Old Skool Fords Tour The Moor

Fast Ford fans aim to make hit new tour of Dart­moor’s spec­tac­u­lar scenery an an­nual out­ing

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - Dave Burnard ❚ old­skool­ford.co.uk

The craggy Dart­moor land­scape was bro­ken up by Ford Anglias, Es­corts and Capris on this spec­tac­u­lar new two-day tour for clas­sic Ford fans.

Hosted by Old Skool Ford – which pri­mar­ily caters for UK-built, pre1980 mod­els – the event’s en­tries in­cluded a a race-pre­pared 1960 Ford Anglia 105E, a 1973 Ford Es­cort MkI and a 1978 Ford Capri MkII. The week­end started with a friendly so­cial bar­be­cue and camp­ing at River Dart Coun­try Park on the Fri­day, fol­lowed by the tour of the moor on the Satur­day and a show and shine event on the Sun­day. Satur­day’s tour was split into three stages en­com­pass­ing a scenic cir­cu­lar route of 45 miles across Dart­moor. Stops along the route in­cluded the for­mer Dart­moor Prison, the val­leys of Lettaford and the pic­turesque town of More­ton­hamp­stead and its clas­sic mu­seum.

Or­gan­iser Christo­pher Dea­con says: ‘It’s the first tour of the moor for the club and we hope to make it an an­nual event. I could have stretched the tour fur­ther but I wanted the mem­bers to en­joy the week­end as it was the first time some of our mem­bers had met.’

Old Skool Ford’s next event will be at Crash Box Clas­sic Car Show at Pow­der­ham Cas­tle on 8-9 July. If you own a pre-1980 Ford, visit the club’s web­site.

Ben Drake in his 1979 Ford cortina tries to catch up with the rest of the Old skool Ford club mem­bers head­ing to­wards Prince­town. Paul kent’s 1960 Ford anglia 105e chases down chris Dea­con in his 1972 Ford es­cort Mex­ico Mki just miles away from the club’s camp site in ash­bur­ton.

scott slavin, co-or­gan­iser from skool Fords, en­joy­ing his 1974 Ford es­cort rs2000 Mki across the open roads of Dart­moor.

left to right: Martin shilling­ford with his 1972 Ford es­cort van Mki, richard and sarah- Joe Boyle with their 1974 Ford es­cort Mki and kev Mathieson’s 1975 Ford es­cort Mex­ico, pose for the cam­era near the rally route with views of lettaford in the back­ground.

Jon Tucker’s 1980 Ford es­cort Ghia Mkii and Mal­colm Hughes’ 1976 Ford cortina Mkiii en­joy a well de­served rest at the tour’s lunch break in Prince­town.

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