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!
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.
Last weekend proved to be a dramatic weekend for the British Touring Car Championship at Croft.
An unfortunate multi-car collision during qualifying for round 13 on Saturday left mountune powered Team Shredded Wheat Racing with DUO driver Luke Davenport hospitalised. Luke suffered significant injuries and is currently in intensive care in an induced coma with multiple chest injuries, lung damage, broken right leg, broken pelvis, broken right arm and concussion. The whole team at mountune would like to wish him a full and speedy recovery, and our thoughts are also with drivers Aron Taylor-Smith and Jeff Smith who were injured in the accident.
The weekend took a more positive turn once racing began on Sunday and presented a podium lock-out for mountune powered drivers in the finale. Mat Jackson looked right at home as he took his first podium finish of the season, crossing the line third in Race 1, which he later backed up with an emphatic drive, taking the chequered flag in Race 3, dedicated to new team member, Luke Davenport. Jackson described the win as “a great result” after fighting off efforts from Ollie Jackson at the start of the race and later a challenge from Sutton.
Jackson's win marked the 250th for Ford Machinery in the BTCC and together with two points scored from team-mate Martin Depper, Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Duo reached the summit of the Independent Teams’ table.
Adrian Flux Subaru Racing saw a lights to flag victory for Ashley Sutton in Race 1, holding off 'King of Croft' Turkington to take the win at the North Yorkshire circuit in his mountune powered Subaru Levorg. Sutton went on to finish second in Race 2, and again in Race 3 ahead of team mate Plato, who took to the podium for the first time this season. Sutton said: “We’re having a fantastic weekend so far. We’ve bounced back from having a car that didn’t look in the best shape after qualifying yesterday to this – full credit to the team.”
Sutton is now sitting in 4th in the drivers standings, with Jackson and Plato in 9th and 15th respectively.
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.
Test your driving ability by taking your mountune'd Ford out on the legendary Silverstone Circuit in front of thousands of spectators in our exclusive customer track session at the mountune-sponsored FordFair (Sunday 7th August).
Book your time here: https://www.mountunestore.
Whether this is your first time or you’re a regular track driver, get the experience of your life following in the footsteps of the British Touring Car drivers as you navigate the same corners as the pros.
This session is open to ALL mountune core kit customers - to confirm, if you drive a Fiesta or Focus with a mountune performance or racing kit fitted, we'd love you to join us!
As a mountune customer you also benefit with the normal session cost being subsidised by us to just £25!
Places are limited for this exclusive mountune customer track session, so book now to avoid disappointment!
Our exclusive session starts at 14.00 with a compulsory briefing at 13:00.
Please note: FordFair general admission ticket will be required.
We are pleased to announce that mountune will be headlining Ford Fest this year, being held at Santa Pod on Sunday, September 18th.
In its second year, the show organisers have more planned for you guys including a larger retail village, club display and your chance to win a Focus ST. On the mountune stand, there will of course be the usual display of cars including our Mustang EcoBoost and Mk3 Focus RS, plus a whole heap of products and on the day show specials for those of you looking to #upyourgame.
Be sure to check our social media pages for more information on what we have planned nearer the time.
We caught up with Motorbase Performance and Pirtek Racing's BTCC title contenders Mat Jackson and former champ, Andrew Jordan ahead of the opening round of the season to talk about the year ahead and being powered by mountune. Watch the video to hear what they had to say.
Help us celebrate our new facility in the USA at our Grand Opening on Saturday, April 9th. There will be a selection of mountune products on display, along with special offers on most items, and the notorious fifteen52 TrackSTer will be present along with the new Focus RS thanks to Ford Performance. There will be plenty of parking so bring your car and hang out, enjoy some food and get some great deals for your car... There might even be a few very special guests!
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For those of you in the US that can't make it, you can take advantage of the Grand Opening special offers now through April 15th by using coupon code: gomountune on the online store, www.mountuneusa.com... Save 10%-18% on most products at checkout.