Ford Launches ‘Bring Back Bronco’ Podcast

Ever since Ford announced the return of one of its iconic Built Wild™ vehicle — the exciting 2021 Ford Bronco — fans have been in a state of enthusiastic hysteria. With the launch of its brand-new podcast: Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story, you can geek out over the return of an off-road legend while you make your daily commute through Pittsburgh.

Automotive history is a fascinating subject, and the story of the Bronco is no different. Over the course of eight episodes, former National Public Radio correspondent Sonari Glinton applies a journalistic lens to the legacy of the Bronco — both the good and the less-than-ideal.

In regards to the podcast’s topic and tone, Ford’s Chief Communications Officer Mark Truby said, “The Bronco is an iconic vehicle, with an unusual history of twists and turns, ascents, and descents. It demands a fresh storytelling approach to shed light on what makes it special and so compelling to its huge fan base, as well as for new fans who will discover the rich history along with the new Broncos.”

Just as the Bronco holds a special place in many people’s hearts and minds, it’s story personal to Glinton. “This project was of special interest to me for several reasons, including the fact that my mother worked for Ford for many years and I worked on a Ford assembly line before I went into radio and reporting.”

You can listen to the first several episodes of Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story right now through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can easily stream episodes from your smartphone to your vehicle through your SYNC® infotainment system. When you’re not on the go, you can access exclusive bonus content at the Bronco Podcast website to spice up your next trip across Pennsylvania.

Once you’ve added Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story to your playlist, make a bold move. Place your $100 refundable deposit on a brand-new 2021 Ford Bronco or Ford Bronco Sport at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That puts you one step closer to driving an American icon brought back to life.

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Check Out These Drive-In Theaters Near Pittsburgh

Want to create a new summer tradition while observing social distancing guidelines? Drive-in theaters are a safe and family-friendly way to enjoy classic flicks while relaxing under the stars. If this sounds like your idea of a fun evening, check out these three drive-in theaters near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dependable Drive-In Theater (Moon Township, PA)

Since 1950, Dependable Drive-In Theater has been an icon of Moon Township. As Allegheny County’s last remaining drive-in theater, Dependable keeps the retro movie-going experience alive, but puts a modern twist on it. You’ll be treated to crystal-clear high definition digital projection, a double feature on every screen, and retro in-car speakers. And if you want a grab a snack before the movies begin, head to the snack bar for cheeseburgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, and frozen novelties.

Riverside Drive-In (Vandergrift, PA)

Head over to Riverside Drive-In for familiar favorites and family-friendly fun. This theater screens films nightly, starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission covers all films being screened that night, so prepare for an evening of laughs and thrills. Best of all, you can even bring your pets along to take in a film with the rest of your family. And you won’t even have to step out to get dinner — the onsite snack bar offers a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, beverages, and dessert items, including funnel cake and ice cream.

Evergreen Drive-In Theatre (Mount Pleasant, PA)

The Evergreen Drive-In Theater is a cultural touchstone in Mount Pleasant. This iconic theater provides three screens the perfect atmosphere to enjoy cult classics like the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors. Plus, you won’t have to wait in long lines to get some tasty vittles — Evergreen Drive In-Theater offers two snack bars. Both serve popcorn, soft drinks, fried snacks, and concession stand classics like Chilly Dilly Pickles.

No matter whether you love classic horror flicks, high-flying action movies, or heartwarming romances, every movie will be more enjoyable in a comfortable Ford SUV. Find your next family vehicle at Shults Ford Harmarville today.

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The 2021 Ford F-150 is the Toughest, Most Productive Ever Built

For 43 years and counting, Ford has been the leading name in all things pickup trucks. That run is set to grow by many more years with the introduction of the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 — the toughest, most productive, and most powerful F-150 ever made. Ford revealed the much-anticipated next-generation F-150 earlier this month during a live-streaming event, and it definitely did not disappoint.

While there’s never any shortage of excitement surrounding a new F-150, this reveal included something truly exciting: the announcement of the all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid V6. Power is in the name for a reason here: Ford expects that it will deliver more horsepower and torque than any other full-size pickup, which should crush any concerns about hybrids not being as powerful. Not only will the F-150 PowerBoost tow at least 12,000 pounds, but it’ll also deliver a targeted EPA-estimated range of 700 miles.

That’s the kind of incredible innovation that’s kept Ford and the F-150 at the top of its game for decades. But that’s not all Ford has in store with the 2021 F-150. For you adventure-seekers, the 2021 Ford F-150 is available with a Pro Power Onboard™ generator, which brings enough power to run 28 refrigerators or about as many tools as you’d need for a tough job. Speaking of tough jobs, the new F-150 gets an available Tailgate Work Surface that helps you stay productive on the job.

The 2021 Ford F-150 also boasts a revamped interior with a couple of super-cool new features. The available Interior Work Surface lets you turn your cabin into a functional workspace perfect for sending emails or eating your lunch. With available Max Recline Seats, you can recline nearly 180 degrees, which makes it easy to knock off for a nap on your break.

