Articles tagged Ford

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Cars in books

Reverting briefly to "The Man in Europe Street" by Rupert Croft-Cooke, referred to last month, the Morris-Commercial 'bus he used for his adventurous journey was, I find, a 1930 model. It climbed the 4,331 ft. Col di Tenda on the homeward run without faltering or so much as boiling; indeed, the only exciting incident was getting up the frozen Col de Brius with only sidelamps to light the way, the...

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V-E-V Miscellany

V-E-V Miscellany.—Was the vintage Renault with what appeared to be a drop-head body, which was being towed on its back wheels along the M40 on the evening of September 25th, a straggler from the Booker display or a newly-unearthed 8.3 or 9/15 model which has found a restorer? Total Times recently illustrated a very early Model-C Ford in the showrooms of Manchester Garages, which has been a Ford...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

Mersey Beaucoup Aintree, August 9: the British Grand Prix has long been absent, but racing exists still. Not a lot of people know that… It is 20 years since I was in the area and precisely 32 since last I saw any racing here, but there’s no need for satellite navigation. Homing instinct kicks in at the end of the M57: bear left as you enter what might be the world’s largest roundabout (Switch...

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2014 Goodwood Revival

You always know what you’re going to get at the Goodwood Revival. The set dressing, the clothes, the cars, the smiling drivers… it’s the same every time. So how come it still manages to surprise and make its captivated audience, many of whom return year after year, gawp and gasp in amazement? We guess some things are never tiresome. Each Revival leaves defining images that linger, then blend in...

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Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake

Meet the 180mph dog-carrier that’s blessed with many other fine features The market’s constant craving for more of everything has resulted in Jaguar introducing this Sportbrake XFR-S, a car with the same power as a Jaguar XJ220 and a greater carrying capacity than the largest Volvo estate. And if that sounds pretty tempting, the reality is not a lot less so. The idea of a car capable of carrying...

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Aston Martin Vanquish

Fast and fruity, but not without flaws | by Andrew Frankel You might not have heard of Andy Palmer and, were it not my business to know of such people, I might not either. After all, who but an industry analyst is going to care much about the name of Nissan’s sales and marketing chief? But you’re going to be hearing a great deal more of him because, shortly, he is to become the new man in charge...

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Road car news

Merc targets the 911 AMG GT set for UK sales from April | by Andrew Frankel There will be a few sleepless nights across town in Stuttgart, for Mercedes-Benz has released the first details of the new Mercedes-AMG GT, a car aimed specifically at the iconic Porsche 911 Turbo. The Mercedes-AMG GT (note the ‘Benz’ has been dropped to make it sound more like the F1 team) is a classically proportioned...

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When they were new: AC Ace

An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, August 1961 | by Michael Tee Introduced in 1953 the AC Ace was the first post-war British sports car to feature all-independent suspension, and it is still one of the best-looking sports cars on the road. Designed mainly by John Tojeiro, the Ace features a chassis based on two large diameter tubes with subframes front and rear to take...

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Obituary – Björn Waldegård

In Swedish, “björn” means “bear”. And in many ways that suited Björn Waldegård, whose physique – especially in his later years – was a stark contrast to the whippet-like stance that typifies the ideal for modern racing (or rally) drivers. But there were many contrasting things about the very first world rally champion. How somebody so quietly spoken and mild-mannered could turn into a single-...

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Ford tractors

Sir, Catching up on my reading, I notice that in your May issue you question Ford as being a make of tractor. Actually there were Ford tractors. Lloyd George ordered no less than 5,000 of them from America to help in the war effort in 1917. These tractors were the forerunners (and were similar in construction) to the Fordsons which were first made at Cork. Made at Dearborn (Michigan), the Ford...

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