1994 FORD MONDEO 1.8 GLS
If there was one event I had to take the Mondeo to, then it was the Classic Ford Show at Santa Pod. The one hour drive there was uneventful – it cruises happily like the commuter car it once was – but the rev counter and speedometer seem to be making soft clicking noies. I guess something has come loose but everything still works.
Once at Santa Pod, the car park felt like a show in itself. I parked next to a pristine Capri 2.0 S which looked tiny in comparison.
Having not been to this event before, I expected to see plenty of modified Fords, but there were plenty of factory standard as well as heavily modded examples on the drag strip. It was then that I regretted not entering the Mondeo, not to race anyone in particular, just to be able to say that I clocked a time! Away from the drag strip the club stands showcased all eras of Ford and I even managed to find a Mondeo that was even more baseline than mine. It felt good to see another one like it because they’re becoming an increasingly rare sight, these days.
I enjoyed dicing with other Fords out of the showground at closing time. It was a real battle between me and a whaletale Cosworth bombing across the grass to get out first. No prizes for guessing who won that particular duel…
Even my 1994 Mondeo seemed old alongside this W-reg Escort.
Long lost brother nearly got to meet the GLX.
Two silver saloons, just four years apart.