Cortina: The Story of Ford’s Best-Seller £27.50
This book was first published in 1998, but has now been reissued by Veloce. It’s been a long wait for what is a work of genuine quality – no wonder we’ve seen previous editions for sale for far more than this 2017 version retails for. As far as we can tell, there have been no updates to the content, but that doesn’t really matter in this case because we’d go so far as to call it the definitive history of the Ford Cortina.
All marks of Ford’s family favourite are covered, and with a level of depth that demonstrates Robson’s conscientious research. This book leaves few questions unanswered, because it contains a wealth of information laid out in an easyto-read format and quotes from significant people give it a tone of authority. The Lotus variants and motorsport are also explored, and the appendices are packed with additional juicy data.
The 180 pictures are mainly black and white, which does betray the book’s 1990s’ origins, but there is a colour section in the centre. No Ford enthusiast should be without it. Richard Gunn