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.
PLANE SAILING • Your projects: This Escort Harrier tribute is expecting to fly thanks to ST170 power and the Holts’ work ethic — and the promise of a replastered house in return...
NEW MOVES TO FUTURE-PROOF OUR HOBBY • Innovative carbon offset schemes set to benefit the UK’s classic car sector.
NEW MOTORING CAFÉ OPENS
CLASSIC FORD TOUR UPDATE
COMING UP INSIDE YOUR NOV 2021 ISSUE
What’s On • All the must-attend classic Ford shows and events around the world for August, September and beyond.
WHERE TO GO IN SEPTEMBER
WHERE TO GO IN SEPTEMBER
PRODUCTS • THE LATEST GREATEST BIST FOR YOUR CLASSIC FORD
FORD FAIR 2021 • Silverstone welcomed the return of the blue oval, as Europe’s biggest Ford fest made a triumphant comeback.
CALLUM MARSDON GRANADA 2.8i GHIA X
MARTIN SUDDES ESCORT 1600 SPORT
CHRIS SPOONER MK1 TRANSIT SERVICE BARGE
RARE GROOVE • This Superspeed Capri is so rare, even the owners’ club didn’t know what it was. But Dean Goodman knew the score — and after a lifetime of dancing around it, he’s got the keys in his hand and a spring in his step.
ESSEX BOYS • SUPERSPEED CONVERSIONS
TOP 10 FACTORY FORD SLEEPERS • Ford knew how to build a Q-car — fast, stylish but restrained. Here are 10 of the best.
Beige Beast • Building a true sleeper is a hit or miss deal, but this ST170 turbo Mk4 Escort is one of the best we’ve seen and there’s good reason for that...
SLEEPER EXIT • THE DUMMY EXHAUST
SUITED AND BOOTED • This Orion has seen it all — bodykits, lairy paint, and rust — now thanks to Paul Best it’s been transformed into a superbly-restored and RS Turbo-powered sleeper.
SLEEP MODE • KEEPING THE ORION SUBTLE
CORTINA 1600E • Ford heritage: First spotted by Stephen Branson back in the early 1990s this low-mileage 1600E eluded him until he was finally able to buy it 30 years later. And now he’s made it even better.
BRITISH FORD DAY • With a leaning towards ’60s Fords, the British Ford Club’s gathering welcomed some of the Sydney area’s finest ’70s Fords, too.
PETER FULLER ANGLIA DELUXE
ROLE MODEL • As James Pennington’s Mk3 Capri struts its funky stuff on the catwalk, this fashion-forward Ford is paving the way for a new generation of enthusiasts.
LETTER OF THE MONTH
MAIL BOX • YOUR LETTERS, EMAILS & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS
Next month • See these and so much more in the November issue of the world’s biggest and best-selling Ford magazine!
Know this PINTO CARB TEST • Last issue it was a standard Pinto, this time Graham bolts a downdraught and sidedraughts to a modified head. But which works best?
Project XR3i • The Escort gets a long-overdue interior tidy-up, spurring Paul on to sort a while host of other small jobs he’s been putting off.
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 WELL SORT IT OUT
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