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Chris Evans flags off ten-car line-up to mark Ford's centenary

Chris Evans flags off ten-car line-up to mark Ford's centenary

Ford kicked off its 100 years in Britain celebrations yesterday (August 17th) with DJ Chris Evans flagging off a line up of vehicles spanning the last century.

Ten cars from past and present were assembled on Tower Bridge in London and will travel to a number of destinations around the UK over the next month as part of the firm's Ford Centenary Tour.

BBC Radio2 DJ and car enthusiast Evans saw the cars embark on their journey, which has been organised to mark 100 years of Ford in Britain and highlight the company's future plans.

"I'm delighted to be part of Ford UK's centenary celebrations. As with so many people, I have many fond memories of Ford cars. In fact as we speak, I'm actively having a snoop around for a classic Ford Escort Mexico to stick in my garage," he commented.

Andy Barratt, Ford of Britain sales director, added: "2011 is a significant landmark for Ford of Britain. We have an extraordinary heritage to celebrate and an exciting and innovative future ahead."

Posted by Sebastian Turkenburg
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