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Classic Ford February 2020

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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this issue

MIKE JOHNSON CONTRIBUTOR Born slippy? With the cooling issues sorted, Mike and Adam head back out to the skidpan to refine their drift skills. Page 74. JON HILL CONTRIBUTOR Jon pulls the covers off his Cortina Estate project to show you how to fold sheet steel for this issue — see page 88. ADE BRANNAN CONTRIBUTOR Ade’s been cross-crossing the UK again, this time catching up with Calvin South and his Fast Road-spec Escort. Page 46. How To Contact Us Telephone: 01959 541444 Email: classicford.ed@kelsey.co.uk Write to: Classic Ford, Kelsey Publishing Ltd, The Granary, Downs Court, Yalding Hill, Yalding ME18 6AL, UK…

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Give or take a day or two, this is the first published edition of 2020, so Happy New Year! Starting the year as we mean to go on, we’re showcasing classic Fords that are really are moving the scene forward, and even more importantly, flying the classic Blue Oval flag with pride. So inside this issue you’ll find five fine feature Fords built for shows, roadtrips and everything else a classic Ford can and does do so well — from Paul Wood’s 10 years-in-the-making Mk1 Escort (above and page 22) to the seldom-seen but never forgotten Cortina GT Estate (page 52). And if you’re in need of some motivation to kickstart your own classic Ford-fuelled 2020 after a Christmas blowout, then check out our top 20 tips to get that mojo back…

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hiding in plain sight

Name: Andrew Dyer Age: 33 Job:VWTransporter specialist Location: South Wales, UK Car: 1979 Mk2 Escort 1300 auto Start condition: rolling project Condition now: dry build complete, ready for paint Estimated date of completion: March 2020 If you’ve had your sights set on Mk1 or Mk2 Escort ownership for some time, don’t be put off. Andrew Dyer was 18 when he clocked a couple of South London-look Escorts in this magazine and decided he wanted to get behind the wheel of his own Mk2 and now, some 15 years later, he’s tantalisingly close to achieving that goal. Andrew’s route to rear-drive Escort ownership is a long and convoluted one — he’s the first to admit he’s not your typical classic Ford loyalist, owning and building a variety of marques to date, with his 9-to-5 running a business specialising in VW…

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doing circuits

As Europe’s biggest Ford festival, Ford Fair, which takes place on Sunday, August 9, isn’t just a big static show — being based at Silverstone Circuit means the event makes full use of the track facilities, with 15-minute track sessions taking place all day for just £35 per session. So if you’ve aways wanted to take your Ford round a proper race circuit, but didn’t want to commit to a full track day, then Ford Fair’s the time to do it. All you need to do is bring a crash helmet (they can be hired), your driver’s licence, and, of course, your Ford. Novice, Intermediate and Advanced sessions are available to suit your level of experience. Passenger tickets are also available, too — let one of your mates take the passenger…

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design matters

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 2020 catalogue, which has just been released. It’s 212 packed 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, either give them a call on 01227 792792 or fill in the form on the website, www.rallydesign.co.uk, and they’ll pop a copy in the post.…

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dream wheels

Wheeler Dealers is back in the New Year with a spin-off series, Wheeler Dealers: Dream Car and there’s classic Ford in the mix. Wheeler Dealer’s Mike Brewer plans to help car lovers trade-up their daily driver to get them the car of their dreams, and by Mike’s side will be former Formula 1 mechanic, Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestley whose expertise helped the McLaren Racing team become World Champions. He’ll be tackling everything from resprays to full-on vehicle transformations. Each episode sees Mike and Elvis meet a new client and find inventive ways to add value to their existing vehicle, before flipping it for a profit and reinvesting the proceeds in a series of trade-ups that result in a dream car – with one owner trading up their Focus ST170 for a Mk2…