Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mission 6: Raider Nation

Check out our final FiestaMovement Mission! We see how the Tailgating action holds up in Raider Nation. We had a blast! Thanks to all of the fans that worked with us on the video and for sharing the incredible food!


Monday, October 5, 2009

What we learned at the LVMS

He's 14 and Rocks!
Originally uploaded by followthefiesta
We had a great time at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for our 5th Fiesta Movement mission. One thing that we didn't get in our main video was our interaction with a 14 year old driver named Dylan Kwasniewski.

Dylan, the #3 driver at the LVMS, is one of the most impressive kids that I have spoken to. He not only has talent for racing around the track in the Pro Legend (LVMS track holder) and Trucks (for the first time Labor Day weekend) but has the personality to back it up. His attitude is not that of a budding superstar as one would expect -- there is no apparent 'I am the world attitude.' He is well-spoken, gracious, and very down to earth.

I think if the world was full of kids like Dylan, we would all feel a little better about our futures. Check out the video interview with Dylan HERE. (Just ignore me, I was taken over by a California surfer and could only spit out the word awesome over and over again.) And if you haven't seen the full LVMS video you can find that HERE.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Home from the trip

Originally uploaded by followthefiesta
This sums up how we felt when we returned home from our 48 state road trip in July. All in all we drove 12,000 miles in hitting all the lower 48 and D.C.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fiesta Meets Nascar at the LVMS

Our latest installment from the FiestaMovement is now up. Check it out. Leave a comment on YouTube and rate it for us. We would love to hear from you. We had a blast! Enjoy.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Ferry Ride on the Mississippi

A week into our 48 state road trip we were able to take a ferry ride on the Mississippi River. It was a fun adventure from Dorena, MO to Hickman, KY (round trip really.) It was pretty funny the ferry operators had picked up a dog on the KY side on the first run that morning and he rode the ferry all day back and forth from MO to KY. Check out all of our pictures of the ride on our Flickr site HERE.


Friday, August 28, 2009

A Day with Dogs for the Deaf

We spent a day with Dogs for the Deaf in Central Point, OR for mission 4 of the Fiesta Movement. Learned about the different ways they train dogs to help out people. What a great organization. Thanks to the Fiesta Movement for donating $500!

Check out our video and make sure you sign into YouTube to leave your comments and rate it for us as well.


Friday, July 17, 2009

The Roadtrip

It appears we are about half way through our roadtrip now! We have traveled about 5600 miles so far and hit 20 of the lower 48. The Fiesta is doing great so far! Even the pot hole in South Carolina (the size of the Fiesta) couldn't stop Vortex (that's our Fiesta.) We've hit some fun places along the way including George Washington Carver National Monument (Nat Mon), Vicksburg Nat Mon, Louisville Slugger Bat Tour, and many other great sites.

The humidity is what is getting us in the South though! Being used to the Pacific Northwest, we are constantly running the A/C in Vortex. It seems the Fiesta is fine with this and keeps on motoring along.

Next up is North Carolina, W. Virginia and then heading up North. We have found it to be very challenging to keep up to date on posting pictures and blogs on our travels and have decided to post things when we have more time. Please keep up to date on our travels on our Twitter account HERE and our Facebook FanPage HERE. Leave us a message at either one to let us know what you think.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Sirius Mission for the Fiesta Movement

Our 2nd mission for the Fiesta Movement is now up! Check out 'Vortex' getting Sirius radio installed. Thanks again to Mike and Darren, our installers. If you are ever in the Sacramento area these are the 2 guys to see when you want the latest technology in your car. (Best Buy - Natomas)

Make sure you go to YouTube by clicking on the video a second time to leave a comment, rate (5th star to the right!) and favorite. Next up Style and Design...


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another Blog...Another Fiesta Fan

We were featured in another blog this week!

Our newest Fan of the Fiesta: SubCompact Culture 

Andy invited us along for a trip up Mount St. Helens during the third annual cruise. This is an event in which small car owners (mainly Scion owners) travel the 50 mile road up to see Mount St. Helens.  It was a great trip...stay tuned for our very own blog about that and more. 

We need some sleep first after an exhausting, but eventful, weekend!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mission One: The Donkey and the Fiesta!

Please click on video to go to Youtube. Rate and and comment!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Swingle Singers and US!

Stay tuned for our first mission video coming soon! In the meantime here is a 'Nugget' with our newest friends. Enjoy!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Flickr Photos - All our pictures

We have been uploading pictures from the past week onto out Flickr site. Check them all out HERE! It's easiest to click on the Sets on the right hand side to follow one adventure at a time.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sunday- The Drive Home

Exhausted from our adventures the few day before, we slept late into Sunday morning.  Brunch with Doug and Rachael and then began the remainder of the journey from the north end of Oregon to the Southern most. We were making very good time just south of  Portland when we saw a large sign that we had seen 100 other times on the I-5 corridor. 'Tulip Festival'  It was the last day of a month (or two) long festival.  Thinking this would be fun to drive to and  imagining the Fiesta amidst a colorful Tulip background we quickly exited the freeway. After what seemed like hours (about15 minutes) we finally made it to a 'ginormous' Tulip field.  The entrance fee was a bit high, so we cruised the road outside the field and 'temporarily' stopped on the side of the road to get some great pictures.  

