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  1. True Blue: Graham Robson

    Prolific writer and Classic Ford’s longest-running contributor, Graham Robson has sadly passed away. He had a close relationship with Ford at Boreham and its drivers for decades and remained an expert on the marque right up until his death. To…

  2. Behind The Icons: Ford’s 1980s Masterminds

    Ford produced some of the most famous models in the 1980s, but who were the people behind these iconic cars? We take a look at just six of the most influential 1980s masterminds.  Walter Hayes Ford career highlights: Revolutionised Ford…

  3. The Top 10 Classic Ford Estate Cars

    The best load-carriers you could buy back in the day from a main dealer — here are the top 10 classic Ford estate cars. Sierra XR4x4 and Ghia On sale: 1985-1992 Biggest engine: 160 bhp, 2933cc Cologne V6 Best feature:…

  4. Seven Up: Ford’s Sierra Rally Challenge

    Launched to promote the new RS Cosworth, the dealer-backed, seven-strong Sierra Rally Challenge was a full-on assault of the UK’s stages. It was only last week that a Classic Ford reader called me, asking after the Securicor Sierra Rally Championship.…

  5. The Last Picture Show: Ford Photographic

    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…

  6. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ford RS

    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…

  7. Ford’s Forgotten History: The World Rally Transit

    Inspired by M-Sport’s service barges, the World Rally Transit was the fastest service van in the business. No-one really needed a reason for making it – the Transit was a great publicity machine, put together by Paul Wilson’s Ford Press…

  8. Top 5 Classic Rally Special Stages You Can Drive

    Some of the best-known rally stages used public roads that you can drive . Here are five special stages to try. Next time you’re planning a  roadtrip in your classic Ford — or just for the hell of it —…

  9. Ford’s Forgotten History: The 4×4 Formula 1 car

    In the late 1960s, four-wheel-drive in F1 was deemed to be the future, so why did this Cosworth-Ford 4×4 Formula 1 project fail? To quote Keith Duckworth of Cosworth: “The 4×4 Formula 1 car? Well it was one of my…

  10. Forgotten History: The Lotus Corsair Rally Cars

    Did Ford ever build a twin-cam Lotus Corsair for international rallying? Well, yes, two actually… Early in the 1960s, Ford’s marketing and engineering approach was completely transformed. Walter Hayes arrived as the go-getting PR chief who not only secured a…

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