Get ready for the rumble of the Ford GTs this weekend

ARARAT - The roar of the engines, the smell of the petrol fumes, it can only mean one thing: the GTs will be back in town.

The fourth biennial Ford Falcon GT run, organised by Ararat’s Mick and Pauline Johnston, will feature a weekend of activities, both for participants and spectators.

With around 70 GTs expected to roll into town, car lovers will get the chance to view the muscle machines in Barkly Street tomorrow morning between 12 noon and 12.30pm in front of the Ararat Performing Arts Centre.

Jerram’s Autopro will be providing a sausage sizzle and will also have on display the Gulf Western Ford AU track car from 9am tomorrow till mid-afternoon. The car is powered by a Ford 302, bored out and fitted with a billet cam and crank as well as a super charger on top.

After the Barkly Street display, drivers will head out to Mick and Pauline Johnston’s in Kennel Road Ararat for a social afternoon and display and members of the public are welcome to head out and view the cars as well as the spectacle of the Dyno and Mick’s huge collection of memorabilia.

On Sunday the drivers will fuel up and head out the road for a scenic drive to Willaura and a barbecue lunch at the Willaura Hotel. Car enthusiasts from the Willaura district are welcome to head into town to view the display.

The weekend will wind up with a trophy presentation, in particular the award for the best GT of the weekend.

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