Lost negatives

Finding new pictures of Ford Transit vans is not always easy, with over 10,000 in the archive it is not often I come across a new one and when I do come across a picture or two they are always only a variation on a theme rather that a completely new picture. However when speaking to Ford at their head office back in April 2013 when I told them I was going to write a book about " fifty years of the Transit " I was told there was a room full of 40 year old photo's that had been found and they kindly offered me a trip round the room and exclusive use of the picture's. The amazing treasure trove of stuff that was in the room on the third floor of their head office was just outstanding to say the least. Out of the thousands of negatives located at Warley are some real rarities that have not been used before in any publications but I was allowed to use them in my book which was fantastic.  In time I will post them on the website but here is a taster for you to look at.

There will be more to follow.