"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. "
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 "
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 "
"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 - "
"Think rotary engine, and it is more than likely the Mazda name that first springs to mind. While several models in its history utilised such engines, it is the RX-7 that enjoys the most famous relationship.
The first-generation car made "
"A few years ago, I was a passenger on a friend's Harley for a long ride through Santa Barbara, California.
There's really something special about being on a motorcycle, you're part of the whole experience in a way you don't "
"In the mid-'90s Lotus launched a car that turned the company around.
A modestly-powered K-series sat behind the driver's seat in a sub-tonne sports car, with a manual ‘box and rear wheel drive, all supported by a sublime aluminium "
"Fear is essential. Fear keeps us from taking on life-threatening activities or endangering ourselves and others. The knowledge that actions have consequences – and knowledge of which consequences are best avoided at all costs – keeps us safe.
Fear keeps us away "