Announcing Supplier Pricing on America's Best-Selling Truck

Pekin, Il. – For Immediate Release

Velde Ford of Pekin announced today that Special Pricing has been introduced for a limited time on America’s Best Selling Vehicle - Truck, the Ford F150. Their entire selection of F150s are being offered at Supplier Pricing, which can save thousands. Plus, customers still keep all of the applicable incentives. Be sure to view the current incentives, rebates, interest rates and Ford's Special Promotions. More ...

The Legend Continues with the 2015 Ford Mustang

Pekin, Il. – For Immediate Release

The Webster Dictionary defines ‘icon‘ in the following manner: An object of uncritical devotion and a widely known symbol. America’s Iconic Sports Coupe soon marks its 50th Anniversary. The Ford Motor Company is now tempting the taste buds of Mustang enthusiasts worldwide with its official presentation of the All New 2015 Ford Mustang. In our book, … it is simply Ford’s Next Legend! Read More Articles, See Photos and Follow Reviews Now.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 Auto Show

Spring has officially arrived and the Central Illinois Auto Show is upon us. Velde Ford of Pekin cordially invites all of its friends and patrons to the 25th Anniversary of the largest autoshow in downstate Illinois. The Central Illinois Auto Show sponsored by the Peoria Area New Car Dealers Association has grown in size and rivals the New Auto Shows in Indy, Kansas City and Milwaukee. Read More.


'Christmas for the Hopeful' Photo Album

On the evening of December 7th, the entire staff of Velde Ford hosted a fun-filled Christmas Event for the families directly affected by the devastating storms in November that hit Pekin, East Peoria and Washington, IL. This Christmas event included a dinner catered by Basta’s of East Port, hot cocoa from CJs, and an overwhelming abundance of new toys and gift cards donated by our friends, patrons, business associates and staff. And, what Christmas Party would be complete without Santa.

These photos were provided by Blue Dot Photography for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Please view the Christmas Event Photos Here.


Thank you for the Outpouring of New Toys for the Children

On December 7th Velde Ford passed out hundreds of new toys to the children of Pekin, East Peoria and Washington who were directly affected by the recent storms. After our call went out to the community for new toys for these children, the outpouring of generosity was absolutely overwhelming. Hundreds upon hundreds of Toys were donated for the little ones. Their sparkling eyes and smiles touched the hearts of everyone as they received toys from Santa. Watch for coming posting here of the photos of the evening very soon.

Please see our Toy Drive Thank You Here.


‘A Very Special ‘Christmas for the Hopeful’ Thank You’

On December 7th Velde Ford hosted a Christmas Event for the families in Pekin, East Peoria and Washington directly affected by the recent storms. During this festive party, dinner was served, music was provided, cocoa and cookies were passed around and most important of all … Santa passed out new toys to all of the children. It was without a doubt, the most rewarding & memorable night in our fifty-six year history.

Please read our 'Christmas for the Hopeful' thank you here


‘Christmas for the Hopeful Event’

Nov. 22nd 2013. Pekin, IL Velde Ford of Pekin today announced that they will be hosting a Christmas Party at their dealership for all the families in Pekin, East Peoria, Washington and the surrounding area’s directly affected by the area’s recent storms. This Special Holiday Event will take place at their main showroom in Pekin, Il on Saturday, December 7th from 4:30-8:00pm.  Read More

Central Illinois Disaster Relief Efforts

The outpouring of help, assistance and community spirit have encouraged so many directly touched by this devastating tragedy.   The staff of Velde Ford extends their thoughts and prayers to everyone affected, including those members of our staff who were also directly touched.  Read More

Velde Ford of Pekin Celebrating 56 Years of Serving Central IL

The Year was 1957 – The Ford Thunderbird was Named ‘Car of the Year‘.

  • Velde Ford of Pekin looks back at over 56 years of Serving Central Illinois.
  • In Showing its Customer Appreciation, Velde Ford of Pekin Celebrates with a 56 Day Customer Event that is Unequaled in its 56 Year History

  • All New 2013 & 2014 Ford Vehicles In-Stock are Eligible for this 56th Anniversary Celebration.
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    July 4th Celebrations Abound Throughout Central Illinois.

    An entire listing of area events by local counties or city for your quick ease of use.

