Orange 1954 Ford Popular 103E
While at the Battle Big Weekend event on the 23rd of June 2018 I spotted this beautiful car. This is a British built 1954 Ford Popular 103E or Ford Pop as they were nicknamed with the number plate HSK553. A car that is an American style hot rod that was originally equipped with a 1172 cc straight-4 side-valve engine, but with the changes to the external of this beautiful car I would presume the engine has been upgraded too. They did need upgrading as the standard car had a top speed of 60.3 mph and could accelerate from 0-50 mph in just over 24 seconds!!! Even my old Ford Fiesta did 0 to 60 in about half of that!!! This car really was the definitive British hot rod, very light for it's time and as you can see from these photos they could be highly customised. If you are the owner of this amazing 1954 Ford Popular then I would love to hear more about it's history and what it is like to drive a car like that.