We've been working on an exciting project over the last few months to mark the 10th anniversary of the first XR6 Turbo last year. Currently we're in the process of creating a documentary which covers the birth of the Factory Falcon Turbo and it's variants. For our fans, here's a little teaser of our biggest feature yet!
Sunday the 17th of February this year saw another All Ford Day run by the Kiwanis Club of Geelong. With sunny weather throughout the course of the month it proved to be another scorcher, but this did not deter the Blue Blooded brigade who attended in droves. As per last year the turnout of displayed cars was strong, showing a similar number of 1,200 plus cars from over 30 different Ford clubs. With such a wide variety of models of all eras on display, we’ll let the photos and footage do the talking!
The XH Falcon hit showroom floors in April 1996 as a facelift from the XG Falcon - the idea was to bring it up to date with the look of EF/EL sedans as it was starting to look quite out-dated compared to the rest of the range. Stuart came across his XH in reasonably stock guise while looking for a replacement for his XG, which had the misfortune of a tree attempting to make friends with the car... From the outside Stuart's XH looks like a tastefully modified car, on the inside it houses a monster!
Ford Discovery Centre is a collaboration between Ford Australia and Deakin University, located in the heart of Geelong Victoria - very close to the original Ford factory. The Discovery Centre was opened in 1999 to display Ford’s heritage, success and achievements since the first Ford was produced in Australia in 1925. On June 8th when the sad announcement was made that the Centre was to close on the 29th July we got in contact with them straight away to organise a time to capture a glimpse of the history of both Ford Australia and the passion those who worked and volunteered at the Ford Discovery Centre share for the Blue Oval.
When the XR6 Turbo hit the motoring scene in 2002 it caused quite a stir. Of course, Turbo Ford 6s weren't anything new as many had gone down the path of bolting a snail to their standard 4 litre. However, when a purpose built vehicle from the factory came along armed with a Garret GT3540 everyone stood up to take notice.
On October 28th we were able to attend Boosted Falcon’s fourth annual Cruise for Charity (C4C) event, held again at Dandenong Showgrounds in Melbourne. For those who don't know, Boosted Falcon started predominantly with E-Series Falcons - lots of those with a craving for boost! This year saw 300+ cars attend with a mixture of E Series, B Series with quite a number of AU, FG and various other Falcon (and a few non-Falcon) models from different years thrown in too.