Ford of Britain in Its 100th Anniversary Year
Ford during the War years - from automobiles to airplane engines. Seventy years ago Ford's attention was not on style, cost and drivability but the potential invasion by wartime enemies at the height of their power. At the request of the government Ford opened a factory at Urmston, Manchester to produce Rolls-Royce Merlin aero engines. Ford's exacting standards meant that over 30,000 engines, like those featured in this week's image of the week, were built with every one passing the RAF's stringent acceptance tests.