Geelong is a proud Ford town being the birthplace of Ford in Australia and still home to a large part of Ford's manufacturing, development, testing and design facilities. With over 80 years of heritage in Geelong there is no better place to show off the shiny blue oval badge than at the annual Kiwanis All Ford Day.
Held in February spread over the sweeping lawns of Deakin University's Waurn Ponds Campus on the outskirts of Geelong this event attracts one the country's largest displays of Ford vehicles representing all eras of the companies rich history. The All Ford Day has been on the Geelong events calendar since 1991 and attracts well over 1000 Ford vehicles and thousands more spectators.
There is always a huge turnout of the iconic Australian Falcon from the classic 60's models, the muscle cars of the 70's right up to the current FG's and powerful Ford Performance Vehicles. A large contingent of English based vehicles also attend, including Cortina, Escorts, Consuls, Anglia and Zephyr all competing for a wide range of trophies and awards.
Many Ford enthusiast clubs take part in large groups bringing with them some very impressive vehicles, including plenty of GT's, Mustangs and usually some very rare and exotic imported Ford's like the huge US Thunderbirds and Lincolns with their amazing fins and decorative designs. Trucks are also well represented with everything from the F100 to the latest Falcon Utes and Rangers. The day also brings plenty of vehicles which have had some unique modifications by their owners; some incredible, others well let's say interesting.
For many people the highlight of the day are appearances by some of Australia's motoring legends, the event always attracts some major names in motor racing including Ford V8 supercar drivers who gladly sign autographs while meeting and greeting the crowd.