RIP Harry Calton

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RIP Harry Calton

Post by Steve Saxty » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:45 pm

A little bit of sad news to report. Harry Calton, the former Ford of Britain press officer, passed away today. You may not know the name but he was behind the launches of the Capri and many of the now-classic Ford, RS and XR cars during the 70s & 80s. Ford’s PR was the best in the business thanks to Walter Hayes and Harry. I had the privilege of him writing up his recollections just two months ago for my book which I’ll share here.

RIP Harry; Ford, and especially Capri enthusiasts, owe you one.

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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:32 pm

Sorry to hear that Steve .
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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by nigecapri » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:39 pm

Someone who lived a full, and it seems exciting life and who excelled in his field. A role model for all!

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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by andyd » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:42 am

Sad news.

Grateful he was involved with some cars that I have owned.

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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:50 am

Very sad news indeed Steve :(
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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:12 pm

Very sad news indeed. Legacy can be a word that is often misused but not in this case. I have attached the below from a YouTube clip 1.06 in.

https://youtu.be/nWuvQK5Gq50

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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by andyd » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:33 pm

ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Very sad news indeed. Legacy can be a word that is often misused but not in this case. I have attached the below from a YouTube clip 1.06 in.

https://youtu.be/nWuvQK5Gq50
Thanks for the link Mark.

Yes I remember him from this programme 'Capri 4 Me' :cheers:

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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:25 pm

Watching this video he seemed like a nice charismatic person to know. Passionate about what he did. Sorry to hear this sad news Steve.

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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by ESSEXV6ESSEX » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:57 pm

andyd wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:33 pm
ESSEXV6ESSEX wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Very sad news indeed. Legacy can be a word that is often misused but not in this case. I have attached the below from a YouTube clip 1.06 in.

https://youtu.be/nWuvQK5Gq50
Thanks for the link Mark.

Yes I remember him from this programme 'Capri 4 Me' :cheers:
No problem, yeah that's it. Seems a bloody long time ago now.

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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by Brooksy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Just read this thread. Sad news indeed. RIP Harry.
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Re: RIP Harry Calton

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:00 am

What is it with the 70s and driving on loose surfaces? Bodie and Doyle and Reagan used to constantly find rocky areas of waste ground to have chases on.
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