until now the only good thing about work related
travel was the frequent flyer points. This
time when my boss told me to go to Melbourne
I was eager to go. It was not the weather
that I was so keen on going it was the fact
that “All Ford Day” was on that
on Sunday morning I got up at the crack of
dawn with my uncle and my cousin. I looked
outside and saw an overcast sky so I prayed
for no rain. We headed off to Geelong. First
stop was Macca’s drive through for quick
breakfast then onto the freeway down to Geelong.
We saw numerous Fords driving in the same
direction so getting lost was unlikely.
we arrived I saw an oval full of Fords which
can only be described as heaven. I started
from one end of the oval and looking as what
I would say some fantastic examples ranging
from Fairlane, Falcon GT & GS, AC Cobra
off the bat I saw an immaculate 2 door Ford
Fairlane. This car was recently restored and
I would love to have that in my collection.
It was a beautiful car and a great cruiser.
particular car that caught my attention was
a yellow fire Falcon XA GT. This car was recently
restored and the owner deserves a pat on the
back because this was one of the best XA GT’s
I’ve seen. The car has some nice options
such as power windows, air and steer. Another
car that was of equal quality was a wild violet
XA GT with white trim. A rare electric blue
XW GT and a cosmic blue XA GT also caught
my attention and these 2 cars were immaculate.
I have to admit blue GT’s look the goods
when polished up. All GT models were represented
and some real quality cars were around. The
GT Nationals in March is going to be unreal.
also saw one of the best collection of XY
GS’s and a particular gold one looked
the goods. Towards the end I had a look at
some AC Cobra’s and I saw one that looked
like a weapon. Check the photos and you’ll
know what I mean.
uncle said to me that back in the 70’s
and 80’s he had traded plenty of these
Fords for hundreds of dollars. I dare say
that some of these could have been GT’s
with at least one confirmed through photos.
When I told him how much some of these Fords
were fetching he almost fell over.
in all it was a fantastic day and I was glad
I was able to attend. Special thanks goes
to my uncle George and cousin Tolly for putting
me up and taking me to the show.