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M-Sport crews – Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, and Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja – will sport special number plates throughout the 2017 season. The Frenchmen's #ford #fiestawrc will carry WRT 1 while the Estonians will take to the wheel of WRT 2. The number plates have been loaned to the team by W R Tullock and Sons Limited – the longest established #ford Dealer in Scotland. A fifth generation company steeped in motoring history, W R Tullock and Sons was founded in 1901 when William Reid Tullock returned to his home in Orkney following 17 years in America. During his time in the USA, William met Henry #ford and from that first meeting the Tullock family's loyalty to the #ford brand began. It is even recorded that after crossing the Atlantic en-route to London in 1915, Henry #ford anchored in Kirkwall Bay where William was requested to come on board and renew their friendship. Since its foundation, the company has remained independent and in family ownership. Managed through the generations, William past ownership onto his two sons, David T Tullock (Theo) and Robert P H Tullock. Theo's son Robert T Tullock was next in line, followed by his two sons, David R Tullock and Duncan A Tullock. Today, David's son Warren R Tullock continues the tradition. Keen to continue his family's loyalty to the Blue Oval, it was Warren who offered the two number plates to M-Sport's lead drivers for the 2017 FIA World #rally Championship. Inviting both David and Warren to the Autosport International Show in Birmingham earlier this month, they were able to get up close and personal with the car that will carry their iconic number plates throughout a new era of world rallying – the Ecoboost-powered #ford #fiestawrc.
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