A dealership in Youngstown, Ohio found a little more than they bargained for when they took in a new shipment of Ford Fusions. CNN reported that $1 million dollars worth of marijuana was hidden in the trunks of brand new Ford Fusions that were manufactured at the Ford plant in Sonora, Mexico.
The cars were shipped by rail to Ohio where the dealership started uncovering the marijuana in the wheel wells of the cars. Each wheel of the 15 “mule cars” weighed about 32 pounds. Investigators are looking into where the supply line started, and who was supposed to retrieve it. However, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Similar situations have happened in Minnesota and Phoenix. A Ford Motor Company spokesperson reported, “We’re aware of the situation and are taking it very seriously. We’re working with the FBI and Customs on an extensive investigation. We have confirmed that this is not happening at our plant or at our internal shipping yards." So if you have a new Fusion…check those wheel wells!
This week on PowerNation our 4 shops have some handy takeaways you could use on your builds. Plus Katie will feature this beautifully restored 1949 Chevy pickup named ‘Ol 49 that’s been passed down from one generation to the next. Owners Jo and Adrean Shelton restored the truck in Jo’s dad’s memory. They turned to The Hot Rod Shop in Corinth, Mississippi to transform the 3/4 ton flatbed into a more modern classic truck in about 9 months. After lots of body work on the steel body, they dropped in a GM crate 350 engine that rolls on American Racing Wheels and Goodyear rubber. The bed is Oak with a Jacobean stain finished off with polished stainless steel strips and bolts.
Jo chose the PPG “Carbon Black Metallic” paint color. The interior is two-tone with Charcoal and Ruby leather filled with all the creature comforts, done by M & M Hot Rod Interiors. Also this week Team Summit NHRA Funny Car racer Tim Wilkerson will have a tip on picking fuel cells. It’s one full block of tech so make sure you join us.