COAST'S FINEST: All performance Fords are welcome be they of Australian, American or European origin
COAST'S FINEST: All performance Fords are welcome be they of Australian, American or European origin Iain Curry

Coast's best Fords preparing for ultimate show

CAR enthusiasts who bleed blue are gearing up for their biggest show day on the Sunshine Coast.

The annual Pacific Ford Total Performance Show is now in its seventh year, and unfailingly provides a stunning array of Fords for spectators to enjoy at the Maroochydore dealership.

Event organiser Greg Manchester said this year's entry list was already over 100, but with space for 180 cars, he's keen to hear from owners of performance Ford vehicles willing to display on Sunday, August 9.

It's free to show your car - and free for spectators to attend - no doubt a reason last year's event attracted about 3000 fans and well over 150 cars.

The metal on show over three forecourts is always an eclectic treat, covering the broad spectrum of performance Blue Ovals from Australia, America and Europe.

A replica GT40 at the Pacific Ford & FPV Total Performance Show, Maroochydore. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
A replica GT40 at the Pacific Ford & FPV Total Performance Show, Maroochydore. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry

Some gems already confirmed for this year - and highlighting the variety - are a 1934 Tudor hot rod, two Thunderbirds, countless Mustangs, a 1965 Lotus Cortina, GT Falcons of each era, a 1972 Gran Torino Sport, an XC Falcon Cobra, Sierra RS Cosworth, AC Cobra replica and a current model FG-X XR8.

As with previous years, a mobile dyno will be available to Ford owners to discover their power and torque figures. Pre-booking for this is preferred, and costs $60.

"Our special guest is V8 Supercars driver Dave Reynolds, fresh from his race win for Prodrive Racing in Darwin driving the FG X Falcon," Mr Manchester said.

Modified drag Ford at the Pacific Ford & FPV Total Performance Show, Maroochydore. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
Modified drag Ford at the Pacific Ford & FPV Total Performance Show, Maroochydore. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry

The touring car racer is on a charge this year, securing two podium places at last weekend's Townsville 400, and is due to speak at the show at midday.

Reynolds' Prodrive Racing Australia stablemate Chaz Mostert was a guest at last year's Total Performance Show, just before going on to score a famous victory at the Bathurst 1000.

The event is just three weeks away, so if you've a performance Ford tucked away somewhere, break the poilsh out get your name down for the festival.

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What? Pacific Ford's 7th Total Performance Car Show.

Details? A showcase of Ford's Australian, European and American performance cars of all vintages.

Where? Pacific Ford, 122 Sugar Rd, Maroochydore.

When? Sunday, August 9, 9am-3pm.

How much? Free to show your Ford, free for spectators.

Register my Ford? At http://www.pacificfpv.com.au

More info? Call Greg on 0419 715 257 or visit http://www.pacificfpv.com.au

1965 Ford Mercury at the Pacific Ford & FPV Total Performance Show, Maroochydore. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily
1965 Ford Mercury at the Pacific Ford & FPV Total Performance Show, Maroochydore. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily Iain Curry


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