Just in time for #FridayFord on Twitter the following great news arrived at MotorMartin Towers this morning. All Ford fans cans now rejoice as one of the highlights of the classic Ford calendar is returning to Santa Pod on Sunday June 5th, backed by an all-new sponsor. Excellent news.


Confirmed with MotorMartin is the news that the Classic Ford Show, in association with Admiral, will take place at the famous Santa Pod drag strip in Podington, Bedfordshire, and will play host to thousands of the best Fords in Britain, from both club exhibitors and individual entrants.

It has also been stated that there will be a wide variety of standard, tuned and modified cars on display at the show, which is supported by Classic Ford, the UK’s leading publication for fans of the Blue Oval’s most iconic models, and its sister title Fast Ford.


To continue the fun on the day, as well as display cars, from Anglias to Zodiacs, Cosworths to Cortinas, the event will feature an exclusive Ford-only Run What Ya Brung on the drag strip, open to show visitors and their cars. The quarter-mile contest will give guests the chance to pit their own Fords against each other, and drivers will receive a full performance print out showing reaction time, terminal speed and the time it took to complete the sprint.


Another major highlight of the show will be a series of Ford Drag Car demos, featuring some of Santa Pod’s most famous Ford-based dragsters, which are always a huge hit at the show. The hotted-up Capris, Sierras, Anglias, Fiestas and more will be available to view in the pit area, where showgoers can get up close to the cars and their drivers.

As if all that wasn’t enough, The Classic Car Show have shared the news that Santa Pod will also be doing a few runs with the strip’s famous FireForce Jet Car. Powered by the engine from a Skycrane helicopter and putting out approximately 10,000bhp and 5,000lbs of thrust, FireForce has the fastest terminal speed of any Jet Car in the world – it’s an impressive beast to look at, and even more awe-inspiring to hear.

In addition, there will be dramatic live stunt displays, drift trikes and the opportunity for  showgoers to win a Ford Focus ST, which is currently being transformed by Classic Ford’s sister title, Fast Ford.


Another feature, new for 2016, will be the Wheel Whores best wheels award. Judges will be out in force looking for the best rims at the show, with a trophy and goodie bag for the ultimate winner.

This year, the show is backed by Admiral, which has introduced a range of classic car insurance products including policies aimed at owners of multiple vehicles.


Steve Sanders, Head of New Products at Admiral, said to MotorMartin that: “At Admiral, we share the passion of classic car owners and we are excited to be the main sponsor of this year’s Classic Ford Show. It promises to be a brilliant day, whether you own a classic Ford or are just a fan of them. There really is something for everyone and we’re delighted to be on board.” It’s always great when such a high profile company as Admiral gets on board as it should allow the show to go from strength to strength.

Those wanting to make a weekend of it will be able to take advantage of on-site camping, available from midday on Saturday June 4, complete with a bar and live entertainment.


Camping is priced at £10 per person on the gate, although early bird tickets are available including show entry and camping at £25 per person – a saving of £8. Early bird tickets are also available for the show alone, priced at £18 – £5 less than the gate price.

Advance tickets and more show information are available from

It sounds like it’s going to be a brilliant event. Send in some pics if you’re lucky enough to be going.

Where will you go?

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