The 2018 FordFair sees mountune as the headline sponsor for the sixth consecutive year and as the biggest Ford show in Europe, it’s one that the whole team look forward to, almost as much as the 20,000 visitors that typically attend. mountune’s stand will again be rammed full of the latest products, special offers and more – we’ve got loads planned, but here’s a small taster of what you can expect.
Followers of the 2018 TOCA British Touring Car Championship will no doubt be familiar with the name Sam Tordoff. Sam is campaigning the all-new Focus RS for Team GardX Racing with Motorbase in this year’s championship, powered by the potent mountune version of Ford’s EcoBoost engine. Sam will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for pictures, and will be out on track in some mountune powered Ford’s throughout the day.
The mountune Fleet
The mountune engineering team have built up quite a collection of development/test cars over the past few years, and as always there will be a selection of them on the show stand to showcase the latest and greatest products available for each of them. Our Mk3 Focus RS - in its latest incarnation will be sporting the very latest must-have performance parts and will be used on track during the day, so you'll be able to see it in action too. We’ll also be bringing along our all-new Mk8 Fiesta ST, 2018 V8 Spec 2 Mustang RTR.
Exclusive Track Session
For those of you that have booked track time, you will have the chance to tackle the awesome curves of the famous Silverstone circuit in your own car, along with dozens of other mountune owners. Out on the race track, you’ll be able to put your Ford through its paces without the worry of sticking to the speed limits, and with everything from the little MP135 Fiesta Zetec-S, right up to the hugely powerful Focus RS M400 is welcome to take part, you’ll be in very good company. There may even be a BTCC driver out there enjoying some of the mountune fleet of test cars! If you've not booked your track time yet, secure your slot here: goo.gl/3LNSnx
If you fancy picking up some nicely discounted official mountune parts for your beloved Blue Oval, or just a cool new T-Shirt and baseball cap, then Ford Fair is definitely the place to be! In previous years there have been some huge discounts off most of the mountune product range, with everything from hoodies, beanies and Smug Mugs, all the way up to exhaust systems and even upgrade kits heavily discounted. The queues seem to get longer every year, but don’t panic, we’ll be bringing more tills and more staff than ever before.
The famous mountune Garage is back for another year, fitting products purchased on the day and offering technical advice to anyone contemplating DIY installs. See you on the mountune stand at 9am, Sunday August 5th!
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3 weeks today sees mountune headline the Ford Fest show for the second year running. Hosted once more by Santa Pod Raceway on September 17th, the event will again draw in the crowds with the large retail village, various club displays, and of course the mountune stand, which will exhibit a range of our performance cars, details on new product releases and of course there will be goodie bags!
Be sure to check our social media pages for more information on the event in the run up to the show.
Besides Cars & Coffee, and launching our new showroom and waiting area (#mountunehub), the development team have been working hard this month to bring you more mountune performance parts, across a range of models.
Did you know that the mountune HQ workshop offers more than just power upgrade and performance part installations? If your car is due for a service, why not bring it along to our Essex workshop where only genuine Ford service parts are used, following the official Ford service schedule. We’re trusted to perform the most intricate performance upgrades, engine rebuilds and more, so why not also let us take care of your service needs, all carried out with the same passion and attention to detail as our upgrade services. To help spread the cost, as long as your total spend is a minimum of £500, you can also lighten the load with our 6-month 0% APR representative finance. Don’t forget to ask us about it when booking your vehicle in.
If that wasn’t enough, you can now immerse yourself in our all-new showroom and customer waiting area. Relax whilst your vehicle is worked on to the highest standards, surrounded by the latest mountune performance parts and must-have merchandise, plus gaming consoles, Wi-Fi and free refreshments!
Unsurprisingly, whilst with us most recently, Tim couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel of our MR265 to review, and despite the rain, gave the car a good run-in down the nearby Essex country lanes. “What a blast, this is ridiculous” he exclaimed as he got to grips with the car's “go-kart” feel.
Shmee noted that the Fiesta wanted to “dart down countryside lanes” and admired the MR265 upgrade kit with its hybrid turbocharger, calibration, large capacity intercooler and high-flow intake for its additional 30 percent performance increase over the standard car.
“I knew it was going to feel quick, but not this quick. What a barrel of laughs. Genuine hilarity. Brilliant, brilliant package – I am genuinely loving this,” he laughed.
Shmee told fans that for darting down country roads, “what else would you want to be in?” He added that the Fiesta had opened his eyes to what hot hatches are capable of, noting that: “It's not afraid of lighting up the tyres. It’s a 256bhp fun machine, it’s just entertaining to drive.”
Back at the workshop, Shmee had also opted for further upgrades to his RS, namely the mountune Axle-Back Exhaust system, now fully endorsed by Ford. Filming the process, he said he was surprised by the quick fitment turnaround and couldn't wait for the first start-up of the car once installed. “Oh goodness, that is raspier - I like that a lot - I am very very pleased about this”.
With unpredictable popping and banging as he drove away from the workshop, Shmee took his now noisier RS for a sport mode spin, smiling the whole time. “That’s what we’re talking about there - utterly brilliant - I think I’m in for many many happy miles driving this.”
Commenting that the RS was already brilliant, Shmee added that, complete with the mountune axle-back exhaust, “it’s now even better, which is exactly how we want it!”
Before leaving mountune HQ grinning (again), Shmee went through his list of options of what to do to the car next… I think we’ve got you covered there Tim!
The weather was LA perfect and enthusiasts had their car's spotless for the Tony Harmer photo studio. The event was action packed with RC cars, video games, food trucks, custom T Shirt studio, and just people generally hanging out. Ken Block and Vaughn Gittin JR were also out signing autographs and checking out the rides.
mountune USA were invited to display our RS and the crowd pleasing 250bhp 1968 mountune powered Escort. It was a great event promoting everything awesome about the ST line and we are looking forward to the next Ford Performance ST Meetup... hopefully sooner than later.
Olsbergs MSE driver Kevin Eriksson took the Germany RX win this month in his mountune powered Ford Fiesta ST, claiming his first every victory in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Starting on the second row of the grid in the 2016 final, Eriksson stunned his competitors as he pulled off an epic sideways move from the outside and managed to take the lead, which he retained for the rest of the race.
“I am speechless,” explained Eriksson, who has become the seventh different winner in World RX this year. “I saw Petter lead off the start and planned to stay behind him but then I saw an opportunity to go on the outside and hoped for the best. Somehow it worked! I felt I had really good speed throughout the weekend and to beat these guys you need to be driving at your very best. This weekend, everything came together and we got the consistency I needed to take the win.”
The Ford-based Duratec 4-cylinder turbo engines, designed and built by mountune utilising an Olsbergs MSE head casting, are constantly undergoing vigorous programs of testing and development to further improve the engines performance output and reliability, and have powered the Olsbergs drivers to the podium on numerous occasions claiming four manufacturers and drivers' championship titles between 2011-2014.