Car enthusiasts from across the country descended on an Aberdeenshire village yesterday for a showcase of one of the largest collections of Fords.
The Grampian Transport Museum at Alford hosted more than 200 “Blue Oval” models during yesterday’s AllFord exhibition.
And the event’s organiser last night described the show as “fantastic”, adding that he had big plans to make it an annual event in the village.
Thousands of people came to share their passion for the famous marque.
Pristine motors – from family to race cars – dating from as long ago as 1908 to the modern day models were on display.
Event organiser, Sandy Dalgarno – who was there with 16 of his own vehicles – said: “It was really good day, the weather was kind to us, it threatened a couple of times, but there was a fantastic turnout. I even got a bit of sun.”
The 66-year-old added: “It was steady the whole day. It was really better than our expectations.
“The furthest people travelled were from England and Glasgow that I know of. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves.
“It will definitely be ongoing, everyone I spoke to said ‘I’d hope this is not the one and only’.
“The whole thing was a highlight, it was really good, it was good to see people enjoying themselves, we have to start thinking about next year.”
Mr Dalgarno is the owner of Overton Garage at Dyce and has been collecting motors since the age of 13, and has competed in several car rallies.
All funds raised from the event will be put back to the transport museum, which is dependent on donations, entry fees and fundraising for its upkeep.
Among the vehicle on display yesterday were a Gran Torino and a 1979 Ford Escort Mark 2, built to the exact specifications of late Scottish rally legend Colin McRae.
However, when the public voted on their favourite car from the event at the choice of the people award, they picked the classic American car, the Ford Thunderbird.
Mr Dalgarno said: “There was a huge amount of votes, people took it really seriously, the Thunderbird came out on top.”