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IFHP
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Post by IFHP » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:53 am

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Post by IFHP » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:56 pm

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Post by IFHP » Sun May 22, 2016 5:32 pm

ImageFord Cortina GT by Michael, on Flickr

ImageTable Top Village by Michael, on Flickr
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Brett Wilkie
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Post by Brett Wilkie » Mon May 23, 2016 2:25 pm

I know you appreciate the model world, you would have enjoyed being in the town of Bourton on Water. I am currently in the U.K. and took a couple of pics in the Motoring Museum there, this guy has collected almost every Ford model available in the U.K. The model town was cool too, here are a few pics of that as well with my wife lurking about the model.

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Post by IFHP » Mon May 23, 2016 11:23 pm

Thanks Brett. I love those miniature villages, and that 1/43 model collector/maker is over the top, shares my goal of telling Ford history through a model collection.
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Post by IFHP » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:00 pm

The latest is a tribute to Ford's Motorsports/Performance center at Boreham (1964-2004).

ImageBoreham Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageRS Fords by Michael, on Flickr

ImageBoreham Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageBoreham Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Motorsport Works at Boreham (circa 1990) by Michael, on Flickr
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Post by IFHP » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:51 am

ImageColin Neale Tribute Diorama by Michael, on Flickr

Colin Neale Tribute Diorama: Colin Neale worked for Briggs as a stylist in the early 1950s. When Ford of Britain bought Briggs in 1953, Neale was made the head of Ford of Britain's then new design department. Neale gets the credit for designing the Mk II CZZ cars and over saw all British Ford design through the Consul Capri. Neale moved to Dearborn in 1958 and worked on the Thunderbird, Lincoln Continental, and the compact Fairlane before moving on again to Chrysler in 1962. Neale settled in the Detroit area and had a restored Consul Capri which he would take to car shows.

ImageRoy Brown Jr Tribute Diorama (redo) by Michael, on Flickr

Roy Brown Jr Tribute Diorama: The addition to my collection of some new models prompted me to revisit the Roy Brown Jr tribute diorama that I first created in 2013. Roy Brown Jr was a designer at Ford for several decades. His first job was the 1955 Lincoln Futura, and his second job was the 1958 Edsel. After the Edsel debacle, Ford sent Brown to Dagenham, England where he received high marks for the Mk I Cortina, other jobs while at Ford of Britain were the Anglia Estate, the Mk III Zephyr, and the Corsair. Back to Dearborn by 1966 where he worked on the second gen Econoline and Lincoln Mercury interiors.
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Post by Brett Wilkie » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:54 am

I see Batman has changed the colour of his car??
Anglia 100e modified
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Post by IFHP » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:30 am

Brett Wilkie wrote:I see Batman has changed the colour of his car??
Yes, the Lincoln Futura is the Batmobile "prequel."
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Post by IFHP » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:17 am

ImagePractical Classics' Reader's Poll Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

Last month the British magazine Practical Classics published the results of a reader's poll for the top 100 collector's vehicles of 2016. For me there were surprises both for what was on the list and what was not. However there were eight Fords on the list, which I have assembled here as Vangaurds models. The rankings were: #92: Sierra, #89: Granada, #76: FWD Escort, #73: Consul Capri, #61: Fiesta, #44: RWD Escort, #7: Capri, #4: Cortina.

ImagePractical Classics' 2016 Reader's Poll by Michael, on Flickr
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Post by IFHP » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:34 pm

Ford RS Day

ImageFord RS Day by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord RS Day 2016 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord RS Day 2016 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Escort RS 1600 by Minichamps by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord RS Day 2016 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord RS Day 2016 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Rallye Sport Centre by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord RS Day 2016 by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord RS Day 2016 by Michael, on Flickr
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Post by IFHP » Sat May 27, 2017 2:34 am

Yellow Ford Convoy

ImageYellow Ford Rally by Michael, on Flickr

ImageYellow Ford Rally by Michael, on Flickr

ImageYellow Ford Rally by Michael, on Flickr

ImageYellow Ford Rally by Michael, on Flickr

Where the ide came from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04 ... d-vandals/
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Post by IFHP » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:42 pm

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Post by Brett Wilkie » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:28 pm

Hi Michael, this could be a neat accessory to your next diorama garage scene but it is a few bucks.
http://www.eautomobilia.com/product/00/ ... 18-Diecast
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Post by IFHP » Fri May 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Brett, those look cool. Thanks for thinking of me. I just might bite.
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