BEAULIEU, England – More than 700 Ford vehicles - from early models to custom and modern classics - gathered at a “Simply Ford” event staged at the UK National Motor Museum.
The Ford Heritage Collection supported the event displaying a Ford GT, an Escort Cosworth WRC and a Sapphire Cosworth, as well as the Ford Supervan 3, which has a top speed of around 150mph.
Simply Ford also celebrated the RS badge with a number of Owners’ Clubs from across England participating. In addition, there were a number of trade stands selling Ford related parts and accessories.
A People’s Choice trophy was awarded to David Pritchard from Westbury in Wiltshire for his pristine 1996 541hp Escort Cosworth. The Best RS trophy went to Jonathan Bryant of Yate, Bristol for his 1983 Ford Escort RS1600I. Jonathan has given the car a complete make-over since purchasing it over eight years ago, after rescuing it from the overgrown hedge of its previous owner’s home!
Prizes at the event, which took place on Sunday, were presented by Ivan Batholomeusz and Colin Gray from the Ford Heritage workshop.