Ford Falcon

CSIRO & Deakin University team up for carbon manufacturing

Feb 21, 2017

With Ford having already ceased production last October, and Holden, Toyota set to do the same a year on, the Australian motor-manufacturing industry is by-and-large condemned for the scrapheap. That hasn’t stopped the vast supplier...

NSW Police offended by Grand Theft Auto mod (video)

Feb 20, 2017

A mod for the computer version of Grand Theft Auto has caused hysteria and furrowed eyebrows among mainstream media and senior ministers. The mod sees the familiar boys-in-blue patrolling San Andreas, faithfully copied in digital...

Ford Australia gets increased investment for global R&D

Dec 23, 2016

Ford will be increasing its expenditure for its Australian-based Asia Pacific Vehicle Development Centre by 50 per cent to $450 million starting next year. The move is a bit of good news after true blue...

Last Ford Falcons sold at auction, Sprint fetches over $120,000

Oct 15, 2016

The final Ford Falcon FG X models have been sold at auction, with the highest bid going to the XR6 Sprint special edition. Ford’s last-ever Falcon models rolled off the production line last week. Although...

Top 10 TV & movie scenes featuring a Ford Falcon

Oct 10, 2016

  In its 56-year career, the Ford Falcon became a cultural icon for many obvious reasons before local production sadly came to an end last Friday. The Falcon was the taxi of choice for decades...

Ford Australia signs off auto manufacturing after 91 years

Oct 07, 2016

A poignant moment in Australia’s manufacturing history as the last ever Ford Falcon completes production, drawing the Broadmeadows and Geelong manufacturing facilities to a halt for the first time in 57 and 91 years, respectively....

Last Ford Falcon & Territory roll closer to extinction

Oct 07, 2016

Another image of the final ever Ford Falcon has emerged on a Facebook fan page, joined ominously by its Territory SUV brother. The final cars will apparently finish assembly by 9:30am Friday morning, October 7....

Ford Falcon production comes to end, last to be sold at auction

Oct 05, 2016

The fate of the final Australian-built Falcons and Territorys has been revealed by the company, with two charitable initiatives benefiting from an auction of the last saleable models. The very last examples of Falcon, Falcon...

Ford Australia produces last I6 & V8 engines

Sep 26, 2016

Pictures of the last 5.0-litre ‘Miami’ supercharged V8 and last ‘Barra’ 4.0-litre inline six ever to be built at Ford’s Geelong plant are circulating social media, ahead of the planned October 7 shutdown date. This...

Saying goodbye to LPG with Falcon/Commodore – why isn’t it a popular fuel?

Sep 15, 2016

LPG is a locally-sourced fuel which is dwindling into insignificance now that the abolition of government incentives and subsidies has condemned it to sales extinction. A cursory look over the sales charts reveals total LPG...

Last ever Ford Falcon ute rolls off the production line

Jul 30, 2016

The last-ever Ford Falcon ute has rolled off the production line, some two months before overall Falcon production comes to an end, forever. Manufacturing at the Broadmeadows factory near Melbourne, Victoria, will cease on October...

Election 2016: What lies ahead for the Australian auto sector?

Jun 29, 2016

The 2016 Australian election result is less than a week away. One area which hasn’t received much coverage is the automotive industry, and its component supplier sectors. Could this be because the public by-and-large accepts...