Continuing our journey home, we decided to make several other stops.  Our first stop, the capitol of Oregon, Salem.  We stopped in Salem to introduce 'Fiesta' (insert name here...yes, we will name our Fiesta soon. We didn't have anything picked out for a Magenta Fiesta) to the Capitol building.  The rain began again, almost sensing that we wanted to take outdoor pictures and video.  (A very nice group from Oklahoma asked about our car and snapped a picture for us.)

We jumped back in the car and planned out the next few stops. Joes Sporting Goods (to see if any clearance prices were actually clearance yet) and Eugene, for dinner and coffee with friends. After refueling with some coffee, and gas for the Fiesta...the coffee was for us, not the Fiesta...we continued on to Southern Oregon. The trip that usually takes four hours, took us about nine. It was a very eventful weekend. Stay tuned for more of our Fiesta adventures at the Fiesta Movement Live Feed site!      

Saturday-The drive to Portland

After leaving training and receiving our brand new Fiesta, we made our way to the Space Needle, just to say that we saw it.  The rain that had visited us during our 'test drives' had now completely departed and the sky was amazing. The Space Needle looked almost like a painting against the fluffy white clouds and brilliant blue sky. We took some pictures of the Fiesta in front of the Space Needle and a few other shots around the area, bought a few souvenirs and then began our long ride home to Southern Oregon.

It took us about 20 minutes to finally find an on-ramp and get on the road to Portland. Forty minutes outside of Seattle, the weather suddenly changed and the freeway was now better used for boating.  Everyone slowed to about 30mph.  The Fiesta handled it great, even with the summer tires.  Our favorite feature had to be the windshield wipers (automatically) kicked into high speed and changed with the weather variation.  The monsoon like weather continued for about 10 minutes and then it was like it never stormed at all.

After driving for about three plus hours we decided to stop over in Portland to visit Brad's brother and show-off the car. He was pretty impressed, which is hard to do with him. He and his girlfriend, were both wary of all of the technology in the car. They much prefer the hand cranked windows and door locks that only work when you press them. 'Less that can go wrong,' they said. We tried to convert them to the 'modern day conveniences' and showed off the automatic windshield wipers which again was a big hit.

We ended up staying overnight in Portland, after enjoying a great meal and telling stories about our two days of adventure so far. Couldn't wait to get back on the road and see what else the  Fiesta could do!

Fiesta Training Day 2: The Magenta Miracle

We didn't have to be at training until 8:45 so we decided to get an extra adventure in before the Fiesta Fun started.  We walked back down to Pikes Place Market, where they were just setting up for the day, and got coffee from the 1st Starbucks... It burnt Brad's tongue! Training started a little after 9am and was mostly about the car and its features.  We packed our bags, checked out of the hotel, and then hit the road!

On the bus ride over to get our cars we discovered an interesting fact. Apparently, in the year 2011 Silver is a much brighter redder color! In fact, as the saying goes, Silver is this years Magenta! After trying to cope with losing the 'Silver Bullet/Vortex/Streak/Warrior' we tried to welcome in the Magical Magenta special changing Silver color edition. 

We arrived at the unveiling, after a few wrong turns by the shuttle driver, to two rows of sparkling Fiestas! We were allowed a short introduction to our cars and a few photos before we all sat down for a yummy boxed lunch.  After lunch, the manual transmission "pros" got to drive around a bit while the newbies got a refresher course.   After receiving some great driving lessons (like don't keep the car in 3rd when leaving from a stop sign on a hill)  we felt very comfortable with the 'peppy little beast.' When we were all done we were handed our second key and very cool sunglasses and sent on our way. 

Pulling away from the training in a shiny new Fiesta (without even stalling) we reflected on the overall experiences in meeting the fellow agents and Mission Control: This is going to be an exciting and adventuresome six months! 

