"It might have looked like a spaceship
- particularly when compared to Ford UK’s standard issue cars of the time like the Anglia - but this first edition of a Ford car to carry the Capri moniker was as "
"Like the novelist once said: ‘The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there”
An overused line, perhaps, but it couldn’t be truer for the history of the corner of Essex that became Fordland.
When Henry T. "
We can't be alone in thinking it would be amazing if our favourite Norfolk brand that specialises in lightweight sports cars would collaborate with Ford and come up with a racing edition of today's equivalent Dagenham-bred workhorse.
We suppose that "
It seems that our omission of the Sierra Cosworth from out list of definitive cars of the eighties set the cat amongst the pigeons.
Close readers of Influx may have noticed my disclaimer: having come to the age of road-legality "
"When I was growing up the older kids on the estate all used to aspire to Mk 2 Escorts. It was the seventies. It was Dagenham. Everyone's dad and their older brother seemed to work at Ford's. Their daughters and sisters "
This ad for the tenth anniversary Datsun Z-car screams sells old-fashioned , mustached sex...
And this will make you look at the Ford Sierra anew...
"Of all the working class heroes that have been produced by Ford’s of Dagenham - the Fiesta is the longest surviving.
It may not be the most spectacular or glamorous inheritor of the company’s blue collar legacy - "
"The demise of Saab is one of the more painful episodes in the collective memory of car enthusiasts worldwide.
Saab was always a manufacturer that did things its own way – and that sense of principle and engineering purity has left "
"Fastec Racing, based in Newmarket, is an engineering company which manufactures custom parts for everyone from race teams to Joe public. To promote their work (and because they live and breathe bikes) they have built a string of show bikes.
"Our FOCUS for this edition is Andrew Soul
What kind of cars would Essex boy Andrew Soul like to shoot? And how did he get started in photography? We had a quick chat.
Influx: How did you get into photography?
"There is nothing quite like motoring under vast skies with the autonomy to select your next destination. It’s an excellent tonic for taking a breather from the stresses of everyday life while broadening the mind.
You don’t need "