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 (Mark 2) 0

Continuing our celebration of Ford’s legendary Escort series, which passed through seven generations from 1968 all the way up to 2000 – we now turn our attention to the second offering, released seven years after the revolutionary Mk1. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the Escort… Mark II (1975-80) Yes, the Mark II – the(…)

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(…)

Ford announce war against spy photographers with new camouflage 0

When you’re one of the world’s foremost car manufacturers, every time you want to road test one of your newest, most secret designs, there’s barely room to move for spy photographers falling over themselves to splash your closely guarded new designs all over the motoring websites and magazines. Ford may have come up with a(…)

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’s future strategy focuses on trucks and vans 0

Ford is looking to the future. Despite being one of the world’s leading manufacturers of extremely popular, high profit cars and trucks, the Blue Oval is planning a strategy to ensure it remains relevant at the forefront of motoring for years to come. Earlier in September, several Ford executives started to outline the company’s new(…)

Ford to launch five-door Fiesta ST 0

For the first time, Ford is to release the Fiesta ST as a five door version. In a move that will dramatically increase the small car’s practicality, the car maker has added several extra-door editions of the hugely popular hatchback. The five-door edition will be priced from £19,495 for the ST-2 (there’s no ST-1 version(…)

Ford has patented a shrinking car 0

In an interesting quirk of an idea, Ford has designed a small car that can be made even smaller. The carmaker has filed a patent for a car that folds, according to Autoblog. The idea behind the design is to create minimalistic transport alternatives for crowded and congested megacities, such as those currently expanding rapidly(…)

Ford Prototype GT testers pulled over for speeding 0

Even if you are driving a car from the future, doesn’t mean you can flaunt the speed limits of the present. Three Ford prototype drivers learnt this harsh lesson after furious local police pulled them over for clocking 101 mph in a 50 mph zone. It took officers from three separate law enforcement agencies to(…)