Ford spectacular at transport museum

Ford makes of all ages will be on display.
Ford makes of all ages will be on display.

Grampian Transport Museum in Alford is gearing up to host another Ford “festival” next month.

AllFord will be held for a second year on Sunday, August 16, and is a celebration of everything ‘Fordie’ from 1908 to the present day.

The inaugural event last year drew large crowds.

The inaugural event last year drew large crowds.

More than 200 vehicles took part in last year’s inaugural show, with vehicles ranging from standard family cars to high spec rally vehicles and rare examples that caused such great excitement at the dawn of the motoring era.

Organisers have confirmed that Ford UK will be supporting this year’s event, ensuring an impressive line-up of the very latest Ford models straight from the showroom.

There will also be a dedicated Ford Marquee, with driving simulator and dedicated brand ambassadors on hand to offer advice to enthusiasts.

Over 100 vehicle entries have already been received, including a pair of Model T Fords dating from the early 1900s entered by James Gray, on behalf of the Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally. A pair of 1997 Mustangs are joined by numerous Fiestas and Escorts, including several MK2 examples - with the second generation of the popular vehicle celebrating its 40th birthday this year.

The popular ‘Choice of the People’ award will once again allow visitors to vote for their favourite car of the show.

Craft traders, specialist suppliers and accessories retailers will add to the atmosphere of the unique event.

There is still time to put forward your Ford - entries are open until tomorrow (Friday) and can be made online at www.gtm.org.uk

Entry is £10 per car, which includes free access to the museum for two people.

The event is open to any Ford car, or Ford-powered vehicle, manufactured from 1908 onwards.