Fords Fords Fords Everywhere

Posted: April 8, 2014 in All, Ford, New Car Reviews, Second-Hand Car Reviews
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Have been wanting to get there every year for a while now, whether or not I had a car to show I just wanted to get along and perv at some nice shiny metal. I’ll admit I’m a Ford guy, always have been always will be, so it is rather odd that it has taken me so long to get along to the Auckland All Ford Day. Something or other has always come up and I could never make it. This year the calendar was circled and I also had my own car to show, yeah it’s not exactly a show car and I was worried it wasn’t good enough to put on show but glad I didn’t let that stop me!

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Previously the show was held at the North Harbour Stadium in Albany but last year there was a mix up and the organisers were forced to find a new location. Smales Farm in Takapuna came to the rescue and whilst I hadn’t attended an AAFD at Albany I feel Smales is the perfect spot. Literally a stone’s throw from the motorway, great layout for the Mustangs to take pride of place at the circular car park in front of the Vodafone building and more than enough room for display cars and public parking. My only criticism would be that the display cars could be grouped better, perhaps all Hot Rods in one area, all Falcons in another, American, British etcetera.

I got into the queue to enter the car park at Smales Farm around 9am and immediately was in awe of the machines surrounding my Smokey little Cortina. Driving through the car park there were already row upon row of sparkling and glistening paintwork. You name it and it was here, big Fords, little Fords, immaculate Fords, rusty Fords, very new Fords and very very old Fords, cheap Fords (mine being one of the cheapest!) and very very VERY expensive Fords. Some were for sale and one in particular did have me considering selling my children, a very tidy low mileage 1970 GTHO Falcon asking $155,000ono.

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I know a few people that prefer to back that other brand from GM than the blue oval but even they admit to being attracted to the might of the historic Mustang. The All Ford Day had the most Mustangs I have ever seen in one place at one time. From the earliest models right up to the most powerful and newest top-of-the-line Shelby & Roush Mustangs. Fastbacks, notchbacks, GT350’s and GT500’s including my absolute favourite Eleanor. Oh, yeah, not forgetting the one of only 60 made GT350H, a model built for Hertz rentals! It looked like every single one of these Mustangs were in absolute showroom condition. A true petrol-head heaven.

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Even if you aren’t a Ford man, woman or child there was still plenty keep you happy with many hot rods and some race cars to feast your peepers on. Trade stands, a sausage sizzle and ice cream truck to help keep cool on a stunning autumn day that could easily be mistaken for a mid-summers day.

The public were able to vote for their favourite cars in various categories and there were spot prizes that were drawn at the end of the show. As I was certain my little old Corty wouldn’t win any of the people’s choice awards, and my previous luck at winning any prizes, I decided to head home around 1:15. Kind of wish I had stayed now as it turns out my name was drawn first for one of the spot prizes! As one had to be there to collect ones prize another name was drawn, hope that lucky recipient enjoys my, I mean, their prize!

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My first All Ford Day. I have a feeling it certainly won’t be my last. Make sure to view the slide show below and if you see your car in there and want me to send it to you flick me an email. nzoncars@gmail.com

 

 

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Comments
  1. Daisy says:

    I loved my old Ford Cortina Station Wagon. They don’t make cars like that any more

  2. Ian & Catherine Roycroft says:

    Great pictures – really like the write up & great to have met you & you took your Cortina along, also like the shots of our P6 LTD & V6 Cortina, Cheers Ian & Catherine.

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