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Ford's "Bokkie Bakkie"

Ford's "Bokkie Bakkie"
A few years after the first Cortina bakkie was launched in South Africa in 1971, Ford released a limited edition of the Cortina MK3 bakkie, badged...

Remembering Ford South Africa's homegrown models

Remembering Ford South Africa's homegrown models
With a local history dating back to 1905 and various uniquely South African models developed since then, the "Blue Oval" has a lot of local celebr...

SentiMETAL Episode 14: Ford Sierra XR-8

SentiMETAL Episode 14: Ford Sierra XR-8
For SentiMETAL Episode 14 we head back to the Free State for another fast, locally-developed Ford, the XR-8. There are few words that get us petro...

Our own cars: Life with a 1966 Ford Mustang 289GT

Our own cars: Life with a 1966 Ford Mustang 289GT
2019 marks twenty years of Graeme Hurst having the keys to his Mustang…a brand that’s arguably the automotive equivalent of Coca-Cola when it co...

Ford Cortina XR6 - SentiMETAL Episode 12

Ford Cortina XR6 - SentiMETAL Episode 12
“Buckle in for the drive of your life.” That was the heading of the print advertisement at the time for the Ford Cortina XR6 – but, there was more...