Add all that to the fact that the 2021 Ford F-150 features Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0, first-in-class Active Drive Assist hands-free driving, over-the-air update capabilities, SYNC® 4 infotainment with an available 12-inch center screen, and just so much more, and it’s clear that Ford plans to dominate for years and years to come.

If you’re looking to dominate whatever life throws your way, the 2021 Ford F-150 is coming soon to Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Contact our sales experts to learn more about this truck and how you can make one yours later this year.

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How to Celebrate the Fourth of July at Home in Pittsburgh, PA

With Independence Day fast approaching and most of us trying to stay at home, you may be wondering how to celebrate the most patriotic holiday of them all without hosting a large gathering or cookout. That’s why we put together this list of creative, fun ways to celebrate Fourth of July at home with your family.

Highlight the Declaration of Independence

While we don’t recommend taking an actual highlighter to the proclamation of our nation’s independence, giving it a dramatic reading could be a fun way to recognize its historical significance. Gathering the family and divvying up passages to read is sure to remind everyone that one simple document can change the world.

Get the kids involved

On the surface, history might seem boring to kids. However, framing a learning experience about the origins of America as a fun game show is a great way to help your children connect with their country’s legacy. You can even introduce Fourth of July-themed treats as rewards for getting the right answers.

Watch a well-themed movie

Sitting down with your family for a movie night — complete with delicious food, naturally — is the perfect way to end a Fourth of July spent at home. You can opt for a classic war film, superhero fare like Captain America, an action flick like Independence Day, or a family-friendly adventure like National Treasure.

No matter how you choose to celebrate the Fourth of July at home in Pittsburgh, all of us here at Shults Ford of Harmarville would like to wish you a happy, safe Independence Day.

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Celebrate the Season at These Holiday Events in Pittsburgh

The Burgh offers no shortage of ways to ring in the holiday season. Here’s a look at three family-friendly, festive events to enjoy in the City of Champions.

Peoples Gas Holiday Market

You don’t have to cross the Atlantic to enjoy a European-style holiday bazaar. Make holiday memories by snapping a free picture of your little ones with Santa Claus, or put your talents to the test at the Holiday Karaoke Contest, where you could take home the grand prize of $1,000. The festivities run daily, from Nov. 22 – Dec. 23.

Highmark First Night

Fuel your creative side with this art-centric New Year’s Eve festival. As the last hurrah for 2019, this spectacular celebration features over 150 events for revelers of all ages. With live music, ice sculptures, and a wealth of kid-friendly activities, the Highmark First Night is sure to help you start 2020 with plenty of inspiration. The event runs from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2020, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Kennywood Holiday Lights

When the holiday season rolls around, this old-fashioned amusement park becomes a dazzling winter wonderland.  Boasting nearly 2 million twinkling lights and the tallest Christmas tree in The Keystone State, the Kennywood holiday display is sure to delight visitors of all ages. The park also offers festive activities, like cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, and train rides through a gingerbread village. You’ll be able to experience the magic from 5-9 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Nov. 22 – Dec. 22, as well as Dec. 26-30. At Shults Ford Harmarville, we’re excited to celebrate the season with our local community.

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Best Haunted Attractions Near Pittsburgh

You don’t have to travel far from Pittsburgh to experience a frightfully good time. If you’re looking to scare up some fun this Halloween, check out these delightfully devilish local haunted attractions.

Hundred Acres Manor

At the Hundred Acres Manor, one ticket grants you access to six of Pennsylvania’s scariest attractions. Brave your way through six haunted houses, experience the horror of the Buried Alive Experience, test your wits in the Escape Rooms, and get lost in the black wall maze. After a frightfully good time, unwind with a drink at the Straub Brewery Scream Bar. If you’d like to get in on these thrills and chills, the Hundred Acres Manor is open every evening in October, except for Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15.

ScareHouse

ScareHouse lives up to its name — ABC News proclaims it “The Scariest Haunted House in America,” while award-winning filmmaker and horror aficionado Guillermo del Toro says, “I could live here!” With that kind of high praise, you won’t want to miss ScareHouse’s heart-pounding Stalked by a Serial Killer Escape Room or the high-impact scares of The Basement. You can experience the nightmare for yourself every Thursday through Sunday in October.

Carnegie Trail of Terror

Looking for a family-friendly Halloween haunt? While the titular trail offers some intense scares, there’s something for everyone at this outdoor attraction. The Carnegie Trail of Terror boasts everything from killer clowns and ghastly ghouls to tasty concessions and a pumpkin patch. The Trail of Terror is located in Carnegie Park, only 15 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh. You can tour the trail on every Friday and Saturday in October, starting on Oct. 11, from 7-11 p.m.

From all of us at Shults Ford Harmarville, have a safe and happy Halloween!

