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Ford
Ford Logo
Manufacturer Info
Nationality American United States
Established 1903[1]
Founder Henry Ford[1]
Car(s) Anglia
Cortina
Escort
Focus
Prefect
Sierra
Zephyr
Mondeo
Team(s) Airwaves Racing
Competitive History
First Race Brands Hatch 1958
Last Race Unknown
Races Entered Unknown
Total Championships 11
Total Number of Wins Unknown
Total Fastest Laps Unknown
The Ford Motor Company is an American based car manufacturer, which has seen its cars compete in the British Touring Car Championship since the championship was founded in 1958.[1] Despite being an American manufacturer, Ford's name in the BTCC was formed through their cars designed, built and sold in the United Kingdom.

HistoryEdit

The Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903, when Henry Ford assembled teams of people to build cars in a small factory in the US.[1] This developed into a concept known as assembly lines (which allowed a car to be built every 20 seconds), which meant that Ford became one of the biggest names in the car industry.[1] The British based firm, Ford of Britain, was established in 1909, and began manufacturing cars designed away from the American based company in the 1930s.[2] It would be a combination of British built designs, and their larger American cousins, which would see Ford become a main stay of the BTCC.

BTCC HistoryEdit

Ford did not officially enter a team in the BTCC until the 1980s, however that did not mean that the company's cars could not enter. The first Ford to be entered in 1958 was a Zephyr, run independently by David Haynes.[3] He would be joined by other drivers using Zephyrs, as well as other Ford products such as Anglias and Prefects.

ReferencesEdit


Manufacturers
American AMCChevroletChryslerFord
Australian Holden
British AustinBMCBLFord GBHealeyHillmanJaguarJensenMGMorrisPeerlessRileyRoverSunbeamWolseleyTriumphVauxhall
French PeugeotRenaultTalbot
German AudiAuto UnionBMWBorgwardDKWMercedes-BenzOpelVolkswagen
Italian Alfa RomeoFiatMaserati
Japanese HondaIsuzuLexusMazdaMitsubishiNissanToyota
Malaysian Proton
Spanish SEAT
Swedish SaabVolvo

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