Walter and Cordelia Knott moved to Buena Park, California, in 1920 to farm berries. The couple rented a 20-acre plot of land, which is now part of the 160-acre Knott's Berry Farm theme park-the oldest theme park in the country.
In 1986, L.A.-based Ford executives organized a car show to be held in the massive parking area of Knott's Berry Farm theme park. Today over 1,000 Blue Oval-clad vehicles show up for the Fabulous Fords Forever car show, held annually in April. Split into 50 classes, all Ford vehicles from model-year 1903 to present are welcome.
This year marked the 25th anniversary of Fabulous Fords Forever at Knott's Berry Farm. Though a private luncheon and ceremony was held at the event, recognizing people who have been pivotal in the execution of the show over the years, the show continued as it has for the last 25 years.
This year, one of the favorites was the '11 SMS 302 Mustang. SMS Supercars, led by Steve Saleen, is improving on what Ford has already done with the '11 Mustang GT.
There was also a collection of new Roush vehicles on site. From the Stage 1 to the 427R and the 540RH, Roush offers one of the most comprehensive lineups of modified Mustangs.
One of the most prominent and popular areas of the show is the Shelby division. Shelby American had a slew of old and new Shelby cars. There was an original Shelby Cobra race car, a few Super Snakes, and countless classic and S197 Shelby Mustangs. The GT500 area just keeps getting bigger every year, and there's no doubt that the GT500 is the iconic muscle car of the 21st century.
For Ford enthusiasts young and old, there's no better place to see Dearborn iron than this show. It's a one-day event held on a Sunday in April.
Take a look at a few things we saw there this year, and if you want to see more, visit us at www.musclemustangfastfords.com.
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