The final major show of the Ford season turned out to be a roaring success, with over 8,000 Blue Oval fans and around 2,000 club cars on display.
With both static and action attractions at the show, the famous Santa Pod drag strip was a major draw, with headline sponsors mountune stealing the show by pitting their new Mustang against their heavily modified Focus RS in a high octane battle. 1-0 Mustang.
Heading up the static star attractions was a special display of Fords from the silver screen, after a pre-show survey named the iconic Bullitt Mustang GT 390 as the nation’s favourite Blue Oval Screen star. As well as an authentic recreation of the Bullitt car, complete with a home-made replica of Steve McQueen at the wheel, the display included lookalikes of other famous TV and film Fords such as the Professionals’ Capri 3.0S and the Gran Torino from the iconic US cop show Starsky and Hutch.
Of course, clubs are what FordFest is all about, and this year it was a brand new group that walked away with the coveted ‘Best Club Stand’ prize. The Blue Oval Project was established earlier this year, and its founders, Harry Ford and Karen Aldridge, were blown away to win the star prize for the Kent-based enthusiasts’ group. Prizes in the Show ‘n’ Shine, sponsored by ADS Car Care, went to Jake McConnell in 1st place for his Cortina Mk 2, Robert Spokes (2nd) for his Focus and Steven Walters (3rd) for his Mondeo ST TDCi.