Articles tagged Ford

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A Legend in its Own Lap Time

The HSCC pays tribute to one of the nation's race and rally staples It was launched as Ford’s ‘small family car’, a replacement for the angular Anglia, but soon morphed into something else altogether: a potent competition tool, as well suited to stage life as it was to the track. Half a century on, the Escort remains widely used and worthy of commemoration… BRANDS HATCH It’s something of a...

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Ford GT40 MkI

From Brussels to Monaco, via Hollywood, this GT is unique This may be the only car named for its height – 40 inches. (The follow up was called the GT70, but no, it wasn’t 5ft 10in tall.) In any case the car that finally conquered its overall target, those hallowed 24 hours around La Sarthe, was the 7-litre Galaxie-engined MkII and many enthusiasts will tick you off for calling the bigger version...

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Still king of the road

It looks a little softer than its forebear, but don't be fooled by appearances When we pass through a golden era, I’ve often wondered just how aware of it we are at the time. When I watched Porsches, Saubers and Jaguars do battle in Group C at the end of the 1980s, did I appreciate exactly what it was that I was seeing? And were those old enough to witness the titanic McLaren vs Ferrari battles...

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Classic Motor Show

Clubs, displays, buying and advice are all on offer at the NEC Billed as the world’s biggest gathering of classic cars, the NEC and its sprawling floor space plays host to the Classic Motor Show on November 9-11. More than 3000 classic and vintage cars, plus motorcycles, will cover the million square feet of the Birmingham convention centre with around 300 classic car and motorcycle clubs present...

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Ford Mustang 289

Pony car that's champing at the bit There’s often a technology tumbledown when a war ceases and manufacturers look around for other ways to employ skills and manpower honed through years of making armaments. When the Bristol Aircraft Company found itself in that position after WWII, it chose to begin building cars – not family saloons for a mass market but sophisticated sporting machines that...

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Ford Mustang Fastback V8 GT

V8, manual, rear-drive and now refused, too. What's not to like? Spend any time at the wheel of this substantially revised Mustang and you may soon find yourself banging said wheel with frustration at the fact that more cars are not like this. This is not particle physics: I expect there’s not a person reading this who’d not like the idea of a reasonably priced, very attractive coupé big enough...

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Motor Show Review

(NEC, October 18th) So, the Cavalcade concluded - incidentally, the Midland Motor Museum ran Wright's 1951 Frazer Nash in it as well as their Mercedes-Benz - my next task was to go to the NEC Motor Show, in satisfactorily multi-cylinder style in the glass-roofed Editorial Rover 3500 (it has recently been Skyported, of which more next month). A press ticket did not enable one to park very near the...

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USAC Silverstone

A.J. Foyt (above) might well be smiling: he had just won 33,445 dollars for covering 38 laps of Silverstone to win the first of the british USAC rounds. The Sunday race was curtailed at 38 laps by rain after being rained off on the Saturday. Foyt's Coyote-Foyt (above left) uses a turbocharged development of the Ford V8 engine with which Clark and Hill won at Indianapolis. Pit stops are a feature...

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Rally Review

Fiat Invincible Since last month's Rally Review was written, two events in the World Rally Championship have taken place, and before this issue of Motor Sport is published yet another will have gone by before the RAC Rally of Great Britain in November. By that time the World Rally Championship will have been Italian clinched by Fiat, for after the Sanremo Rally the Italian team's points total was...

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Ford's new 2.8 litre, fuel injected, Capri

Now that I have driven the 2.8i Capri for some ten days, ten days in which the car was driven at very high speed from Germany, at more sedate speeds for commuting and at a relatively leisurely pace down to Cornwall, I am very disappointed. Not with the 2.8 Capri, but with the 3.0S version which I use normally. Usually, after a road test, I climb back into the 3.0S thinking how lucky I am to have...

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