Traction for Sale – the Story of Ferguson Formula Four-wheel Drive

Bill Munro and Pat Turner

The Ferguson Formula for all-wheel control, to give the technology its full title had been under continuous development for a quarter of a century by Harry Ferguson Research, before the Audi quattro made the world sit up and take notice of the benefits of full-time four-wheel drive. Then, almost every maker wanted to build a car with full-time four-wheel drive and there was only one technology, the Ferguson Formula that was available as an off the shelf solution. Even the giants in the field - Land Rover, Jeep and, later, Audi themselves came to adopt it.
Traction for Sale tells the story of Ferguson Formula four-wheel drive in its application in all automotive fields, from its inception in the late 1930s to 1994, when FF Developments, the company formed in 1971 to develop it was absorbed by Ricardo Plc.

Features include

  • The stories of the three men behind it all - Fred Dixon, Tony Rolt and Harry Ferguson
  • Full development details of all the Research Cars
  • The background story of the Jensen FF
  • Development of the Ford Capri, police Zephyrs, Sierra and Escort 4x4s
  • Ferguson Formula in motor sport, including Formula 1, Indianapolis, Group B and Group A rallying and the British Hill Climb Championship
  • Production vehicles of the 1980s equipped with the Ferguson Formula
  • Technical specifications of each Harry Ferguson car made
  • All Harry Ferguson Research and FF Developments projects listed with project numbers

Hardback, 298pp | Full colour, illustrated | 276 x 219 x 26mm | 248pp
Cover price £54.99 | ISBN 9780993101861

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Website sale price £39.99 including FREE postage to UK and Europe

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