...The year is 1980, and so it begins. I had an interest in cars and engines from an early age. My neighbour raced bangers and my weekends were spent with him striping out cars, ready for the next race. Just after passing my car test in 1980, I was driving around in a Ford 100e dreaming of a new ride and whilst walking the family dog I became aware of a strange car in a back garden nearby.
Several weeks later the owner was there. “What is it”? I asked...
...So, a few weeks later I was the proud owner of a 1971 1.6L LHD Ford Taunus Coupe. It was hand painted in red oxide, much to my Dads disgust. This is the car I have most memories of and, when I joined Facebook a few years ago, it was also the car that my old friends (far and wide) remembered. I just had to own another one.
A friend, Ian T. pointed me in the direction of the FTC-GB Club page. Within the Group, a guy called Ebo pointed me in the direction of Steff - who had some Taunus for sale in Holland. After a fruitless search for my old car (I still live in hope), I decided Holland was the place to go.