35th Annual Ford Expo: Aug. 30th – Sept. 1st, National Trail Raceway, Columbus, OH

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The Ford Expo is one of the oldest all-Ford events in the U.S., attracting both early-model and late-model Blue Oval performance…on the strip and in the show! This year's Ford Expo promises to be bigger and badder than ever with everything from Y-Blockers, '57 Fords, and vintage Blue Oval performance to modern Mustangs and Fords. The Expo features classes for all levels of drag racers…from Bracket Racing and Open Comp racing to True Street and even a Quick 16 category. The huge UPR Products All-Ford Car Show will feature a sea of colors and shining Fords from hot rods and early model vehicles to modern Mustangs and Fords with classes from stock to modified. The Expo also features an awesome manufacturers midway and a giant used parts swap meet.

Come see the best in Early-Model & Late-Model Ford Racing!

If you love nostalgia Fords and blue-oval drag racing then this is THE event for you! Check out everything the Ford Expo has to offer (refer further below on this web page for more detailed descriptions):
  • Nostalgia Ford Drag Racing from Y-Blocks to 60’s Ford Muscle Cars
  • Late-Model Fords Racing in Quick 16, Mod Comp, True Street, & Brackets
  • All-Ford Mini Meets Where Y-Blocks, 55-6-7 T-Birds, Capris and Other Vehicles Can Come Together Each Year!
  • Huge Nostalgia & Late-Model Ford Car Show Presented by UPR Products
  • Giant All-Ford Swap Meet Packed-Full of Hard to Find Parts!
  • Huge New Parts Manufacturers’ Midway
  • And much, much more!

Race, show or just check it out, the Ford Expo is “the” Nostalgia & Late-Model Ford event everyone will be talking about this year.

Nostalgia Ford Drag Racing: Race your nostalgia Ford for a chance to win a large purse each day! Enjoy nostalgia Ford drag racing all weekend long with a Saturday and Sunday bracket race (Brackets 1, 2, 3 & (Y-Block Sat. Only)) and a big-money Nostalgia all-Ford (’78 and older B4) bracket race on Sunday. Click Here Rules & Purses


Awesome Nostalgia & Late-Model Ford Car Show

Over 70 car show awards given away at each event!

The Ford Expo offers the largest variety of show cars imaginable for you blue oval enthusiasts!  The classes range from very old to the latest in Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.

Click Here To See Car Show Awards PDF

Specialty Vehicle Mini Meets: As in years past, the NMRA Ford Expo will feature a number of "Mini Meets". The Y-Blocks, '57 Fords, the Capri Swarm and other mini meets will take place at this event. Please contact Rollie Miller at 714-444-2426 if you would like to start a mini meet of your own where you get reserved pit parking and other special benefits.

18th Annual
Sponsor: Y-Block Magazine
Type of Cars: ’54-’64 Ford/Linc/Merc/Edsel/Truck and/or Y-Block Powered
Website: www.y-blocksforever.com
Contact: Bob Martin, Cincinnati
Phone: 513.706.1971 or 513.576.6759
Email: flashbmartin@gmail.com

11th Annual
Sponsor: 1957Ford.com
Type of Cars: 1957 Ford Passenger Cars with any Ford Motor
Website: www.1957Ford.com
Contact: John Gambill (OH) or Tom Drummond (IL)
Phone: John 513.932-3942, Tom 815.871.8017
Email: John: gambill@1957ford.com, Tom: bulldog57@charter.net

Club: Capri Club North America
Type of Cars: 1969-1987 Ford/Mercury Capri
Contact: Max Rokka
Website: www.capriclub.com
Email: capri@capriclub.com

Huge New Parts Manufacturers' Midway

Be sure to cruise the Ford Expo's Manufacturers Midway

 This year, you will see an expanded manufactures midway featuring the latest technology and products in restoration, performance and appearance.  Don’t leave your wallet at home because there will be deals to be had at the Ford Expo. Giant Used Parts Ford Swap Meet

Thousands of hard to find and cool used parts will be at the Ford Expo

Thousands of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury parts will be for sale in the gigantic swap meet area where you’ll literally see row after row of vendors set-up to service the demands of the huge crowds that attend the event in search of specialty Ford parts and collectibles.

Contact Us

Racing Questions Gene Bergstrom
Phone: (714) 460-3813 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday @ 3PM-7PM Eastern
Email: gbergstrom@promediapub.com

Car Show: Ron Fetter
Phone: (949) 254-5693
Email: carshow@promediapub.com

Vendor Sales & Swap Meet: Dave Farley
Phone: (949) 784-9061
Email: vendor@promediapub.com

All Ford Bracket Classes & Purses

Saturday Time Trials, Bonus Race, and Y Block Shootout.
All BI cars will be run down to a winner. All B2, B3, and B4 cars will be ran together for a winner. The two winners will compete for winner & runner-up monies. B5 (Y Block Shootout) All run Y Block class.

Sunday Bracket Race: B1, B2, B3, B4 (Nostalgia), B5 (Y Block) Time Trial and Eliminations. Bracket 1/Super Pro & Quick 16 are run 1/8 mile
All bracket classes will run separate to completion.


All Run Bonus Race Bracket 1 (1/8 mile) Bracket 2 Bracket 3
Winner: $1000 Winner: $1000 Winner: $1000 Winner: $100
Runner Up: $500 Runner Up: $500 Runner Up: $500 Runner Up: $100
Semi: $150 Semi: $100 Semi: $100 Semi: $50
Quarter: $100 Quarter: $125 Quarter: $125

Nostalgia (78 & Older) Y-Block Shootout Quick 16 (1/8 mile) Mod Comp True Street
Winner: $1500 Winner: TBD Winner: $1,200 Winner: $1,000 $250
Runner-Up: $500 Runner Up: TBD Runner Up: $500 Runner Up: $500 $100
Semi: $150 (Sunday) Semi: TBD Semi: $200 Semi: $200 $100
Purse paid by Y-Block Group Entries Quarter: $75 Quarter: $100 $100