13 October 2017

Cars old and new and all things blue at Capital All Ford Day this Sunday

| Jane Speechley
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Ford cars lined up with the War memorial in the background. Image courtesy Ford Performance Club ACT.

It’s all Fords this Sunday at Queanbeyan. Photo: Ford Performance Club ACT.

Around 5,000 people are expected over the border in Queanbeyan for the Capital All Ford Day this Sunday, where one of the highlights will be the chance to purchase a rare set of Ford coins from the Royal Australian Mint.

Proud Ford owners from around the region and beyond will be putting their vehicles on show – expect to see a huge range, from classic Model T’s to the final model Falcons that rolled off the assembly line last year.

Fans of the blue oval brand can stroll around, learn about Australian motoring history and talk with other enthusiasts, with a background soundtrack of modern and classic rock that’ll be played throughout the day.

Plus there’ll be lots to keep the kids entertained as well – including a jumping castle, sumo suits wrestling, and even a Go-Kart display for the mini motorheads.

Ford Performance Club of the ACT Promotions Manager Dave Burnet said there will be around 29 different stalls and displays on the day, including NSW Police (along with NSW Historical Police Vehicles and the ACT Policing Museum), events sponsors Shannon’s Insurance and John McGrath Ford Woden, and a huge variety of car parts, accessories and services businesses.

Archived image of Ford police car with police officer at the door. Image courtesy Ford Performance Club ACT.

Photo: Ford Performance Club ACT.

“There’ll be plenty of food available; the Vietnam Veterans’ Association will once again provide hot dogs, burgers and bacon and egg rolls, and there will be kebabs, coffee and ice cream and more,” he said.

“All proceeds from the day will be shared evenly between Camp Quality and the ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group.

“Lange’s Automotive will be bringing some exceptional cars along, including their Minions entry, while the Eden Monaro Cancer Support will be driving its ‘big rig’ into the event.”

“So you can come along, bring the kids – register your own Ford! – and know that you’re helping the local community while having a great day,” said Mr Burnet.

Representatives from The Royal Australian Mint will also be on site, selling a limited number of the newly-released Ford Australia Classic Collection.

“They’ll be selling both the full Box Set as well as the coins individually, and this is huge because the sets have already sold out at the Mint,” said Mr Burnet.

“We are getting loads of queries about how many will be available, so we expect these to sell out fast,” he said.

Image of Ford Classic coin collection courtesy of the Royal Australian Mint.

Ford Classic coin collection. Photo: Royal Australian Mint.

Anyone who misses out need not be disappointed, as there will also be a major raffle taking place, with 30 fantastic prizes on offer totalling over $4,500 in value.

It’s all happening this Sunday 15 October at the Queanbeyan Showground on Glebe Avenue. Registration for participants from 8:30 am to 10:30 am ($20 per vehicle), spectators welcome from 9:30 am to 3 pm.

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