Ford History

2017s most hotly anticipated cars 15-The Ford GT 0

Our look ahead to 2017’s most anticipated releases from the motoring world gathers considerable pace today, as we scrutinise perhaps the most hotly anticipated supercar. It’s the… Ford GT There’s no getting away from it, the imminent arrival of the GT has had enthusiasts in fervour for some time now. There are a multitude of(…)

A look back at the Ford Consul Mk2 (1956 – 1962) 0

Today’s nostalgic look back at Ford’s classic catalogue takes time to revisit the second edition of one of the Blue Oval’s best known stalwarts. The Ford Consul Mk 2 The Mk2 Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac were a practical modernisation of the first car. Fins were added, as well as plenty of chrome and considerably more(…)

The £200,000 classic Ford rally car 0

These days, world rally cars are so fast it takes your breath away at meetings when you see them put through their paces. At the Wales Rally GB held recently, there were a few flashbacks to how things used to be. In a nostalgic parade of the rally cars of yesteryear, rear wheeled drive Ford(…)

1962 Ford Consul Capri up for sale 0

Ford enthusiasts the world over will be getting in a lather when they hear that a vintage Ford Consul Capri is up for sale courtesy of Vintage and Prestige Automobiles. Going for £25,000 – the 1962 classic is in pretty much mint condition and is sure to attract a fair few interested suitors. The Consul(…)

Future Fords to be more region specific 0

Ford’s ‘One Ford’ policy, where basic models all conform to a universal standard the world over, “has peaked”, says the company’s global design head, Moray Callum. In an interview with AutoCar, he said the policy wasn’t being abandoned, but future models will be “more tailored to each region”. Of the One Ford approach, brought in(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 7) 0

And so, our look back at Ford’s popular hatchback of yesteryear comes to an end. It’s been an interesting journey, starting the way it did, as a breath of fresh air in the late 60’s – trailblazing its way across terrain as diverse and different as rally tracks, to council estates, from town centre high(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 6) 0

Today is the penultimate chapter of our look back at the various generations of the Ford Escort. It’s fair to say, as the vehicle evolved, it didn’t necessarily improve. Marks I and II were fine vehicles, highly popular, trailblazers of their times, but by the time we got to Marks IV and V, things had(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 5) 0

Our look back at the iconic series of hatchbacks continues as we travel back to 1990. A glorious summer, when England still had a national football team to be proud of, Vauxhall had released the Cavalier based Calibra, and East and West Germany reunified. On the downside, 1990 was also the year that the fifth(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 4) 0

Our look back at the various incarnations of the Ford Escort continues today. Following on the coat tails of the controversial Mk III, forever regarded by some as the quintessential ‘boy racer’, the next offering in the Escort line wasn’t the most radical of departures from what came before… Mark IV (1986 – 1990) If(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 3) 0

Our look back at the various guises of Ford’s much loved Escort continues with today’s fond recall of the third edition of the line-up. First hitting the roads as Margaret Thatcher took up residency at Number Ten; the Mk3 remained in production until 1986. Mark III (1980 – 1986) It’s fair to say the third(…)