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Classic Ford January 2019

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

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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13 Issues


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Every year at this time, as we put together the Classic Ford Awards, it gives us the opportunity to reflect (in between arguing over who should be selected) on the season just gone, and perhaps more importantly, focus on the year ahead. Every year, too, we generally agree that it’s been one of the best yet for the old Ford scene, with the standard of cars, parts and shows just getting better and better, and wonder if the coming months will see those standards raised. And of course they will be, because it’s in all of us to try and improve on what we’ve done before, whether we’re tinkerers or fully-fledged restorers. So here’s to what’s been a cracking 2018, and what should be an even better 2019. We can’t wait…

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charging ahead

Name Ben Perry Location Near Norwich, UK Age 23 Job Mechanic at a Jaguar specialist Car 1969 Cortina GT Start condition Rotten and incomplete Condition now 90 per cent of the welding complete Estimated date of completion March 2019 Ben Perry is not hanging around. Aged just 23, he’s already on his fifth classic Ford and he still owns three of them. The latest, this late Mk2 Cortina GT, is his most challenging though — an absolute rotter which he’s spent the last six months painstakingly repairing after hours at work. He’s been making up most of the repair sections himself — partly because he can’t afford not to, and partly because he enjoys the challenge — and the Mk2 has evolved in that short space of time from a potential daily driver to something more suited to…

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2019 tickets on sale now

Good news! Advance public entry tickets are available now from the official Classic Ford Show website at www.classicfordshow.co.uk — £20 per person in advance or £27 to include camping on the Saturday night. The Classic Ford Show — Europe’s largest classic Ford event — will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at an awesome new location — Mallory Park Circuit in Leicestershire. If you love your classic Fords you will love what this show has to offer. There will be all-day track action, breathtaking stunts from the best in the business, 1000s of club cars on display, The Great Unveiling, and we haven’t even touched on all the feature areas at the show! So start working on those project cars now and put this date on the 2019 calendar! Don’t miss out…

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jump for joy

If you’re stuck inside the house and can’t face the thought of working on your classic Ford in this wintery weather, then do yourself a favour and pick up the phone to order a copy of Rally Design’s 2019 catalogue, which has just been released. Its 212 pages are guaranteed to give you a big dose of inspiration and enthusiasm to get back out there, with loads of new parts to tempt you. To get your mitts on your free copy, give them a call on 01227 792792, or fill in the form on their website, www.rallydesign.co.uk, and they’ll pop one in the post.…

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museum receives super donation

A late-model Anglia 123E Super has been donated to the British Motor Museum by Chris and Michael Gates.The car, which is in fantastic condition with only 32,000 miles on the clock, has been in their family since new and was originally owned by Chris’ Grandmother.The 1968-registered car is now located on the Time Road as part of the permanent collection to be enjoyed by 1000s of visitors to the Museum. “We’d like to thank Chris and Michael Gates for this kind donation which guarantees the car’s future and makes it available for everyone to enjoy,” says curator, Stephen Laing. ”The Anglia is one of the favourite British family cars of the 1960s so I’m sure many of our visitors will connect with it.” To find out more about the British Motor Museum…

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coming up

This January sees the 40th anniversary of the Mk1 Fiesta’s world rally debut on the Monte Carlo (below), with Graham Robson chronicling the hatchback’s fortunes (or lack of) as a top-flight, works rally car. Also in this issue you’ll find an in-depth buying guide to the Mk3 Cortina, our highlights from the excellent Oh So Retro show, and a Mk5 RS2000 rally car returns to the stage. The February 2019 issue hits the newsagents’ shelves on Thursday, December 27 — why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss it? See page 86 for the latest subscription offers.…