Coverage: Ford Fair 2016 at Silverstone

Well, show season is in full swing and the weather is good (for now at least), so why not take a trip to Silverstone and take in the sights?

Ford Fair is a yearly even which is billed as the biggest in Europe, I can believe that with the amount of different Ford clubs, tuners and manufacturers that show up, it really is a huge deal.

Myself and Mike did the usual initial walk around to see what jumped out at us so I thought I’d share that first…

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Being that we are both MK1 Focus RS owners, it’s always funny to see so many in the same place!

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Loving this combination of white wheels and red AP’s – very motorsport – which is of course the heritage of the car….

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As shown here in this full on example.

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I was surprised to find that the new Mustang had a pretty decent presence this year, and not just in standard form, how about a wide bodied one?

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Or this cop car inspired beast from KMS exhausts…

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…perhaps slamming your ride is your thing? There seemed to be every angle covered.

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Lowwwwww.

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Talking of Ford’s latest and greatest, there were MK3 RS and ST focus’….a LOT of them. I’ve actually come to like the shape a bit more since seeing them on the road – and I don’t even mind the five doors now!

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The Fiesta ST is another platform that’s getting a lot of exposure, with people battling to get theirs noticed, even employing bold liveries to do so.

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Groovy… I’m of a fan of more simple approach personally, although this MSport livery is wicked

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I’m not sure you can quite beat the Sierra Cosworth though, especially an RS500, that whale tail is just so iconic.

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In all honesty, I’d have a hard time deciding between the Escort and the Sierra, both are bonkers, absolutely bonkers.

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I might be biased on the colour though!

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This racecar version was smashing it round the track all day making noise and showing up its younger brothers with real flair.

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Seriously cool.

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So was this, check out the camber on there, function over form people….

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Talking of which, check out the front tyres on this bad boy, what do you suppose it’s for?

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I bet the side exit exhaust isn’t exactly subtle!

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Over in the classics section, the real old school escorts looked so amazing, this blue example was my favourite.

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Closely followed by this bronze one, it looked amazing in the sun.

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The shine on this Lotus/JPS liveried car was brilliant.

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So classy too.

Just as a bit of variation, we spotted a nice R8 in the paddock too, the wing just looks so right.

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We made our way round to Ford’s own display and saw something stunning, something I’ll probably never see again in person…

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Needless to say, crowds were flocking to get a glimpse, with them being sold so exclusively to individuals it’s going to be rare to see one.

We managed to get a video of it rotating, check it out.

We then headed off to get a decent spot to check out some track time and take in the madness!

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This Jamsport RS was going well, although I’ve seen pictures which suggest it didn’t end so brilliantly…

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It was certainly interesting to see normally quick cars being out dragged by a van, god knows what was in that thing!

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AutoSpecialists’ time attack Fiesta was doing well against some much bigger metal.

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As was their MK3 RS, it’s great to see these getting an aftermarket following so quickly.

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Talking of which, Mountune were showing off their ST and RS demo cars, including how well the latter could drift through the tight sections..

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The old school guys were getting it done too.

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Overall it was a great day, plenty of cool cars and a great atmosphere with all ages coming together to celebrate their passion.

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You can find more pictures of cars on the day HERE

Extra track pictures can be found HERE

Thanks for reading, catch you next time!

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