2009 makes it 25 years since the first All Ford Day was staged in Western Australia. At the time both the Falcon GT Club and the Mustang Owners Club were only fledgling groups and neither had enough members to put on the show solo. Thus they joined forces to put on the first show at Subiaco Oval.
After the second show in 1985 it was decided that this event should be bi-annual and it would be wise to hold it in different years to the Holden Show. Since then the AFD has been presented in the odd years to punters with one exception the year 2000, Ford Australia's 75th Anniversary.