"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 "
"We spotted this amazingly clean Ford Zephyr this week.
The car is sat behind a high fence on the estate in East London where I grew up with my family in the late sixties. And this car, dating from a "
Barry Lee, charismatic king of the UK Rallycross scene of the 1970s, used to own the garage around the corner from where I lived in East London as a kid.
There was something so completely of the time about our "
"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 - "
"For sports car enthusiasts, things just ain't what they used to be, what with ever more strictly policed speed limits, tighter controls on emissions, high fuel prices and, er, imaginative rates of Vehicle Excise Duty to contend with.
Although rumours "
"The National Speedway Museum at Broxbourne is a surprising place. Set within Paradise Wildlife Park, a colourful animal sanctuary and family entertainment centre in the pretty countryside of Hertfordshire, there’s little to hint at the textured treasure trove that "
"The Grand Tour is back on our telly-boxes (assuming you have Amazon Prime), and we’re currently being treated to (or tortured by, delete as applicable and to your taste) by more road trips involving everyone’s favourite (or otherwise) "
"When you think of famous Premier League footballers and their treasure trove of fast and rare cars you don’t tend to think the vehicles they cherish the most might actually be… erm, the humble minivan.
But that’s the "