We head to the south coast to join the Dorset RSOC for their an­nual BBQ meet…

Fast Ford - - Contents - Words JAMIE / Pho­tos AS DE­SIGN

We join the Dorset RSOC for their an­nual BBQ evening.

The Dorset RSOC may be a fairly small branch of the na­tional RS Own­ers Club based on the south coast of Eng­land, but this group of die-hard Blue Oval fans are among the most proac­tive in all of the coun­try. You’ll of­ten find mem­bers rep­re­sent­ing the club at var­i­ous shows up and down the coun­try all sum­mer long – they may not have the big­gest stand, but they’ll be there, and given that the near­est shows for th­ese guys and gals are al­ways a good two-hour drive away, their ded­i­ca­tion to the cause is first-class.

On top of that, this has to be one of the friendli­est lo­cal groups go­ing. We’ve bumped into them nu­mer­ous times at var­i­ous shows and events over the years, and they’re al­ways smil­ing. No dra­mas, no pol­i­tics, just good old-fash­ioned car peo­ple en­joy­ing their Fords.

Maybe that’s why when the group hosts its an­nual BBQ evening at the Clay Pipe Inn just out­side of Poole, it at­tracts mem­bers from the sur­round­ing Hamp­shire & Berk­shire, Bris­tol, and even Swin­don RS clubs too!

We haven’t been to one of th­ese in­fa­mous mid-sea­son bashes for a good few years, so when Shaun Green and the club in­vited us along this year we jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t want to spend a lovely warm sum­mer’s evening munch­ing on BBQ’d burg­ers and chat­ting all things fast Ford with a bunch of like-minded Blue Oval own­ers?

So, we jumped in the Fast Ford Fo­cus RS (which had just had the ATB fit­ted, so the mix of twisty coun­try lanes and a sunny sum­mer evening was too much to re­sist) and headed down to the south coast to join the Dorset RSOC for what was a truly fan­tas­tic evening…

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