FordFest to return bigger than ever!

FordFest to return bigger than ever!

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 17th August 2016

After an amazingly successful first year, FordFest is set to make a spectacular return to Santa Pod next month to round off an amazing season of shows for fans of the Blue Oval.

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.

The main feature of the show will be a substantial display area, with a focus on Fords both classic and modern.

From Anglias to Zodiacs, via Mondeos and Mustangs, Fords of all eras will be in 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.

Event organiser Kat Chappell said: “The great thing about FordFest is it’s not a show exclusively for classic Fords nor is it a show all about modern Fords. It’s an event that brings both together in a celebration of Britain’s favourite car brand, featuring Blue Oval-badged cars of all shapes, ages and sizes in atruly interactive and friendly environment.”

As well as the ‘Run What Ya Brung’, the drag strip will also play host to Fireforce 3, Santa Pod’s very own Jet Car, capable of a sub-six second quarter mile and speeds in excess of 300mph.

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 event itself, with camping available from midday on Saturday September 17, plus a bar and live entertainment.

Other highlights include the massively entertaining Drift Trikes (at just £10 a go), a Show and Shine sponsored by AutoPerfekt, entrance photography by Photography UK and stands from the leading Ford titles, Fast Ford and Classic Ford.

Tickets are available to book online via FordFest, with a range of camping and advanced purchase savings available*.

*booking fee applies