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.
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FLICKING THE V • Your projects: Neil Alexander has no love for keeping things stock, he gets his kicks from stuffing huge potent motors where they don’t belong — and putting two fingers up to the purists.
GO ON TOUR IN 2021 • Shake off those 2020 blues with a classic roadtrip to the Channel Islands
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SECRET FORDS EXPOSED • New book reveals never-seen-before prototypes
A SIGNED COPY OF THE CARS YOU ALWAYS PROMISED YOURSELF • Steve Saxty’s previous, super-collectible book up for grabs!
What’s On • All the must-attend classic Ford shows and events around the world for November, December and into 2021.
WHERE TO GO IN 2021
STOCKING FILLERS • CHECK OUT THESE GOODIES THAT WOULD MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
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North Wales Classic Fords • If you like to get out and about in your classic Ford, and help others at the same time then this group’s for you, reckons Dave Allmark.
2020 VOTE Classic Ford CAR OF THE YEAR • We’ve featured some stunning Fords in the last 12 months, now vote for your favourite!
DIG THE NEW BREED • Hello? Is that 1980 calling? 40 years ago Ford launched the front-wheel-drive Mk3 Escort upon the world that changed the direction of its products forever. Your guide to the late-model Escorts starts here.
AT THE FRONT: THE MK3 • Ford’s first front-wheel-drive Escort is now incredibly 40-years-old. Graham Robson recounts how it was a winner right from the start.
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK3 ESCORT
THIS ONE’S MINE KEV KENNEDY
FACE OFF: THE MK4 • More rounded — both inside and out — the Mk4 was a worthy successor to the Mk3.
THIS ONE’S MINE TRACEY ANGUS
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK4 ESCORT
NEW ORDER: THE MK5 • Savaged at launch, Ford had a lot of catching up to do with the apparently lacklustre Mk5...
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK5 ESCORT
THIS ONE’S MINE JOHN KENNEDY
FINAL CALL: THE MK6 • With the Focus on the horizon, Ford pulled out all the stops with the final version of the Escort.
THIS ONE’S MINE RICHARD KWIECINSKI
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK6 ESCORT
HERE FOR A GOOD TIME • With Colin McRae’s immortal words emblazoned upon the dash, this flawlessly finished, rally-rep Mk2 Escort is a clear lesson in the value of seizing the day and, moreover, of friendship.
SECOND TIME LUCKY
EUROPE MEETS ASIA • The Rahmi M. Koç Museum of Istanbul, founded by the tycoon whose group has strong ties with Ford, houses 16,000 objects and over 100 cars, many of which are classic Fords and Anadols. We took a look at some of the exhibits.
CAPRI 2.8i TURBO TECHNICS • Original classic Fords: After first coming across it in the late ’90s, Nigel Ashworth has now owned this Turbo Technics Mk3 twice. Now fully sorted, he has no intention of letting it go again.
THE TURBO TECHNICS KIT
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