2017 Fabulous Fords Forever Car Show is a wrap


Up at the crack of dawn and on the road early yesterday to catch the largest single manufacturer show here in So Cal.  The show was a again dominated by Mustangs, so I spent my time in the rows and rows of other than ‘stangs and found several gems.

My pick as Best in Show was a lovingly restored, largely unmolested 1964 Country Squire…yes a station wagon.  It was original right down to the original owners son now having the car and the rear window covered with stickers from where they took the beast on vacations.  Tons of memories for him and glad he shared with us.

The pot metal script from back in the day when cars were named…click to embiggen

And the fully monty of the best in show:

1964 Country Squire…click to embiggen

Of course no show is without its survivors…car that collect a patina with age and wear it well. Unmolested and still in use. My favorite was a 1972 Lincoln Mark IV this time around.

Best survivor of the show. a time capsule of opulence gone by…click to embiggen

Of the modern cars there were several of the hot hatch Fiesta ST, Focus ST and Focus RS. There was one Focus RS that stood out as best in show for me. A 2016 painted a screaming yellow, scissor doors and trick multicolor LED lamps around the headlights. Really a sweet ride for someone.

2016 Focus RS….click to embiggen

All pics by me.  There are more raw jpeg from the day in my 2017 Fabulous Fords Forever flickr album.