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.
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THIS ISSUE • Out and about with our band of Blue Oval-loving writers and photographers.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS • Your projects: Things are getting more serious for prolific fabricator, Rich Bishop, as he reveals plans to go racing in the Mk1 he’s owned for 23 years…
RUSTY CORNER • Our roving Ford spotter in France, Bertrand Joseph has been at it again — unearthing Ford treasure, that is.
CLASSICS REPRESENT JUST 0.22 PER CENT OF TRANSPORT EMISSIONS • The environmental impact of today’s classics is investigated in a new report, which provides carefully calculated data of the average carbon footprint for a car over 30 years’ old
WHERE TO GO IN FEBRUARY
HOT, NOT BOTHERED
HAGERTY REVEALS 2023 EVENTS
UNUSED KA UNEARTHED
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
BOOK OF THE MONTH
STAYING IN • No-one wants to go out in November... unless it’s for the indoor halls of the NEC for the always-excellent Classic Motor Show. Here are just some of the blue oval-badged highlights.
S CLUB HEAVEN • When Paul Edmondson bought this Fiesta 1300S new back in 1979, little did he know just how rare it would become, especially as it was dealer-fitted with Ford’s Series X goodies...
SHABBY CHEEK • Pulled from a barn and destined for the race track, David Rose had a change of heart and decided to preserve this super-early 1962 Mk1 Cortina in its as-found condition instead.
TOP 10 RARE FORDS
ESCORT XR3 TF • Ford Heritage: Produced to celebrate the Escort RS1700T’s success in South Africa, the limited-edition XR3 TF was largely unheard of in the UK. Until now.
ROYAL WARRANT • When Gav Smith stumbled across this Granada Consort, he knew he had to do the right thing and give it the regal rebuild it deserved — along with a few choice mods, naturally, Words and Photos Jon Cass
THE IN CROWD • The Car Crowd is not just a car-themed cafe. We check out the Nottinghamshire-based outfit to find out what makes them stand out.
ARY HARRISON FIESTA RS TURBO
HOW IT WORKS
THE CAR CROWD SIERRA COSWORTH
JIM BOOTH MK3 TRANSIT EXECUTIVE
LETTER OF THE MONTH
Pick and mix
Bridging the age gap
YOUR PHOTOS • Cars, roadtrips, shows, tattoos... share your images right here.
YOUR CARS YOUR CARS • THE BEST OF WHAT'S DROPPED IN OUR INBOX THIS MONTH
WEBER 44IDF CARBS • The downdraught IDF carbs are back, now on a freshly-rebuilt Pinto, as Graham sees if he can squeeze some more power out of them.
Graham’s Mk3 Capri • Graham’s ‘easy’ project Capri is proving to be anything but. With the engine now sorted, surely his run of bad luck is over?
Gavin’s Mk1 Cortina • Frustrated at the lack of progress on his other projects, Gavin has made a drastic decision — Woody’s off to pastures new.
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 SIRT IT OUT
WASTEGATES • Following on from turbochargers last issue, we take an indepth look at wastegates and reveal what they’re all...