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A short history of Aussie Olympic cars

With the games of the 32nd Olympiad in Tokyo upon us, and with Brisbane confirmed this week as the host city of the 35th Olympiad, it’s timely to look back on a couple of Aussie-built cars with an Olympics theme. First on track (ha!) is the Ford Falcon Olympic Classic which, in Ford’s own words back in the day, “It doesn’t matter how good you are...

How the humble Falcon ute became a Ford Ranchero

We love uncovering stories of little known Aussie exports. Last month, we discovered how the HQ Holden ute served time in South Africa as a rebadged Chevrolet El Camino. South Africa’s love affair with utes is almost as fervent as ours. Utes, or Bakkies as they are called in the Rainbow Nation, enjoy a dominant position on new car sales chart, much like they do here in Oz...

Australian Modern Classic: 1974 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop

It's our annual look back at an Aussie Classic, and this time we focus on one of the best looking cars ever built in this country - a 1974 XB GT Falcon Hardtop.

Rusty's Garage celebrates milestone with Eric Bana

Renowned broadcaster Greg ‘Rusty’ Rust celebrates a milestone with the release of his 50th Rusty’s Garage podcast. The wildly successful automotive and motorsport themed podcast has racked up over three million downloads since launching in 2018, Rust’s blend of knowledge and his warm and unassuming interview style hallmarks of its success...

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Ford Falcon Videos

Tested: the Holy Grail of Ford Falcons

The mighty Falcon GTHO has risen from the ashes, two years after the closure of the Ford factory - except the people who built this car can’t call it a GTHO, because it was never an official program.

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Review: A fond farewell?

Read the full article here. So, this is goodbye. The Ford Falcon – an Australian icon with a history dating back than 65 years – is no more. With Ford’s Australian manufacturing having shut down on Friday October 7, 2016 – after having started up on Thursday August 20, 1959 – the Falcon nameplate, one of the longest running badges in the world, has also had its day...

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint Review — Exhaust note and burnout

Read the article here. It's the final Ford Falcon ever. The Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint are final, special edition models that produce 370kW and 400kW of power respectively during overboost. In this video we take them for a quick drive and you can hear the engine and exhaust note of the mighty XR8 Sprint...

Mad Max Interceptor - sights and sounds from the build project

Read the article here. The last of the V8 Interceptors. "She sucks nitro... with Phase 4 heads! 600 horsepower through the wheels! She's meanness set to music and the bitch is born to run!" James shares some photos and videos in a build diary of his Mad Max Interceptor build project...

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Ford Falcon Comparisons

Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze

When reader Cammie emailed us with a simple question — should I buy a big or small car for country driving? — we knew that there was an opportunity to prove or dispel the myth of how well a small car performs on country roads in comparison to a big car...

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute v Holden Ute SS V Redline : Comparison review

Ford and Holden. Good start. Ford and Holden utes, at the beach. Getting even better...

Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review

History dictates that (power) wars don’t end in draws. When the Ford Falcon XR8 arrived in 1992 it made an identical 165kW of power to the Holden Commodore SS and with 388Nm of torque listed a crucial 3Nm ahead. From either side of the trenches the two 5.0-litre engines threw grenades until Holden used Yank weaponry in 1999 with the 220kW 5...

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Ford Falcon News

Most valuable Australian-made road car? 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III discovered with 12,800 original miles

This could be the most valuable Australian-made road car to date, except there is just one catch. It’s not for sale, so its price for now is anyone’s guess. A restored 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III set an auction record earlier this year after being bought by a Sydney art collector for $1.15 million...

Found after all these years! The stolen Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III in this iconic photo

The 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III at the centre of one of the most famous photos ever taken of an Australian muscle car has reportedly been found decades after it was stolen and cut up for parts. And the car enthusiast who in 2015 stumbled on the remains dumped decades earlier on a property in rural NSW says he wants to piece it back together...

Unearthed: Last one-owner 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III in existence

EXCLUSIVE When a scruffy 20-year-old turned up to a Perth Ford showroom to kick the tyres on a brand-new 1971 Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III, the dealer refused to let him test drive it. Instead, Mike – then an apprentice chef – was given a test ride from the passenger seat...

Last Ford Falcon ESP V8 with just 60km on the clock pulls $355,000 at auction

The last Ford Falcon ESP V8 built in Australia – which had just 60km on the clock and was kept by a Queensland dealership for almost 40 years – has been sold in as-new condition for $355,000 in a Grays Online auction overnight. The hammer fell at $354,759, not including the additional 7.5 per cent auction fee charged to the buyer...

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Ford Falcon Owner Reviews

2003 Ford Falcon XR6 review

NOTE: Stock image used as non provided by the writer The Falcon was bought as a cheap daily driver, upgrading from a 2009 diesel Astra. Originally purchased as a temporary car, while my classic car is being restored and upgraded, the missus has since decided that we should keep the BA Falcon and sell her Astra instead...

2005 Ford Falcon XR6 review

I see myself as a Holden fan, even with the brand in its current state. My daily is a VZ Calais and I love it. Yet when I sat behind the wheel of my mates Falcon and took it for a three hour spin around town and up the highway, I was impressed. I'm not saying the Falcon is a bad car, because it's not...

2002 Ford Falcon XR8 review

“Car broken down on the King Street on ramp causing traffic build up” was what I heard as I was swearing under my breath while I climbed into the other car to rescue my poor stranded wife who had a clutch issue in the (un)trusty old EL GLi back in 2009. "That’s it, one more breakdown from that heap of junk and I’m buying a newer car...

2013 Ford Falcon XR6T review

My partner's car, when we met, was an XR6 Turbo ute and it was an absolute weapon! Unfortunately circumstances meant it had to be sold, but we've both missed that car terribly over the past 5 years. Due to the increasing prices of Australian performance cars that are in good condition, I started looking into possibly getting an XR6 Turbo sedan and found this blue beauty in Adelaide...

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