The new Cosworth factory in Northampton was the venue for a special gathering of 150 members of the Ford RS Owners Club.
A total of 78 RS Escort Cosworths parked outside the new Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) in St James Mill Road on Friday.
Attending members of the Ford RS Owners Club were given an exclusive look behind closed doors at the new facility while also touring Cosworth’s renowned Octagon building, home to some of the world’s most iconic engines.
Cosworth’s CEO, Hal Reisiger, was on hand to welcome the Club members, while also judging the best turned out vehicle from the 78 in attendance.
He said: “It’s great to meet so many enthusiasts that share the passion for our brand.
“Cosworth has a long and distinguished heritage that we celebrate and it is fun to get involved in events like today.”
Ben Purnell, club representative, said: “Everyone has been so welcoming, And the tour of the grounds was extremely special.”
Owner of the winning car, Martin Holland, was presented with an engraved Cosworth piston before the cars departed in convoy to Silverstone Circuit for the weekend’s Ford Fair.