One hundred years of Ford in Britain
Blue Oval celebrates a century of motoring in Blighty. Here’s a tribute to some of its greatest hits...
Posted: 10 Mar 2011
Reckon Henry Ford would be spinning in his grave if he realised the spiritual heir to his Model T packed a whopping 350bhp?
Probably. But then today's motoring aficionado demands a Ford Focus with more power than Simon Cowell and a paintjob to make Batman insanely jealous. And that aficionado owes a lot to Mr Ford.
London, 8 March 1911: Ford Motor Company (England) was incorporated and was the first Ford company to be established outside North America. Later that year, its first factory was built in Manchester - building Model Ts of course - and in 1928, Henry himself oversaw construction of the Dagenham plant; the 'Detroit of Europe'.
We've dipped into the picture archives to dig out some classic pics to honour this milestone, so have a wander down memory lane with some righteous motorsport shots and vehicles you had all but forgotten.
Can you name them all? Send in your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and you'll receive our respect.