Rare, multi-million dollar Ford collection on show
A multi-million dollar Ford motorsport exhibition is on at Bill Richardson Transport World for the next month. The Celebrating Ford Motorsport exhibition is a Ford racing collection that includes 20 cars, all monumental to the history of Ford motorsport in New Zealand.
The exhibition was launched last Friday night with New Zealand motorsport legend Paul Radisich speaking at Bill Richardson Transport World to a sold out crowd of around 200 people.
Transport World Trustee Scott O’Donnell said the collection has been brought together, on loan from generous car owners from all over the South Island for the special exhibition.
“We are really happy to be able to have an exhibition like this on show. There are many highlights within the collection but for me, the fact that they are all together, under the same roof at the same time is really special, not to mention extremely rare” he said.
Together the collection is valued at between 8-10 million dollars. Amongst the highlights is New Zealand’s most famous and perhaps most successful racing Mustang of the early 1970’s, a PDL Mustang 1 once driven by race drivers Paul Fahey, Graham Baker and most recently Leo Leonard. The PDL Mustang 2 is another collection favourite, it was built by PDL staff and friends in Christchurch and was originally driven by Leo Leonard. Its rich history is as legendary as the status it still commands on the race track today.
The 1994 Ford Mondeo WTCC winning car used by Paul Radisich, the Texaco Sierra Cosworth RS500 and the Fahey Cologne Capri are other collection favourites, all beautifully displayed alongside iconic rally cars, Formula Fords, Ford Falcons and many more in the exhibit.
Entry to the Celebrating Ford Motorsport exhibition is included in admission into Bill Richardson Transport World until it closes 21 March 2018.