I am a 37-year Ford Motor Company hourly employee. I started at the now defunct Lorain (Ohio) Assembly Plant (Thunderbird, Cougar, Econoline) and then transferred to the Kentucky Truck Plant in 1997 (Super Duty F-250, 350, 450, 550, Expedition, Navigator). I currently work as a QC torque inspector. My big 6-0 birthday is on March 12th and I thought I deserved a special birthday gift. I walked into one of the local Ford dealerships after work on February 24, spotted a race red Fiesta ST with Rado grey wheels on the show room floor, pointed at it and said, "I'll take that one." I drove it home late that same afternoon. I had done my due diligence before hand and knew exactly what I was purchasing. Unfortunately apart from driving the car home from work that afternoon I have yet to drive the car because of the weather. With luck I can drive my sweetheart this weekend. I'm glad to be aboard!