Is this a cheat ? No, we don’t think so. The original building, set up by Ford on the Great West Road in Brentford, was known as Lincoln Cars for it was the import centre for Lincolns and Fords imported from Canada in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Progressively it then became the centre for the press car fleet, and for some private export/home deliveries, too. When Ford’s motorsport activities built up in the 1950s — and on until 1963 — all the works cars, mainly Zephyrs, Zodiacs and Anglias — were prepared there, and run by Bill Barnett’s tiny operation. Over the years too, stunt and record cars such as the Race-toCape-Town Cortina, and the Roundthe-World-in-40-Days Corsair, were all built there. This ended when Boreham opened up in 1963.