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Classic Ford February 2018

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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

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this issue

MARC STRETTON CONTRIBUTOR You can’t beat a good father-and-son story when there are classic Fords involved. Read Marc’s interview with the Phil and Dave Garnett on page 38. JON HILL CONTRIBUTOR A first for Classic Ford (and for Jon!) we get the lowdown on this incredible Pilot V8 breadvan restoration. Check it out on page 8. MIKE JOHNSON CONTRIBUTOR Ade headed to North Wales for this issue, to photograph Dan Buckley’s one-off Cortina Estate creation (page 32). How To Contact Us Telephone: 01959 541444 Email: classicford.ed@kelsey.co.uk Write to: Classic Ford, Kelsey Media, Cudham Tithe Barn, Berrys Hill, Cudham TN16 3AG, UK www.classicfordmag.co.uk…

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The backbone of the worldwide classic Ford scene has always been the enthusiast working away in his or her shed, adapting parts to improve their car — right from the 1950s when the whole idea of making Fords go faster became a realistic proposition for the keen DIYer. But it’s not just about tuning and improving Fords in 2018, of course — restoration has such as huge part to play in the build of any classic Ford now — unless you’re extremely lucky! So this issue we’ve thrown open garage doors across the UK to bring you the finest Fords for this Homebuilt Heroes special — and it’s a real mix from a Zakspeed Capri replica to a five-door ‘RS1600’(above)! Of course, if for whatever reason you’re more of a leave-it-to-the-professionals type…

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test pilot

Name: Pete Scale Age: 62 Job: Garage Proprietor Location: Leamington Spa Van: 1954 V8 Pilot Start condition: As found original vehicle Condition now:Tail end of restoration prior to final paint and fit up Time taken so far: 18 months Estimated time of completion: All Ford Day 2018 Automotive construction-wise, the 1950s was strange old time. Plenty of cars were leftovers from the pre-War period in which wood and coach-building ruled. At the time, you could buy an RM-series Riley with an ash frame and separate chassis, and that was considered a luxury car. However, the wise were more inclined towards the all-new monocoque Zephyrs and Zodiacs that Ford was producing. A car that was miles ahead and the shape of things to come. But Ford also had the V8 Pilot in its inventory. It wasn’t wood-based but it was a…

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2018 cfs tickets on sale now!

Good news Ford friends! Advance public entry tickets are available now from the official Classic Ford Show website at www.classicfordshow.co.uk — £20 per person in advance or £27 to include camping on the Saturday night. The Classic Ford Show — Europe’s largest classic Ford event — will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the world-famous Santa Pod Raceway. If you love your classic Fords you will love what this show has to offer. There will be all-day strip action, Ford-only run-what-yer-brung, breathtaking stunts from the best in the business, thousands of club cars on display, The Great Unveiling, and we haven’t even touched on all the feature areas at the show! So start working on those project cars now and put this date on the 2018 calendar! Don’t miss out on…

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better by design

If you’re stuck inside the house and can’t face the thought of working on your classic Ford in this wintery weather, then do yourself a favour and pick up the phone to order a copy of Rally Design’s 2018 catalogue, which has just been released. It’s packed pages are guaranteed to give you a big dose of inspiration and enthusiasm to get back out there, with loads of new parts to tempt you. To get your mitts on your free copy, give them a call on 01227 792792, fill in the form on their website, www.rallydesign.co.uk , and they’ll pop a copy in the post, or see them at Autosport International on January 11-14.…

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xr into action

The new year sees a whole host of Ford models celebrating big anniversaries (did anyone say 50 years of the Escort?), but don’t forget the clubs too, and the XR Owners’ Club in particular who are marking a hugely-impressive 35 years of existence in 2018. To celebrate, the club is holding their National Day at Hatton Country World near Warwick on Sunday, July 15, and they’re welcoming other clubs and individuals to join them — with Fords up to 1995 eligible to go on display. Find out more and how you can join them at www.xroc.co.uk .…