Hoards of Fords and some fine awards


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Fine weather and an even finer selection of cars made the 2016 Classic Ford Show - sponsored by Admiral - one of the most successful ever.

Interest in the Blue Oval’s most iconic cars show no sign of waning after the sucessful event on Sunday 5th June.

Over 1,200 cars were on display at Santa Pod - the best-known drag strip in the UK - with 7,000 car fans flocking to the site.

Among them were all sorts of classics, ranging from standard, concours restorations, through to performance-tuned models modified mildly to wildly. From Anglia to Zodiac, via Escort, Focus and Fiesta, every imaginable type of Ford was there.

Now in its 12th year, the Classic Ford Show is one of the best attended and most loved Ford events in the calendar.

Admiral were the main sponsors of this year's event and a five-strong team from the classic car insurance experts were onhand to speak to classic car fans throughout the day.

They run a popular hourly giveaway from their stand with six lucky winners taking home an Autoglym car care kit and the grand prize winner - Steve Moore - picking up a new set of alloys worth up to £750!

The cars

Among the array of cars on show were a ‘Great Unveil’ of some future Classic Ford feature cars, including an immaculate Crayford Corsair Convertible restored by Steve Pardoe, a wide-arched Mk 1 Escort built by Simon Dolphin and a Mk 2 Lotus Cortina ‘Team Lotus’ belonging to Jonathon Parker.

Another show-stopper, which also made its way onto the Classic Ford stand, was a Mk 1 Cortina built from the ground up in just four days by a group of friends, as a challenge to see if it could be completed in time for the show.

Another highlight of the show was the 116-strong Old Skool Ford club stand, which won the Best Club Stand Award, chosen by Admiral.

Other winners on the day were Lazlo Horvath, with his Mk 1 Fiesta, who won the Autoperfekt show and shine, while the Wheel Whores Best Wheels award went to Mike Johnson, who also owns a Mk 1 Fiesta.

Jennifer Hill, Project Manager at Admiral, said: "The day was a great success! It was fantastic to meet so many enthusiastic Ford owners, to share their passion for classic cars and talk about the quality service they can expect and deserve from insurance experts like Admiral. We hope everyone enjoyed their day at Santa Pod as much as we did."


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