5 Orlando Dealerships Present ‘Go Further with Ford Night’ Combining Fusion, Fundraising and American Idol

Yes, five Orlando dealerships will present “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov. 15 – a free fundraising event that will benefit numerous community organizations and nonprofits in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure while offering them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in person.

Go Further with Ford Night is the fun finale to Random Acts of Fusion, the unique transmedia program hosted by Ryan Seacrest that has generated more than 12 million consumer engagements with the Ford Fusion by playing out a story arc through multimedia platforms.

“We all want to be part of something bigger, and Go Further with Ford Night is our way of offering consumers the chance to give back to our community, have a lot of fun, enjoy the final random act – which will test their judging skills to win a unique VIP American Idol experience – and meet the all-new Ford Fusion in person,” said Rick Brisson, Orlando Regional Sales and Service Manager.

For each person who visits one of the participating Ford dealerships on Nov. 15, dealers will donate $10 – up to a total of $500 – to a local charity.

Orlando dealerships and their participating charities:

Mullinax Ford, Apopka: Loaves and Fishes in Apopka

Greenway Ford, Orlando: Shriner’s Children’s Hospital

Tropical Ford, Orlando: Second Harvest Food Bank

Sun State Ford, Orlando: Second Harvest Food Bank

Don Reid Ford, Maitland: Community Food Banks

While at the dealership, consumers will have a unique opportunity to browse, walk around, chat with a lemon law attorney for advice, and compete to win a special VIP experience with American Idol®. A computer with a webcam will be set up in the dealership to allow consumers to view a special message from Seacrest and test their judging skills on camera, in true American Idol style. American Idol premieres in January 2013 on FOX.


Entries will be sent back to Ford’s program headquarters, where a team of experts will evaluate and select one winner to receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Hollywood and a unique VIP experience with American Idol.

Consumers 18 years and older who are interested in participating in Go Further with Ford Night may preregister for the event atwww.RandomActsofFusion.com and be entered for a chance to win tickets to a live taping of American Idol. Additionally, registrants at dealerships on Thursday, Nov. 15 will be entered into a prize drawing to win an all-new 2013 Ford Fusion. No purchase is necessary and other restrictions apply. See full official rules online for details.

All-new Ford Fusion: With its sleek new design, the all-new Ford Fusion brings alive the next generation of more expressive vehicles from Ford.

In addition to its fresh face, Fusion offers the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize segment. It offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost® four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive applications, and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions.

On sale now, the new Fusion offers consumers seven must-have technologies, including a Lane-Keeping System, adaptive cruise control, active park assist and MyFord Touch®.