Stunt drivers Focus on RS

Stunt drivers will use the supercharged Ford Focus RS, a Fiesta Zetec S and Ford Kuga wo perform 2-wheel driving, car dancing and high speed precision parking at the Ford Fair at the iconic Silverstone race track on Sunday 8 August.

The festival is 25 years old this year, and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Ford RS and 25 years of the classic RS Cosworth line-up, over 17,500 visitors are expected to attend the event, beating the record total set in 2009.

Leading the team of stunt drivers is Paul Swift, who has appeared on Top Gear, Guinness World Records and Fifth Gear, who will take part in shows throughout the day in the Ford models.

The Ford RS badge – standing for Rally Sport – was first used in 1970 in the Escort and Capri. The RS has remained a popular badge for both race and road cars, indicating higher performance and a sportier character.

The most recent Ford Focus RS is Ford’s fastest ever production car and is capable of reaching 62mph in just 5.9 seconds. The even more powerful Ford Focus RS500 limited edition was hugely popular when it was launched in early 2010, selling out almost instantly.

The Ford Fair will celebrate the Focus RS as well as featuring Ford track action, over 3,500 cars on display, a dedicated Cosworth 25 year anniversary celebration and a collection of Europe’s fastest Fords.

Richard Schofield, Group Publisher for Future Publishing, which is running the event, said: "The show is a real celebration of all-things Ford, and we’re thrilled that Ford are involved in the show this year; having the marque playing such a pivotal role in the show demonstrates that Ford Fair is the biggest and best Ford festival in Europe."