I have an ST3 on order and here's the information I've received so far. Hope this provides a reference for some of you.
10/29/2012 - Put a deposit down and completed the order with my salesman.
11/01/2012 - Received email from email@example.com
/Order approved and tracking number provided. But I'm not sure why, as I have no means of following it without my salesman's help.
11/23/2012 - Salesman provided me the VIN.
11/30/2012 - Window sticker showed up on ResearchManiacs.com. Blend 120121206. (I think tomorrow 'may' be her birthday).
12/03/2012 - Salesman advised ~arrival date of 12/24/2012...hohoho!
I got a little anxious around November 20th and popped off an email to the above Ford address:
Thank you for your email. All inquiries about your vehicle should go through your dealer.
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:13 PM
To: retail orders
Subject: Order Tracking
I’m anxiously awaiting my Focus ST3 and was wondering, is there a website location I can go to and track its progress?
My Ford Dealer