COLOGNE, Germany – Global Rallycross Star and U.S. TV Celebrity Tanner Foust took a trip to the Ford Cologne Fiesta manufacturing plant during the build-up to this weekend’s X Games in Munich.
After a private guided plant tour by General Manufacturing Manager René Wolf, Foust surprised employees by driving his 550PS Fiesta Global Rallycross Car into a meeting room, before taking questions.
“There was a lot of interest in Tanner, his career, particularly his rallycross activities and also the Fiesta GRC,” said event organiser Elisabeth Pohl. “Tanner gave a fascinating insight into how he prepares for rallycross competitions and also spoke some of the cars he has owned over the years. And, of course, he signed a lot of autographs!”
Foust, who spent the previous afternoon putting a Fiesta ST through its paces around the legendary Nurburging circuit, said he was “very impressed and excited” to see the home of Fiesta and meet the people who make the car.
Before he left, Foust took the Fiesta ST for a spin round another test track – a short circuit designed to detect squeak & rattles.