Craig Polkinghorne, Tingalpa, Qld

REGARDING the public misconception of the impending Ford/Holden shutdowns (Editor’s letter, October), I had a similar experience recently talking to my neighbour. I often speak to him about cars and was staggered when he said, ‘Yeah, it’s a shame Ford are packing up and leaving’. This guy actually has some interest in cars and genuinely believed Ford was closing for business in Australia lock, stock and barrel. Like Glenn Butler, at that moment I thought, ‘Man, they have some work to do’.