FORD FAIR 2021
After missing out on most shows and events in 2020, Ford Fair sponsored by Mountune made a welcome return to Silverstone on August 8. Ford fans were keen to get back out there and enjoy showing their cars alongside fellow Blue Oval enthusiasts, and even the rain didn’t dampen their spirits. We’ve been attending Ford Fair for years, and can honestly say this is the first year we’ve ever got wet.
Thankfully, aside from a couple of short bursts of rain, the weather held out for the most part and all those in attendance were able to enjoy a fantastic show. The layout of the show was slightly different to previous years; a hangover from the Coronavirus pandemic and a little reminder than things are quite fully back to normal just yet. The absence of Paul Swift and the Live Action Arena (which was prohibited to prevent crowds congregating in one area) meant the trade village was now located in the middle of the show. The number of traders may have been less than previous years (as it has been with every event we’ve attended this year), but the retail areas were a constant hive of activity throughout the day with show-goers talking to experts, gathering advice, or picking up the latest upgrades for their cars.
The new layout also meant headline sponsors Mountune were relocated to the pit garages, and they made the most of the indoor space, using some of the garages to house an awesome line up of demo and customer cars, while turning others in to a retail stand and VIP area, complete with coffee shop and live DJ.
Of course, Fast Ford was there too, with one of the best displays of the entire show; past, present, and future cars ranged from classic motorsport machines right through the latest trend-setting show cars, with everything else in between too.
Elsewhere, Ford Fair 2021 celebrated anniversaries for the Fiesta models and the ST brand, the club displays and cars on show around the Silverstone site were some of the very best we’ve ever seen, the track action was coming thick and fast throughout the day and included a dedicated demo session from the Modified Fords race series, and the whole event was an epic celebration of all things Ford. It was just the tonic we all needed after the past 18 months or so, and it was great to finally meet up with so many familiar faces and enjoy a day of chatting cars with like-minded enthusiasts.
We can’t wait for the next one, but in the meantime let’s recap on some of the highlights from Ford Fair 2021…