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Classic Ford March 2021

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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.

In the UK at least, winter has felt like a particularly long one this time around. But now we sense we’ve turned a corner and, with fingers firmly crossed, the show season hopefully on the horizon, we can look forward to getting our cars back out there, and for some, showing them off for the first time. In this issue, we’ve cherry-picked three examples that we think you should check out this coming Summer — from right across the scene. We’ve even dared to highlight one car that isn’t even finished yet, but knowing the owner, we don’t think there’s much doubt that it won’t be rolling through a show gate this coming Summer. Of course, we’re saving the biggest surprises for The Great Unveiling at the Ford Fair on August 8.…

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Many people find it hard to build a project car. Those that have accomplished it will know it’s often a long and difficult process that takes vast amounts of time, money and effort. Then there’s the issue of keeping enthusiasm going to plod along through the more challenging parts that often sees some give up. However, there are some people out there who have clearly mastered the build process, one being Ben Gibbs. You may recall that name from the insane rear-wheel drive Mk1 Fiesta that was fitted with a 500 bhp ST170 turbo engine mounted in the boot. It formed part of the 2019 Great Unveiling and featured in the December 2019 issue. Before completing that car, Ben was busy with a Mk2 Escort build that he fully rebuilt, repainted and…

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spring into action

The 2021 edition of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, will be held at the slightly later date of June 11-13 at Birmingham’s NEC. Show Director, Lee Masters said: “With current government guidelines, we feel it is too much of a risk to go ahead with the usual March dates. In order to have the confidence to move the show forward, we feel a summer date is more appropriate. We can’t wait to see how all the restoration projects that have received so much love during lockdown have turned out when we all get together at the NEC next year.” Tickets already purchased for the 2020 show will automatically be carried over to the same day next year. The organisers will be actioning all of the protective Covid…

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haynes ditches print for new manuals

The ubiquitous Haynes Workshop Manual has reached the end of an era, with the publisher confirming it will no longer physically print manuals for new cars in favour of digital content. However, you’ll still be able to buy existing manuals from its extensive back catalogue. Long a staple for the DIY mechanic, the first Haynes Workshop Manual was produced in 1966 and in all around 200 million manuals have been published. Established by John Haynes more than 50 years ago, Haynes Publishing was sold to French firm Infopro Digital earlier this year after its founder’s death in 2019. In a statement , the brand said it was currently in the process of creating an new automotive maintenance and repair product that “will cover around 95 per cent of car makes and models –…

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back in the day

5 YEARS AGO MARCH 2016 The March issue was all about the induction noise with our series of in-depth guides to installing and getting the most out of them. In this tech-packed edition we also revealed what to look for when buying the Mk4 Escort, BGH Geartech showed us the lowdown on rebuilding a Type-9 gearbox. 10 YEARS AGO MARCH 2011 When it comes to passion for classic Fords, the Irish win hands down and a decode ago we celebrate that fact with a whole issue dedicated to the Irish scene. Also in this packed issue was Colin Ginn’s Saxon Cortina (still in its project stage) and a Lotus-powered Anglia — one of the best 105Es we’ve featured.…

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what’s on

FEBRUARY Classic Ford Spring 2020 issue on sale February 19 https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/CFD Newark Autojumble February 28 Newark and Notts Showground, UK www.newarkautojumble.co.uk MARCH Classic Ford April 2020 issue on sale March 19 https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/CFD Newark Autojumble February 28 Newark and Notts Showground, Newark, UK www.newarkautojumble.co.uk COMING UP Newark Autojumble April 11 Newark and Notts Showground, UK www.newarkautojumble.co.uk London Classic Car Show April 16-18 Syon Park, London, UK www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk Drive It Day April 25 Various points around the UK www.fbhvc.co.uk Shelsley Walsh Autojumble May 15 ShelsleyWalsh, UK https://www.shelsleywalsh.com/ autojumble Retro Rides Weekender May 21-23 Goodwood Circuit, UK www.retroridesweekender.com Classic FordTour June 3-6 Jersey UK www.sceniccartours.com Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show June 11-13 NEC, Birmingham www.necrestorationshow.com CHECK BEFORE YOU GO! These events were going ahead at the time of going to press, but with shows still being postponed or cancelled because of the pandemic, please doublecheck before you head out!…