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Cortina Special

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


 


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Citroen The French Connection
Chris Goffey presents the history of the great French car, the Citroen. With guests Stuart Wiltshire, Ullrich Knapp, David Conway, Helen Evenden, charles Herval, Tony Latchford, Peter Ashley, Paul Defilice, Simon Lynes, Oliver Houiller, Malcom Bobbitt, Tony Stolloe and Dale Harrow Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003





1988 Audi Quattro vs 2000 Audi S4 Comparison - With Richard Hammond
Richard Hammond gives us recap on Audi's Quattro technology, as he takes a look at a 1988 Audi Quattro and sees how far the technology has come by comparing it to the 2000 model S4. He takes them both for a spin checking out their performance and handling, as well as seeing how the styling has changed.





Good Cars For LPG Conversions - With Richard Hammond
Richard Hammond helps a guest punter - Richard Fountain, who's in search for a car which will accommodate an LPG (liquid petroleum gas) conversion. His options are, a good old British Jaguar XJ8, a Swedish Volvo S60 and a German Mercedes-Benz E-Class. First up is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.





Ford's Dagenham Dream
For more information, see the Ford section on our website: http://www.drivingenthusiast.net/sec-ford/index.html





the professionals series 02 just the escort rs2000
no story just shots of the escort rs2000





British Motor Corporation Story
BMC was the largest British car company of its day, with (in 1952) 39 percent of British output, producing a wide range of cars under brand names including Austin, Morris, MG, Austin-Healey and Wolseley as well as commercial vehicles and agricultural tractors. The first chairman was Lord Nuffield (William Morris) but he was replaced in August 1952 by Austin's Leonard Lord who continued in that role until his 65th birthday in 1961 but handing over, in theory at least, the managing director responsibilities to his deputy George Harriman in 1956. BMC's headquarters were at the Austin plant at Longbridge, near Birmingham and Austin was the dominant partner in the group mainly because of the chairman. The use of Morris engine designs was dropped within 3 years and all new car designs were coded ADO from "Amalgamated Drawing Office". The Longbridge plant was up to date, having been thoroughly modernised in 1951, and compared very favourably with Nuffield's 16 different and often old fashioned factories scattered over the English Midlands. Austin's management systems however, especially cost control and marketing, were not as good as Nuffield's and as the market changed from a shortage of cars to competition this was to tell. The biggest-selling car, the Mini, was famously analysed by Ford Motor Company who concluded that BMC must be losing £30 on every one sold. The result was that although volumes held up well throughout the BMC era, market share fell as did profitability and hence investment in new models, triggering the 1966 merger with Jaguar Cars to form British Motor Holdings (BMH), and three years later leading to the government sponsored merger of BMH with Leyland Motor Corporation. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Motor_Corporation





E for Executive (Ford Cortina 1600E & Ford Escort 1300E) - 1973
This film is a sales training film outlining the distinctive features of the Ford Escort MK 1 1300E drawing on the heritage of the classic Ford Cortina 1600E MK 2.





Fastest Ford Escort MK1, Always Sideways, VHC Champion Suisse 2013. Florian Gonon / Michel Horgnies
The third door opens on the FINGER VIDEO advent calendar! Enjoy the awesome Ford Escort MK1, Hundeknochen, driven from Florian Gonon and Michel Horgnies at Rallyes in Switzerland: http://www.rallyeteamgonon.ch





Look at Life - What Price Safety? 1965
An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated May 1965 looking at what's being done to improve safety in cars at the time, make's for very interesting viewing! Link to DVD advert. http://networkonair.com/shop/1067-look-at-life-volume-1-transport.html





Ford Lotus Cortina - Fifth Gear Legends
Graham gets behind the wheel of a sixties icon as he tells the story of the Ford Lotus Cortina and explains why it's one of our favourite fast saloon cars of all time.





Look at Life - High, Wide and Faster 1963
An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated November 1963 looking at the United Kingdoms transport links. Link to DVD advert. http://networkonair.com/shop/1067-look-at-life-volume-1-transport.html





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OLD TOP GEAR (1993), NEW FORD MONDEO, SIERRA, CORTINA & JEEPERS JAMBOREE, 1/3
The new Ford Mondeo (1993) is featured in this episode. First of all, Michele Newman shows some of the predecessors to the Mondeo, the Mk1 Cortina, the Mk2 Cortina (1600E version), Mk3 Cortina & finally the MK4/Mk5. Afterwards, Quentin Wilson features the Ford Sierra & explains the plus & minus points of owning one.





First on the Road with the Anglia - 1959
This film was made for the launch of the Ford Anglia 105E in 1959.





Look at Life - A Load of Pheasants 1969
An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated March 1969 looking at intercontinental deliveries by lorries traveling via the ferries of Britain's ports. Link to DVD advert. http://networkonair.com/shop/1067-look-at-life-volume-1-transport.html




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1972 Ford Cortina rover v8: 8.360 @ 160.770
darren peart, Engine: rover v8,


1977 Ford Cortina TE Ghia: 9.370 @ 140.930
Mark Williams, Engine: 250 Crossflow, Turbos: Single T72 Tires: M/T 28x10.5


1975 Ford Cortina td: 9.460 @ 146.000
dean g, Engine: 350 chev,


1957 Devin Special : 9.673 @ 136.790
Warren Harrison, Engine: 385 ci SB Chevy, Tires: 30 x 13.5 MT ET Street


1965 Ford Cortina gt: 9.820 @ 135.135
shane stefaniuk, Engine: clevland, Tires: mickey thompsens15 /10


1976 Ford Cortina TD: 10.318 @ 135.540
Lee Harvey, Engine: cleveland, Tires: 28 x 12.5 x 15


1973 Ford Cortina TC XLE Nitrous: 10.410 @ 128.890
peter papaioannou, Engine: windsor 302, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: n/a Tires: nangkang f / MT28x9x15r


 


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