Classic Ford Show 2011 - Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceway is the very much the home of UK and European Drag Racing and always conjures such images as elongated, huge wheeled dragsters shredding rubber as they warm up the tyres ready to accelerate at the speed of a bullet.  However, on the 4th and 5th of June this year Santa Pod once more was the stage for another Ford packed Classic Ford Show.  Fans flocked from all over the UK and from as far away as Brazil and South Africa (according to the organisers) to see more classic Fords than you could ever imagine in one place.  The sun shone and the crowds cheered at the Ford-only run-what-yer-brung and later the Old Skool Ford Drag Championship sent classic after classic down the famous strip with the tail wind helping the cars achieve some fantastic times. 

Other attractions included the ever popular London Rally School, a live arena packed out with exciting action as well as drift passenger rides.  Whether you have a mark 1 Escort or a Ford GT, a Ford Anglia or an original Mustang, then the Auto jumble was a must for anyone undertaking a restoration.  Described as an Aladdin's cave of Ford parts the Auto jumble is always popular and many of the people attending feel that ticket price is worthwhile for that aspect alone.  But it wasn't alone - in fact it was surrounded by more blue oval related paraphernalia and fans than Santa Pod had ever seen before... at least since last year's Classic Ford Show. 

Classic Ford magazine has a very 'hands-on' feel and the show very much reflected this with the homebuilt heroes line up in the newly featured restoration zone which showed off the magazine readers built not bought attitude and obsessive detailing.  Such is the hard-working nature of some of the Classic Ford Magazine's readers that some of the cars shown surprisingly exceed some of the restoration work undertaken by professionals. 

Of course Performance Direct Insurance were on hand with our beautiful promo girls helping out with the best classic ford insurance quotes of the day.  Our quote station was decorated with an original and pristine Ford Sierra Cosworth as well as an Escort Mexico which we consider two very worthy Fords for summing up Ford performance from their respective generations. 

Our Facebook page contains a full image gallery from the weekend with more shining examples of Classic Fords than you could hope to see in a single album - simply click here to have a look.  Please click "like" on our Facebook page to keep updated with the latest motoring news, views and video. 

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