Tanner Foust to Host the Ford Focus Global Test Drive

Rallyist, stunt driver, drift champion and television personality on the American edition of Top Gear, Tanner Foust, will be the one greeting, hosting and coaching bloggers and consumers attending the Ford Focus Global Test Drive next month in Madrid, Ford announced today.

The participants will be hosted at the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), near Madrid. Foust will be helped by 24 Hours of Le Mans, Trans-Am and American Le Mans Series (ALMS) veteran Justin Bell.

Scheduled to take place between February 18-20, 2011, the event will allow participants to get acquainted with the driving dynamics and technologies in the Ford Focus.

“Focus Global Test Drive will be a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for the participants,” said Foust. “I’m looking forward to helping these drivers put the next-generation Focus to the test, and to benefit the driver’s charities of choice.”

To participate in Focus Global Test Drive, enthusiasts from around the world were invited to submit simple video applications explaining why they should be included in this event. The application process invites prospective test drivers to “start more than a car” by generating the market equivalent of $10,000 for a specific charity of their choice from the categories of hunger, education and environment/sustainability.

“With Focus Global Test Drive, there is something for everyone. Ford engineers will get rapid feedback from interested customers and prospects; drivers get a first look at the new car before it goes on sale; friends get to come along for the ride of a lifetime; and deserving charities will benefit in a big way,”
a company statement reads.
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