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“There could hardly be a bigger difference of philosophy between Ford of Dagenham and its greatest rival in this country, the British Motor Corporation, and as enthusiasts of exciting engineering, we sometimes (though not always) find ourselves on the other side of the fence.”—From an Editorial on Ford in The Motor of March 27th.

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” We must be the first people to run a car in at 95 mph.’— Erik Jackson, writing in the Ford Times of his journey from London to Cape Town in 13 days 8 hours 48 min. in a Ford Consul Cortina.

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“I have had her doing 88 m.p.h. on the flat or as much as 95 m.p.h. down hill.”—From the Pat Moss Column in the Ford Times, writing of her 1,200 c.c. Ford Consul Cortina.

“The maximum speed is a little over 80 m.p.h.—From The Motor’s road test report on the Ford Cortina Super 1500.

Heard in a Hampshire pub: “Shell continue to issue books about the beauties of the English countryside, whereas Esso desecrate it with their pipeline excavations !’