The Falcon Club of America was proud to present the 33rd Annual Falcon Nationals this past weekend at Fern Valley. Three days of fun, friendship and Ford Falcons in Louisville Kentucky. The Falcon Nationals is the annual event for North American Ford Falcon owners, and this year over 300 cars took part in the show which took place from Thursday through Saturday. The show itself included awards over several categories and a swap area where enthusiasts could trail through endless parts looking for that long lost item.
The Ford Falcon was an automobile produced by Ford Motor Company from 1960 to 1970, and which has now garnered a dedicated fan following all over the world. The car itself was a huge sales success for Ford initially, handily outselling rival from Chrysler and General Motors introduced at the same time. During its ten year lifespan in North America, the Falcon was offered in a wide range of body styles: two-door and four-door sedans, two-door and four-door station wagons, two-door hardtops, convertibles, a sedan delivery and the Ranchero pickup.
People from around the country meet together every year for the National Falcon Convention to pay tribute to this car. This years meeting took place at the Fern Valley Hotel which led to many a rumble of 60s engines. People came from far and wideo to share experiences and catch up with old friends.
The event takes place over three days from Thursday through Saturday and there are several activities for the owners to do beside just looking at the cars. Thursday the Falcon owners were given a private tour of the Ford truck plant located next door. Friday the 13th is a day known for bad luck and it looked as if bad weather would plague the show but in fact the opposite happened. Clouds moved in but never sent down a drop of raining, making it very cool and comfortable for everyone in attendance. The great weather continued into the night and many people gathered for a “drive-in” movie behind the hotel.
Saturday was the day to the main show. The weather gave the participants a few scattered showers, but nothing serious enough to keep them from showing off their car. In the end the event was a huge success!
For details on the club and next years event head over to the Falcon Club website.
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