Edsel Ford: Lifetime Achievement Award | Ford Performance History | Ford Performance

Edsel B. Ford II, a member of the Ford Motor Company Board of Directors, and great-grandson of Henry Ford, was awarded Automotive News' Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony in Washington D.C. on Jan. 31, 2013. This is the tribute video played at that ceremony, featuring many of the legends of Ford Racing. SUBSCRIBE: http://ford.to/SubscribeFordPerformance About Ford Performance History: Since 1901, Ford Performance has accumulated an illustrious history of top-tier performance and innovative design. Relive moments with Ford Racing legends, rewatch historic racing highlights, and more with Ford Performance. Discover more Ford Performance History content: http://ford.to/2ek92nC Connect with FORD Performance: http://ford.to/FordPerformance Facebook: http://ford.to/FordPerformanceFB Twitter: http://ford.to/FordPerformanceTW Instagram: http://ford.to/FordPerformanceIG Ford Social: http://ford.to/FordMotorCompanySocial Google+: http://ford.to/FordPerformanceGPlus Ford Performance Vehicles: Ford GT, Shelby GT350R, Shelby GT350, F-150 Raptor, Focus RS, Focus ST, Fiesta ST Ford Performance Drivers: Ken Block, Trevor Bayne, Vaughn Gittin Jr., Andreas Bakkerud, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick, Kevin Harvick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Justin Pawlak, Olivier Pla, Stefan Mücke, Harry Tincknell, Andy Priaulx, Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook Ford Performance Teams: Team Penske, Stewart-Haas Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Roush Yates Engines, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Hoonigan Racing Division About FORD Performance: The official channel for all things Ford Performance! Our videos are here for your entertainment, and you are welcome to use the share and embed links for all our videos, but the videos themselves are property of Ford Motor Company. You are not permitted to download any video and re-upload under any circumstances without written consent from Ford Motor Company. Edsel Ford: Lifetime Achievement Award | Ford Performance History | Ford Performance https://www.youtube.com/user/FordRacingTV

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