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Ford Fair - Silverstone, 5th & 6th August 2006

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

Written By: Mark Roberts

Saturday 5th August

We left in two groups, 5.00am and 6.30am. The 5.00am group contained Gary S, Steve, Tony M, Martin, Sarah, Will, Dave and Adam. They had a trouble free run to the Travel Lodge in Towcester. The 6.30am group were Mark, Lewis, Trevor, Tyler, Sabrina, George, Nigel, Kate and Gary H. We were going fine until Bridgewater when Sabrina's Sierra 4x4 overheated and had to be recovered. With the Sierra on its way back to Cornwall, Sabrina carried on in her Capri, which George was driving. The rest of the journey was fine and when we arrived we met up with the others. Tony and Mike then arrived with Mike's Mondeo's.

Sunday 6th August

We were all up early and left the Travel Lodge at 6.30am for the short drive to Silverstone. Once inside we parked the cars in an arch shape with the Mondeos and an Escort RST (which had joined us from Camborne) in the middle. Paul arrived from Exeter which made a total of 9 capri's, our best ever at Ford Fair. After a look around the autojumble it was time to watch Martin who was due on the track for his 20 minute session. He had a wicked time and came off the track with a big grin on his face. The rest of the day was spent between the trade stands, cars on show and the track action. There were loads of great Capris on show, but the highlight of the day had to be the Old Skool Ford stand.

We were all thinking about heading back to Cornwall when Marc Stretton and photographer Simon Dodd from Classic Ford turned up for a group photo of the club for the mag, Bargain! a big thank you to Marc and Simon and a great way to end an excellent show.

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