Farewell Fiesta | Dean Rogers 1985 Ford Fiesta XR2

As Ford announces that the Fiesta is reaching the end of its production line, here at Birchwood Group are taking the opportunity to reminisce on some of our fondest memories with this beloved car. In this first story, we'll share Dean Rogers story of his 1985 Ford Fiesta XR2.

The car, which was registered in Paris Blue, had seen better days when Dean first acquired it in 2011. However, Dean was determined to restore it to its former glory, and over the next seven years, he worked to bring the car back to life.

After countless hours of work, Dean's Fiesta was finally restored to its former glory, and it was a sight to behold. Every year, Dean would look forward to the show season so that he could take his beloved car out for a spin on early morning summer drives.

Sadly, in 2018, Dean made the difficult decision to part ways with his cherished Fiesta. He sold it to fund a new Triumph Street Twin Motorbike, and although it was the right decision at the time, he still misses the car dearly.

As Ford moves towards an all-electric future, it's a bittersweet reminder that beloved cars like the Fiesta won't be around forever. However, we can take comfort in the fact that they will always live on in our memories, and stories like Dean's will continue to be shared for years to come.

As we bid farewell to the Ford Fiesta, we're excited to see what Ford has in store for its future vehicle line-up. With Ford's commitment to going all-electric by 2035, we can't wait to see the innovative new models that they'll be rolling out in the years to come. As we look forward to the future, we'll always remember the impact that the Fiesta had on the automotive industry and the countless memories it created for drivers around the world. Here's to a bright future for Ford and the many amazing cars that they have yet to unveil.

Farewell Fiesta