Autoblog reports: Mulally makes some friends, sells some cars at Dearborn dealership. So, Ford CEO Alan Mulally goes to local dealerships to get his hands "dirty" and sells how many cars in how many minutes? Crap, maybe he could turn Ford all around by himself!
The additional good news is that this is working out far better than the last time Ford tried this stunt:
Year 2001, local Ford dealership
(then) Ford CEO Bill Ford
(walking into showroom)
Bill Ford: Oh, a red one! I'll take it!
Joe, dealership owner: Pulls out flask. Takes long, long swig.
Joe: First, you're here to sell, not buy.
Joe: And that's blue, not red.
Ford: Gotcha, chief.
Joe: And it's a gumball machine.
Ford: Does it come with an automatic? Grandma doesn't like the bucky-buck.
Ford (turning to woman in room): Hello, young miss. What's your name?
YM: I'm your daughter!
Ford: Want to go for a ride in my red '07 Adams?