Focus's Red Carpet Treatment
Despite its conservative looks, Ford made the all-new Focus a catwalk star ahead of its showroom launch last weekend. Bosses hailed the arrival of the first customer car - hence the 001 number plates in our picture - as it rolled down the red carpet in London's Berkeley Square.
Managing director Paul Thomas and Roger Putnam, the chairman of Ford of Britain, greeted the 1.6-litre Zetec five-door. This variant is tipped to take nearly a quarter of sales.
Thomas said: "Thirty years ago, Ford invented the family car sector with the Escort. We then redefined it with the original Focus. The new model is vitally important."
My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.
My next Ford.....