Ford Australia, by M.D. Cook & D.M. Wallace
© 2016, published by New Holland Publishers Australia
ISBN 9781742577081 (Hardcover)

Ford Australia is a fascinating, visual look into the history of the cars that were built and sold in Australia, along with the people who helped build them. Co-written by Doug Wallace and Michele Cook, who worked for the carmaker for almost 40 years between them before joining the company’s archive team, this is a true insider’s account of the history of one of the most iconic brands in Australia, chronicling the company from its early days in Geelong in 1925 through to its present-day status as an Australian icon.

Ford Australia takes you from the boardroom to the assembly line, giving a unique insight into the company and its successes and failures, challenges and victories.

Along with an incredible array of photographs from Ford’s own archives, the book tells the fascinating stories of the people behind the scenes who designed and built the cars, the management responsible for decisions that changed the fate of the company and a history of the sadly now-closed Ford factories around Australia.

Ford Australia is a must-read for all car enthusiasts and history, as well as those who have supported the ‘Blue Oval’ in Australia’s touring car scene.

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Ford Australia, New Holland Publishers (RRP $60.00) is available from all good book retailers or online.

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