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Little Classics News: 21 March 2016

Santa Pod Readies for Classic Fords from Anglias to Zodiacs

Ford Escort at Classic Ford Show

The Classic Ford Show, in association with Admiral Insurance, will take place at the famous Santa Pod drag strip in Podington on Sunday 5th June and will play host to thousands of the best Fords in Britain, from both club exhibitors and individual entrants.

Classic Ford Show

With Classic Ford and Fast Ford magazines, there will be a host of standard, tuned and modified classic Fords on display at the show for fans of the blue oval’s most iconic models.

Transit Vans at Classic Ford Show

As well as display cars, from Anglias to Zodiacs, Cosworths to Cortinas, the event will feature an exclusive Ford-only ‘Run What Ya Brung’ on the drag strip, open to show visitors and their cars. The quarter-mile contest will give guests the chance to pit their own Fords against each other, and drivers will receive a full performance print out showing reaction time, terminal speed and the time it took to complete the sprint.

Classic Ford Show drag strip

Another major highlight of the show will be a series of Ford Drag Car demos, featuring some of Santa Pod’s most famous Ford-based dragsters, which are always a huge hit at the show. The hotted-up Capris, Sierras, Anglias, Fiestas and more will be available to view in the pit area, where show-goers can get up close to the cars and their drivers.

Classic Ford Show Cortina

Santa Pod will also be doing a few runs with the strip’s famous FireForce Jet Car. Powered by the engine from a Skycrane helicopter and putting out approximately 10,000bhp and 5,000lbs of thrust, FireForce has the fastest terminal speed of any Jet Car in the world – it’s an impressive beast to look at, and even more awe-inspiring to hear.

Ford Escort Classic Ford Show

There will be dramatic live stunt displays, drift trikes and the opportunity for show-goers to win a Ford Focus ST, which is currently being transformed by Fast Ford.

Ford Capri Classic Ford Show

Another feature, new for 2016, will be the Wheel Whores best wheels award. Judges will be out in force looking for the best rims at the show, with a trophy and goodie bag for the ultimate winner.

Classic Ford Show Popular

Steve Sanders, Head of New Products at Admiral, said: “We are excited to be the main sponsor of this year’s Classic Ford Show. It promises to be a brilliant day, whether you own a classic Ford or are just a fan of them. There really is something for everyone and we’re delighted to be on board.”

Classic Ford Show drag strip

Those wanting to make a weekend of it will be able to take advantage of on-site camping, available from midday on Saturday June 4, complete with a bar and live entertainment.



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