Nation’s favourite Ford on film to be put to the vote

Nation’s favourite Ford on film to be put to the vote
The nation’s favourite Ford motor from the world of film and TV is to be decided by public vote ahead of a festival dedicated to celebrating some of the manufacturer’s finest moments.

A shortlist of Blue Opal vehicles has been put together featuring 13 famous motors, such as Steve McQueen’s GT-390 from Bullitt and the flying Anglia from Harry Potter.

Other top contenders on the list include the famous bronze Cortina from Life On Mars and the Gran Torino from classic detective show Starsky and Hutch.

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But fans of the marque do not just have to stick to the motors nominated, as they can also put forward their own ideas for the car that commands the most star quality.

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The winner of the award will be revealed in time for FordFest, a highlight of the classic car calendar that gives motor enthusiast the chance the see some of the finest Fords ever made.

It kicks off at the world-famous Santa Pod drag strip in Bedfordshire, where some of the cars in attendance will be put through their paces on the quarter-mile racing track.

And many of the vehicles made famous in films and TV shows over the years will be present too.

Also to receive a nod on the nominations list is the Consul from The Sweeney, the Deuce Coupe from American Graffiti and the Shelby Mustang from Gone In 60 Seconds.  

Steve McQueen fans will be pleased to see the GT40 from Le Mans making an appearance on the shortlist, alongside the Escort Cabriolet from Dempsey and Makepeace.

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Some of the most iconic films of the last few decades are celebrated by the nominations, with the Thunderbird from Thelma and Louise and the Deluxe from Grease making an appearance.

Completing the list is a pair of Capris – one from crime drama The Professionals and the other from the comedy Minder.

The Ford event, which takes place on September 18, is one of the largest of its kind in the country, last year seeing some 1,700 club cars on display.

Attendees will also be able to witness the event venue’s Fireforce 3 Jet Car, capable of completing the quarter-mile track in less than six seconds.

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