"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 - "
"A friend said it looked like General De Gaulle’s nose on wheels, and certainly the Citroen DS23 EFi I briefly owned had a Gallic beakiness.
Film lovers might remember The Day of the Jackal, starring Edward Fox as a "
"The problem with roads is that they have rules. The good thing about offroad culture is that there aren't as many.
Whether you like it or not the road is in itself a piece of administrative coercion. No matter what "
"Some car designers will forever be associated with one brand or have a style all of their own but the legendary Paul Bracq is not only a talented car designer but a sculptor, artist and even had a hand in "
"If you're of a certain age, you'll remember the sight and sound of the powder blue invalid tricycles that were once a common sight on our roads and at our football stadia. But do you know the story behind them?