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Look at all the Ford trucks parked around Kentucky Speedway waiting for parts

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Ford is using the inactive Kentucky Speedway as a storage facility. And you can see the trucks in the parking lots surrounding the speedway from space.


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Can’t even blame it on chips as thousands are missing the ford logo

sorry Sir your truck is going to be 6 months late, unless you let us put tape and write Ford on there with magic markers 😂😂😂😂

Serious question though, I wonder how many are super duty trucks and will be sitting there as they launch the next generation of super duty
 

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Can’t even blame it on chips as thousands are missing the ford logo

sorry Sir your truck is going to be 6 months late, unless you let us put tape and write Ford on there with magic markers 😂😂😂😂

Serious question though, I wonder how many are super duty trucks and will be sitting there as they launch the next generation of super duty
The supply chain shortage extends far beyond chips.
 

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How would you like to take delivery of one of these, some of which will be sitting out there for months, or possibly longer. I'm sure their excellent PR spin doctors will explain it away somehow.
 

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It does mean at some point their sales figures will be enormously high
It’s a bit like being constipated…you’re all backed up but sooner or later you pass a big…..um….load of vehicles. Lol
 
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How would you like to take delivery of one of these, some of which will be sitting out there for months, or possibly longer. I'm sure their excellent PR spin doctors will explain it away somehow.
It has happened before. There’s a good chance anyone who bought a late 70s Chrysler off the lot bought a sales bank car which could have been sitting a while. It happened again under DCX but wasn’t as bad.
 

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It has happened before. There’s a good chance anyone who bought a late 70s Chrysler off the lot bought a sales bank car which could have been sitting a while. It happened again under DCX but wasn’t as bad.
I bought my first new vehicle out of the sales bank in 1979. It was very publicized that Chrysler was going down the tubes at that time.
 

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This was posted on August 11th, but it appears the chip shortage will go on for a bit longer, and vehicles will still be waiting for chips (amongst other things).

We’re going to get a lot more semiconductor capacity in the second half of 2022 – we’re nearing the end of the supply crunch” said Sandeep Deshpande, Head of European Technology Research. “However, capacity still needs to be qualified for use in the automotive industry. Can the right matching occur between available supply and correct qualification? This is the difficulty that remains. If there wasn’t this issue, I would be of the opinion that things could be normal by the end of the year.”

 
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