My new found friend, Geert, is a member of a Ford
Owner’s club in Belgium. As part of this club, they all come over
to the “Ford Fair”, which was held this year at Rockingham speedway
on 6th August. Fortunately for me, Geert’s club kindly
invited me to display my car on their stand.
Geert wanted to visit MA Developments before going up
to Rockingham, to allow Mark Shead to fit a brand new Mongoose
exhaust system. So, along with 2 other “cossie friends” who wanted
to come along for the ride (as opposed to travelling up with the
rest of the owner’s club) we set out on Saturday 5th
You may have read the page about Geert’s first visit, and how much
fun it is driving around two Escort Cosworths. Now imagine how much
fun it is driving around towns with 3 Escort Cosworths and a 3-Door
Sierra Cosworth – all of them tuned. As you can see from the
photographs, even a trip to a local shopping centre to get some cash
turned into a display of RS’ never before seen by “the Savacentre !”
Anyhow, following our exploits
in Savacentre, we started on the trek to MA Developments, around the
M25. As you may think, it so much fun playing with 3 other cossies,
and so Stuart and I took the opportunity to take some lovely
rolling-shots of the other cars…
Just after the shot above-right (of the
3-door sierra) was taken, the white Escort came shooting up the
Oh good I thought, I’ll give him a little race. So,
I accelerated from low-revs in 2nd to high-revs in 3rd
(bare in mind that takes about 4-5seconds). However, I TOTALLY
forgot that Stuart was still hanging out the sunroof having taken
the picture of the Sierra.
As soon as I realised, I slowed down, and pulled
Stuart down from outside.
He had a HUGE smile on his face (high revs in 3rd
is about 90mph) as well as a few flies, and said that as scary and
as fast as it was,
it was an AMAZING experience. I’m just glad he
didn’t punch me !
Anyhow,…... we continued up to just outside of
Rockingham, and stayed overnight in a tent, along with 1000 other
Ford-Fair-goers. It was good fun, with a party atmosphere, and
nothing but lovely RS’ !!! Unfortunately, it was so dark, the
photos I took didn’t come out at all, and so here are the ones I
took in the morning. Everybody had hang overs !!
The trek from the camp site to the Ford Fair was also
interesting – this time 450 cars in line, rather than just 4 !
Once we arrived at the fair (at 7 in the morning –
ouch) it was time to start trying to wash the cars (which were now
filthy) with just one bucket of water each. It wasn’t easy, but, as
I hope you can see from the “freshly washed photo” it didn’t come
out too bad !
The show itself really was good. There were plenty
of trade stands…..where I spent far too much money….although there
were some really good prices, and some good stuff for sale. As an
example, I bought a genuine pair of rear discs for my car (the
current ones I turned blue racing an AMG) for just £60. Can’t argue
with that ! Also, I bought the Cosworth owners manual (£100 when
bought from GGR or equivalent) for £40.
There were many really good cars, and so I leave you
with some fine shots of these fine examples….I hope the pictures do
justice to what a great day Stuart and I had, as well as our Belgium
A concors condition WRC replica….it’s really a 1.8TD
The most amazing 3 door
sierra I have EVER seen. Not a spec of dust on it.
Make your own mind up. Amazingly well done I can’t
disagree – but colour choice?
Yes, it’s a Ford Van with
genuine 2.0L Cosworth conversion. Also, check out the 6 recaro
seats. This van I did like !!!
there were some
amazing examples of vehicles with Cosworth lumps in…
some fine examples of Cosworth lumps been made amazing !!!
not a Ford, I’ll admit, but I
couldn’t resist a picture !
was about ¼ of the show !!
Of course, I can’t leave you all without showing you
the reason I went to the show…..to see my favourite car in all it’s
glory, yup….the Escort Cosworths !!…..enjoy…..
We even got treated to Graham Goode Racing’s two
Escort Cosworths M66 CAR and K64 CAR !!!