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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





The Amazing Story Of Citroen Motor Company - Part 1
Chris Goffey takes us back in history to tell us about the amazing story of the French motor company - Citroen. He'll be telling us about it's humble beginnings, as well as going through some of the most iconic Citroen models.





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





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





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





History of the Mini , Documentary. Full
History of the Mini , Documentary





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





1965 Ford Cortina GT MK1
http://motoexotica.com/inventory/6050/1965_Ford_Cortina_GT.htm • Rarely Seen European MKI Ford Cortina GT! • Incredible Restoration! • 1.5L OHV Kent 4 Cylinder! • Manual Transmission The Ford Cortina is a car built by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom's best-selling car of the 1970s. The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V, although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80) from 1962 until 1982. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is thrilled to offer a rarely seen Ford from all the way across the Pond! This 1965 Ford Cortina GT comes to us from a prominent, private collection and has benefitted from an incredible, nut & bolt restoration. This is one of the coolest European cars we've had in our showroom in a long time and it's well worth a good look! Finished in Monaco Red, the paint is in absolutely breathtaking condition. We are hard pressed to find imperfections to the paint or even the body. The body is extremely straight and solid. The chrome and bright work is also in excellent condition. This Cortina shows very well and is sure to turn heads, not only because it's so incredibly restored but also because it's very rare that one sees a Cortina GT out and about! The interior is very clean and simple. The black upholstery is in beautiful condition and you will notice that there are late racing seats installed. The carpet, door panels and headliner are all in comparable condition. The color matched dashboard and dash pad are in wonderful condition, showing no signs of fading or cracking. The dashboard houses a set of Auto Meter Phantom gauges (Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Fuel Level, Voltage) and the original Ford Cortina speedometer and tachometer. These all look awesome. There is also an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player as well. Under the hood, you'll find that the engine bay is fresh and tidy. The later model Mark II 1600, overhead valve, Kent 4-cylinder (casting #681F 6015DA) starts up easily and runs excellent! Upon the engine is what appears to be an original two barrel carburetor and headers. The main wiring harness has also been cleaned up by a Painless Performance kit. Matched to the engine is a manual transmission, making this Cortina a blast to drive! It has power front disc brakes and it sits upon a set of 13" 8-spoke, gunmetal Midland Wheels wrapped in a set of new 185/60R13 tires that look great. It's already very hard to find a Cortina GT; it's MUCH harder to find one in condition such as this! The VIN is 3A77EG79301 and the mileage currently shows 86,219. It is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!





This is Triumph
Like many auto companies, Triumph started out making bicycles but like the others found a new life in the four wheel world. Known mainly for its sports cars the company also produced family cars but it was the roadsters that got the attention. Unfortunately, the company dissolved along with the rest of British Leyland and the brand's name is now owned by BMW. S041 For Licensing: Global ImageWorks, LLC., 65 Beacon Street Haworth, New Jersey 07641 info@globalimageworks.com telephone: 201-384-7715 fax: 201-501-8971





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.





the professionals series 02 just the escort rs2000
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Top Gear goodbye Ford Capri





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





Ford Sierra Cosworth, Capri, XR2 review - Auto Express
Watch Mat Watson take a trip down memory lane when he visits Ford's Heritage workshop in Essex Subscribe to Auto Express magazine and get 6 issues for £1 plus a free gift: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt




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