Ford Posts a Profit In Europe

What does this obscure headline mean?

2016 Ford Vignale - is it contributing to Ford´s bottom line? Image:
2016 Ford Vignale – is it contributing to Ford´s bottom line? Image:

It means that Ford posted a profit in Europe. The news emerged as part of a general wash of favourable financial results. “We promised a breakthrough year in 2015, and we delivered. In 2016, we will continue to build on our strengths and accelerate our pace of progress even further, while transforming Ford into both an auto and a mobility company and creating value for all of our stakeholders,” said Mark Fields, Ford President and CEO.

Among the eleven bullet points, the bit about Europe was mid-way down and came with no further elucidation. I went to Continue reading “Ford Posts a Profit In Europe”

More Gestalt Revisionism

Yesterday we ran a small celebration of the Citroen ZX. Here’s a small gallery…

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…showing the car as it is, with some window-lines marked up and then some small revisions which I think are in keeping with the designs of the period. The third side glass is neither fully aligned with the lines from the main DLO nor is it markedly different. I chose to make it more clearly different.

For the third image I raised the line of the third side glass to the same height as the top of the wing. Now there are two lines. Continue reading “More Gestalt Revisionism”

Gorfe’s Granadas: 1983 Ford Granada 2.8 GL estate

Among the very best of an already outstanding crop, this. An estate of the highest quality, writes Myles Gorfe who is now Driven To Write’s assistant classic cars editor-at-large

Top of the top drawer: classic cars for
Top of the top drawer: classic cars for

If Merc, Volvo and Peugeot thought they had the estate market tied up, Ford was there to remind them that they were well wrong. Ford’s outstandingly roomy cruiser also showed Saab that offering a big hatchback was not going to cut it, and not when it was only front wheel drive. If you wanted more room in a car, you had to have a Transit and that was a Ford too. Continue reading “Gorfe’s Granadas: 1983 Ford Granada 2.8 GL estate”