An affectionate slang term used in Australia for Ford motor vehicles, and also for the Ford company itself.

A car seen driving along the road might be called "a Blue Oval", while someone talking about Ford might refer to the brand as "the Blue Oval".

Obviously, the name comes from the Ford logo which is a blue oval approximatelly two-and-three-quarter times as wide as it is high with 'Ford' written on it in rather nice cursive font. Strangely enough, there seems no similiar slang term for Holdens (Lion holding a ball/driver's helmet?), even though they probably outweigh Ford cars in terms of being Australian.

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