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 (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(…)