Jan 25

1976 Falcon XB GT Hardtop Last of the (XB) V8 Interceptors

1976 Blue Falcon XB GT Hardtop

1976 Falcon XB GT 351 hardtop. A quick chat with owner Graham, tells me his Falcon GT was one of the last XB GT’s off the production line. It’s an authentic GT and has been kept in fairly original condition apart the alloy rims and a few engine mods. It features a 351 Cleveland and has all the papers showing a complete history. Graham has been the proud owner for the last 16 years. Note the Aussie flags for Australia day.

1976 Blue Falcon XB GT Hardtop

1976 Blue Falcon XB GT Hardtop

1976 Blue Falcon XB GT Hardtop rear

1976 Blue Falcon XB GT Hardtop

Jan 05

1966 American Ford Futura 2 door Sports Coupe

I spotted this American Ford Futura 2 door Sports Coupe in the car park at the WA Hot Rod and Street Machine Spectacular last year. A first site it looked like a Aussie XT Ford Falcon from the front, but the rear had XR tail lights… and then I noticed it only had 2 doors!

Yes, this is an imported North American Ford Futura Falcon Sports Coupe. These models are not often seen here in Australia as Ford Australia just made the regular 4 door sedan versions.

It’s well specced, having the 289ci V8, column shift auto and bucket seats. There’s an unusual badge on the badge, Givan Ford Provo. I’m not sure what this means, but I suspect it’s a US Ford dealers badge.

1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupe

1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupe

1966 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupe

Mar 29

All Ford Day 2011

The annual All Ford Day 2011 was held at Bassedean Oval on the 30 October, with a terrific turn out of cars and spectators. Weather was great, everyone was smiling and declare the event a *winner*.

Previous All Ford Days have also been held at the Bassendean Oval, and this location has proved to be ideal for a large event like this. Car parking is also quite good with plenty of parking in the side streets and the nearby shopping centre car park (where I parked).

Entrance fee was $10 for adults which is quite reasonable considering the size of the event, you could easily spend all day admiring the cars and catching up with ford friends, or even haggling a purchase of a classic ford!

There was a wide range of cars on display, from the vintage model A’s to modern BA falcons including cars from Australia, US and UK. Though as much as I like the Aussie muscle cars such as the Falcon GT’s…I really do take a preference to the American Fords of the late 50’s and early 60’s such as the Galaxies and Fairlanes, but most of all.. I love the Thunderbirds!

With so many great cars on the display, it’s difficult to choose which cars to photograph and to present for my review,,however here is ‘small’ selection of cars at the show.

Check the list of many Ford car clubs in attendance below.

 And now photos of the All Ford Day 2011!

Mark 4 Crayford Cortina
Mark 4 Crayford Cortina Convertibe. Only 12 of these were made, and this the only one in Australia. Fitted with 2.9L V6 Cosworth engine.

 

Ford Capri
Ford Capri

 

Ford Cortina MK1
Ford Cortina MK1

 

 Ford Escort Sundowner Panel Van
Ford Escort Sundowner Panel Van

 

 Ford Zephyr Six
Ford Zephyr Six

 

 Thames Freighter Pick Up Truck
Thames Freighter 800 Pick Up Truck

 

 Ford XE Fairmont ESP
Ford XE Fairmont ESP. Fitted with 5.8L V8, 4 speed manual. Finished in Monza Red paint.

 

Zephyr Ute
Zephyr Ute

 

 Black Zephyr Sedan
Black Zephyr Sedan

 

1968 GT500 Shelby Mustang Convertible
1968 GT500 Shelby Mustang Convertible. Fitted 428ci V8 police interceptor motor and finished in Sunlit Gold and White paint.

 

Falcon XY GT Ute
Falcon XY GT Ute

 

1958 Ford Customline
1958 Ford Customline Sedan. Fitted with 272ci Y Block V8, manual transmission & power brakes. Owned by Ian & Grace Steinert.

 

1964 Fairlane 500
1964 Fairlane 500 with 289 V8. Splendid

 

1957 Ford Customline
1957 Ford Customline Sedan

 

1957 Ford Customline Sedan
1957 Ford Customline Sedan.

 

1958 Customline Star Model
1958 Customline Star Model. Fitted with 272ci Y Block V8 and 2 speed Fordomatic auto transmission.

 

 Ford Mainline ute
Ford Mainline ute. With 292 Y Block V8.

 

 Ford 1928 Roadster
Ford 1928 Roadster with ’32 grill. Owed by Barry & Sharon Burton of Kalannie. Has 351 Windsor, 4 speed top loader trans and 9 inch diff. 4 wheel discs all round. Very nice!

 

1964 Ford Thunderbird
1964 Ford Thunderbird

 

 1967 XR Falcon
1967 XR Falcon 289 V8

 

XR Falcon interior
The XR Falcon’s interior. Column shift auto, radio, cigarette lighter, speedo, fuel and temperature gauges.

