Ford Australia : The Cars and the People Who Built Them [Softcover]

Ford Australia : The Cars and the People Who Built Them [Softcover]

By: Doug Wallace and Michelle Cook

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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.

Title: Ford Australia : The Cars and the People Who Built Them [Softcover]

Author Name: Doug Wallace and Michelle Cook

Categories: Australian History, Ford, Collector & Vintage Cars,

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2016

ISBN Number: 1742579213

ISBN Number 13: 9781742579214

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 25.5 x 27.4 x 2.2 cm

Kg: 1.58 Kg

Seller ID: 9781742579214

Keywords: Ford Australia, The Cars and the People Who Built Them, Michele Cook, Doug Wallace, et al, 9781742579214, 1742579213, Softcover,