FORD FAIR 2018

Fast Ford - - Intro - Words DAN BE­VIS & JAMIE / Pho­tos CHRIS FROSIN & ROB SCHAVERIEN

All the ac­tion from the big­gest Blue Oval event of the year!

Ford Fair is, in the inim­itable words of Ron Bur­gundy, kind of a big deal. Spon­sored by moun­tune, it’s Europe’s largest Ford show, tak­ing place at the Sil­ver­stone race cir­cuit be­cause frankly that’s one of the few places in the UK big enough to con­tain it! Now in its 33rd year, Ford Fair is the must-at­tend event for Blue Oval en­thu­si­asts be­cause it of­fers huge va­ri­ety, from old-school clas­sics to the lat­est mod­els, and with over 4,000 cars on dis­play there’s some­thing to suit ev­ery taste. Con­cours, mod­i­fied, cus­tom, track, race – you name it, it’s there. And Ford them­selves fully sup­port the show; in­deed, they were there this year with the fresh Bul­litt Mus­tang, the lat­est GT, and even a tall tower to jump off into a mas­sive in­flat­able pil­low – be­cause, well, why not? Andy Bar­ratt, Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Ford UK, was also there field­ing ques­tions from en­thu­si­asts all day.

The sum­mer of 2018 has turned into an ab­so­lute scorcher, and this didn’t let up for a sec­ond through­out the show, with ice cream sales through the roof and sun­cream be­ing lib­er­ally ap­plied at ev­ery turn. And this isn’t just a show where pun­ters and clubs turn up to dis­play their rides… there’s the op­tion to take your car out on track, a Sprint Test where you can com­pete against the clock, a show-and-shine for the clean­est builds, a mas­sive trader vil­lage for buy­ing those all-im­por­tant parts and ac­ces­sories, and much more be­sides. This year also saw a dis­play cel­e­brat­ing 50 years of Ral­lye Sport mod­els (which was right next door to our own Fast Ford stand!) as well as a cel­e­bra­tion of 30 years of the Sap­phire RS Cosworth, 50 years of the Es­cort, 25 years of the Mon­deo, and 20 years of the Fo­cus too! If you were there, hope­fully you popped over to say hello; if not, we’ll see you next year. In the mean­time, and to con­vince you, here are the best bits from 2018...

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