Since we’re approaching its 60th anniversary, this is a good time to take a look at one of the most successful British engines ever produced. The Ford Kent made its first appearance in 1959, was still in production (though by now substantially modified) as late as 2002 and appeared in an enormous number of models created not just by Ford but also by many smaller manufacturers. And that’s just the road cars. The Kent was – and still is – used widely in motorsport, and was an important part of one of the world’s most significant race series.