California’s Largest All-Ford Show Comes to Angels Stadium, April 14
Fabulous Fords Forever celebrates 55 years of the Mustang and the 50th anniversary of the Mach 1 and Boss.
If you are making plans to hit major Ford car shows around the country, you will want to book your travel to Anaheim, California for the weekend of April 14. On that Sunday, the 34th annual Fabulous Fords Forever show will be held at Angels Stadium, serving as the largest all-Ford show on the West Coast with scores of vehicles from Ford, Lincoln and Mercury.
Best of all, if you don’t have a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury show vehicle or you live too far away to get your car to the event, admission for spectators is free, as is parking. Parking for show vehicles is $45 and there is a limited number of spaces that will sell out, so anyone interested in showing their vehicle will want to act quickly. As for everyone else, if you love FoMoCo products and you are going to be in SoCal on April 14, you want to make plans to stop by Angels Stadium between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
If you have a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle that you believe is worthy of filling one of the spots at the Fabulous Fords Forever event, you will want to get signed up and paid up right away. There is a limited number of spots available at $45 per vehicle and they do plan to sell out by the end of this month, so there is no vehicle registration on the day of the show. The gates open at 7:00 a.m. and all vehicles are required to be in by 10:00 a.m., but vehicles begin lining up well before dawn on the morning of the show. Once in, vehicles are required to stay until 3:00 p.m. and tow vehicles are not permitted on the show grounds, but they do have a limited amount of trailer parking in a nearby location.
Since spectator admission is free, your $45 vehicle registration fee covers your car or truck and whoever comes to the show with you. There is also free on-site parking for spectators who do not have show vehicles, so it costs nothing to check out the event as a spectator.
Fabulous Fords Forever is a huge show and as anyone who spends much time at car shows knows, there are plenty of rules that need to be observed. For starters, you cannot bring your dog, a big tent or an aerial video drone. You are not permitted to save spots, so if you want to park with friends or members of your car club, you need to line up and enter together.
Most significantly, “show boards” and other display enhancements are not permitted. This is the oddest of their rules, as things like mirrors under the sides of the car or an ornate display board with information on the vehicle are common items at every car show. They also don’t allow any “for sale” signs, so if you are planning to take your Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle to sell, you won’t be able to hang a sign in the window with information. Notice that the pictures of past shows have vendor tents, and we would guess that vendors will still have tents, but the organizers dont want people putting up flimsy tents that are going to blow around and damage other cars.
However, if you want to show off your new or classic Ford vehicle or just check out the biggest collection of FoMoCo show vehicles anywhere on the West Coast, this is one event that you don’t want to miss.
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