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The Faberge Fiesta
Championship
1979

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In 1978, at the Ford New Year Press Conference, Stuart Turner was challenged by a question from a radio reporter (Val Shenton) as to what Ford could do for Lady Drivers in Competition.
Ford then hit on the idea of a mixed rally and race Championship to find a suitable Lady Competitor.   This Championship would feature 15 identical Fiestas, sponsored by Faberge (Kiku) and involve some 6 races and 6 rallies throughout 1979.  The prize would be a sponsored drive in 1980.

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This website is dedicated to that Championship Year,
and to the 2 reunions held
in 2004 and 2014.

 

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Les "Femmes Fatales"
with Peter Ashcroft,
Ford's Motorsport Director

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