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    Auto News: Ford Mustang Stampede, 2023 Toyota GR Supra MT

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Ford Mustang Stampede

    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarPro.com.   In celebration of Ford releasing the next generation Mustang model this past Wednesday, Ford Communications Manager Jiyan Cadiz says fans can competed in The Stampede Costume contest in their favorite Mustang-era attire.

    mustang-stampede-costume-fordA couple poses at The Stampede in downtown Detroit ahead of the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang reveal on Sept. 14, 2022. Ford.
    Mustang Stampede_K4B3719A couple adorned in 1960s-era garb poses with their Mustang at The Stampede ahead of the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang reveal in Detroit on Sept. 14, 2022. Credit: Ford.

    Cadiz: "Why would anyone want to do this beyond just the fun of it. We are giving away the new 2024 Mustang GT for two years, a two-year lease as part of this Best Stang Decade contest. And so given we'll probably have a few thousand people in for the debut of this new Mustang, I mean those are pretty good odds, compared to most contests to win a car.  And we look forward to seeing all the different flavors of you know inspiration of Mustang through the decades including we know, some folks will dress like their favorite characters in movies Mustang has participated in.” You can watch the debut and costume contest of Ford's social media channels. 

    Bridgestone Uses Shrubs To Make Rubber

    Bridgestone Americas is working to commercialize natural rubber from desert shrubs by 2030. Bridgestone will invest an additional $42 million dollars to establish commercial operations for planting and harvesting guayule. Guayule is a Mexican shrub of the daisy family which when processed yields a large amount of latex, a rubber substitute.  

    2023-toyota-supra-30-premium-credit-toyota2023 Toyota GR Supra. Credit: Toyota.

    2023 Toyota GR Supra MT

    The 2023 Toyota GR Supra is on sale now and it now comes available with a new six-speed intelligent Manual Transmission option, staying true to Toyota’s GAZOO Racing’s heritage. Vice President of Toyota Vehicle Marketing and Communications Mike Tripp says quote “When we revealed the GR Supra back in 2019, we tapped into a heritage nameplate for Toyota, but we were regularly asked if there would be a manual version. We immediately took that feedback to heart and started developing it, and we’re happy that we can now bring customers the perfect complement for Supra’s high-torque, high output engine with a six-speed manual.” End quote. The manual transmission is available as option on the Supra 3.0 and 3.0 Premium.   For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarPro.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.   

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    Photo Credit: A woman dressed in 1960s-inspired clothing drivers her Mustang at The Stampede celebration at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan on Sept. 14, 2022. Ford.