FordFest Returns In September

FordFest is set to make a return to Santa Pod next month to round off an amazing season of shows for fans of Ford.


Based at the world famous drag strip in Podington, Bedfordshire, the first FordFest year saw incredible attendance, with more than 1,700 club cars on display, and 2016 looks set to be even bigger and even better. The main feature of the show, taking place on 18 September, will be a massive display area, with a focus on Fords both classic and modern.


From Anglias to Zodiacs, via Mondeos and Mustangs, Fords of all eras will be on display as both club and individual entries. The drag strip itself will be active, with a Ford-themed ‘Run what Ya Brung’ event taking place for show visitors. Tickets to take part are £10 for camping visitors, or £20 for four runs on the day, while individual display tickets cost £17.


FordFest organiser Kat Chappell said: “The great thing about FordFest is it’s not a show exclusively for classic Fords nor is it a show all about modern Fords. It’s an event that brings both together in a celebration of Britain’s favourite car brand, featuring Blue Oval-badged cars of all shapes, ages and sizes in a truly interactive and friendly environment.”


As well as the ‘Run What Ya Brung’, the drag strip will also play host to Fireforce 3, Santa Pod’s own Jet Car, capable of a sub-six second quarter mile and speeds over 300mph. A substantial retail village, full of new and used parts, clothing and souvenirs is also a major highlight, as is the party atmosphere of the event itself, with camping available from midday on 17 September, plus a bar and live entertainment.


FordFest is part of a family of Ford events celebrating Europe’s love for the famous blue oval brand, including the International Ford Show, Classic Ford Show, The Ford Summer Festival and Ford Fair. Tickets are available to book online via the official website, at