Ford Theme at InterClassics Maastricht

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As per tradition, the Dutch InterClassics show in the Dutch town of Maastricht was the event that opened the 2024 show season across Europe, and this time the organisers chose to rally around the theme of ‘Ford Performance’. Its centrepiece exhibition was created with the help of Dutch, Belgian and German owners of Ford competition cars through the decades ranging from single-seaters to GTs, touring cars and rally cars.

Compared to previous editions, however, the show floor harboured fewer racing cars, with the notable exception of local preparer Tachyon Motorsport, who as a highlight presented a Bastos-liveried ex-Quester/Hahne/Joosten BMW 5-series, and Machines with a Mission that showcased the Gotcha-built Graf von Oeynhausen/Verdonck GT40 that took pole in last year’s Spa Six Hours.  That specific car is not for sale, as the Count explained, but Machines with a Mission’s Mike van Thiel is now the sole agent for further GT40s to be built by Rhea Sautter’s company.

Albion Cars had two special attractions in the shape of the ex-Carlos Sainz Renault 5 Maxi and the 1929 Alphi T10, an obscure unraced French Grand Prix car that had been forgotten until it surfaced from the Serge Pozzoli collection.  Other noteworthy racing cars on sale included a Jaguar D-type raced in the Peter Auto series and several eligible Mille Miglia cars.

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