The Ford Cortina celebrated at Goodwood Revival

 

Over the weekend, the Goodwood Revival event took place with historical cars from across the world being exhibited in the popular and fantastically large car show.

This year, the fantastic car show celebrated what was once one of the most popular Ford cars for sale: The Ford Cortina. The vehicle was, for 10 of its 20 years in production, the most popular and best selling British car, and became one of the foundations for the blue oval's family car range.

The festival celebrated the Cortina's 50th anniversary with a display of some of the rarest models at the Earl's Court exhibition. A total of over 2.8 million Cortinas were sold at Ford car dealers, with the vehicle first introduced in 1962.

Not only was the Ford car a favourite with families during the 60s and 70s, it also scooped plenty of racing awards, including winning the British Saloon Car Rally in 1964, driven by Formula 1 world champion, Jim Clark.

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