The UK’s largest motoring magazine publisher will be displaying over one hundred feature cars at The Fast Car Festival as some of the best known and loved motoring brands from the newsstand will co-ordinate bespoke displays.
Classics Monthly, Jaguar World, Classic Ford, Fast Ford, Mini World, Classic Car Mart, Fast Car and Retro Cars are just some of the leading motoring magazines that are produced by Kelsey Media - organisers of The Fast Car Festival in addition to TRAX, Japfest and Ford Fair - among many others.
To celebrate the scope of motoring interest catered for by these brands (17 in total) a dedicated display area is being set aside at the heart of Donington Park, with each magazine showcasing the cars that define its ethos.
The Classic Ford stand, which this year is being sponsored by Admiral (www.admiral.com), showcases the very best of the breed. As you might imagine, the Escort forms the backbone of the display, with two Mk1s and five Mk2s sitting alongside such rarities as a 100E ‘Pop’, Mk2 Cortina Estate, Mk1 Capri, Mk2 Granada and a Fiesta XR2 to name just a few.
Fans of modern Fords are just as well catered for as the Fast Ford magazine display will give show goers the chance to see some of the fastest and most modified blue oval motors in the UK. Performance tuning legends Burton Power (www.burtonpower.com) has stepped up to put its name to this paddock and we can see why, these cars are show stoppers! There are no less than four Focus RS models, spanning both the first and second generations, and the latest Mk7 and Mk6 Fiesta STs have been confirmed. There’s also an insanely tidy Mk3 Escort that’s been given a full Cosworth engine and drivetrain swap and a genuine fast Ford legend in the form of an Escort Cosworth.
If you prefer your performance machinery a bit less shouty and a lot statelier, then the models being brought along by our classic car magazines will be right up your street. Classic Car Buyer, our weekly motoring newspaper and Classics Monthly, will be proudly showcasing the variety of the cars they cover in print by bringing along some of their staff rides and feature cars. Super rarities like the Isuzu Piazza Turbo and Suzuki Cappuccino will be displayed right alongside the more traditional performance icons like the Triumph TR7, Jaguar XK120 and the MGB.
The Retro Japanese magazine display will appeal to any fans of rare rides from the land of the rising sun. The popularity of Japanese car culture, and in particular the iconic performance models that have come from the major makes over the years, is at an all–time high. So while we have the usual selection of Honda Civics and Toyota Supras to tick the popularity boxes, Retro Japanese is also about the unusual models that might have slipped your attention. Cars like the gorgeous American muscle-car inspired Mitsubishi Galant GTO and the now all-but extinct Nissan Cherry GTI.
In addition to the amazing cars we’ve listed here, there are still far too many magazine display cars to list, but take our word for it that this is one part of The Fast Car Festival that you can’t afford to miss!