On Sunday 2nd June, TrustFord – the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealer group – will be hosting the 15th annual Causeway Coast Ford Fair at West Bay, Portrush.
Ford Fair Committee Members
This years’ event, run in conjunction with the Capri Club NI, RS Owners Club and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, will see thousands of visitors flock to see their favourite Fords from through the ages.
The theme for this year’s Ford Fair will be “50 years of the Ford Capri”, with many classic examples of the model on show.
The free-to-attend event is the largest static Ford display event in Ireland, and offers car enthusiasts and the general public the opportunity to browse through years of Ford heritage, with over 400 vehicles on display.
Previous years have attracted upwards of 10,000 visitors, and the family fun event has raised thousands of pounds for charities, including British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
This year’s chosen charity partner is Cancer Focus NI.
Cancer Focus NI Ford Fair in 2018. The charity raised £2,007 on the day!
HISTORY OF FORD FAIR
CAPRI OWNERS CLUB
Back in 2004, Capri Club Northern Ireland Chairman, Alan Gourley had an idea to have a Ford display in Portrush at the Dunluce Centre. Along with the NI Ford RS Owners Club, Lindsay Ford and Coleraine Borough Council, the Causeway Coast Ford Fair was born. On the committee of the Causeway Coast Ford Fair are members of Capri Club Northern Ireland.
Back in 1988 Alan and a large number of Capri owners came together on a cold winter’s night to discuss the forming of an owners club, and so Capri Club Northern Ireland came into being as a registered branch of Capri Club International. The club has its own website at: http://www.capriclubni.co.uk . They can also be found on Facebook at simply “Capri Club Northern Ireland.
RS OWNERS CLUB
The NI RS Owners Club formed in 1992 and has shown a recent resurgence in motivation, activity and an increase in membership as a result. It is run by the members for the members, with a strong committee dedicated to ensuring that things run smoothly.
They make up the largest club stand at Ford Fair, and will have one of the last 50 Ford Focus RS, Heritage Edition, on display. Feel free to come and say hello, grab a coffee and have a chat, everyone is welcome. Check out their website for more information: www.RSOCNI.co.uk
TrustFord, the event’s main sponsors, will also be onsite to welcome you to the event. With a wide range of new product on display, the sales team will be able to show you the newest Ford vehicles with the most advanced technology, you may even be lucky enough to get a sneak-peek at some never before seen vehicles.
Dermot Rafferty, General Manager TrustFord Northern Ireland, said: “This year’s Causeway Coast Ford Fair is set to be another huge success. We’re excited to be partnering with Cancer Focus NI again this year, and proud that Ford Fair has the opportunity to give something back to the local community, who we rely on for support. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Ford Fair 2019, which we hope will be a great family Ford day out!”