The search is on for the UK's favourite Ford from film and TV.
Whether it’s the tyre-screeching Consul 3000GT from The Sweeney, Steve McQueen’s smoking Shelby Mustang from Bullitt, Gene Hunt’s famous bronze Cortina from Life on Mars or the somewhat more genteel flying Anglia from Harry Potter, Fords have long been stars of film and TV.
But which is the nation’s favourite? The organisers of FordFest has lined up a survey to find out, and wants you to vote here after shortlisting their own favourites. Other models on the list include the Gran Torino from Starksy and Hutch, the Thunderbird from Thelma and Louise and Glynis Barber’s Escort Cabriolet from Dempsey and Makepeace.
FordFest, for fans of all things Blue Oval, takes place at Santa Pod drag strip in Podington, Bedfordshire on September 18.
The results of the survey will be revealed ahead of FordFest, which will give fans a chance to see classics like the ones in their favourite shows, with a mixture of old and new Fords set to draw in the crowds.
From Anglias to Zodiacs, via Mondeos and Mustangs, Fords of all eras will be on display as both club and individual entries, while the drag strip itself will be active, with a Ford-themed ‘Run what Ya Brung’ event taking place for show visitors. Tickets to take part are £10 for camping visitors, or £20 for four runs on the day, while individual display tickets cost £17.
The drag strip will also play host to Fireforce 3, Santa Pod’s very own Jet Car, capable of a sub-six second quarter mile and speeds in excess of 300mph.
Tickets are available here