Classic Ford Show – 9th & 10th June 2007
Held at Santa Pod Raceway, Northants.
Written by: Tristan Barratt
Sadly, the weather wasn’t fabulous for the show but it certainly didn’t dampen anybody’s enthusiasm!
Most of the members arrived on Saturday to setup camp for the night and indulge in the pre-main show atmosphere.
As the Sunday dawned, the rest of the club arrived and the stand was setup. After breakfast, it was time to explore the hundreds of classic Fords in attendance. Many different clubs had come from all round the British Isles and the variety of cars was excellent, from mint, standard Anglias through to highly modified Sierras and Escorts.
The drag strip was an undoubted highlight though, with several different classes being run, from RWYB (“Run What You Brung”) through the funny cars right up to the fantastically noisy, crowd pleasing jet-car, which achieved a top speed on the day of 260mph and covered the 1/4 mile in only 6.175 seconds.
We reckon even Martin would struggle to match that.