Amidst the grand modern warehouses that are prominent across the 475 acres of Ford Motors iconic plant at Dadgenham, London, there exists an 80-year-old unassuming-looking brick building covered by a tin roof, tucked away from the unsuspecting eyes. This building holds a staggering collection of the most sought after Ford cars in the company’s history, a total of 117 cars from the Ford Heritage Collection. Open to only a select few, this is a workshop that keeps the Ford Heritage Collection ready as a fleet of media drive cars while at the same time acting as the showcase of more than 100 years of Ford’s history in motion.
Thus getting a chance to witness such legendary cars in real time and to get an opportunity to present them the world is something everyone among us would feel privileged and this is exactly what happened to Oli Woodman. A journalist by profession, Bristol based Oli Woodman is a passionate petrolhead devoted towards the world of automobiles and talks to the world through his blog RevMatch.me while also being an integral part of one of the world’s most popular cycling websites, of which he is the longest serving member. Oli’s blog presents itself with a great dose of photo heavy content about the world’s most interesting cars and events. Thus, naturally when Oli got an invitation from Ford to visit their Ford Heritage Collection workshop that celebrated Ford’s GT cars throughout the ages, Oli was thrilled and the pictures by him which you see here are a perfect showcase of the immense importance and the incredible awesomeness of this Ford Heritage Collection.
Essentially, a part of the build up by Ford regarding the upcoming 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, in which ford is participating with their brand new 2016 Ford GT Le Mans powered by a twin turbo-charged V6 EcoBoost engine in hopes to recreate the legend that was the original Ford GT and to re-write the history it created. However, the Ford Heritage Collection is much more than a collection of just the iconic Ford GT cars, but is also a collection of cars that are brilliantly original and meticulously maintained and shockingly original, many of which are chassis #01 cars along with many ‘last off the line’ models and with some of the most historically significant race cars to wear the Ford Badge with pride. The Ford Heritage Collection also consists of ultra rare cars like a Ford GT70 which is among the only six examples ever produced.
As Ford prepares to return to Le Mans with its stunning tech-laden 2016 Ford GT Le Mans, it is high time we drool over this immensely impressive Ford heritage Collection. For more information on the same, you can visit Oli’s blog RevMatch.me which has a rather interesting tagline, or you can catch up with him though Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While you are at it, don’t forget to let us know your views on this staggering collection of historical cars wearing the blue oval at the Ford Heritage Collection in the comments section below.