Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000-R

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The Ford Escort Mk1 is perhaps Ford’s single largest success outside of the United States, over 2 million were built between 1968 and 1975, and the name still carries significant weight in the UK and much of Europe. The formula of the Mk1 was relatively simple, it had a stamped steel body, MacPherson strut independent…

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Ringbrothers Carbon Fiber Mustang

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The Ford Mustang was first released in 1964. What happened next took Ford and the entire American automotive industry by surprise. The bean-counters at Ford had estimated that 100,000 Mustangs would be built in the first year, but the model proved so popular that this number flew by in just 3 months. By the end…

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Henry Ford Wallpaper

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Henry Ford is almost certainly one of the most influential men of the 20th century, his creation of an automobile that was affordable for the masses triggered a global democratisation of motorised transportation, it created a new phenomenon called suburbs, and it one of the key factors driving global exploration for oil. As a man, those…

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1966 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350

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There are few cars I can think of that are more American than the Ford Mustang – and the Shelby GT 350 version of the model is the automotive equivalent of an apple pie in the shape of Abraham Lincoln draped in the stars and stripes. We’re all familiar with the story of the Mustang, a car…

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1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster

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The 1932 Ford Model 18 Edsel Ford Speedster was developed by Henry Ford’s son and President of Ford – Edsel B. Ford. Whereas Henry was a hard-nosed man who had grown up on a farm, and thus valued practicality above all else, Edsel was a natural born artist who deeply valued aesthetics – he owned…

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1932 Ford 5-Window Hot Rod

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The 1932 Ford is by far the most common base for hot rodding in the United States, the model is often referred to as the “Deuce” as a reference to the year it was made. The reason it was so popular is relatively straight forward, it could be ordered with the first genuinely affordable V8…

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1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Fastback

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1967 was the first year of production for the iconic Shelby GT500, the smaller-engined GT350 had been in production since 1965 and it had very quickly created a strong link between performance Mustangs and American racing legend Carroll Shelby. Whereas the GT350 was fitted with a performance version of the 289 cubic inch (4.7 litre)…

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Never Start Something You Can’t Stop

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Never Start Something You Can’t Stop is a documentary by Ferodo about the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s actually a pretty remarkable 30 minutes of filmmaking that starts with none other than Sir Stirling Moss narrating a lap of Le Mans, with footage provided by a camera mounted to the front of a Ford…

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1986 Ford RS200

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The Ford RS200 rose from the ashes of the ill-fated Escort RS 1700T project – after a successful rally programme based around the earlier Escorts, Ford knew it needed a revolutionary new car to compete with the likes of Audi, Peugeot and Renault. By the early 1980s it had become clearly evident that the only…

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1962 Ford Mustang I Concept Promotional Film

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The first Mustang was shown to the general public in 1962, it looked vastly different from the car that would actually go into production in 1964 but it gave Ford a solid testbed for potential new technologies. The Ford Mustang I Concept had a spaceframe chassis with an aluminium skin riveted to it, it was…

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1934 Ford Hot Rod Hill Climber

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There aren’t many vehicles more thoroughly American than the ’34 Ford Hot Rod. This one is perhaps slightly more iconic than most, it was built in 1957 specifically for hill climb racing by none other than heir to the du Pont family fortune Alexis ‘Lex’ du Pont – an avid racing driver who saw significant…

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