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Classic Ford May 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.

As we inch slowly and hopefully towards the show season opening up here in the UK, the draw of seeing classic Fords in the metal again is an increasingly strong one. If you can’t wait, don’t have your own classic Ford to gawp at, but happen to have a cool £6K burning a hole in your pocket, then turn to page 23 for our guide on what you can get for your money — whether it’s from the 1960s or 1990s, there’s something for all tastes. If you only get to go to one show this summer, then make sure it’s Ford Fair, which, with fingers firmly crossed, will be taking place at Silverstone on August 8. As well as a whole host of special displays and reveals, we’re aiming to…

5 min.
solitary confinement

Being in and out of lockdown for the last year or so has done unusual things to the classic car scene. For a lot of people, the desperation of confinement has encouraged a certain lethargy, leaving them with little energy beyond trying to complete Netflix with an endless stream of takeaway pizzas. But for a hardcore of car enthusiasts, we’ve seen people turning their frowns upside-down by squirrelling themselves away in the garage, pouring all of their passionate efforts into building top-flight motors. A keen example of this is Ali McMillan’s Sapphire RS Cosworth project which, as you can see, has been advancing very well over the last few months. Purchased as a stripped shell back in March 2020, he’s been reimagining the project according to the specific blueprint in his…

1 min.
deadline 2026

As part of the Department for Transport’s recent announcement that it will introduce E10 petrol as standard in the UK by September, its commitment to provide E5 fuel in higher-octane ‘protection grade’ for older vehicles including classic Fords is to be reviewed by the Government in five years. Both the maintenance of the Super E5 protection grade and the introduction of E10 will be evaluated to ensure they remain appropriate to the needs of the market. Fortunately for owners of older vehicles not compatible with E10 without modification, the Government has reassured the Federation Of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) that without a suitable alternative becoming available, it’s likely the Super E5 protection grade would continue to be available. Filling stations that stock two grades of petrol and supply at least one…

1 min.
rusty corner

Terminally-rotten old Fords Clocked by Daniel Osborne, not only is this once-silver 1979 Cortina a relative rarity merely by being the Mk4 version, it’s also an incredibly scarce 2.3 Ghia. Parked next to an equally-unloved XJ6, the Mk4 has clearly been there for some time and we can only hope that it will get the restoration to truly deserves. 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.…

1 min.
mountune goes classic

Ford specialists, Mountune Racing has launched a new division to caster for classic engines. Mountune Classic Engines will support a range of historic race engine builds, component design services and undertake classic engine builds and restoration work on powerplants including the Crossflow, Lotus twin-cam, BDA and YB. “Our new Mountune Classic Engines offering is primarily aimed at the Ford engines,” reckons original founder, David Mountain. “Whilst our reputation has been forged on the back of designing and building race-winning engines incorporating the latest technology and principles, it’s easy to forget that we’ve also been developing and building a wide variety of customer engines to the highest level for over 40 years.” Contact Mountune Classic Engines on 01277 226666 or email racing@moutune.com.…

1 min.
what’s on

APRIL Drive It Day April 25 Various points around the UK www.fbhvc.co.uk MAY June 2021 issue on sale May 14 https://shop.kelsey.co.uk Retro Rides Weekender May 21-23 Goodwood Circuit, UK www.retroridesweekender.com JUNE July 2021 issue on sale June 11 https://shop.kelsey.co.uk Players Classic June 19-20 Goodwood Motor Circuit, UK www.players-show.com London Classic Car Show June 25-27 Syon Park, London, UK www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk Wonderland Classic & Sports Car Festival June 26-27 Ferry Farm, Hoveringham, UK www.capriclub2000.co.uk Liberty & Lows Retro Cruise And Meet June 26 Chobham Services to Yeovil, UK www.facebook.com/libertyandlows JULY RetroClassics July 8-11 Messe Stuttgart, Germany www.retroclassics.de/en RS Combe July 10 Castle Combe Circuit, UK www.rscombe.com Classic Nostalgia July 17-18 ShelsleyWalsh, UK www.classicnostalgia.co.uk Old Ford Rally July 18 British Motor Museum, Gaydon, UK www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/ events Silverstone Classic July 30-August 1 Silverstone Circuit, UK www.silverstoneclassic.com AUGUST Shelsley Walsh Autojumble August 7 ShelsleyWalsh, UK www.shelsleywalsh.com/autojumble Ford Fair August 8 Silverstone Circuit, UK www.fordfair.co.uk Retro Rides Gathering August 21-22 ShelsleyWalsh, UK www.facebook.com/ retroridesgathering SEPTEMBER Vintage Nostalgia Festival September 10-13 Stockton Park, Wiltshire UK www.vintagenostalgiafestival.co.uk Classic FordTour September 10-13 Jersey UK www.sceniccartours.com Goodwood Revival September 17-19 Goodwood Motor Circuit, UK www.goodwood.com OCTOBER Goodwood Members’ Meeting October 16-17 Goodwood Motor Circuit, UK www.goodwood.com CHECK…