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Classic Ford 2008.

Once again and attributed to the British weather the event fell victim to the rain, the fields to the left of Santa Pod access road were completely waterlogged and reserved for overnight camping only.

Any attempt to house the show on these fields as normal would have resulted in a mud bath so the event was staged alongside the track viewing hill and the other side of the track on the hard standing normally reserved for the track competitors.

This resulted in a very cramped show plus a significant queue for the early arrivals; it was a valliant recovery, far better than a hurried cancellation and shows what a great venue Santa Pod is to have this space as a back up.

As if the rain hadn't done enough damage the day was heavily overcast and spat with rain occasionally, however on one attempt at raining it succeeded and rained properly for a while which was enough to wet the track and delay the racing for a couple of hours. Not enought to prevent the Jet car from performing though.

We had 4 cars for our show which were Mike, AlanN, Olly and Roly which was possibly a good thing as space was at a premium which was probably good because this lack of space meant the track competitors were trying to get back to their club stands weaving through the parked show cars.

The no shows were; Ray because the garage not being able to complete MOT work on time, Wayne with a misfire and Graeme claiming it was too far in a 1.3 4 speed car.

A couple of surprises were an Escort Mexico for sale at £12500 and a pair of Capri/Fiesta door mirrors at £150; I suspect both of those went home without being sold!

The Classic Ford stand had some beauties on show especially the Capri's, another Capri of note was this lovely green one with the 70's style arches; louvers on the rear window, just needs a jack-up kit and it'll perfect.