Westrand Car Show - 1950 Ford Pilot V8

Ford Pilot


The Ford Pilot was a British built Ford under the model no E71A. Although it was a medium-sized car built from August 1947 to 1951, the Ford Pilot had a V8 engine. Just over 22000 cars were built in the four-year period. The Pilot was eventually replaced by the new Zephyr Six and Consul Models.

Jaffles Stalletjie Worsbroodjies & Footlongs

The buttons above are just a reminder that there will be food for an army on the day of the show. Although the Ford Pilot was a four door saloon there were a number of pickup trucks built , as well as some Shooting brakes (estate cars) that were also woodies.

The original smaller V8 engine was replaced with a more powerful one shortly after release. The Cars had a hinged front windscreen which could be opened to increase ventilation. The gear lever was mounted on the steering column and the car had three forward and one reverse gear.  It was a fairly heavy vehicle with fuel consumption of around 16litres/100km and a top speed of around 80mph or 130kmph which, although not exactly fast, was really quick given road conditions in the 1940’s.

For more detailed history and specifications use this link to the Ford Pilot

If you have an interesting or special vehicle think about entering the Classic Westrand Car Show in August 2019

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle

IMAGE ATTRIBUTION. These images are from Wikipedia, Media and Commons. Click on the links below to see full screen images.
1947-1951 Ford Pilot V8 – Malcolm A
1947-1951 Ford Pilot V8 Woodie – allen watkin from London, UK [CC BY-SA 2.0
1947-1951 Ford Pilot V8 Pick-Up – Mick from Northamptonshire, England [CC BY 2.0
1947-1951 Ford Pilot V8 Coupe Pick-Up – GTHO [CC BY-SA 3.0
1947 – 1951 Ford Pilot V8 Police Car – Brian Snelson [CC BY 2.0
1950 Ford Pilot V8 – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0 – Feature Image

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