Ford & Friends Festival.
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The drifting action at the Ford and Friends festival is going to include the second round of the national Drift Africa Driver Search.
While motorsport in the Cape of Storms is currently being (sensibly) sheltered from the worst of the miserable winter weather, this will be more than made up for during an action packed September.
A street car meeting at Killarney on the first day of spring is going to be followed by the Ford and Friends festival, a unique three day motoring extravaganza that should ensure the month gets off to a rollicking start. The Hell Driving summer season blasts off a week later, with their second round scheduled for September 29. Before that the final national WesBank Super Series shootout of the year in these parts, is scheduled for September 22.
The Ford and Friends gig promises to be one of the highlights of this period. Beginning with two days of warm-up activity on Thursday and Friday, September 6 and 7, it then explodes into turbo action all day (and well into the evening), on the Saturday.
But make no mistake this is not a local event. International stars include Britain’s leading stunt driver the legendary Terry Grant who already has 19 world records to his name. Grant has enjoyed an association with Jeremy Clarkson in his Top Gear show in a variety of vehicles. However he will be appearing at Killarney in his own specially adapted Ford stunt car.
Another wacky stunt may see Jody Powell being shot out of a large caliber cannon – with only his cap for protection.
Saturday begins with a full programme of racing for popular regional championship categories. These include sports, GT and Supercars, Fine and Marque cars, Midas Clubman cars, Classic and TransAm cars and the powerful V8 Masters. There is also going to be an endurance event as well as an All-Ford race that has already resulted in the promise of several high profile entries from other centres.
The drifting and stock car events will then get under way later in the day, with the drifting due to include the second round of the national Drift Africa Driver Search.
All that apart the static attractions are going to see the area behind the new pit complex becoming a Ford Fan Park that is due to feature a historic display of Fords of all types and ages. A comprehensive range of Ford memorabilia will also be available there.
Live entertainment of a different sort will be centrally situated on the infield area of the kart circuit. The festive atmosphere there will be stoked by live music and a DJ invasion.
However those whose tastes run to a more relaxed vibe may prefer the other side of the main straight where the Vinyard will be set up next to the WesBank Corner. Finally the acknowledged comfort and culinary art of the Trackside Bar and Grill at the clubhouse provides yet another alternative.