This time 10 years ago, we were scribbling down ideas for what became The Great Unveiling at the Classic Ford Show. Back then, build threads on forums were all the rage, with owners proudly detailing every aspect of their project’s progress. They were great, but they had one big drawback — it meant you’d already seen almost every newly-finished car at a show. As enthusiasts who love car shows and surprises even more, this made us sad.
So The Great Unveiling was born, and its premise is simple — owners keep the builds off the internet, swear their family to secrecy, and put in some late nights to get the cars ready in time for a special ceremony at Santa Pod.
Fast-forward a decade and The Great Unveiling is as relevant as ever. Thanks to social media even more people get to see your project as it progresses. It’s all good… isn’t it? So we’ll carry on bucking the trend, and continue to search out incredible builds to reveal, knowing that the crowds that surround the cars as the covers are pulled off one at the Classic Ford Show are looking forward to seeing what’s underneath as much as we are.
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