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.
RE-BORN SLIPPY • Your projects: A veteran of many a classic Ford project, Simon Booth is really going the extra mile with this Duratec-powered, rear-wheel-drive-converted Escort XR3i!
ANTI-MODDING THREAT RECEDES • Efforts by the FBHVC have helped remove a looming threat to modified classics.
COMING UP • INSIDE YOUR MARCH 2022 ISSUE
DOWN YOUR GARAGE
A BIGGER SPLASH
CLASSIC CARBON CONSCIENCE
What’s On • All the must-attend classic Ford shows and events around the world for January and deeper into 2022.
PRODUCTS • THE LATEST, GREATEST BITS FOR YOUR CLASSIC FORD
THE NEW ORDER • The latest wave of modified Escorts patrolling the streets of South London mean business, and they have the looks and power to back it up.
TOP 10 RARE ESCORTS • GXL or Spezial? Here are the seldom-seen (or sometimes even heard of) Escorts.
A SPECIAL BOOKAZINE SERIES CELEBRATING THE BEST OF FORD
IT’S A GAS, GAS, GAS • In its former life it was a gas van; now Gary York has reinvented this Mk3 Escort van as something subtle — and potent.
ESCORT HEAVEN • Thought your Ford collection was spiralling out of control? The mystery owner of this Escort stash is up to six — and counting.
The Yellow Mexico
JOIN US ON THE 2022 CLASSIC FORD TOUR
DECK THE HALLS • After a two-year hiatus, the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery+ was back — and Fords were at the forefront. Here are some of the highlights.
HOME RUN • With Escort underpinnings hiding behind the period perfect looks, this Pinto-powered Consul is a Homebuilt Hero that’s been 10 years in the making.
HOMEBUILT HERO • Bought as an unfinished project, the more Peter delved the more problems he found, so he decided to start again with his Mk1 Consul build.
LOTUS CORTINA • Ford heritage: Having narrowly missed out on an A-frame Lotus Cortina in the past, Kingsley Beck wasn’t about to let this stunning 1963 example get away.
THEY WERE FRAMED
MAILBOX • YOUR LETTERS, EMAILS & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS
YOUR PHOTOS • Cars, roadtrips, shows, tattoos… share your images right here.
YOUR CARS • THE BEST OF WHAT’S DROPPED IN OUR INBOX THIS MONTH
Next month • See these and so much more in the March 2022 issue of the world’s biggest and best-selling Ford magazine!
How to Fit an adjustable platform kit • Coil-overs are great but they do have their limitations. This new kit gives you adjustable front ride height — and comfort.
KNOW THIS ESCORT ENGINE SWAPS • Time for a new powerplant? Here are five classic engine transplants for the Mk1 and Mk2 and what you need to get them in the bay.
On test BEAT THE 40s • In the second part of our carb test, Graham tweaks theWeber 32/36 twin-choke to see if he can finally get it to out-perform the 40DCOEs.
Mike’s Mk1 Fiesta • The Fiesta managed a summer full of shows but not without some issues coming to light. It’s going to be a busy winter in the garage…
Ben’s Mk1 Cortina • If there’s one thing Ben’s learnt this month it’s that small steps make the big ones easier…
IN THE WORKSHOP • The...