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FRESH MINT • Your projects: The choice of paint may be modern, but Lee Atkinson is going strictly old-school with the spec of his latest project —a Mk1 Escort four-door running a classic Pinto.
GET ON TRACK THIS MAY! • Join us at the world-famous Cadwell Park circuit onWednesday, May 11 for the first Classic FordTrack Evening of 2022
COMING UP INSIDE YOUR MAY 2022 ISSUE!
CLASSIC CORTINA GEAR
60 YEARS OF THE CORTINA • On September 21, 1962 the Cortina was launched and the world of motoring changed forever. Your guide to its 20-year production run starts here.
GAME CHANGER: HE MK1 • Revealed almost 60 years ago, the Mk1 Cortina was, and still is, a design classic.
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK1 CORTINA
REFRESHED, REFINED: THE MK2 • Different, and important for Ford— the Mk2 was more than just an update to the Mk1.
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK2 CORTINA
RADICAL REDESIGN: THE MK3
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK3 CORTINA
EURO-STYLE: THE MK4
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK4 CORTINA
FINAL CALL: THE MK5
DEFINITIVE GUIDE MK5 CORTINA
BLUE OVAL RESCUE CENTRE AND IAN WALLEY RACING OPEN DAY • Starting 2022 as they mean to go on, two classic Ford specialists come together for an impromptu open day.
GRANADA 2.8i GLS • Ford heritage: Peter Westaway’s stunning 1979 Granada 2.8i GLS is a rare car in exceptional original condition – but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t drive it to work…
STAYING OUT FOR THE SUMMER • With the outdoor show season about to kick off here’s our guide on where to go and what to see over the next six months!
STROKE OF GENIUS • This may look, at first glance, like a beautifully restored example of a stock RS2000. But under the skin lies an ingenious road-racer set-up.
MK1 CAPRI • We show you how to get the most out of the four-cylinder versions of arguably the most desirable of all the Capris.
Gavin’s Mk1 Cortina • It’s a Mini adventure this month as Gavin brings 3D printing into the two-door’s development.
CLUTCHES • We speak to Helix Autosport to take a closer look at performance clutches, how they work, and why you might need one.
RUNNING RINGS • Armin Hahne’s Wolf Racing Sierra RS500 suffered one of the biggest accidents the DTM has ever seen at Nürburgring in 1989; here’s the full story on that car and its replacement.
JOINT ATTACK • It took a mixture of talents to create the allconquering Team Lotus Cortina race cars, which dominated 1960s saloon car racing.
How to Lead loading • Is this traditional bodywork skill a dark art or something you can have a go at yourself? We find out with a handy kit.
A QUICK ONE • Reader’s restoration: After removing the gearbox for a rebuild on this previously-restored Mk2 Lotus Cortina, Keith Winter got carried away and went through the whole car — with some subtle improvements.
TWEAKING THE TWIN-CAM
TOP 10 INSURANCE TIPS • There are lots of ways you can keep insurance premiums down. Here are 10 tips on how you can do it effectively and still come away with the right policy for you and your classic Ford.
CORTINA MK1-MK5 • Whatever you’re into, there’s a Cortina to suit....