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Ford Fal­con work­force has been cel­e­brated and saluted in a unique art­work based on the car that was once Aus­tralia’s favourite. A to­tal of 380 company em­ploy­ees were pho­tographed for an in­stal­la­tion that sees their pic­tures plas­tered over a Fal­con body.

The Fal­con Art Car was cre­ated by Peter Wat­son, a se­nior clay mod­eler in the de­sign stu­dio at Ford, who worked for four months on the in­no­va­tive project.

It was even­tu­ally trans­ferred to a pair of ‘body-in-whites’ at the You Yangs prov­ing ground. “Oth­er­wise, they would have been scrapped,” says Wat­son. The Fal­con Art Car was dis­played in Mel­bourne dur­ing Oc­to­ber, at the first pub­lic show­ing of the Fal­con XR8, and is ex­pected to con­tinue its run at a num­ber of art shows. He says his in­spi­ra­tion for the project was ob­vi­ous. “I wanted to show the faces be­hind the Fal­con. I thought it would be a fit­ting cel­e­bra­tion piece to all the per­son­nel who lit­er­ally bolt the car to­gether on the pro­duc­tion line. The big­gest chal­lenge was try­ing to do jus­tice to ev­ery worker who vol­un­teered to be part of the project.”

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