Ford cars: did you know?
Henry Ford founded his company in 1903, building the mass market Model T in 1908. Since then his company has gone on to build a number of equally iconic cars including the Mustang, the GT40, the Fiesta, Escort, Sierra and the Transit.
Like many American car manufacturers, Ford started in Detroit and its headquarters were there for many years. However, now Ford’s global HQ can be found in Dearborn, USA. It is the fourth largest car manufacturer worldwide and owns a stake in Mazda. At one time it also owned Aston Martin.
Ford has a huge following in Europe, with current models the Mondeo, Focus and S-Max all being winners of the European Car of the Year award in the last 20 years. In Australia there is a rivalry between fans of Ford and GM cars that is equivalent to football supporters in the UK. Just as some Liverpool supporters could never bring themselves to cheer for Chelsea, buyers of Ford cars in Australia would never think of purchasing a GM car, and vice versa.