Ford’s Z Cars

December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

When I was a young boy growing up in the UK during the late 1950s/early 1960s (born a few months before the formal cessation of WWII rationing), my father’s best mate, Johnny Hamer (who owned and ran a garage in nearby Timperley), drove around in a splendid Ford Zodiac. Compared to my father’s Morris Minor [...]

Anglo-American Rarity

April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

The Ford Consul 315 holds a special place in the hearts of quite a few New Zealand car enthusiasts. When new, this ‘Anglia on steroids’ was a popular family car. By the late sixties, young lads were finding the modest power of the 315’s 1340cc engine could easily be improved with hot-up parts, and the [...]