Ford Fiesta Celebrates Its 40th

After 40 years of being one of Britain’s most popular cars, the Ford Fiesta will be celebrated in a special birthday display at The International Ford Show, which takes place at Sandown Park, Surrey, on April 30-May 1.

Seven Generations

Examples of all seven generations of Fiesta, from the earliest Popular and Popular Plus models through to the very latest ST, will form part of a standout display marking the model’s anniversary. All types of Fiesta will be included, from showroom condition standard variants to some of the more unusually modified examples, but all with a common theme.


Event Manager Katherine Chappell said: “Everyone has a Fiesta memory. First car, Mum or Dad’s car, a friend’s car, I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t had a Fiesta in their lives at some point or another, so it’s right that we should use this brand new show as the first opportunity to mark the model’s milestone anniversary.”

Finest Fords

The show will also feature some of the finest Fords from the UK and beyond, be them standard, restored or modified, along with premium trade stands from a variety of Ford experts and specialists. There will be live demonstrations throughout the day, along with a significant presence from two of the Ford scene’s magazines – Classic Ford and Fast Ford.


Advanced tickets for the show are available now, priced at just £10 per person for single day access, or £20 for the weekend (up to two children below the age of 14 go free with each paying adult). Those wishing to make even more of a weekend of it can also take advantage of on-site camping for an extra £10 per person, adding to the show’s festival feel. They can be bought from the show’s official website at