Ford in Britain
Ford in Britain (Haynes, ISBN 1 85960 823, £30.00), a history of the company and its cars, is by Martin Rawbone, who was inspired after buying a Corgi toy Consul Classic and collecting ‘Blue Label’ brochures from the age of eight onwards. His 302-page discourse on the great range of Fords goes from ‘T’ to today. Top-quality art paper enhances the multitude of fine pictures, colour included, no doubt many from Ford’s advertising files. One notices that in earlier times the PR girls, like Angela Rippon, appeared to have no legs. All the variations of the Ford types can be sorted out, given a little patience, from this chronological work, which includes Autocar opinions, comparisons with rival makes and data tables, including a list of limited-edition Fords from the 1992 Fiesta Finesse to the 2001 Fiesta Fun, and production figures from 1931.
Enjoy — especially the pictures.