Welcome to Fordthorne Ford Fordthorne is first for Ford in Cardiff. Fordthorne holds the Ford Main Dealer Franchise for the West of Cardiff, including the towns of Penarth, Barry and parts of the Vale of Glamorgan. It is a successor to the original Ford Franchise holder in Cardiff, which was established in 1922. The company has won numerous 'Customer Satisfaction' awards from Ford Motor Company and we are proud to be national award winners nine times. Winners of nine prestigious Customer Satisfaction awards from Ford Motor Company and we are proud to be national award winners for customer care.