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Little Classics News: 10 May 2014

Simply Ford 2014 Review

Simply Ford 2014 ReviewThe first of Beaulieu’s 2014 calendar of ‘Simply’ rallies, Simply Ford, was held in the grounds of the famous classic car museum on the 4th May. Participants of this popular event, now in its fifth year, had a perfect day to show off their blue oval classics and modern machines in the sunshine.

A bumper number of over 1,700 joined the event with around 1,000 Ford cars, from early models to custom and modern classics, on display. The event this year celebrated 50 years of the Ford Mustang, one of the marques most iconic cars with a special display of owners’ Mustangs.

Simply Ford MustangJudith Maddox, Beaulieu’s Events Manager said: “Simply Ford goes from strength to strength with 25% more participants this year. The fine weather certainly brought Ford owners out in force and it was lovely to see such a wide variety of cars on show.”

Simply Ford 2014 Classic CustomClubs attending included the Ford Probe Club UK, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Second Generation ‘Gen 2’ Ford Probe, South West Ford, the Escort Cabriolet Club and the XR and ZS Owners’ Clubs. In addition, there were a number of trade stands selling Ford related parts and accessories.

Show regulars, the Ford Heritage Collection supported the event again with a number of their superb vehicles including an Escort Mklll Ghia, a Granada Scorpio 2.9 Auto Estate and an S-Max Titanium MPV. The Hendy Ford dealership also attended with a variety of vehicles from their new Ford range.

Simply Ford Mustang and EscortA People’s Choice Best in Show trophy was awarded to Mark Hudd, who is currently chairman of the Swindon RS Owners’ Club and a regular attendee at Simply Ford, for his 1986 Ford Escort RS Turbo.

An additional People’s Choice trophy for the Best Mustang was awarded to Terry Bridle from Reading for a1966 black and gold Mustang which he has owned for ten years.



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