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Classic Ford December 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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1 min.
this issue

MIKE JOHNSON CONTRIBUTOR It moves! Mike’s Fiesta sees daylight for the first time in a few years as it heads off for a new exhaust and drive-shafts. Page 74. JON HILL CONTRIBUTOR With it only taking place every five years, Jon made sure he headed to Brooklands for Surrey Capri Club’s 50th bash. Page 48. ADE BRANNAN CONTRIBUTOR Who does Ade turn to when he’s scouting for new projects to shoot? Why Ali McMillan, of course. See his latest on page 8. How To Contact Us Telephone: 01959 541444 Email: classicford.ed@kelsey.co.uk Write to: Classic Ford, Kelsey Media, Cudham Tithe Barn, Berrys Hill, Cudham TN16 3AG, UK www.classicfordmag.co.uk…

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To get all of the cars that appeared in this year’s Great Unveiling featured in the same issue was almost as much of a Herculean task as it was getting them to the Classic Ford Show in the first place. Begging, negotiating, begging and more begging… we employed these tactics to get the three cars ready to be photographed in time for this issue. Why? Because along with Lee Paddock’s incredible collection of vans (above), and John Anderson’s rather lovely, early Mk1 Escort van, we wanted all of the cars together in order to showcase the very best that the classic Ford scene gave us this summer. Whether it’s the stunning levels of finish, outlandish engines or clever body mods, each car is a shining example of what’s so great about…

5 min.
never enough

Name: Ali McMillan Age: 53 Job: Boss of McMillan Jaguar Location: Motherwell, UK Car: 1979 Mk2 Escort Start condition: rolling shell Condition now: 85 per cent done Estimate date of completion: Summer 2020 At what point would you open the door to your garage, or peer out of the front window, and think to yourself, ‘I have too many projects on the go’? Two? Three? Four or five? For Ali McMillan, that’s a thought that probably never enters his head. Ali runs McMillan Jaguar, a well-respected marque specialist in North Lanarkshire, and once the working day is done and the shutter doors are pulled down, his attention is firmly directed towards a different brand — one we all know and love. The self-confessed classic Ford nut has, he thinks, around 10 Blue Ovals currently on the go, and if…

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2020 date confirmed!

The Classic Ford Show — Europe’s largest classic Ford event — will take place on Sunday, June 7, 2018, once again at its new home of the UK’s historic Mallory Park Circuit. Situated in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside between Leicester and Hinckley, Mallory Park has a rich motorsport heritage, and the circuit provides a stunning location for Europe’s biggest classic Ford event, surrounded by rolling hills and with the infamous lakes situated in the infield. If you love your classic Fords you will love what this show has to offer. There will be all-day track action, demos from the best in the business, thousands of club cars on display, and we haven’t even touched on all the special feature areas at the show! So start working on those project cars…

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back in the day

5 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 2014 With winter well on the way, the December 2014 issue provided fuel for your garage-bound inspiration thanks to a plethora of engine swap ideas - including an LS1 V8-powered Escort, and a Lexus-engined Thames 400E campervan... On the more classic front, we also captured a stunning Mk4 Cortina 2.0S that we’d make room in the lock-up any time for... 10 YEARS AGO DECEMBER 2009 A decade ago, we were all trying to get in trim, with the December 2009 edition highlighting ways to make your classic faster by putting it on a diet, with Retro Ford’s Duratec-engined Escort Estate race car an extreme example of this. It was ridiculously featherweight, helping the car to run 10-second quarter-miles with apparent ease. Complete your collection of Classic Ford magazines at https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/CFD or call…

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rusty corner

Terminally-rotten old Fords It still beggars belief what is out there, seemingly having been put out to grass — literally in the case of this Series One Escort RS Turbo race car, which Pete Norris stumbled across. “It’s still in its full race gear and has been sat for 10 years on an MoD site,” reckons Pete, somewhat ruefully. Spotted an unloved Ford on your travels? Email photos and details of your find to classicford.ed@kelsey. co.uk or you can write to us at the address over on page 5. “IT’S BEEN SAT FOR ALMOST A DECADE ON AN MOD SITE”…