Mike Sweeney presents 'Cortina Special' where he takes a look into the
history of the Ford Cortina and speaks to many enthusiasts!
With guests Graham Robson, Stephen J Vokins, Harry Calton, Tom Malcom,
Maurice Bennett, Andy Middlehurst, Dave Eastwood, Andy Childs, Darren Seed,
Carol Seed, Stuart Hughes.
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003
Best of British Leyland
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Maxi Marathon (1968) - 11 minutes
This film introduced the world to the wonderful Austin Maxi (ADO 14). We
are shown the Exhaustive three-year
testing schedule to which the prototypes were subjected, from the Arctic
Circle in winter to Southern Portugal in summer.
Marina (1971) - 14 minutes
The gripping story of the three-year race to produce the marvellous Morris
Marina (ADO 28). Boardroom reconstructions allow Chairman, Lord Stokes to
guide us through its conception, design and technical development
culminating in an Exhaustive testing
programme. After glimpsing the extensive upgrade factory facilities we are
finally treated to the filming of the all-important advertising campaign
for the car which epitomised 'beauty with brains behind it'.
Allegro - A New Driving Force From Austin (1973) - 14 minutes
An in-depth look at the attributes of the amazing Allegro (ADO 67). The
British Leyland team that worked on the car tell us enthusiastically about
its virtues - the 'Hydragas' suspension, the styling, and of course, the
famous square 'Quartic' steering wheel. Who could resist?
Princess - The Car That Has Got It All Together (1975) - 21 minutes
A Seventies Film for a Seventies Car - meet the Princess (ADO 71),
codenamed Diablo. We are introduced in graphic detail to each car in the
range - the Wolseley, head of the family, and its less well-endowed
cousins, three Austins and three Morrises.
Metro - A British Car to Beat the World (1980) - 27 minutes
The momentous Metro - a make or break vehicle for British Leyland. No
expense was spared on this Exhaustive
documentary covering every aspect of Metro's design from ADO 88 to LC8.
Encompassing development, testing and the remodelling of factory facilities
to accommodate modern production methods such as robots, we gain a
fascinating insight into Longbridge of the period and British Leyland
Total running time 1 hour 27 minutes approximately
Ford Cortina MK5
This is a part one Look at my second MK5 Ford Cortina that i have bought
and restored backed to the rode. Enjoy.
Holden vs Ford: witches-hats - TV commercials
From 1978, the great Holden versus Ford, "witches hats" controversy!
After the Holden ad aired, Ford claimed that the other vehicles had been
deliberately driven in a manner which made them look bad. So, they did
their own ad - using Ford racing drivers as the witches-hats...
Fred Gibson's driving the Falcon.
General Vauxall Advert from the 1970's
This is a General Vauxhall advert from the 1970's covering all the Vauxhall
range. It also features with Patrick Macnee (who played John Steed in The