In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

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In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Fast Ford fans flocked to Silverstone this weekend for the annual Ford Fair event. In its 32nd year, more than 18,000 Blue Oval fans visited the show, with a wide range of modern, retro and classic Fords on display. Continue scrolling to see the highlights.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

With 4,000 cars at the event, there was a Ford for everyone. How small does this Mk2 Escort look next to a Focus ST?

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Fans wanting to try their cars on track could book a session on Silverstone’s legendary National circuit throughout the day.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

For those searching for a rare part for their Ford, a Retail Village covered a huge area dedicated to traders and a vast autojumble.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

To celebrate 15 years of the original Focus RS, the Mk1 Focus RS Owners Club gathered with a line-up of the rare Imperial Blue cars.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Of course, it wasn’t just the Mk1 Focus RS enjoying all the attention. A line-up of Mk2 and Mk3 models, with a wide range of modifications, also featured.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Is this the ultimate fast Ford? Fans enjoyed a rare glimpse of the 2017 Ford GT supercar. Power comes from a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 producing 656hp.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Another iconic anniversary being celebrated at this year’s Ford Fair was 25 years of the Escort RS Cosworth. The blue collar supercar was powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 230hp as standard. But some tuning companies have been able to double that.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Fast Ford fans not taking their cars out on track could get their thrill by watching stunts in the live action arena. Here, Paul Swift’s team put on an incredible display using Focus STs…

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Not to mention a new Focus RS, which was driven around the arena on two wheels.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

For classic Ford fans, a special Classic Zone featured a variety of Fords from yesteryear.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Ford itself also had a number of models on display, just in case any visitors were considering an upgrade. Here’s a Ford Mustang convertible in 2.3-litre Ecoboost guise.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Even in the age of online auctions, nothing beats an old-fashioned autojumble.

In pictures: the festival of fast Fords

Where else will you find an original Ford GT40 parked next to the new GT? Which would you take home?

Click through our gallery to see more pictures from Ford Fair 2017…

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