Eric Waples, Albion Park, NSW

Those with long memories will remember the frequency of some of Ford Australia’s on-again, off-again policies, particularly where motorsport was concerned. In contrast to Holden, Ford’s image seemed to take a hit every time it withdrew support from something.

Ironically, this hasn’t terminally damaged the company.

Similar to what Ford did in the US in 1964, it has released a Mustang in this country before any fully engineered righthand- drive rival has even been conceived! At times, FoMoCo appears to be at one with the highroller who has just laid a royal flush on the green baize.