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Ford Australia: The Cars and the People Who Built Them

Ford Australia: The Cars and the People Who Built Them

by Michele Cook, Doug Wallace
Ford Australia: The Cars and the People Who Built Them

Ford Australia: The Cars and the People Who Built Them

by Michele Cook, Doug Wallace

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$35.00
Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on May 5, 2023

Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781742579214
Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date: 05/05/2023
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

A self-confessed Ford tragic has taken her love for the iconic automotive brand to the next level by writing a book about the organisation’ s Australian manufacturing history. “ We wanted to tell the history of Ford from the perspective of the people who worked there and made it the great company it was,” she said. She has a long history with the organisation, with her working in IT. “ If you work there for 20 years and spend a few years volunteering, one, you’ re an automotive tragic and, two, you’ re a Ford tragic,” she said.. A self-confessed Ford tragic has taken his love for the iconic automotive brand to the next level by writing a book about the organisation’ s Australian manufacturing history. “ We wanted to tell the history of Ford from the perspective of the people who worked there and made it the great company it was,” he said. He has a long history with the organisation, with him working as a manufacturing engineering manager at Broadmeadows. “ If you work there for 20 years and spend a few years volunteering, one, you’ re an automotive tragic and, two, you’ re a Ford tragic,” he said.. xx

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