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Mustangs lead the way to Beaulieu

A CONVOY of more than 40 iconic Mustangs will be driving across the New Forest to join an expected 1,500 vehicles at Beaulieu’s Simply Ford event on Sunday (April 30).

The South of England area division of the Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain is one of 48 clubs booked to attend the show. If you love America’s famous muscle car, don’t miss the incredible sight of this collection driving into the grounds of the National Motor Museum.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Escort Mk1, show regulars Ford Heritage will be bringing rally-spec examples of one of Britain’s greatest motorsport icons. Also on their display is an example of the latest Mustang, powered by a 5-litre V8 engine, and a collection of Mk 2 Escorts.

A runaway success since its launch in 2010, Simply Ford is one of Beaulieu’s biggest Simply events and scores highly for the sheer variety of cars and vans bearing the famous blue oval badge. Characterful classics, modern hatchbacks, standard, modified, pristine or well-worn Fords, you can expect to find them all at the event when it returns for its eighth year.

Ford owners can drive into the Beaulieu parkland to join the varied line-up, with the chance to meet other enthusiasts, admire the Fords on display and enjoy all of the features of one of the south’s leading visitor attractions.

Simply Ford is always well-supported by owners’ clubs and enthusiasts’ groups. ST220 Enthusiasts, the Ford Mondeo Mk2 owners’ group and Mondeo Mania are amongst the clubs that will be showcasing the popular Mondeo in all of its guises.

Other model-specific organisations, such as the Ford Probe Owners’ Club and the Electric Orange ST Owners club, will delight Ford enthusiasts with displays of their members’ cars. The XR Owners’ Club, Bristol RS Owners’ Club and Ford Granada Nutz stands are also sure to impress.

Throughout the day, event participants and Beaulieu’s attraction visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite car of the show in the People’s Choice Award. In the afternoon, the winner will receive a Beaulieu trophy, before leading a cavalcade of the most popular cars through the attraction grounds.

Simply Ford is one of eight Simply rallies, including Simply Porsche, Simply VW, Simply Land Rover, Simply Jaguar, Simply Japanese and Simply Smart. The next rally will be Simply Porsche on June 4.

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