Last weekend the best Fords rolled into Alford for the Grampian Transport Museum’s annual AllFord event – and that’s where the TrustFord team introduced themselves to local fans.
As the first TrustFord Scottish office will open its temporary premises in Altens on September 1st before the final site is completed next year, the team were happy to sponsor the event and some of the special historic Ford vehicles for the day to borrow and bring to Alford four rare cars from the Ford Motor Company Heritage Fleet as special attractions for the Ford-a-holics attending the event.
The very last Capri
Two examples of the last iconic cars in the series were on display: the 200th and last RS200 from 1986 production and the very last Capri. This car was completed in Cologne in December 1986 with the help of Autocar journalist Mike McCarthy and then went into the press fleet.
It has since been kept by Ford and is probably the most featured Ford car in magazines. The Capri Club, who won best booth at the AllFord event, were delighted to see the car on their booth (and to check the famous VIN number).
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The stars of the show
There was a ‘grid’ of important race and rally cars at the AllFord event, including racing escorts and fiestas. One was the Fiesta ST built for journalist and Top Gear presenter Chris Harris to compete in the RAC Rally where he won the Group N class.
However, the stars of the show were the locals, who bought a stunning array of Ford machines to shine in the sunshine, with 17 awards for the best cars and most unusual Ford vehicles over the decades.
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Glen Kenington, TrustFord Regional Director, and Mark Wilkie, Fleet and Commercial Vehicles Director, were thrilled by the AllFord attendees’ passion for the brand and are already planning some exciting Fords to bring to AllFord in 2023.
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The mobile unit works with Amazon, Sky, Scottish Water, Asda and Police Scotland and can travel as far away as Shetland for customers, says Mark.
TrustFord is now hiring technicians and staff. The purpose built space, currently under construction on a 5 acre site on Wellington Street, is slated to open late next year.
Mark added that TrustFord is looking to add around 100 new positions in the region including sales and aftersales, executives and technicians among others.
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For a look at some of the vehicles on display on the day, see our full gallery here.
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