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Classic Ford April 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.

With Ford’s encouragement, Cosworth has built some era-defining engines over the years (check out our pick of the top five starting on page 32), but in recent times it’s definitely the YB turbo that has had the biggest effect on the classic Ford world. A relatively simple design by today’s engineering standards, this 2-litre engine is capable of producing almost obscene amounts of horsepower, yet it was designed over 25 years ago. Unsurprisingly then, the YB’s popularity has never waned, and neither has that of the carts it was officially fitted to, and we pay tribute to the mighty RS Cosworths starting on page 23. However, there’s no denying the biggest crowds are always drawn to the open bonnets of classic Fords running them, like Jamie Gilmour’s Mk1 Escort (above and…

5 min.
need for swede

Cast your minds back to the April 2018 issue, and shouting out from the cover was Derek Mitchell’s stunning, Daytona Yellow Mk1 Escort. Sat perfectly on a set of Dunlop D1s and running a classic 2.1 Pinto, the Mk1 was a lesson in old school cool and was unsurprisingly, Derek’s pride and joy. Fast-forward a couple of years, and Derek found himself in the difficult position of having to sell the Mk1 to help fund a new business venture. Six months down the line though, and with things settling down a bit, he started scratching around for a new project — only this time a classic Vauxhall: “I fancied an HB Viva but quickly realised that they were stupid money.” What Derek went for next was a surprise even to himself. “I…

1 min.
get out and drive

A brand-new classic car visitor attraction is set to open in Derbyshire later this year. Great British Car Journey is a 150-car museum that also offers you the chance to drive a selection of classic cars. The Drive Dad’s Car feature will allow visitors to go for a drive on the 4 acre site with an instructor in a selection of over 30 British cars including a number of classic Fords — a Mk3 Escort 1.3L, Mk3 Fiesta 1.1 and Capri 1.6 Laser. Located beside the River Derwent and within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Great British Car Journey is the brainchild of former Auto Windscreens and Blyton Park circuit owner, Richard Usher, and takes visitors on an interactive journey through the golden years of British car design…

1 min.
buy classic ford online

Are you stuck at home right now and can’t go out to buy your favourite magazine from the newsagents or supermarket? Panic not, you can buy the current and previous issues of Classic Ford at the normal cover price and with free UK postage (with £1 additional charge for international postage) from the official Kelsey online shop. To order your copy, simply go here: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/cfd or type ‘Kelsey Shop’ into your favourite browser. UK customers can also save money by ordering the next six issues of Classic Ford for just £15 including delivery, via the continuous offer at www.classicfordmag.co.uk or call us on 01959 543747. Alternatively, if you’re looking for your local (UK) stockist of Classic Ford, type your postcode in here: http://bit.ly/cfstorefinder, select Classic Ford from the dropdown menu and it…

1 min.
rusty corner

Terminally-rotten old Fords This issue’s choice spot comes courtesy of longtime Classic Ford reader, Bertrand Joseph — a man who loves his classic Fords so much, he renamed his home Boreham! Over to Bertrand: “While cruising in the region of Vosges near my home here in France, I spotted this forlorn A-Series truck. It sits abandoned in the middle of a village called Midrevaux and believe me, these trucks are very rare over here — it’s probably the first one I’ve seen in decades. This village is a few miles from Domremy — the place where Joan of Arc was born.” 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.…

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back in the day

MAY 2016 A giant bowl of pasta? No, a high carb diet classic Ford-style involves a bank of Webers (or Dell’Ortos or Mikunis) and the May 2016 issue was all about the induction noise with our carburettor special, kicking off with an absolutely stunning Escort RS1600. Also in this issue we revealed what to look for when buying a Mk1 Fiesta and Simon Coulson turned his pens to the Mk2 Transit. 10 YEARS AGO MAY 2011 A decade ago saw the first appearance of Steve Dowling’s Fiesta – at the time with an ST170 powering the front wheels. The car has changed a lot since then but it still looks as good. This issue also saw us paying our first visit to Fred Wood — a man whose enthusiasm for (many, many) Ford projects knows…