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Classic Ford July 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
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13 Issues

in this issue

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this issue

ADE BRANNAN CONTRIBUTOR After three years’ slumber, Ade’s Dutch Mk1 Sierra is back in daily use with (thankfully for some) no sign of a V8 swap on the cards. Page 60. JAMIE ARKLE CONTRIBUTOR Jeannot’s Mexico is back for its second feature as Jamie reveals over on page 80, only this time it’s been to the bubble factory... MATT RICHARDSON CONTRIBUTOR Matt’s been fully documenting the Minder Capri’s rebirth by Tony Collins (below with friend) and got to shoot the end result for this issue. Page 22.…

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When the series creators were developing the characters for Minder and Only Fools And Horses, I don’t think there would have had much discussion about which car Terry and Del Boy should drive. The Capri is so inextricably linked to both characters (though they are both very different), that it’s almost as if the choice of car came first! And even though the Capris played only a small part in the two now-classic TV series (especially compared with the Capris used in The Professionals), they’ve become an essential part of each’s history, so it’s great to see that both have not only survived — despite one ending up in a scrapyard, later almost destroyed by fire, the other abandoned in a film studio lot — but are now in safe hands…

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under the skin

The first lockdown in 2020 brought some high many low points for everyone, but for Mark Elliott, it proved to be the excuse he needed to speed up progress on his longterm Mk1 Escort Cosworth project. By chance, we first met Mark on a lockdown walk one Spring day while he was busy welding his 1973 Escort shell of many holes, it’s strange how these things come together! Mark’s ever-expanding range of skills have come in handy throughout the whole project and considering he works full time as a technician at Mazda, his endless enthusiasm and persistence to reach this stage with minimal outside help is nothing short of impressive. What began as a seemingly-solid RS2000 replica with Pinto power along with a relatively simple idea to carry out a quick engine…

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CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW IS GO With the government roadmap taking us out of lockdown remaining on target as we went to press, the 2021 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery is on track to take place at the NEC on November 12-14. Tickets are now on sale for the event, with special discount codes available to Classic Ford readers to help get the classic car industry moving again following lockdown. The show’s organisers are keen to ensure everyone gets the best possible experience while keeping safety the number one priority for all attendees. It’s being planned with a number of Covid safety measures in place that can adapt with any changing guidelines. For example, visitors will be asked to choose a specific arrival time and entrance hall from which to enter the…

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what’s on

JUNE Ripon Classic Car & Bike Show June 13 Ripon Racecourse UK www.markwoodwardclassicevents. com Players Classic June 19-20 Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester UK www.players-show.com AVO Owners’ Club National Day June 20 Hatton CountryWorld,Warwickshire UK www.avoclub.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 Cobham Services to Haynes Motor Museum, UK www.facebook.com/libertyandlows XR Owners’ Club National Day June 27 British Motor Museum, Gaydon UK www.xroc.co.uk Ford Nationals June 27 British Motor Museum, Gaydon UK www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk JULY Fiesta In The Park July 4 Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester UK www.fiestaclubgb.co.uk/ fiesta-in-the-park Leighton Hall Classic Car & Bike Show July 4 Leighton Hall, Carnforth UK www.markwoodwardclassicevents. com 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…

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where to go this month

XR Owners’ Club National Day When: Sunday, June 27 Where: British Motor Museum, Gaydon UK What’s going on: Held as part of the big, modern classics-heavy Ford Nationals event at the British Motor Museum near Gaydon in Warwickshire, the XROC’s Nationals celebrates the great and good of the mighty XR (and Supersport) range on June 27, this year marking the 40th anniversary of the Fiesta XR2. Tickets are just £10 per adult and £7 per child, and must be booked in advance, and as ever, include access to the excellent museum and impressive Collections Centre. Find out more: www.xroc.co.uk…