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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GAME ON • Your projects: Why stick to one motorsport discipline when you could try them all? That’s Josh Payton’s mantra and he’s about to have a crack at circuit racing with this Millington Mk2 Cortina.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
ARE CLASSICS AN ISSUE?
NEW CARBON OFFSET SCHEME FOR CLASSICS • Latest initiative enabling environmentally conscious classic vehicle enthusiasts to offset their vehicles’ carbon footprint offers a solution costing less than £30 per year.
EARLIEST SIERRAS NOW MOT-EXEMPT
FOUR-DOOR MEXICO SALE
WHERE TO GO THIS MONTH
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
COME JOIN THE PARTY! • Your guide to mustattend event for all classic Ford enthusiasts — back for 2023!
THE TOP 50
YOUR TIME TO SHINE
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
THE RETAIL VILLAGE
CARRY ON CAMPING
NEW MEXICO • Having graced these pages in the late 1990s, this Escort Mexico is back once again thanks to a young owner, a 220 bhp Duratec, custom split-rims and a whole lot of carbon…
BEST OF THE ’90s
NEW TRICKS • Out with the old, in with the New Edge. Ford saw radical changes to its top-selling line-up in the 1990s, leaving a legacy of era-defining and now classic models.
MAKING A POINT • Built to celebrate a Formula One car with a Ford engine, is this limited edition Arrows Escort the rarest Cosworth of them all?
THE FIXER • No engineer did more to improve the design and drivability of Ford’s 1990s European output like Richard Parry-Jones. Steve Saxty pays tribute.
FIESTA XR2i • Ford Heritage: When Ian Shepherd went looking for a clean example of Ford’s 1990s take on the XR-badged Fiesta he had his work cut out. But after a lucky break he’s struck gold with this untouched rarity.
TAKE A BOW • For 29 years the Mondeo was Ford’s flagship family car, during which it became one of the most important cars the manufacturer ever built. We celebrate the model’s 30th anniversary.
TOP 5 PERFORMANCE MONDEOS • There may never have been an official RS version but during the Mondeo’s lifespan Ford included some special sporting versions.
TASTE THE RAINBOW • Like a bag of Skittles, this pair of Mk5 Cortinas is sweet, brightly coloured — and highly addictive.
LETTER OF THE MONTH
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Know this ZETEC ENGINES • Ford’s 1990s 16-valver is still the most popular engine swap for classic Fords. Here’s what you need to know to get more out of the Zetec.
How to FIT AN ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP • If you’re upping your power, you’ll need an electric fuel pump and regulator to cope. Here’s how.
Mike’sMk1Fiesta • Dayornight,thetweakskeeponcoming,butMike’sdeadsetonnot takingtheFiestaofftheroadagain.Well,notthissummer,anyway...
Simon’s Mk1 Cortina • Plumbed,wiredandrouted—the1963Deluxeisnow dangerouslyclosetobefiredup.JustintimeforSpring.
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Know this WATER INJECTION • Injecting water into an engine doesn’t sound like a good idea at all. But, done properly, on turbocharged engines it’s an invaluable tuning tool.