100 years of Irish Ford
A celebration of Ford cars, Jeeps and tractors will take place on July 16th at the Coachford Festival to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Henry Ford plant in Cork in 1917. All owners of pre 1997 ford vehicles are very welcome to come along to one of the biggest vintage shows in the county. A special area of the vintage display is being set aside especially for vehicles that were built at the Cork factory. “We are all very excited about the show this year. We have in the past celebrated the anniversaries of the Massey and Zetor tractors and the Mark II escorts but this one is going to be huge. Ford is such an iconic brand in Ireland and of course Cork. The fact that there are still so many of these wonderful vehicles that were built or assembled here in Cork still on the road is testament to the care their past and present owners have shown them over the years. Our Vintage show is one of the best in the country and has been growing at an unbelievable rate since we started hosting it in 2009. We are expecting a huge number of vehicles this year at the Broomhill Vintage club event. Said Peter Coughlan, event organiser.