Ford's Dagenham factory is one of the key centres of car-making in Britain. For 60 years, it has been known for mass-producing a series of popular cars that have earned it a distinctive place in British motoring history. The factory also dominates the economic and working life of the Dagenham area. David Burgess-Wise's illustrated story gives a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the techniques of automotive design and engineering at Dagenham. He tells the story of the fluctuating fortunes of the company and provides a revealing account of the relationship between Dagenham and the American headquarters of Ford at Dearborn. His book is a fascinating record of car production techniques and processes at Ford as they have evolved over the years, and it offers an intimate portrait of the people who have worked at Dagenham, and depended on it for their livelihood, for generations.
DAVID BURGESS-WISE is a distinguished motoring historian and author with a special connection with Ford and Dagenham. He joined the company's award-winning magazine Ford Times in 1972 and later worked in Ford's British and European press offices. He is well known for his writings in Automobile Quarterly, Autocar and the Daily Telegraph. He has written many books on the automotive industry.