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Old 09-09-2012, 07:02 PM   #253
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Show and Shine, and Recaro?

Today was another large annual show and shine. I've attended the past couple of years with the Grand Prix, but this year unfortunately it's stuck out in storage and I couldn't find a driver for it anyway. The Focus and my mother's Thunderbird attended though, and the weather turned from questionable to quite nice during the day. No prizes, no categories, just a friendly gathering in support of MADD and a good way to start winding down the show season.

A couple of friends met up at our house this morning and we set off in a four-car convoy to head down to the business park where it was held. You may recall the silver Mercedes from my lip install, it was part of it along with the black 330XI, and the Thunderbird of course.

(above photos by Terence)

Just after we got home a massive storm starting coming through, but fortunately all cars were hidden by that time; it was lucky that it didn't hit during the show!

While at the show I also had a chance to test out Terence's Recaro. It's a Profi XL model which he currently has up for sale as the other has been traded and he's looking to change it up a bit. I imagined it'd be way too big for me (being the XL size) but actually, it's a pretty good fit. So now I'm debating it to replace the Focus' driver's seat, as it'd be far cheaper than getting an ST Recaro and it still matches the interior's colours about as well as it can.

Here's a better picture that Terence had taken:

We need to research the mounting as we've never thrown one in a Mk3 Focus, obviously, but it's tempting. With my birthday coming up it could be a neat treat for myself, though I'm not sure how I'd like living with a fixed bucket in my daily. I do want it though.
2012 YB ST-Converted Focus Sedan [Performance Ford, Sept '14]
1992 BW Grand Prix SE Sedan [restomod project]
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