"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 - "
"If you're a devotee of the BTCC, BSB or a fan of the Kaiser Chiefs (we'll return to that) then you'll be familiar with Knockhill, the highest (at around 800 feet above sea level) and most northerly permanent racing circuit in "
"Jeremy Webb jumped on two very different Triumph motorcycles, travelling on a couple of the best biking roads to put them to the test. He took the Tiger 1200 and the Street Twin to Wales to find out Who Dares Wins.
"Forget Formula 1, with its narcolepsy-inducing races and prima donna drivers. For pure, undiluted motorsport, rallying remains the king. Real roads, brutally fast cars and an almost infinite range of conditions make it a very different challenge to the sterile world "
"Since April 17th 1964 the Ford Mustang has been influencing people by its iconic design, prestige and luxury. With projected sales of less than 100,000 units in the first year, Ford was quickly inundated, surpassing a million units within 18 months of launch. "