Articles tagged Henry Ford II

Page 26 of January 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1972

"Ford"

By Booton Herndon. 408 pp. 9 in. x 5 3/4 in. (Cassell & Co. Ltd., 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1. £3.00) There have been a great many books about Henry Ford and Ford cars. This one breaks new ground by being "an unconventional biography of the two Henry Fords", to quote its dust jacket. Because it deals with the personality, particularly, of Henry Ford II, or "Mister Ford", the very...

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Nigel Roebuck's Legends

Ferrari's P4 was both beautiful and effective and Chris Amon said it made its Ford Mk11 rival feel like a truck P4. Two syllables to send shivers down your spine — or mine, anyway. In a debate about the best-looking sports-racing car of all time, my choice would lie between the 1956 Maserati 300S and... of course, Ferrari's 1967 masterpiece. To my eyes, the 330P4 is perfection, and I can still...

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Matters of moment

Ford's 75th anniversary This year the Ford Motor Company of America celebrates its 75th anniversary. It began, like other purveyors of horseless-carriages, with simple cars, such as its so-called "Silent Petrol Car" of 1904, which The American Motor Car Agency of 117, Long Acre, London, sold for £200, although a tonneau, double-tube tyres and brass-rails cost an extra £30. The legendary Henry...

Page 66 of November 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1990

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...

Page 46 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1971

"Such Sweet Thunder"

By John Blunsden and David Phipps. 224 pp 8 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 277-279, Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1. £2.50) This is the story of the Cosworth-Ford Grand Prix engine, which arrived in time to resuscitate Formula One motor racing when Coventry-Climax decided that they could not afford to make any more GP power units, after spending between £500,000 and £1,000,000...

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1966 Le Mans 24 Hours race report: Ford takes first win

The Ford GT40s finish one-two, Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon taking the American marque's debut victory over the Ferraris  Le Mans, France, June 18th/19th. Photo: Motorsport Images This year Ford came to Le Mans in a much more organised manner than in the previous two years and the whole Detroit-supported project looked much more likely to achieve success than previously. There were eight 7-litre...

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"The Motor Car and Politics 1896-1970"

By William Plowden. 469 pp. 8 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (The Bodley Head, 9, Bow Street, London, WC2. £6.) These excellent books have appeared recently on what could have been dull subjects—Lord Montagu's and Anthony Bird's discourse on the history of the steam car reviewed last month, and Leonard Setright's coverage of the evolution of the piston aero-engine, and now this book about an aspect of the...

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WB Rumblings

  The Midland AC is holding a centenary tour on August 18 starting from Shelsley Walsh. It will take in the venues the club used for hillclimbs prior to moving to the present historic venue, namely Sunrising, Gorcut, Weatheroak and Middle Hill, before returning to Shelsley Walsh for a gymkhana and supper party. A splendid idea, which might be copied by the Veteran CC with their members using 1905...

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Alternating currents

Arguments over its nationality swing back and forth, but 50 years on, the Cobra, with its Yankee muscle and British breeding, is still too big for one passport Even now, few cars exercise such huge gravitational pull as a Cobra. This Anglo-American hybrid didn’t scream ‘zeitgeist’ when it rocketed into the public eye back in 1962. There was no great leap forward; no breaking of moulds or pushing...

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100 reasons why we love Aston Martin

There are certain companies that immedately conjure a British way of life. Aston Martin is one of those. Redolent of polished wood, the scent of leather, of pulling up at polo match or cricket pitch, it is a name recognised across the world. This year the company celebrates its centenary something which few of its early figureheads would have predicted. It's been a rocky100 years, an anxious...

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