With USC, then Mini In The Park and now Ford Fair, the UK car show season is in full flow, and the weather seems to be holding. Despite a warning of showers, Silverstone stayed sunny and dry much to the relief of the concourse cars and huge array of clubs. When I say huge, I’m not kidding. Most of the infield is chock full of Fords from the National Pit Straight all the way to the trade village up at Maggotts.

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By far the most common models were the Focus ST and RS with the owners clubs putting in some real effort to make sure everyone was neatly lined up.

Many Ford Focus's at Ford Fair

Focus on Focus

Like Henry Ford almost said, you can have any colour you want as long as it’s white, blue or green…

Focus RS's

A tidy RS

A few deviated from the norm though, like this RS sporting a set of Rotas, more commonly seen on the Jap and drift scenes.

Focus with Rota wheels, a rare site

Speaking of drifting, you don’t have to have a Nissan 200SX to go sideways as the drifting Escorts showed.

Drifting Escort

Smokin'!

The Mk 1 Escorts weren’t the only classic on show.

Orange retro escort

Ready to put in some fast laps

Old Ford's never die

The classics were out in force too

There’s clean and then there’s concourse clean.

Concourse clean Escort

Shiney!

Ford Fair is a real family affair and a little less boisterous than some of the other shows.

Family day out

Right in the centre of the show was the live action arena where you could find Paul Swift throwing some Focus ST’s around.

Paul Swift parking

Some competition winners even got a two-wheeled lap in front of the crowds.

Paul Swift saves on tyres

Paul himself seemed quite pleased with his type saving technique.

Paul Swift

No offence to Paul, but I think the KMS Motorsport girls had the better smiles.

KMS Motorsport girls bring the glamour

Being at Silverstone, the circuit itself is a big draw with track sessions running non-stop.

New and old Fords took to the track

As it was Ford Fair, this is obviously two Fords passing a rather slow Nissan and most definitely not the other way around!

The Silverstone circuit cars came out to play too

Ford Fair has a large trade village with all sorts of tuners, car care and audio companies showing off their wares.

Lots of tuned Fords on the trade stands

The large trade village at Ford Fair

Lots of engine mods to be had

 

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