 

Ford Freighter Pickup
Mr GT’s Ford Freighter pickup

 

XR Falcon GT
 XR Falcon GT

 

 Ford Fairlane 500 Ranchero
Ford Fairlane 500 Ranchero ute.

 

American Falcon Convertible
An American left hand drive Falcon convertible

 

1963 Ford Galaxie
1963 Ford Galaxie. 390 V8

 

Ford XA GT Hardback
Ford XA GT Hardback

 

1964 Mercury Comet Caliente
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. C4 Auto, 351 Windsor, 8 3/4 Diff. Owned by the Coleman family.

 

 1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible

 

1959 Ford Sunliner
1959 Ford Sunliner. Owned by Rod & Helen Ward.

 

1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan. 312 Y Block V8 & 2 speed Auto. Owned by Ian & Helen Nelson.

 

 1963 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe
1963 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe. With 289 V8 and 4 speed.

 

Ford XB GT hardback
Ford XB GT hardtop

 

 1935 Ford V8 Convertible
1935 Ford V8 Convertible

 

1959 Ford Thunderbird
1959 Ford Thunderbird

 

1964 Ford Zephyr 6
1964 Ford Zephyr 6

 

1960 Ford Zephyr Mk II Lowline Sedan
1960 Ford Zephyr Mk II ‘Lowline’ Sedan

 

1969 Ford Cortina Mk II 2 door
1969 Ford Cortina Mk II 2 door

 

1977 Ford XC GS coupe
1977 Ford XC GS coupe. Features 302 Windsor V8, 4 speed manual, GS rally pack, 4 wheel disc brakes, 9″ Diff. Owned by Tom Vlahos.

 

1967 Fairlane GT
1967 American Fairlane GT with the 390 V8

 

Ford F500 Truck
Ford F500 Truck

 

Ford F100 pick up truck
Ford F100 pick up truck

 

1973 Ford XA GT Sedan
1973 Ford XA GT Sedan

 

Mercury Cougar
Mercury Cougar

 

1969 Ford Mustang with 428 Cobra Jet
1969 Ford Mustang with the big 428 V8 Cobra Jet and bonnet air scoop

 

Ford Capri V6 Super Roo
Ford Capri GT 3 litre V6 Super Roo

 

1964 AC Cobra A98 LeMans
1964 AC Cobra A98 LeMans. Features a fuel injected 351 Windsor V8, Tremec TKO 500 gearbox, salisbury 3.54 diff, 427 cobra suspension, original girling cobra brakes, 16″ Mk IV Wheels. Body formed and built by the Owner Alan Gibbison.

 

1965 Ford Thunderbird
1965 Ford Thunderbird

 

1970 Ford Torino 429 Cobra Jet
1970 Ford Torino 429 V8 Cobra Jet with auto transmission

 

 1970 Mercury Marauder X100
1970 Mercury Marauder X100

 

1966 Mustang
1966 Mustang 289 V8

 

Ford XW Fairmont V8
Ford XW Fairmont V8

 

Red 1965 T-Bird
Red 1965 T-Bird

 

TBird interior
The incredible Thunderbird Interior

 

1966 Ford Galaxie 500
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 with 390 V8

 

Ford XP Falcon
Ford XP Falcon

 

1962 Ford Thunderbird 'RedBird'
1962 Ford Thunderbird ‘RedBird’

 

XR fairmont 6 cylinder
XR Fairmont 6 cylinder

 

Ford GT40
Ford GT40

 

4 Wheel Drive XY Falcon Ute
4 Wheel Drive XY Falcon Ute

 

1959 Thunderbird
1959 Thunderbird

 

2005 BA Falcon GT
2005 BA Mk II Falcon GT. Boss 5.4L V8 quad cam 372 horsepower.

 

1955 Ford Thunderbird
1955 Ford Thunderbird. Owned by Bert Hayes

 

1946 51A Super Deluxe
1946 51A Super Deluxe. Features Fordor body, 221ci side valve V8, 3 speed manual. Owned by Bill & Jean Screaigh.

 

Ford Model A 150B Station Wagon
Ford Model A 150B Station Wagon

 

1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible

 

1930 Model A Ford Murray Body Fordor Sedan
1930 Model A Ford Murray Body Fordor Sedan. Owned by Peter Sartori who restored it (with help)

 

1929 Ford Model A
1929 Ford Model A named ‘Tonnies’. Owned by Elaine & Peter Gilberthorpe.

 

Car Park Specials:

Falcon 500 XT Ute
Falcon 500 XT Ute. Looks like it being developed slowly from the grill and rims.

 

XK Falcon ute
XK Falcon ute

Clubs & weblinks at the event:

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