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  • The Last Picture Show: Ford Photographic

    The Last Picture Show: Ford Photographic

    12th May 2021

    Some of the most-iconic motoring images have come out of Ford Photographic — Ford UK’s photo archive. Graham Robson pays tribute with eight standout images. 1971: To satisfy the demand for limited numbers of high performance road cars, Ford set up…

  • Project Cars: Gavin’s Mk1 Cortina Woody

    Project Cars: Gavin’s Mk1 Cortina Woody

    11th May 2021

    Gavin takes the stress out of moving house by treating his Mk1 Cortina woody Estate to some bolt-on period power, and he’s all the better for it. I finished the last update on my woody saying that I intended lowering it…

  • Inspiration: Ford D-Series and Fordson E38W

    Inspiration: Ford D-Series and Fordson E38W

    10th May 2021

    If you’ve got the space and the vision, a truck makes perfect modified sense — check out the D-Series and Fordson E38W project ideas from Simon Coulson Commercial vehicles have always had their followers amongst the classic Ford enthusiasts but…

  • Four On The Floor: A Slammed Mk4 Cortina

    Four On The Floor: A Slammed Mk4 Cortina

    9th May 2021

    The Mk4 Cortina is a rare beast these days, so Jason Poole makes sure his gets noticed with it’s lairy paint, low stance and wide steels. We’re willing to be proved wrong, but if asked which of the generations of…

  • Weekend Tech: How To Use a Helicoil Kit

    Weekend Tech: How To Use a Helicoil Kit

    8th May 2021

    Stripped a thread on your classic Ford? Don’t despair — here’s how to fix it in five easy steps using a helicoil kit. You need a Helicoil kit. Left to right: tap drill, tap, thread insertion tool, drift and repair threads.…

  • Olympic Game: An RS-style Mk2 Escort Van

    Olympic Game: An RS-style Mk2 Escort Van

    7th May 2021

    Dan Cale’s turned his tired Mk2 Escort van into an Olympic Blue champion sprinter. Just don’t mention the stripes… Nearly a decade ago, Dan Cale’s mint Escort RS2000 featured on the cover of Classic Ford. Car sprayer, Dan still owns…

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ford RS

    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ford RS

    6th May 2021

    The Ford RS brand has been flying the flag for performance Blue Ovals in the UK since 1970 — here’s our pick of the 10 things you might not know about the Rallye Sport cars  1: The Escort RS1600 was the…

  • Changes to LED headlight laws still affect classics

    Changes to LED headlight laws still affect classics

    5th May 2021

    Recent changes to the LED headlight laws won’t exempt classic cars made after April 1986, it’s been revealed Changes to the rules surrounding LED and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlight upgrades have caused confusion for classic car owners. In January, the…

  • Top 10 Classic Ford Rot Spots

    Top 10 Classic Ford Rot Spots

    5th May 2021

    The most-common places to find that rusty metal on your project, plus how easy it is to cut out and repair it — here are the top 10 classic Ford rot spots! Rear wheelarches How long to do: 4 hours…

  • Our Cars: Ade’s Mk3 Escort Zetec

    Our Cars: Ade’s Mk3 Escort Zetec

    4th May 2021

    A project car clearout means Ade can Focus on the Sigma-powered Mk3 Escort Zetec once again. Pun intended… I’ve known for a long time that this project needed a kick up the backside, so after downscaling my unmanageable fleet into…