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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 and you’ll receive our respect.

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