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Ford Australia : Cars and the People Who Built Them - Doug Wallace

Ford Australia

Cars and the People Who Built Them

Hardcover

Published: 17th June 2016
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This book chronicles the 91 years in which Ford built cars in Australia for Australian conditions and interviews many of the people who worked for the company. It constitutes the complete history of Ford production in this country, with many rare images and essential production statistics. The perfect book for every Ford enthusiast, or anyone with an affinity for cars or industrial Australia.

On March 31, 1925, US manufacturer Ford announced that Geelong would be the Australian headquarters of its local production. The first Australian-built Ford was a Model T that came off an improvised production line in a disused Geelong woolstore in June 1925, while work started on a factory in the nearby suburb of Norlane. In 1928 the factory switched to the Model A and was followed by the Ford V8 in 1932.

In 1956 the company bought a large tract of land in the northern Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows, and in July 1961 announced that the new Melbourne factory would become the company headquarters. On the 23 May 2013, Ford announced that its factories in Geelong and Broadmeadows would be closed down in October 2016.

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Ford Australia

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It was a Gift , well received a sit is a very nice book

Buderim Qld

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For Ford enthusiasts

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A beautiful gift for Ford lovers. Well presented and researched.

Sydney

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A beautiful and well-researched book

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A lavishly illustrated and stunningly presented book. It is obviously a labour of love by the authors. For anyone with a remote interest in motor vehicle history this is a must buy Congratulations to the authors!

Geelong AU

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Quality sells as Fords do

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Wonderfully presented and great design. Something memorable to have and pass on. So much to say on this subject, the book carts its way through to modern history. Every car enthusiast should have a copy of unique Aussie history packaged in a beautiful book.

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ISBN: 9781742577081
ISBN-10: 1742577083
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 17th June 2016
Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 3.1 x 28.2  x 26.4
Weight (kg): 1.88