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Old 06-16-2002, 22:22   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Vs Holden motor show

Hey fellow ford enthusiasts,
Did anyone go to the Ford Vs Holden Motor show, held about a month ago at Jeff's Shed? I went hoping to gain some inspiration for what could be done to my EA, by seeing what had been done to others. When I got there, I cruised around the Holden's, looking at about 10 VL's, couple VR's and VS's, thrown in a couple of HSV's and Walkinshaws. Not a bad turn out on the Holden side of the debate. Big V8's with enough stereo amp power to run a third world country. Some of the Holden's weren't bad, but I still was keen to check out the Ford enthusiast's mad machines.

Walking across the grounds to the ford side of the show I was shocked to see a piss poor attempt. All that I saw was about 5 or 6 AU XR8's a couple of EL XR6's and only 2 EB's. I can only remember one ute with a half decent sound system. No V8's earlier than the AU, no EB or EL GT's and the biggest shock- not a single EA.

Even the other day, wen't into Autobarn in Ringwood and saw a V8 VL with a decent enough sound system. Sometimes it feel's as though that ford is reluctant to encourage young enthusiast's to take a bit of pride in the ol' blue oval, and really provide something to take it upto those Holden VK - VL - VN shitboxes. Where is the support for non XR or AU falcon fans who have had the stigma that "Ford is shit!" branded on them from Holden, and holden wanna-be drivers. Come on Ford- release the twin-cam turbo charged AV falcon 6, and lets see those wankers eat their words as their highly modded VL's are left at the lights.
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Yes it was crap.. Would've helped if Ford or Tickford actually knew about the show you'd reckon. The organisers of that event leave a lot to be desired IMO.
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unfortunatly ford lost the plot when they dropped the v8's from the x series falcons in '82. nothing happened to regain respect for another 10 years until the xr8 came along in the eb. meanwhile holden picked up what ford lost in v8 sales. my reckoning is 10 years takes a long time to peg back but with the right marketing and good products (eg. t series and coming of av) they should be able to do it. as for nice ea's getting around i don't see too many, possibly because of the non performance aspect from stock. i see plenty of nicely done ed/ef/el though.
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