The Hamp­shire STOC strut their stuff on the rolling road...

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W hen win­ter hits the UK the show scene slows down, but with such an en­thu­si­as­tic fol­low­ing the Blue Oval scene doesn’t hi­ber­nate over the colder months! In­stead we move in­side and out of the rain!

Which is what the guys and gals at the Hamp­shire STs group did re­cently, with a meet held at Devil De­vel­op­ments.

The colder tem­per­a­tures were per­fect for own­ers want­ing to strap their cars on the dyno for a quick power run – re­mem­ber colder air is denser, and there­fore makes more power!

The car park was full of Ford’s finest of­fer­ings rang­ing from STs to RSs, from the now bar­gain­tas­tic Mk6 Fi­esta ST to Rich Fox’s mon­strous Mk2 Fo­cus RS!

There was, of course, a strong show­ing of Mk7 Fi­esta ST and Mk3 Fo­cus ST mod­els too, with their eas­ily-tuned EcoBoosts mean­ing they were pump­ing out some im­pres­sive fig­ures.

But not to let the new kids on the block take all the glory it was ac­tu­ally Matt Wood­ford’s 556bhp Mk2 Fo­cus ST and Ben Dick­son’s 332bhp Mk6 Fi­esta ST that proved to be the high­est pow­ered Fo­cus and Fi­esta on the dyno!

Not ev­ery­one who turned up ran on the rollers, but ev­ery­one en­joyed crowd­ing round to watch

what the cars could do, as well as join in with the oblig­a­tory, al­beit friendly, ban­ter that comes with dyno days.

The ex­perts at Devil De­vel­op­ments were on hand to of­fer tun­ing ad­vice on what mod­i­fi­ca­tion to make next, or pos­si­bly what could be hold­ing the car back from get­ting that next mile­stone fig­ure.

Over­all it was a great day with a huge turnout, th­ese club meets be­come im­por­tant once show sea­son has wound down to keep mem­bers ac­tive and give peo­ple a good ex­cuse to clean their car and brave the salted roads on a dry day. After all it’s not only about the cars, but the friend­ships you make with fel­low own­ers. And who doesn’t love the chance to meet up and talk with like-minded en­thu­si­asts about a good ol’ fast Ford?!

Devil De­vel­op­ments are well known for hav­ing a hand in many of the UK’s most pow­er­ful fast Fords! Devil’s main man, Lee Char­nick, has gained a rep­u­ta­tion as the go-to tuner for big-bhp Fo­cuses!

Devil De­vel­op­ments are well known for their work with fast Fo­cuses, so it was no sur­prise to see plenty of sorted STs in the car park

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