Articles tagged Ford of Europe

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Interview: Terry Hoyle

Unlike their racing counterparts, rallying's engine builders rarely receive recognition for their labours. It's hard to pin down the exact reason, but probably the situation isn't helped by the factory-based rally teams. In the "assemblatore" world of single-seater racing, the choice of engine builders and power units themselves is wide and varied. It's a buyers' market. Rallying has never got to...

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Surprise new sporting Ford

The Ford Motor Company caused quite a stir at the Brussels Show last month when they unveiled a new mid-engined two-seater sports prototype which must have sent a shiver down the spines of a lot of the specialist manufacturers. The attractively-styled car, called the GT70, is, say Ford, the next logical step in the company's wide and successful international competition programme. At present...

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Henry - A Life of Henry Ford II

by Walter Hayes. 285pp. 9 3/4" x 6". Weidenfield and Nicholson, 91 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7TA £18.95. The late Henry Ford II, taking over the mighty Ford Car Company established by his famous grandfather, had a very different task to accomplish, fraught with intrigue and setbacks, as he strove to keep it a family business. No-one is better able to tell his story than Walter Hayes, who...

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Aston Martin's renaissance

The look of pleasure on the faces of the Aston Martin personnel at Le Mans was good to behold. Final practice times issued on Thursday night confirmed that the Nimrod was 16th fastest overall, and quickest of all the normally aspirated cars on the track. The ground effect Rondeaus were too slow on the straight to match Ray Mallock's best lap of 3 min 35.78 sec, and the Ford-Cosworth DFL and DFV...

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Frankfurt Show:

German speed showcase Is the era of the German supercar drawing to a close? At the Frankfurt Show last month there were fast, faster and fastest cars, manufacturers vying with each other with multi-valve heads, turbos and all-wheel drive. Yet, like distant thunder, the German government is shaping up to introduce American standard emission controls which could emasculate the supercars and bring a...

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Two fast Fords

The time has come to write of two fast Fords. First, the 150 bhp V6 2.8-litre fuel injection Uniroyal Rallye-shod Sierra XR4i, which, at the time of writing, I have used for more than 3,700 miles in eight weeks, with every satisfaction and enjoyment and not a trace of mechanical trouble. This came about in a way which is much to the credit of Stuart Turner, now running the competition side of...

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In the Workshop: I S Polson

What's your history? I'm an engineering graduate from the 1960s, my first job being in product engineering with Chrysler and then Ford Australia where I experienced at first and the awesome GTHO Falcons. I represented Ford Australia in Ford of Europe in the early 1970s and decided to stay on in the UK and turn my hobby, Roesch Talbots, into a business. I brought three historic cars from Australia...

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Walter Hayes retires

The man behind Ford's involvement with the Cosworth DFV is to retire this month. Walter Hayes, Vice Chairman of Ford of Europe and a vice-president of Ford Motor Company, thus brings to an end a 27-year career with the company in Europe and the USA. In the mid-Sixties he was in charge of the European competition programme and backed the GT40 project which attained four Le Mans victories, first as...

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Aston and Ford's Stylish Marriage

The "downsize" Aston Martin that Victor Gauntlet has spoken of in the past three years should be unveiled by 1993 at the latest . . . but it may wear a Ford badge. The Newport Pagnell company will, in the meantime, take the wraps off the new John Heffernan/Ken Greenley designed Aston Martin at the British motor show in October 1988 and off the convertible version at Geneva in March 1989, and will...

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Tickford Capri

Ford with a touch of class The Capri 2.8i is to the Ford range what the 911 is to the Porsche range, a rather old-fashioned design that evokes envy, admiration, and pride of ownership that knows no bounds. When Ford of Europe launched the Sierra XR4i on the Targa Florio course last Spring they also offered a 2.8i five-speed to drive over the same course, and we have to say that the raw power and...

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