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.
TOY MOTOR • Your projects: With a love of classic Ford and Japanese cars, Wes Wharmsby has mixed the best of both worlds with his four-door Escort project that will be rocking to the beat of Toyota 4a-ge power.
PLAYING OUR PART • How the classic movement is planning for a sustainable future
COMING UP • INSIDE YOUR APRIL 2022 ISSUE
BOOST FOR E-FUELS
What’s On • All the must-attend classic Ford shows and events around the world for January, February and deeper into 2022.
PRODUCTS • THE LATEST, GREATEST BITS FOR YOUR CLASSIC FORD
THE GOLD STANDARD • Having owned and loved this early Mk3 3-litre Ghia in the 1980s, Ste Brandreth let it get away. Now that he’s finally tracked it down and restored it, he won’t be letting the Capri escape again…
TAKE 5 • Almost-finished classic Fords you’ll be drooling over at the shows this Summer.
ON A WING AND A PRAYER OUR 2022 PROJECT PLANS
SOME THEY MADE EARLIER • Already featured in the magazine this year, but also debuting at the shows this summer.
HATCH-22 • Have the values of RS Turbos meant that the price of entry prohibits eager usage in a sort of monetary catch-22 situation? Not for Mark Walker, who’s keen to drive his restored Series 2 as SVE intended…
Top 10 THINGS TO DO IN 2022 • Inspirational ideas for your classic Ford in the New Year.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY • After spotting a Lotus Cortina on his honeymoon, Steve Coyles was inspired to build his own modern-day tribute. Exactly 30 years later, he’s finally achieved that dream.
ALL FORD DAY • It’s Summer in the southern hemisphere — the perfect time for a Ford show at Sydney Dragway!
ESCORT GT • Ford heritage: From its early life as a Ford press car in the scorched deserts of Morocco, to a sun-drenched back street in Suffolk, Brian Wisbey’s pre-production Escort GT has come a long way.
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ON ANY SUNDAY* • The top 15 events to see the finest road and track classic Fords in 2022.
YOUR CARS • THE BEST OF WHAT’S DROPPED IN OUR INBOX THIS MONTH
MAILBOX • YOUR LETTERS, EMAIL & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS
Next month • See these and so much more in the February issue of the world’s biggest and best-selling Ford magazine!
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PINTO MANIFOLDS • Graham’s back testing exhausts, this time putting 4-into-1 manifolds through their paces on a hot 2.1 Pinto.
UPGRADE GUIDE CORSAIR • Standout from the Sixties crowd with the sharp-styled Corsair and improve it at the same time. Here’s how.
ENGINE SWAPS • Many different engines have been fitted into the Corsair’s engine bay over the years, and not just Ford ones. It’s the same as the Mk1 Cortina’s, which means plenty of room for either inline or vee engines. The Pinto and V6 are the most-popular swaps and we’ve detailed the basics below.
WHEELS AND TYRES
COSWORTH YB • The YB is one of the most tuneable engines Ford has ever produced, so let’s take a look at how to extract those impressive power figures from the...