Ford celebrates UK centenary with epic tour

| 18 Aug 2011

A group of 10 Fords, spanning 100 years of Blue Oval manufacture in the UK, has set off on a month-long tour of Britain. The run started at London's Tower Bridge yesterday and was flagged off by disc jockey Chris Evans.

Evans said: "I'm delighted to be part of Ford Uk's centenary celebrations. As with so many people, I have many fond memories of Ford cars. In fact, as we speak I am actively having a snoop around for a classic Ford Escort Mexico to stick in my garage."

The event will visit more than 20 major locations with historical associations with Ford and will stretch from Inverness to Plymouth before reaching its climax at the Goodwood Revival Meeting (16-18 September) when 100 Fords will parade around the Sussex circuit each day of the event.

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain sales director, said: "This year is a significant landmark for Ford of Britain. We have an extraordinary heritage to celebrate and an exciting and innovative future ahead."