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Old 08-15-2012, 09:12 AM
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Default Read an Interview with Dick Smith from 1982

Dave Smith posted this over on Facebook and the FFR website and I thought I'd post it on the forum for all of you to read.

"I just returned from two weeks of vacation and while I was away “sharpening the ax”, I had some time to think of all the great people who have had a positive effect on Factory Five.

Above: Factory Five Nationals 2002, Sonoma, CA – Infineon Raceway. Heather Smith, Dick Smith, and Factory Five President Dave Smith.

One of those people is Dick Smith, who was a personal hero of mine and a good friend of the company. I found this old article in Super Fords magazine with a cool interview from the man who owned and drove the “Worlds Fastest Cobra”, the car that is the inspiration behind the FFR Mk4 roadster. It’s from 1982 and Super Fords Magazine is out of print so I figure its OK to just post it here.

Here’s a reprint of an interview with Dick Smith dating back over 25 years. It’s a great read, and gave us some fresh insights into our friend and hero, Dick Smith.

Godspeed Dick, we all miss you and thanks for all the help!
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:14 PM
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thank you, great reading
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:20 PM
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Thanks for posting the article, Dave. I never had the opportunity to meet Dick, but I did get to see his car being run at the London Cobra Show last year. It's still a BEAST and very capable.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:38 AM
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I found that a member asked same question in this forum some months ago.

Pls use search box to find this questions with comments
If you want to get more materials that related to this topic, you can visit: Ford Motor interview questions

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