Monday, May 4, 2009

First day of Fiesta training

Our Fiesta training weekend started with a 12pm flight out of Medford International Airport and our pilots becoming out newest followers. The landing into Seattle, at around 3pm, was a little bumpy due to high winds, but we had some great views of the bay and city. Trying to stay on a very tight schedule we headed straight to the baggage terminal to look for the other Fiesta Movement agents and the shuttle driver to take us all to the hotel. It was pretty easy to spot the other agents because we were all walking around with video cameras and other equipment but we couldn't find our driver anywhere. After wandering around for about 20 minutes Emma finally walked up to a man who had been standing off to the side the whole time holding a sign that said "Donaldson" and asked if he knew anything about the Fiesta Movement. It turned out he was our driver and "Donaldson" was the last name of one of the agents who showed up later. After stopping briefly at the hotel we all boarded the bus to go to dinner and our first training. That evening we were given Addidas shoes, Fiesta Movement shirts, and a Webbie pocket video camera. After our scheduled events we all went out for drinks. It was fun getting to know a little about 12 other teams and the people behind Mission Control We called it a night around midnight exhausted from a full day of travel and excitement, knowing that the best was still to come.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Who is Following Brad and Emma?

With other agents about to recieve the Fiesta any minute...Brad and Emma try to figure out what to do next:

May 1st may not seem like all that far away. But to us it feels like the days are moving in reverse. We try to go on with our 'ordinary' lives working at the Craterian Theater, in beautiful Southern Oregon. Our long schedules and tedious days in which we must adjust microphones, focus lighting fixutres, haul gear in and's pretty much the same as working at a coffee stand or out in the 9-5 office world... OK OK, I's pretty awesome.

So what should we do with just under two weeks left before getting our shiny silver FIESTA? Well, how about another promo video. Maybe we could get a celebrity endorsement? But who would want to follow Brad and Emma? We think that you will after this! And when you are done with the short 24 second clip...why don't you join our little Face Book Fan Page HERE!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Wall Street Journal and more!

The followthefiesta team (or half of the team) made an appearance in the Wall Street Journal today. Our quotes from the 20 minute interview were cut from the story but a screen grab from our winning video made the paper and online editions. Check the story out HERE!

Also, our friends on Twitter @automopedia posted a story that included a very nice mention of both Brad and Emma! Take that WSJ! Check that story out HERE.

Hopefully, this is just the beginning. Don't forget to join in on all the fun on our FACEBOOK FAN PAGE!

We're discussing naming the car still...any ideas?

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Facebook Fan Page Added!

Look we're that popular! Ok, so just about anyone can create a fan page on Facebook. But, that doesn't mean that it won't be fun! In case you couldn't Follow us enough on Twitter, or here at, or even at our very own YouTube channel, now there's another way to keep track of the adventures of Brad and Emma. The FACEBOOK FAN PAGE! So come on by and write on our wall! Stay tuned for all of the upcoming adventures with the Fiesta Movement!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The FIESTA begins!!!

The second day of calls was nearing an end, we had almost given up hope. But, as Brad was about to update his status on Twitter, the phone rang.

It was 4:19pm when we received the call from 'Mission Control.' They had a special mission for us....if we chose to accept."We would like you to be the next Ford Fiesta Agents."

I am of course making up all quotes and response as I do not remember a thing from the phone call. It was a blur from the beginning to the end. I think he may have even asked what shoe size each of us wear?

We still can't believe that we received the call and have been selected for this Movement. We are very excited for this opportunity and look forward to sharing the Global Fiesta with everyone!

If you have yet to see the video that started it all, click to FOLLOW our YouTube channel. Please subscribe and join in on all of our endeavors!

Thank you all for your support in making this possible. We hope you enjoy our adventures to come and maybe we will see you on the road in our brand new Ford Fiesta!

Ongoing list...the second day of calls

Here's a list of the (unnofficial Twitter results) for Fiesta winners from day two. Hope you remember to vote on our poll to the right of the screen. Check back for more names later on...I will add them to this same posting:

@thomasknoll @rigelceleste @giveusafiesta @steveouch @fiestavus @YogaArmy (edited)@mizzcinnabun @followthefiesta @thetalesend

Let us know if something is missing or not working...Updated 1:00pm PST

Monday, March 30, 2009

28 named so far in the Fiesta Movement! (Updated)

Greetings all! Just wanted to let you know that Ford began making calls today. We have down that they called (Updated) 28 people (from Twitter) They will continue to make calls all week. (Thanks to @blueGinx197 for the missing links)

We also found a great article that a fellow contestant wrote. Check it out at: Automotivetraveler We even got a mention in it! Hopefully we'll get a call soon as we are on pins and needles as the saying goes. Thanks to all the views, comments, and subscriptions! If you haven't yet subscribed to our channel please click HERE!

Here's the list of winners by Twitter names with links to each YouTube Video that we have found so far! (Unofficial List) Don't forget to check out ours as may be the next winning video! @followthefiesta

We hope you can stay here and enjoy our is so enjoyable...isn't it! And don't forget to take the poll to the right! What do you think of the results so far?