Best Haunted Attractions Near Pittsburgh

Ford CEO Confirms Ford Bronco Hybrid

Ford announced that it’s bringing back the iconic Ford Bronco in 2018, but it’s been almost entirely silent on the rugged off-roader ever since. Though details are few and far between, we have learned one particularly juicy tidbit from the head man in charge of the Blue Oval. During a shareholder conference call this spring, Jim Hackett, Ford CEO, confirmed that there will be a Ford Bronco hybrid variant.

This new hybrid would be part of the current push for Ford to become more electric throughout its lineup over the next few years. The brand has recently invested $11 billion in creating electric variants of their vehicles through 2023.

Even with this information, we still don’t know much about the Bronco. Ford has released some teaser images that show the Bronco’s squared-off shape, but it’s been mum on everything else. There’s been rumblings about two- and four-door variants, detachable doors and a detachable roof, and the very nature of its retro design that will harken back to its past. We also have a strong indication that there will be a smaller version of the Bronco — which many people are referring to as the Baby Bronco — that may well hit the market at the same time as its larger sibling. The Bronco is expected to debut in 2020, so it may still be a few months before we get some hard facts we can sink our teeth into. One thing we do know for sure: When the 2021 Ford Bronco does (finally) arrive, you’ll be able to find it right here at Shults Ford Harmarville.

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Here’s How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Pittsburgh

Are you looking for something to do for the Fourth of July in Pittsburgh this summer? The city is playing host to a wide range of events to celebrate America’s birthday, but here are just a few to consider:

  • Celebrate America Pittsburgh!: This July Fourth celebration will take place at Point State Park, starting at noon and lasting until 10 p.m. The event is presented by the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta and will include entertainment on the main stage, family activities, and food — all culminating in a fireworks display at 9:35 p.m. to close out the night. Learn more about this year’s Celebrate America Pittsburgh!
  • Fourth at the Fort: This free and family-friendly event is educational! Take the kids to Point State Park (you’ll already be there for the bigger celebration) for the outdoor living history program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reenactors from the Fort Pitt Museum will be on hand to demonstrate what life was like in the 1700s — the century of the American Revolution! Learn more here.
  • Flag Ceremony: The Fourth of July is a great time to reflect on the sacrifices so many have made to make our nation free and proud. From 8-8:30 a.m. on July 4 at the Senator John Heinz History Center, local veterans will roll out a 36-foot American Flag, recite the National Anthem, and observe a moment of silence. Learn more about the event here.

From all your friends at Shults Ford Harmarville, have a happy, healthy, and safe Fourth of July.

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Check Out the Water Lantern Festival in Pittsburgh in May

Later this month, Pittsburgh will play host to an amazing event that we encourage all of our customers in the area to check out. The Water Lantern Festival in Pittsburgh will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Allegheny Commons Park West on West Ohio Street in Pittsburgh. That’s just a 14-mile drive from our dealership into downtown Pittsburgh.

So what is the Water Lantern Festival? This family-friendly event is an opportunity for family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and Pittsburgh residents with whom you may otherwise never cross paths to come together and create a peaceful experience with one another. The event will have live music, food trucks with delicious eats, and, of course, the lantern lighting on the water at sunset.

Tickets can be purchased at the event for $40, but if you buy online ahead of time, you can find great discounts. Tickets include entry to the event, a wristband, a commemorative drawstring bag, a floating lantern, and a marker to leave your mark on it.

At 8 p.m., those in attendance will start designing their lanterns, and then everyone will be launching them from 8:30 to 9:30, creating a stunning effect on the water.

To learn more about what’s happening in and around our community, and for a sharp new vehicle to do it all in, stop into Shults Ford Harmarville.

Water Lantern Festival in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Auto Show Recap: Fancy Cars, Lots of Fun

Car lovers from across the Pittsburgh area came together last month for the annual Pittsburgh Auto Show, which took place from February 15th to February 18th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in the heart of the city.

Throughout the venue, automotive enthusiasts got the chance to check out a range of vehicles, including classic and brand-new vehicles. There were a range of exotic brands, too, including McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. Sponsors of the event included Ally and the Ronald McDonald House Charities, while the vendors spanned a wide range of industries, from locals like Fudge Farm and Pittsburgh Garage to those that stretch across the nation like AT&T and State Farm.

Along with these new vehicles, the show also highlighted the latest safety technologies available in the industry with Impaired Driving Demonstrations, which allowed attendees to see how dangerous driving distracted can be.

This event also coincided with the Dancing with the Cars charity event, which occurred this year on February 14. The Pittsburgh Auto Show’s 75th Diamond Anniversary was celebrated during the charity gala, allowing someone to go home with a $7,500 diamond necklace from Joden Jewelers. Overall, the charity raised $5,102,500 for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Charities.

It’s never too early to start planning for next year’s event. Here at Shults Ford Harmarville, we hope to see all of you at the 2020 Pittsburgh Auto Show.

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