Ford Fair 2021: Focus Peeking

The Focus’ perennial appeal is still apparent and the sheer number of photos of them on here suggest that this site could be more accurately named, although the content being described by the name is something that hasn’t been exact since the very first iteration back in 1999.

I thought this gallery of 106 photos might be a record, but it fell short by two compared to 2013’s 108. This isn’t a true reflection of the number of Focuses at the show though as I don’t photograph every car and often take multiples of the same one.

A particular modification style seemed in abundance this year, although that may have been due to the cars matching this being mostly collected in a single stand. The “Wing, Wrap & Wheels” to give it a name sets out a basic formula but offers plenty of scope for personalisation (and plenty of work for graphic designers and replica WRC parts manufacturers).

It was interesting to see most of the cars sporting the Focus Mk1 WRC style wing rather than the more correct, shallower Mk2 one. I suspect this was down to availability as I believe the Mk2 style was only sold by Mountune and at an eye watering price too.

As a footnote I’ll mention that after nine Ford Fairs it’s getting tricky to come up with a witty Focus related headline so this one’s a little obscure. Focus peaking is a camera related term that uses edge detection of objects to correctly focus. Bonus point if you already knew that!


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