The Ford Show 2019
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The Ford Show 2019 Report
Clear skies, fast cars and blue ovals everywhere. The Ford Show 2019 was a blinder.
The weather was a huge asset to the day, with blue skies all day and the sun in full attendance. Pod face for everyone! The mix of cars, old and new filled the Show Paddock with style; the Club Displays alike with many new builds and concourse cars taking centre stage. Sixteen drag cars took to the track in our Exhibition sessions showing the crowds some of the fastest fords in the world; then two nostalgia funny cars came out to play. We hope you had a fantastic day with us here at Santa Pod Raceway!
Autotest was the first trophy to be awarded on the day. Our handling circuit put your nimble fords to the ultimate test. Ruben Van Kalmpen took the crown in his Fiesta ST with a cracking time of 30.81 seeing off all of his competitors.
The Autoglym Show and Shine was very tough for our judges. The quality of all of the builds in the Show Paddock was unreal. The judges had a tough time deciding the winners with deliberations continuing right up to the presentations. After the decisions were made. The winners were as follows:
Danny Stuart – MK5 Fiesta
Full custom interior with bench seats. A fully smoothed and tucked engine bay with a 1.7 puma engine on bike carbs. Copper plated split rims accompanied by hydraulics. Outstanding build.
Mark Bellring – Anglia 100e
A classic car with a classic twist. A 2.8 V6 lay under the bonnet of this Dagenham built car. Bubble arches worked effortlessly with the cream and purple exterior. Glenward full custom interior and a 5 linked rear end. Street and Strip ready!
Jason Latham – Sapphire Cosworth
A full restoration on Jays Cossie and wow, what a great job he has done with this car. Having been off the road for many years previously, it was recently brought back to life with a full restoration and over 400hp under the bonnet!
Bradley Monroe – Fiesta Blue Edition
This ocean blue mk6 was absolutely fantastic to look at when the sun came out, it just popped! A very nice, simple build. But very effective.
Ben Gadby – Focus RS
The new Focus RS is a fantastic car from factory, but Ben has made his one so much better! The exterior was lovely, but all of the hard work was in the engine bay. All tucked and covered, it was amazing. If you saw this car, you would not think it was driven over 300 miles a week.
Terry Earl – Escort Cosworth
A really clean example of what an escort Cosworth should look like. Everything with this car was fantastic. It is also on the original engine from factory, which if you know Cosworth, it is a big ask from a YB! Still going strong after over 20 years in the car.
Jo Fowler – Focus ST
310hp with Aivvex Air Suspension. V-Max brakes, Rota wheels, Maxton side skirts, Remus exhaust system, Forge intercooler, Hydro dipped engine covers and the list goes on. A very effective way to build a nice, powerful Focus ST.
Chris Pilbeam – Mustang Coupe
An outstanding original mustang complimented by a candy red paintjob. Photos do not do this car justice.
John Sarrington – Escort RS2000
Wow. What a car. A MK2 Escort RS2000 with a crate Zetec engine on Omex injection attached to a Type 9 Gearbox. A real classic with a modern twist. The paintwork and the colour looked amazing for a 40 year-old car.
The Run What Ya Brung competition saw a varied and vibrant mix of Fords, all hitting the dragstrip with some very impressive ET’s.
The results of the RWYB competition were as follows:
We witnessed some great passes from our exhibition vehicles, with the stand out run from Simon Barlow in his Anglia Van who netted a huge PB running a 7.08 at 192mph! Kevin Jenkins also went 8.0 at 168mph. Not bad for a 4-cylinder Vauxhall engine! All of our other drag demos ran superbly in the 11-7 second zone.
Cameras were at the ready when the flame party on track saw the Ford Mustang Jet Funny Car of Roger Goring tore up the strip in his 8000hp machine running a 6 second ¼ mile passes at over 200mph.
For those of you who made a weekend of it, Saturday night in Fueler’s Bar saw Slim 47 take to the stage keeping us rockin ‘n’ rollin all through the night. Sundays live stage saw Unpredictable, a young British band playing your favourite indie classics as well as Brighton Riot playing popular mod and new wave music.
As always, we would like to say a huge thank you to all the clubs who attended this year’s Ford Show; your continued support and attendance at Santa Pod is greatly appreciated.
We would like to thank everyone who attended The Ford Show and from all the Santa Pod team, we hope you had a great day out seeing some of the best European Fords. See you next year!