Day 1 of the Ford Focus Launch included a mid day flight to Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival at the airport we met the Ford team and collected our name tags. Aisha and I spent most of our time snap chatting pics of our belongings and took tons selfies as it was our very first Ford event together and I was too excited to have Aisha join me!
We were driven to the hotel where we checked in at The Radisson in Summerstrand and received a welcome gift (perfect for our boat party later on that night) a pair of Superga’s in a nautical colour way. Being the nerd I am, I slipped mine on straight away and dashed out of the hotel to visit my PE family for a quick cup of tea while the rest of the media enjoyed their hotel rooms and took a walk on the beach.
At 6pm we all met at the conference room to find out more about the new Ford Focus. I couldn’t wait!! I don’t look like the kind of person who is interested in cars, but growing up in a family that travelled the country via 4×4 and had a passion for rally cars and all cars in general gave me the passion for cars that I have today! Ford presented us with a very interesting slide show and explained all of the new features of the Focus. Two facts that stood out above the rest, for me, was that the new Focus is cheaper than its predecessor and the fact that if you drove a round trip of 30km your Ford EcoBoost engine would put out less C02 than a family of 4 breathing for a day!!
Lucky for me, Maps Maponyane took my camera and snapped pics of the presentation while I jotted down some notes.
I was able to photograph a few slides that had some interesting information:
After the conference we were transported to the PE harbor where we had dinner and drinks on the Jester. The seas were very rough so we had a boat ride inside the harbor and anchored in the middle allowing us photographers to go wild with night time photos of the harbor lights!