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    English Classic cars in the USA


    Look at that Mk1....holding its own...........



    E-Type...............





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    More cool pics Bob. On a roll today. Just wondering if the Tasca Ford dealership is linked to the Tasca family who are still drag racing today. Also just noticed the Yorba Linda sign in the second pic. Home to John Force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S&K Kev View Post
    More cool pics Bob. On a roll today. Just wondering if the Tasca Ford dealership is linked to the Tasca family who are still drag racing today. Also just noticed the Yorba Linda sign in the second pic. Home to John Force.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S&K Kev View Post
    More cool pics Bob. On a roll today. Just wondering if the Tasca Ford dealership is linked to the Tasca family who are still drag racing today. .
    It is

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    mk1's rule, saw one in santa cruz in 1989 when i was on holiday, did not expect that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&K Kev View Post
    More cool pics Bob. On a roll today. Just wondering if the Tasca Ford dealership is linked to the Tasca family who are still drag racing today. Also just noticed the Yorba Linda sign in the second pic. Home to John Force.
    Tasca Ford was undoubtedly the prominent dealer in Ford Racing history. The original Tasca Ford dealership site at 777 Taunton Avenue in East Providence, Rhode Island opened in 1953. Master salesman Bob Tasca quickly made it the number Ford dealer in the country. Tasca fielded it's own successful drag racing team throughout 60's, employing driver Bill Lawton. Tasca was leading performance dealer, and Bob Tasca was instrumental in the creation of the 428 Cobra Jet Mustang. At the urging of Lee Iacocca, Tasca sold his Ford dealership in 1971 and opened a Lincoln-Mercury store just down the road in Seekonk, Massachusetts. The former Tasca Ford store became Fournier Ford, which operated until 1994. Tasca then repurchased the closed dealership and quickly reopened Tasca Ford, which remains open in 2008. Bob Tasca was instrumental in bringing Ford and John Force together in 2000, and Tasca Ford is currently one of the many sponsors on Force's fleet of Mustang funny cars. In 2008 Bob's grandson, Bob Tasca III, entered the NHRA Nitro funny car series with a GT500 Mustang sponsored by Ford Motor Co.




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    Back when I tested at the now built-over Riverside Raceway in the '80s we used to drive in from the race shop in Huntingdon Beach. On the way we used to listen to a local radio station which took the pi55 out of Yorba Linda all the time, they used to read the news and then have a special dumbed down news for Yorba Linda and now it's one of the richest places in California.

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    Its surprising just how many "normal" British saloon cars were sold in the US up to the 70's. Ford Anglias, Cortinas mk 1 & 2, Triumph 2000 mk1, Morris Marina (badged as an Austin), Austin 1100 (Austin America), Rover SD1, Vauxhall Viva and mk2 Astra etc, etc. The problem was that they weren't cheap compared to US and Japanese offerings and they usually fell to bits very quickly.........

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    ......and the Hillman Avenger badged as a Plymouth Cricket. We really did sell them a load of rubbish.

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    It wasn't just British cars though. What about the Dodge omni- a French designed Talbot Horizon in all but name and the AMC Alliance that was a thinly disguised Renault 9. You can't blame the Europeans entirely though as the Americans were quite capable of producing ****e cars of their own in the 70s.

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