Saturday, May 30, 2009


While in the U.P. filming our first Fiesta Movement mission, we were spotted by a Ford Fiesta fan! Check out his reaction to the car, it's awesome!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Car Sighting - Fiat 500 Abarth

Thanks to the commenter who enlightened me about this car. Now the only thing I'm wondering -- what's it doing here in the US?

Love the styling, but not so hot on the Dodge Neon-like headlights...

So last month I spotted this car in a parking lot. I took the photos with a different camera and completely forgot I had them. Now, I can't remember what kind of car this is. Help! It definitely is foreign, and by that I mean NOT imported to the US.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

First Mission Down

For our first Fiesta Movement mission, we were sent to find the largest waterfall in Michigan. That was just too simple. Joel and I decided to take it a bit further -- 3 days of waterfall hunting in the U.P. surviving only on the items Ford gave us. That meant no food, no water, no matches. You won't believe what we put in our mouths...

Let me tell ya, when you spend 3 days in the rugged wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, you don't come back unchanged.

Please navigate to the video's youtube page and post a comment and a rating. It makes eating muskrat droppings a bit bearable.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stardate: Fiesta 2009

Our Fiesta came with space-age technology. Aren't you jealous?

Please direct your browser to the main youtube page for this video and leave a comment/rating. Every comment/rating/view gets us in the running for fabulous prizes, ones we can keep for more than 6 months!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Reactions to the Ford Fiesta - Live!

So I woke up this morning and decided to stick a camera in the Fiesta to capture the reaction of people walking by. Our little downtown will be buzzing with people this memorial day weekend, and it will make for some great candid moments. The cam and chat are live and broadcasting below!

Live Cam

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The U.P. in Pictures

While we frantically edit our first mission video, preparing it for Mission Control approval, click through some of our photos from the Upper Peninsula. Pepper looked great up there amidst sand, birch, and hemlock. See for yourself:

We also saw some truly majestic waterfalls:

And some gorgeous Lake Superior landscapes:

Check out all 76 photos here: Fiesta Mission #1

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mission Secrets Revealed

We didn't disclose much about our first Fiesta Movement mission except that we would be hunting waterfalls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We had good reason for keeping our intentions quiet. If anyone knew what we were really up to, they would have told us we were stupid.

Turns out they would've been right.

Our brilliant idea? Survive in the UP for three days solely on the items Ford gave us. That means no food, water, or matches, just 2 pairs of sneakers, 2 pairs of sunglasses with cases, a training manual, and the Fiesta.

The Fiesta makes a really great shelter from rain, snow, and 35mph winds. We felt entirely secure, even while sleeping amidst a thick black bear population.

But I must say, as a food source, the Fiesta is lacking. Just wait until you see the kinds of things we put into our mouths...

Mission video #1 coming soon!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Night At The Drive-In

Joel and I met up with @BrooklynHilary, @seanGT95, and @KitKatBar2008 for a Fiesta tweetup at the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In in Dearborn, MI. The place is a relic, but I often feel at home in places like this. There's something beautiful and poetic about how time ages man-made things...

We had some laughs, shot some photos, took the Fiesta for a spin, and saw Star Trek on the mega screen. A fun night, but we kind of regret staying out so late before starting our mission bright and early the following day.

Click on the photo below to see all the photos from the drive-in:

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fiesta Tetris

New video! Recycling your old electronics has never been so much fun.

Thanks to Laughtech.
Thanks also to Gameboy. Ah, the memories we've shared.

Potato Patch Falls -- Another Hidden Gem

Just found another waterfall off the beaten path. Sharpen the machete! We're going bushwhacking!

That was fun to type.

So here it is: Potato Patch Falls

photo by mandj98

We're packing the tripod, and it looks like Saturday will be overcast. A perfect combination for optimal waterfall photography. Not that we've ever been good at it, but there's a first time for everything. Flickr needs more waterfall pics. There aren't nearly enough.

Our ideas for this waterfall mission have soared, crashed, burned, skipped joyfully, and careened into an oblivion of insanity. Perhaps out of all the options, we'll pick the one that will entertain the most. Wish us luck!

Monday, May 11, 2009


While gassing up one afternoon, Joel was approached by a rep from Fast Wax. He beguiled us with his product savvy, and you can't deny great results. Pepper's front right fender never looked so shiny!

With every infomercial, you've got to have the patented Call Now! screen at the end. We designed one for Fast Wax, then decided the Fiesta needed one too.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Waterfall Mayhem

Not only are we going to find the largest waterfall in Michigan, we're going to find the most hidden waterfall in Michigan! Little Miners Falls:

Or perhaps the Northernmost waterfall, Spray Falls:

Got any other ideas for us? Let us know. We plan on having one adventure-packed weekend in the U.P.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Our First Mission

Mission Control posted a great list of missions for us to choose from. It was a first come first serve sort of deal, so you had to make your selection fast. The one we chose? "Find and visit the largest waterfall in your state. Get wet, but don't get hurt."

Sounds pretty cool, right?

We thought so too until we went online to do some research. What did we discover? Oh! The largest waterfall in Michigan is the Tahquamenon Falls. And...we've already been there. Here's proof:

Our first reaction was to slump our shoulders and pout. We were hoping to experience something we'd never seen before. However, Joel pointed out that we only visited Tahquamenon's Lower Falls. (And they weren't that pretty, as you can see.) It's the Upper Falls that are the largest in Michigan.

So, our Fiesta will take us back north to black bear country. Maybe we'll find some extra time to explore other waterfalls in the area. Maybe take a different route this time. Maybe hack our iPhone and broadcast a live video stream from the Upper Peninsula. Wait, did I type that out loud?

Whatever the mission brings, we hope to make it memorable. Can't wait to share it with you.