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Classic Ford January 2021

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

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min

With one year coming to an end, and another about to begin, it’s a fine time to celebrate the great and good of the classic Ford scene with our annual Classic Ford Awards, which kicks off on page 23. The best cars, gear and more of the last 12 months are given their dues, plus if you haven’t already turned to the feature to find out who won, we reveal your Classic Ford Of The Year. It’s been a tumultuous year for everybody, but one thing that has helped keep us going is our obsession with classic Fords — never has a hobby been more important for our metal wellbeing. And if you’re ever worried that your obsession may be getting the better of you, then let us introduce you to…

3 min
federal law

Name: Matilda Malmkvist Age: 19 Job: University student Location: Redange, Luxembourg Car: 1973 Federal Mk1 Capri 2.6 Start condition: Fair to middling! Condition now: Almost finished the bodywork Time taken so far: 2 years Estimated date of completion: June When your stepdad has five Capris parked on the drive, sooner or later you’re going to find yourself lusting after one of your own, and for Luxembourg-based Matilda Malmkvist, that came sooner when she took on her first project at the age of 16. It nearly didn’t happen that way, though. Being brought up in Dubai, Matilda found herself surrounded by modern supercars and 4x4s and always dreamed of her own Hummer for blasting across the desert. But once back in Europe, the draw of something classic and Capri-shaped proved too strong, and she was soon on the hunt for her…

1 min
no more mots for ni classics

A 40-year MoT exemption has been introduced in Northern Ireland for vehicles of historic interest following changes to legislation announced by Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon last month. The change brings Northern Ireland in line with Great Britain, applying to private vehicles constructed or first registered more than 40 years ago. The exemption applies to vehicles which have not been substantially altered, or are no longer in production. In Northern Ireland vehicles first registered before 1960 are already exempt from periodic testing. In addition, the exemption will also include other vehicles such as motorcycles and light goods vehicles (LGVs) of no more than 3.5 tonnes maximum gross weight. These vehicles must also no longer be in production and must not be substantially changed. A rolling 40 year MoT exemption was introduced in England, Scotland…

1 min
wanna race?

Automotive sculptor and early Cortina fan, Terry Ross of Speed-Still is back with another Cortina creation based on circuit racing legends of yore. This time he’s turned his attention to the Alan Mann Racing Lotus Cortinas — specifically John Whitmore and Jackie Stewart battling it out at Snetterton circuit in July 1966. The wall-mounted works are big, measuring 123x60 cm and are being produced in strictly limited numbers. If you’re seriously interested, drop Terry an email at terry@speed-still.com. To see more of Terry’s incredible work, go to www.speed-still.com.…

1 min
rusty corner

Terminally-rotten old Fords This issue’s contribution comes courtesy of Neil Reed of E3 Autos, who recently rescued this late, 2.8 Sierra XR4x4 from a garden where it had been languishing for some years — looking a little sad but thankfully complete. “This one won’t be broken for spares, but instead will be a very longterm project,” he reckons. Best of luck with the rebuild, Neil. Spotted an unloved Ford on your travels? Email photos and details of your find to classicford.ed@kelsey.co.uk or you .co.uk can write to us at the address on…

1 min
back in the day

5 YEARS AGO JANUARY 2016 Five years ago we were attempting to warm things up with the January issue, putting together an in-depth guide on getting up to 35 per cent more power from various classic Ford engines in three easy stages. Plus there were top features on a hot Anglia, tuned van and mad, bike-engined Mk1 Fiesta project. 10 YEARS AGO JANUARY 2011 Bryn headed to Finland a decade ago to catch up with a 545 bhp, Cosworthpowered Mk1 Escort in standout Gulf livery and also paid tribute to the your much-missed Roger Clark by at: sitting down for a chat with his kelsey. family, resulting on 16 pages of CFD classic memories backed up by on some great images.…