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Ford AU officially gone in 2016.

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TS-50

New member
My next car will still be a falcon unless the its the territory, I reckon as they won't be wanted at a year old with maybe 20or 40 K's on them they are going to be fantastic buying. I 've had almost 5 years of trouble free motoring out of the FG and it does everything so well, so I'll go again.
 
I don't understand why people are surprised about this. The writing has been on the wall for some time.

The surprising thing would have been if they said they were going to up their current investment over coming years.
 

ROB17

Super Moderator
Emotion and sentiment means nothing in business. It was always going to happen.
 

DJR 17

New member
its been coming for a while, i currenlty drive a xr8 ba falcon, and have been looking to upgrade, think i will wait and see what johnson does for 2016, cause thats who i would follow, and if he isnt in the sport, lovin the way scotty drives so volvo could be on the cards.... i think it will effect there car sales tbh
 

Henry

New member
my recognition and affection for Ford predates my first memories of motorsport. I loved my Fords before Dick Johnson had ever driven one. I loved my Fords when Ford binned the Cleveland V8. I loved my Fords when the only Blue Oval touring cars racing in the ATCC were foreign models never sold here. I loved my Fords when Ford refused to support or acknowledge motor racing... in 1974, and again in 1978. I loved my Fords when James Warburton was a zitty wanker with little more on his mind than trying to get laid.

Ford as a company will outlast James Warburton as the dodgy leader of a shonky category which uses marginalisation, sycophantism and exclusion to maintain the illusion of supremacy as a leading and relevant motor racing category.

I will revere Ford while they publicly acknowledge that throwing their marketing money into V8Supercars is not a priority for them, not a productive pastime. I will wonder why they didn't vote with their feet on any number of other occasions, such as the mid 90's, and the dawn of the new millennium. I will be grateful that they didn't, even though they were getting towelled by more politically-active competitors.

Ford, to me, have seldom been fearful of making the "unpopular" calls, if it was necessary to do so. They gave fair warning that the end of local production was nigh, even when their most visible rival lied publicly about it in their condemnation of Ford.

I will continue to revere Ford for as long as they build quality cars somewhere in the world, and offer me the opportunity to purchase and drive them, whether it's something akin to the Lasers I've owned, or the myriad Falcons, or even the old Courier I'm chugging around in now. All were good cars for their intended purpose, all served me faithfully and reliably. All were Fords.
 

DJRMAD

New member
I dont think it will be a permanent decision. They are about to put off another few hundred workers in Melbourne when production stops, its not a good look to be unloading their staff and spending millions on motorsport. I think after the dust has settled once production has stopped, and we all get used to the imported Mustangs etc they will jump back on board to promote their latest models
 

79maq

New member
A mate just texted and said djr facebook just made a post and all it said was Zoooooooommmmmm.
Mazda in the pipeline?
 

Poita

Administrator
Mazda.... I wonder what they expect to get out of V8 Supercars, I was still leaning towards Toyota as Penske has a major alliance with them in the USA.
 

TS-50

New member
my recognition and affection for Ford predates my first memories of motorsport. I loved my Fords before Dick Johnson had ever driven one. I loved my Fords when Ford binned the Cleveland V8. I loved my Fords when the only Blue Oval touring cars racing in the ATCC were foreign models never sold here. I loved my Fords when Ford refused to support or acknowledge motor racing... in 1974, and again in 1978. I loved my Fords when James Warburton was a zitty wanker with little more on his mind than trying to get laid.

Ford as a company will outlast James Warburton as the dodgy leader of a shonky category which uses marginalisation, sycophantism and exclusion to maintain the illusion of supremacy as a leading and relevant motor racing category.

I will revere Ford while they publicly acknowledge that throwing their marketing money into V8Supercars is not a priority for them, not a productive pastime. I will wonder why they didn't vote with their feet on any number of other occasions, such as the mid 90's, and the dawn of the new millennium. I will be grateful that they didn't, even though they were getting towelled by more politically-active competitors.

Ford, to me, have seldom been fearful of making the "unpopular" calls, if it was necessary to do so. They gave fair warning that the end of local production was nigh, even when their most visible rival lied publicly about it in their condemnation of Ford.

I will continue to revere Ford for as long as they build quality cars somewhere in the world, and offer me the opportunity to purchase and drive them, whether it's something akin to the Lasers I've owned, or the myriad Falcons, or even the old Courier I'm chugging around in now. All were good cars for their intended purpose, all served me faithfully and reliably. All were Fords.

Well said Henry, . . .

[bw]
 

DJR-XR8

New member
I can already see Dick and Roger on flying to Detroit on Penskes private jet, There will be some funding from Ford Racing (Global) im assuming.
Who is going to knock back 2 grey headed blokes with a great racing history in the USA and Australia.
 

Racin Jason

New member
I can already see Dick and Roger on flying to Detroit on Penskes private jet, There will be some funding from Ford Racing (Global) im assuming.
Who is going to knock back 2 grey headed blokes with a great racing history in the USA and Australia.
I hope you are right!
 

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