Ford fans frolic at Silverstone
More than 18,000 fans and 4,000 club cars packed into Silverstone at the biggest Ford event in Great Britain recently.
Now in its 31st year, Ford Fair continues to be the ‘must attend’ event for anyone involved in the Ford scene, and this year it was as lively as ever, with scores of features to keep fans of the Blue Oval enthralled.
Among them were a Masterclass and Demo show with renowned stunt driver, Paul Swift, where a few selected winners got to learn how to do a J-turn in the Live Action Arena. The show also saw track laps from some of Britain’s fastest Fords.
One winner also got the chance to go out on track with BTCC driver Aron Smith, behind the wheel of Auto Specialists’ time attack Mk3 Focus RS.
Event spokesman, Phil Weeden, said: “Yet again, Ford Fair proved itself to be the most popular and unmissable event in the Fordcalendar, with great attendance and some fine cars on display, from modified moderns to cosseted classics. There’s so much variety in the Ford scene, and this is the show that brings all that variety together.”
That variety was never more apparent than among the event’s prize winners. The Top club Stand award went to Fiesta Red & Black, with an astonishing 41 cars on display, while the best wheels award went to Paul Linfoot for his ex-Graham Goode BTCC Sierra Cosworth. Ben Walker’s Ford Fiesta won the Show and Shine, while the ‘Homebuilt Heroes’ award went to Danny Vincent for his Anglia 100E.
After the success of Ford Fair, fans of the Blue Oval will be delighted to know that there’s still one more major event in the Ford calendar for 2016, with Ford Fest taking place at Santa Pod, Beds, on 18 September.