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 Convertibe. Only 12 of these were made, and this the only one in Australia. Fitted with 2.9L V6 Cosworth engine.
Ford Cortina MK1
Ford Escort Sundowner Panel Van
Ford Zephyr Six
Thames Freighter 800 Pick Up Truck
Ford XE Fairmont ESP. Fitted with 5.8L V8, 4 speed manual. Finished in Monza Red paint.
Black Zephyr Sedan
1968 GT500 Shelby Mustang Convertible. Fitted 428ci V8 police interceptor motor and finished in Sunlit Gold and White paint.
Falcon XY GT Ute
1958 Ford Customline Sedan. Fitted with 272ci Y Block V8, manual transmission & power brakes. Owned by Ian & Grace Steinert.
1964 Fairlane 500 with 289 V8. Splendid
1957 Ford Customline Sedan
1957 Ford Customline Sedan.
1958 Customline Star Model. Fitted with 272ci Y Block V8 and 2 speed Fordomatic auto transmission.
Ford Mainline ute. With 292 Y Block V8.
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
1967 XR Falcon 289 V8
The XR Falcon’s interior. Column shift auto, radio, cigarette lighter, speedo, fuel and temperature gauges.
Mr GT’s Ford Freighter pickup
XR Falcon GT
Ford Fairlane 500 Ranchero ute.
An American left hand drive Falcon convertible
1963 Ford Galaxie. 390 V8
Ford XA GT Hardback
1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. C4 Auto, 351 Windsor, 8 3/4 Diff. Owned by the Coleman family.
1955 Ford Sunliner Convertible
1959 Ford Sunliner. Owned by Rod & Helen Ward.
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Town Sedan. 312 Y Block V8 & 2 speed Auto. Owned by Ian & Helen Nelson.
1963 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe. With 289 V8 and 4 speed.
Ford XB GT hardtop
1935 Ford V8 Convertible
1959 Ford Thunderbird
1964 Ford Zephyr 6
1960 Ford Zephyr Mk II ‘Lowline’ Sedan
1969 Ford Cortina Mk II 2 door
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 American Fairlane GT with the 390 V8
Ford F500 Truck
Ford F100 pick up truck
1973 Ford XA GT Sedan
1969 Ford Mustang with the big 428 V8 Cobra Jet and bonnet air scoop
Ford Capri GT 3 litre V6 Super Roo
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
1970 Ford Torino 429 V8 Cobra Jet with auto transmission
1970 Mercury Marauder X100
1966 Mustang 289 V8
Ford XW Fairmont V8
Red 1965 T-Bird
The incredible Thunderbird Interior
1966 Ford Galaxie 500 with 390 V8
Ford XP Falcon
1962 Ford Thunderbird ‘RedBird’
XR Fairmont 6 cylinder
4 Wheel Drive XY Falcon Ute
2005 BA Mk II Falcon GT. Boss 5.4L V8 quad cam 372 horsepower.
1955 Ford Thunderbird. Owned by Bert Hayes
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
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
1930 Model A Ford Murray Body Fordor Sedan. Owned by Peter Sartori who restored it (with help)
1929 Ford Model A named ‘Tonnies’. Owned by Elaine & Peter Gilberthorpe.
Car Park Specials:
Falcon 500 XT Ute. Looks like it being developed slowly from the grill and rims.
XK Falcon ute
Clubs & weblinks at the event: