All Ford day set to delight fans
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It may not look like a fire engine, but this 1969 Transit is just that. It’s part of a line-up of historic Transits celebrating 50 years Ford vans at the All Ford Day at Smales Farm on Auckland’s north shore, on Sunday April 12.
Its owner, Chris Kitson, is a member of the Ford RS Owners club that’s one of five Ford clubs organising the annual event, which brings together Ford owners of every era and type.
It’ll be in good company, “We’re expecting a rally service Transit, a guy towing a 1970s Sundowner RV Transit behind a V8 Transit, a working classic plumber’s van – it’s hard to know what’s out there, and will turn up.”
There’s no fee to enter a car and driver, though passengers and members of the public pay $5 to get in, with profits going to the Foundation for Youth Development (www.fyd.org.nz). The day opens to spectators at 10am, and it’s worth waiting for prize-giving – Columbus coffee in hand to keep you refreshed. “We don't want the same cars winning every time, show cars that turn up on trailers, so we have non-judged sections, you enter your category and there’s a random draw to win – it keeps people enthused,” Chris says. “We usually have some pretty good prizes, often worth hundreds of dollars,” donated by the likes of Karcher, Mothers and Phillips car sounds.
“Anyone’s welcome to come for a look round,” Chris says. He’s keen to stress you don’t have to own a Ford, and that the best bit about the day is it’s so inclusive. No matter what you drive, if you like looking at Fords, Smales Farm is the place to be on Sunday 12.
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