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.
REAR-ARRANGED • Your projects: As if one out-there Mk1 Fiesta isn’t enough, Ben Gibbs is back with another rear-drive build — only this one’s Cosworth YB-powered...
SPRING INTO ACTION • New date for Spring Classic Car & Restoration Show
HAYNES DITCHES PRINT FOR NEW MANUALS
BACK IN THE DAY • From the Classic Ford archives
FORD FAIR 2021 IS GO!
What’s On • All the must-attend classic Ford shows and events around the world for February, March and into Spring.
DRIVE IT DAY RALLY PLATES ON SALE
NEXT ISSUE • Inside the Spring 2021 issue of Classic Ford!
PRODUCTS • THE LATEST, GREATEST BITS FOR YOUR CLASSIC FORD
Corsair Owners’ Club • The Corsair may have become a bona fide classic since the club was first founded, but the mission remains the same, reckons Paul Watts.
EMPIRE OF THE SON • Ian Skene was happy driving his Mk1 Escort every day, until his son, Fraser decided to fit some Mexico wings. As one thing led to another, the scope of the project grew beyond all recognition.
BAY OF DREAMS
CAPRI 3.0S • Original classic Fords: When Sean Horsey bought this 1979 Capri 3.0S it had previously been restored, yet still required a bit of work doing to it — now it’s an outstanding example.
ANARCHY, TERROR, CRIMES!
THE RULING CLASS • What does it take to build a pro-level show car in 2021? Gary Martin reveals all with his latest rule-breaking project.
BUILDING A SHOW-STOPPER • Expert advice from the mind of Gary Martin
ONE LOVE • RS Turbos have been a lifelong passion for Adam Bowler. So, when he discovered that this one was riddled with rot and bodges, he couldn’t bring himself to scrap it; instead, he built it into something rather incredible.
IN FOCUS • Don’t be fooled by the classic ’looks, Pete Fisher’s restored Mk2 Cortina is now 16-valve powered thanks to a rotten Focus ST170.
HOMEBUILT HERO • With plenty of experience and a clear plan, Pete knew just what he had to do to revive the Mk2.
YOUR CARS • THE BEST OF WHAT'S IN OUR INBOX THIS MONTH
MAILBOX • YOUR LETTERS, EMAILS & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS
MK1 ZEPHYR • The Mk1 Zephyr/Zodiac range is one of the coolest classics Ford has to offer, and it’s as good as time as ever to get involved.
Ben’s Mk1 Cortina • New year, new motivation? Sort of — Ben bolts up some split-rims to help get the mojo back on his Mk1 project.
Project XR3i • Timing is everything... The Lancaster Insurance Escort gets a tuneup and meets some of its 1980s rivals.
Win this XR3i!
IN THE WORKSHOP • The Classic Ford fleet: our projects and rolling restorations
EXPERT CLINIC • TROUBLE WITH YOUR FORD? SEND IN YOUR QUERY AND WE'LL SORT IT OUT
QUERY OF THE MONTH
DREAM WEAVER • This Saph track car traces a path from teenage yearning to grown-up mischief, via experimentation and even starting a dedicated business. It turns out, as Gary Wait proves, dreams can come true.
THE LATE SHIFT • The Escort RS1700T was arguably three years too late, but it still had the...