Ford History

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(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 0

The Ford Escort is a car that means many different things to many different people. Through its seven incarnations from 1968 – 2000, the car held multiple identities. From rear wheel drive rally cars bouncing through forests, your first 80’s hot-hatch, or the 90’s diesel that saw the iconic model begin its long goodbye. The(…)

A look back at the US exported Ford Anglia 0

In the aftermath of WW2, the UK was left financially reeling from the cost of the conflict. It adopted an ‘Export or Die’ policy, specifically aimed at the US and Canada. A big part of this plan was the cars that started to be exported from Britain to North America from 1948 onwards. At first,(…)

Ford to move all production to Mexico 0

In a move that has infuriated Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Ford has announced plans to move its entire car production operation to Mexico. Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said in a statement on Wednesday that, “We will have migrated all of our small scale car production to Mexico and out of(…)

Fans are asked for their favourite film Fords 0

Fans of the blue oval have been asked to vote for their favourite on screen Ford. Over the years, Ford cars have appeared numerous times in films and television alike. From the flying Anglia in Harry Potter, to the Bullitt GT-390 that appeared in one of the most memorable car chases of all time Fords(…)

Ford’s Indonesian Trouble 0

Ford may be in a lot of trouble in Indonesia over the sudden loss of investment in the country. Although many in the motoring world don’t know why this has happened, many believe that huge competition from other competitors have led the American based company to pull out of Indonesia completely. The Indonesian market is(…)