@wheezywaiter @thefinebros @mooncricket @whitemenace

@johnherman @Bobjenz @jodyg @So_Andy_Said

@mssinglemama @Brittanitaylor @lilylulay @supricky06

@DonStugots @joelandmandy @DeenaMarie @agraham999

@JillHanner @ShakeMango @noahkagan @markkleis

@daveygjohnson @JaneTV @lex112884 @Penguin @Stammy

@alisonhaislip @BrooklynHilary @Kylelibra

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A new kind of Fiesta?

Just got back from our four day trip to Portland and a brief jaunt into Washington. We visited some friends and saw the touring Broadway musical "Wicked". We got back very early Saturday morning after a four hour drive with two dogs in the car but all in all it was a good trip. Above is a fun picture of a Fiesta van. I am glad the new Fiesta is going to be much more stylish. Hopefully we can stop in Portland on our way back from Seattle with the new Fiesta!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Our YouTube Channel

The YouTube channel. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube Channel to catch all the Fiesta Adventures! Just Click and Hit subscribe.

If at first you don't succeed...

Emma putting the "E" in fiEsta! The latest Fiesta Nugget. Today is the last day for applications. Help push our audition video to the top by going to Make sure that you click the heart (favorites) to make our video the best!

I don't think I need to explain this...just watch and laugh.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

The latest promo!'s another fun promo. Why all the promos you ask? Well, we had 3.5 hours of footage and had to do something with it! Please check out our audition video at: and leave a comment and rate it high!!

Thanks for all of your support!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The next "Fiesta Nugget"

Check out the new promo on our YouTube channel! Don't forget to go to YouTube and comment/rate our audition video!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ford Fiesta Movement "Fiesta Nugget!"

We are so excited that the Ford Fiesta Movement Video is finally completed! Check outour first "Fiesta Nugget" on


It's up!! The Video Audition is finally ready!

Check it out! The video is finally uploaded to You Tube. Find our audition video for the Ford Fiesta Movement.

Please leave a comment about the video on You Tube! Stay tuned for additional material coming very very soon! We like to call them the "Fiesta Nuggets!" Whoo-hoo! More pictures too!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The second day of filming

Here are some shots from the second day of filming. Let's just say I got muddy and Emma...laughed at me! Check out the Pig mailbox at the you can't find that on just any adventure. Please leave comments here and join us also at!

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Twitter added and another day of shooting

If you notice the sidebar...our TWITTER updates are now loaded here as well! Now you can easily join Twitter by clicking the Follow Me on Twitter link! (But don't forget to leave a comment here and even follow this site. It's OK we won't think you are a stalker.)

Also, we just finished some more filming. We hope you enjoyed the pictures below from the first day and we'll get some more up for you to enjoy very soon. We are getting very close to the last stages of this project and hope you'll support it when the video link gets added!

Remember Follow Brad. Follow Emma. Follow the FIESTA!! (Are we crazy to even be doing this?)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The New Garage Door

To prepare for the Fiesta a new garage door is being installed! (Old door pictured above left and new door awaiting the FIESTA right)

It will keep the Ford Fiesta warm and cozy at night and keep out any unwanted elements. After the install is complete, filiming will finally begin (if all goes according to plan!) Hope you are following along on the adventure before the adventure!

Don't forget to find us now at TWITTER!
Follow Brad. Follow Emma. followtheFIESTA in the Ford Fiesta Movement!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

All a-Twitter!

Well, the world is upside down and now the followtheFIESTA project has broken down and started a Twitter account! So you can now visit that site: Of course, if you just arrived at this site via Twitter...well you can go back there so you can click the to arrive back at this page. Hmmm...sounds like you can't get enough of the followtheFIESTA project! And welcome those of you from Facebook too!

P.S. Please leave a comment here to let us know what you think.

P.S.S. Become a follower here and Twitter and your life will be complete!

P.S.S.S. We made shirts! What do you think?

Saturday, February 28, 2009

The process

We have begun the storyboard for the video project. If you are not familiar with the project it is to become a 'test driver' in 1 of 100 of the 2011 Ford Fiesta Cars released from Germany. These 100 cars and drivers will drive the Fiesta on adventures and secret missions for Ford while describing the excitement online for everyone to follow.

With our video submission due just around the corner we are working around the clock (after work hours of course) to finalize the plans before filming on Monday. We hope to have filming finished by March 7th, 2009 and edit that weekend. The video is due on YouTube by March 13th at midnight. We encourage all of you to stay tuned to our adventure by signing up as a follower here on the web site. When the video is uploaded to YouTube please post a comment (if you liked it!)

We are very excited to be working on this project and hope that you will share in our enthusiasm! Remember...FOLLOW BRAD....FOLLOW EMMA....followthe!

Let us know what you think!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Follow The Fiesta

The adventure begins for the 2011 Ford Fiesta! Stay tuned for the premier of our FORD FIESTA audition video and don't forget to followtheFIESTA wherever the movement may take us!! Sign up to follow the adventure...yes you can be a follower. Haven't you always wanted to follow?