on 30 August 2003
Ford have often been the backbone of touring car competition in Europe - everything from the Zephyr to the Mondeo via assorted Anglias, Capris, Taunuses, Escorts, Sierras and Fiestas have turned up on the circuits, plus an assortment of Americana including Galaxies and Falcons...
Robson tells the story of the cars and the people crisply enough and has unearthed some very good photos, but this doesn't really hang together as a book for me - the relationship between the different racing programmes and the degree of tacit or overt works support some of them enjoyed isn't made particularly clear, and there isn't really a clear narrative thread running through the story.
There are really two four-star books in here struggling to get out - one of them covering the 60s to the early 80s (up to the end of the Capri in international competition) and another up to the present day with the Sierra and Mondeo. Both stories need more room to breathe.