Whether it’s the Consul 3000GT from The Sweeney, Steve McQueen’s Bullitt, or the flying Anglia from Harry Potter, Fords have long been stars of the screen.
But which is the nation’s favourite? The organisers of FordFest, which rounds off the show season for fans of the Blue Oval at Santa Pod on 18 September, are determined to find out. Fans of Fords and fans of films can vote for their favourite here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3NPWQK2.
The results of the survey will be revealed ahead of FordFest, which will give fans a chance to see classics like the ones in their favourite shows, with a mixture of old and new Fords set to draw in the crowds. Based at the world famous drag strip in Podington, Beds, the first year saw incredible attendance, with over 1,700 club cars on display, and 2016 looks set to be even bigger and even better.
From Anglias to Zodiacs, via Mondeos and Mustangs, Fords of all eras will be on display as both club and individual entries, while 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 just £10 for camping visitors, or £20 for four runs on the day, while individual display tickets cost £17.
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 Ford 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 www.fordfestshow.co.uk, with a range of camping and advanced purchase savings available.