A sea of Ford-badged machinery descended on Castle Combe Circuit on Saturday, 27 April for the Wiltshire venue’s third successful instalment of the ever-popular Pure Ford show.
With over 900 show cars in attendance within the display grounds, as well as Show and Shine and Ultimate Concours areas and plenty of non-stop track action, it’s little wonder that thousands of passionate Ford fanatics decided to make the circuit their home for what proved to be another extremely satisfying day out.
Affordable Ford-only public track sessions were once again the backbone of the electrifying track action which mesmerised the crowds from morning to evening, laced with the occasional race car passenger rides and, of course, the incredibly entertaining Ford drifting displays.
50th ANNIVERSAY OF THE CAPRI
Another highlight out on track was the group of 24 stunning Ford Capris from through the ages, which congregated together for a parade lap to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this much-loved model. Needless to say, this made for a spectacular and incredibly unique sight for all classic car aficionados present.
SHOW AND SHINE
The Show and Shine competition for this year’s event was the most fiercely-fought to date, with over 100 applicants in the lead-up process which were eventually whittled down to the top 25 cars which made up the stand on the day. Of these machines, judges scoured for their top 3, which were announced towards the afternoon. Unsurprisingly, this was an incredibly difficult task considering the standard of metal on offer.
3rd place: Dean Flowers, Ford Fiesta XR2
2nd place: Luke Jones, modified Mk2 Ford Focus RS
1st place: Philip Charlebois, ’62 Ford Consul Capri
For those who own some of the most meticulously well-maintained examples of their cars in the entire country, the Ultimate Concours event saw our fleet of judges scrutinising the array of vehicles on display to see which were the very best.
2nd place: David Behan, Ford Fiesta Super Sport
1st place: Jason Bennet, Ford Escort RS Turbo
2nd place: D. Pritchard, Ford Escort Cosworth
1st place: D. Martin, Ford Transit MS-RT
There were no less than three club awards up for grabs this year, which, with over 50 clubs displaying their pride and joys, turned out to be another set of very difficult decisions for our judges to make. Congratulations to those who eventually came out on top!
Small club of the show: Derbyshire RSOC
Large club of the show: Ford Club GB
Overall club of the show: Simply Mustang
CAR OF THE SHOW
2019’s coveted Car of the Show award eventually went to not one, but two vehicles this time around: the duo of stunning rally-replica Escort Cosworths that were owned by brotherly duo, Kris and Jason Greatrex. With both machines sporting period-perfect competitive drivetrains and liveries, it really was too difficult to choose between these two beautiful Fords.
- For more information on Castle Combe Action Days, head over to www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk
- Our next dose of action at Castle Combe Circuit will come in the shape of Summer Action Festival on 22 June – a multi-marque event which is set to welcome the summer in style. Check out www.summeractionfestival.com for more information.