The Ford Centenary celebrations at Gaydon

May 11, 2002

A total of 12 club cars attended the Ford Centenary Day.
GT40 Number 1089 in a special display area.

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Above is Ford's famous MkIII DWC 8G, looking positively splendid in the sunshine.  This is 1107, the seventh and last MkIII ever built.
Left, the GT70 was not intended as a track car but a rally car.  Dreamed up by rally legend Roger Clark, it was produced in 1971 but had a very short history.  It was uncompetitive and was dropped when the Ford RS1600 appeared.

If you want to know more check out Roger's book 'Sideways to victory'.

There was a competition for car of the day, not a concours event though all six finalists were excellent.

The appropriate winner was the oldest Ford on show the Model-T.  In absolutely delightful condition, it certainly was a star car from the front and rear (below).

Others in order are 1950's Zodiac; 1960's Thames (Anglia) van and Mustang; 1970's Capri and a 1980's red Fiesta.