    'Let Freedom Ring'

    View the entire listing of all currently announced 4th of July Events for Tazewell, Peoria, Mclean, Fulton, Knox, Mason, Menard, Henry and Marshal Illinois Counties by Clicking Here. View the currently listed events for Pekin, Peoria, East Peoria, Morton, Bloomington, Normal, Canton, Galesburg, Knoxville, Minonk, Lincoln, Henry, Kewanee, Petersburg and Springfield Illinois Cities by Clicking here.

    Velde Ford will be closed on Thursday, July 4th to celebrate Independance Day with family and friends. Please drive carefully during the 4th Weekend Holiday. Current IDOT Road Construction is here.

    Velde Ford of Pekin Introduces Ford's Video Snacks to Patrons

    Power Liftgate Instructions

    April 19, 2013. Pekin, IL. Velde Ford of Pekin is pleased to announce Ford Motor Company's recent release of customer orientated video tutorials. Appropriately named 'Video Tidbits'...More.

    2013 Central Illinois Auto Show - April 5th - 7th

    Pekin, IL. April 1st, 2013. For Immediate Release. Velde Ford of Pekin wants to publicly extend an invitation to all of its patrons and friends to attend and support the upcoming Central Illinois Auto Show at the Peoria Civic Center on April 5 - 7. This years show should be ... Read More Now!

    Ford Fusion Fights Allergies

    March 27th, 2013. Velde Ford of Pekin, Illinois further released Ford Motor Company's latest news in a series pertaining to customer health with details on the all-new design functionality of the 2013 Ford Fusion... Read More

    Velde Ford Alerts Customers on Warranty Fraud

    Feb. 27th, 2013. Pekin, IL. Velde Ford of Pekin frequently reminds their patrons of various vehicle scams & schemes. Today, we are alerting our customers that other Velde Ford clients have been approached to purchase fraudulent vehicle warranties. Seemingly there is an endless supply of dishonest individuals and firms that ... Read More.

    Best of the Best

    Velde Ford of Pekin announces their 2012 "Best of the Best" Sales Award Recipients.

    Congratulations to Mr. Dave Koehne - 'SalesPerson of the Year', .... Mr. Mike Brenkman - '2nd Place Winner', .... and Mr. Chris Cochran, '3rd Place Winner'. Their combined experience at Velde Ford in Pekin is over 70 years. 'Experience is the Difference at Velde Ford'. To see the entire Velde Staff click here.

    Velde Ford C-Max Energi Training


    Ford Offers ‘The Power of Choice’; Ford will soon offer three types of Electrified Vehicles, (EV). Each will meet the different customer needs and offer excellent, (Best in Class), fuel economy. The Staff at Velde Ford were the very first in Central Illinois to be educated by Ford on the New Ford C-MAX Engeri. Read More on what we learned here!

Make a Child Smile


Velde Ford Continues Holiday Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Learn more Here!

Drive4URSchool - Pekin High

Ford Motor Company Drive 4UR School in conjunction with Velde Ford, Raises $5,870 for the Pekin Community High School Athletic Department. Read More Here!

Online Registration for 'Go Further with Ford Night'

Register On-Line Now for the Velde Ford 'Go Further With Ford Night'!
Your Pre-Registration is Respectfully Requested to Ensure Delicious Treats for Everyone!
Click Here to Register for the Velde Ford's 'Go Further With Ford Night'!

Velde Ford Main Showroom. Thursday Evening, Nov. 15th 5pm-8pm.

Press Release for Ford Night Event - Nov. 15th

Velde Ford's - Go Further with Ford Night'. Save the Date! November 15th - 5pm-8pm. A Fun-Filled Holiday Season Night. See the All New 2013 Fusion Debut, Help Us Raise Monies for the Children's Hospital of Il., Register for Ford's American Idol Contest, Register to Win a 2013 Fusion. Barrack's Catering will be providing treats for all. Read the entire Velde Ford Press Release here Velde Ford Main Showroom . Thursday Evening . Nov. 15th . 5pm-8pm.

Drive 4 Ur School

We gave our customers and fans of the Pekin Dragons the opportunity to test drive an exciting Ford vehicle, enter to win an all new 2013 Ford Escape, and earn money for Pekin Community Hight School! Click the link to read more about this exciting event! At Velde Ford we are dedicated to helping our local community.

Come experience the Velde difference!