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 Post subject: Ford reduces support of some V8 Supercars Teams
Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:08 am 
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Ford have decided to reduce it's support of some V8 teams next year due to poor sales of falcons.
They are only going to support Ford Performance Racing & Stone Brothers Racing. Triple 8 Racing, Britek Racing & DJR all be dumped of support next season. I guess in the case of Johnson, being loyal to Ford for the last thirty years including having to get Fords from the U.K (Seirra Cosworth RS500s) after Ford Australia pulled out of racing altogether doesn't count. Johnson is quoted in todays Daily Telegraph
"We'll see where it goes from here, I need a bit of time to think about things. I see no reason to stop being a Ford person"

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:53 pm 
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i hope he doesnt go to the red side... couldnt see that happening!... bit of a kick in the teeth for him!!!! suppose it has to happen to ensure the continued operation considering falling sales and profitability...

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:24 pm 
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It's a little premature of them considering the new model has just been released, but with fuel prices i guess all manufacturers are going to suffer in the large car market from here on.
It doesn't surprise me though, Ford have basically dumped customer service in favour of profits, so why not dump their race teams.
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 Post subject: Ford shows no loyalty
Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:29 pm 
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do not be surprised if you see Triple 8 and Lowndes driving commodores next year.

Ford, you should be ashamed.
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Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:58 am 
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Real sad news. I've been a huge fan of d**k Johnsons' especially. He was absolutely gutted with the news. You'd think Ford would have a little bit of loyalty.
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Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:05 pm 
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Those orders would have come from above. I bet you there are a lot of gutted Ford staff too, especially the ones that had the give the teams the news.
Imagine being the one to have tell d**k Johnson that news...
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Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:17 pm 
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Those orders would have come from above. I bet you there are a lot of gutted Ford staff too, especially the ones that had the give the teams the news.
Imagine being the one to have tell d**k Johnson that news...


Ford released the news to the press BEFORE they told d**k Johnson.

d**k only found out when a journalist asked him what his feelings were about Ford cutting his funding in 2009. d**k said... "What?!"
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Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:47 pm 
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ok I agree thats wrong!
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 Post subject: Re: Ford shows no loyalty
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:44 pm 
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xr6digga wrote:
do not be surprised if you see Triple 8 and Lowndes driving commodores next year.

Ford, you should be ashamed.
Lowndes is a Ford contracted driver so he wont be driving a Holden next year.

 

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