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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 50/52

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 50/52

To celebrate the centenary of Ford of Britain in 2011 the company is exploring its photo archive to reveal rarely seen images.

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 48/52

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 48/52

In the 1950s, Ford became recognised as a design leader with the introduction of the Ford Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac models. These iconic Ford cars were dreamed-up by teams of designers using traditional drawing tools and their own ‘trained eye’.

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 43/52

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 43/52

This week’s image shows the Ford Popular living up to its name at the 1954 Earls Court Motor Show.

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 42/52

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 42/52

At the British Saloon Car Championship at Thruxton the little Ford goes up on two wheels as it takes a sharp left hander. The combination of size and speed made the Ford Anglia 105E a formidable competitor in the world of motorsport.

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FORD FILM STARS CELEBRATE CENTENARY AT ELSTREE STUDIOS

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FORD FILM STARS CELEBRATE CENTENARY AT ELSTREE STUDIOS

Five of Ford’s most memorable vehicles to feature on film and television have been brought together at Elstree Studios, London to celebrate 100 years of Ford of Britain.

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BLUE OVAL BONANZA AT THE FOOTMAN JAMES CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

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BLUE OVAL BONANZA AT THE FOOTMAN JAMES CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

It’s Ford’s 100th birthday and fans will find plenty to peruse, at this year’s Footman James Classic Motor Show when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 11-13 November.

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1949 Anglia joins the Nutty Club

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1949 Anglia joins the Nutty Club

Next month the Ford plant at Dagenham will celebrate 80 years of production. Commissioned at the height of a recession, Dagenham was celebrated by the press as a “magnificent gesture of faith in Britain’s commercial future … a lighthouse of hope in a storm-tossed sea of industry”. Since the first vehicle, a Model AA truck, rolled off the Dagenham production line on 1 October 1931, nearly 11 million vehicles and over 37 million engines have been built on the reclaimed marshland in East London.

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HISTORIC FORD TRANSITS GATHER AT FORD SOUTHAMPTON TO CELEBRATE FORD UK’S CENTENARY

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HISTORIC FORD TRANSITS GATHER AT FORD SOUTHAMPTON TO CELEBRATE FORD UK’S CENTENARY

The Ford assembly plant in Southampton has hosted an eclectic collection of classic Ford Transit vans, including one from Australia, as part of Ford’s centenary celebration this year.

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 38/52

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FORD OF BRITAIN 100: IMAGE OF THE WEEK – 38/52

The strength of any company lies in its people. Henry Ford understood this and from the day Ford Motor Company was formed, its workforce was recognised as its greatest asset. Even the UK’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta, still relies upon the skills of the designer, the engineer and the assembly worker.

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FORD’S CENTENARY RALLY CELEBRATED AT GOODWOOD REVIVAL WITH LARGEST-EVER VEHICLE PARADE

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FORD’S CENTENARY RALLY CELEBRATED AT GOODWOOD REVIVAL WITH LARGEST-EVER VEHICLE PARADE

The month-long Ford Centenary Tour – a celebration of 100 years of Ford of Britain – was brought to a fitting finale at the weekend when over 100 Ford vehicles came together for the largest-ever vehicle cavalcade at the historic Goodwood Circuit in West Sussex.

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