By Luke Voogt
Australia’s largest gathering of Ford vehicles is set to drive into Eastern Park next month.
The 30th All Ford Day will take place at the site on April 18, organisers announced recently.
“It’s been a tough 12 months for all event organisers,” All Ford Day director Scott Pidgon said.
“The world has changed drastically since last year’s event and there was a lot of uncertainty regarding whether we’d be able to go forward.”
Mr Pidgon thanked the event’s “dedicated” organisers and volunteers, council and state government for making the 30th anniversary celebration possible.
A staple on Geelong’s and Ford-lovers’ calendars since 1991, the day encapsulates the motor company’s 96-year history in the city.
The All Ford Day features more than 1200 vehicles each year, from the Model T to the Mustang, and everything in-between.
Vehicles will be displayed and judged in more than 40 categories over the course of the day, with the overall winner to be awarded the William Clay Junior Trophy.
Ford has been involved as the major partner of the show since its inception in 1991.
“Ford Australia is always proud to be part of All Ford Day, and even more so on its 30th anniversary,” Ford Australia president Andrew Birkic said.
“We can’t wait to celebrate with the thousands of fans who’ll be there to display their pride and joy, and to admire the vehicles on display.”