Great day out for Ford lovers

There will be a variety of Ford vehicles on show at Blake Park this Sunday.

Everything Ford will be celebrated this Sunday when Mount Maunganui’s Blake Park fills up with cars from the iconic brand.

The All Ford Day is back for its 19th year in the Bay of Plenty, and Ford Muscle Car Club president Barry Gordon says it’s a must-see for fans of models old and new.

“We had more than 460 cars last year - all Ford-based - from classic Model Ts up to modern designs, including a display of the latest models from Ultimate Motor Group,” says Barry.

“There are people who have done some lovely restorations, but we also have originals that have never been touched and just looked after very well. It’s all about pride of ownership.”

Taking part in the show is as easy as driving up on the day. Entrants pay a $5 gate fee and all vehicles on display go in the draw for spot prizes during the day, as well as awards in a number of categories, including best hotrod and best restoration.

“We are also fortunate to have the Trillian Trust, which raises money for kids in need, coming through with their old fire engines and classic cars at around 1pm,” says Barry.

Gates open at 8am for vehicles, with the show running from 10am-3pm. Adults entry is $5, with kids under 14 free. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards a donation to Waipuna Hospice.