30 Mar Salvador Perez and Ford Introduce F-150 MVP Edition
Salvador Perez, the 2015 World Series Most Valuable Player, and Ford, America’s truck leader, announced a limited run of 300 Ford F-150 MVP edition trucks built at Kansas City Assembly Plant to honor the Kansas City Royals’ 2015 World Series title.
Based on the F-150 XLT with chrome package and available in either Oxford White or Blue Flame, F-150 MVP edition includes special MVP badging, unique polished stainless rocker panels and a spray-in bedliner.
The 2016 Ford F-150 MVP edition started as an idea from Marc Lassalle, a Kansas City Royals fan, to celebrate his team’s second world championship. It follows the 1986 Ford Ranger MVP edition, created and sold in 1985 to celebrate the Royals’ first World Series championship.
“Like our manufacturing team members at Kansas City Assembly Plant, the Kansas City Royals are a great example of what terrific teamwork can accomplish,” said Gary Johnson, Ford vice president for North America manufacturing.
F-150 MVP edition customizations are added at Kansas City’s unique SubTropolis underground business complex, where Ford applies custom accessories to its vehicles in the energy-efficient cave system.
Ford worked with former Kansas City Royals star Bret Saberhagen, who was the 1985 World Series MVP, and Perez, to promote the F-150 MVP edition.
Saberhagen and Perez have been featured in Ford commercials. Saberhagen’s limited-edition truck got a dose of repeat publicity in October 2015 when his amusing “rappin’ and dancin’ ” commercial from the 1980s was aired on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show and Saberhagen and Perez participated in a live spoof.
BHSC also represented Saberhagen in 1985.