100 years of Ford are almost here

As I am sure you already know Ford Motor Group is celebrating its 100th birthday this year (2011). The Motor Company is planning a whole year of events to coincide with its centenary including marketing campaigns, historic displays at many of the world’s top motoring shows and a large gala event that will take place within the first half of the year.

Other Ford highlights this year will include exhibitions at the national motor museum in Hampshire and the Heritage Motor centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire. One of the nation’s largest historical car events, the Goodwood revival, will also have an increased Ford presence and will give Ford enthusiasts a great chance to see many of its legendary vehicles in action on the track.

Employing over 15,000 people within the UK the Ford motor company has lead the UK car industry for over 34 years and has lead the commercial market with its flagship van, the Transit, for over 45 years.

Back in 1911 the first British Ford factory was opened in a suburb in Manchester at a disused tram workshop. Here, teams of four people created the first examples of the wonderful workmanship that we are used to seeing to this very day on any vehicle bearing the Ford badge. By 1914 Ford had sold almost 10,000 cars which was equal to the entire amount made by the next six UK car manufacturers of the time.

With so many great activities planned this year is sure to be a great hit with customers and Ford Dealers alike and is sure to not only celebrate the last 100 years of the companies history but also welcome in another 100 years of motoring success. To coincide with its centenary Ford have released many New Ford Cars for Sale this year including the new Ford Focus.

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