further adapted to individual business needs with the inclusion of available Ford Work Solutions™ which allows customers to practically run their business from the road.

As a show of appreciation for their time, any small-business owner who takes an appointment with us – either through a personal visit or Trade Show – will be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of 10, $500 gift cards.

Anyone interested in taking a test drive can contact the Transit Connect hotline at 877-439-2416 or They can also schedule a 1:1 drive via the web at: More information on the Transit Connect can be found at: