Classic Ford is rammed full of expert technical features, the best feature cars from across the world, a dedicated motorsport section plus all the news, products and information you'll need from across the entire classic Ford scene.
Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies
THIS ISSUE • Out and about with our band of Blue Oval-loving writers and photographers.
POPPED OUT • Your projects: With so many projects on the go, Josh Bowles has a problem which one to do next. Fortunately, this Pop should be a quick and easy project thanks to a great shell — and a lairy Pinto waiting in the wings…
STAR RATING FOR SUSTAINABLE FUELS • Grading system for synthetic liquid fuel to be launched by the HCVA
STICK ‘EM UP
FOOTMAN JAMES REVEALS FINALISTS
WHERE TO GO IN JANUARY
IT’S A DATE • Grab your 2024 Classic Ford calendar
LANCASHIRE ULEZ RULED OUT
COMING UP • Inside your February issue
PRODUCTS • THE LATEST, GREATEST BITS FOR YOUR CLASSIC FORD
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE CLASSIC FORD ENTHUSIAST
Classic Ford AWARDS The best of 2023 • Whatever’s going on in the world at large, you can always rely on the classic Ford scene to put a smile on your face. The cars, the shows, the clubs, and particularly this magazine are all here to help you escape from your daily grind. Over the next seven pages, we pay tribute to the people, places and most-importantly cars, that have made 2023 a belter of a year for classic Ford fans, plus we reveal the winner of the prestigious Classic Ford Of The Year award — as voted for by you. Here’s to an ever better 2024!
PHOTOS OF THE YEAR • Our pick of the best feature images from the last 12 months
THE NOMINEES • The standout Fords from an already incredible roster of feature cars
RAV DHUNA’S MK1 CAPRI
COMMERCIAL SUCCESS • What’s better than a Mk2 Escort van? A Mk2 Escort van that’s been brought back from the dead, fitted with an ST170 lump and set-up for fast-road heroics, that’s what!
LOCK, STOCK • THOSE HARD-TO-FIND PARTS
COME JOIN THE PARTY! • SUNDAY, MAY 12: SOUTH OF ENGLAND SHOWGROUND, WEST SUSSEX, UK
FRENCH CONNECTION • Originally from the south of France, this early Mk1 Cortina is Gallic bred but now Brit honed to perfection with Zetec power and all the period trimmings.
EVOLUTION TOO • THE CORTINA’S NEXT ENGINE
K-POPPED • There are a thousand recipes to build a Mk1 Escort for the modern era. All it takes is patience, determination, dedication, and a dare-to-be-different mindset. This is one enthusiast’s dream build come to life.
SPECIAL K • THE BIG BLOCK FOUR-CYLINDER
SMALL WORLD • Build up your hoard of classic Fords, only in small-scale with our guide to getting started in model car collecting. Warning: it can get adictive…
SIZE MATTERS • THE DIFFERENT SCALES
WHAT’S IN A NAME? • THE DIFFERENT BRANDS
KICKING THINGS OFF • HOW TO START
THE HARD SELL • MODEL MARKETING
KEEPING UP TO DATE • RECENT RELEASES
CORTINA 1600E • Ford Heritage: Ford has the enviable knack for introducing the right vehicle at the right time, and in 1967 they launched the 1600E, the definitive transport for the ambitious young professional. Today, Stuart Bird’s last-of-the-line 1970 model embodies the advertisement’s promise of ‘Quite a car’.
WHAT’S ON • Bremen Classic Motor Show, February 2-4
LETTER OF THE MONTH • YOUR LETTERS, EMAILS & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS
YOUR PHOTOS • Cars, roadtrips, shows, tattoos… share your images right...