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  • The Corsair GT that started life as a prototype

    The Corsair GT that started life as a prototype

    17th September 2021

    Paul Watts’ 1966 Corsair GT started out as a Ford prototype, but after several extensive rebuilds it’s now one of the nicest modified two-doors you’ll find. This Corsair has had quite a life, as owner Paul Watts explains: “It’s a…

  • Join The Club: Cortina Mk3 Club

    Join The Club: Cortina Mk3 Club

    15th September 2021

    With the Mk3 Cortina now over half a century old, we get the lowdown on the dedicated Cortina Mk3 Club from Helena Rae. When was the club founded, and why? The Mark Three Owners’ Club  was formed by Clarke Jones…

  • Ford Prefect 107E and Prefect E493A projects

    Ford Prefect 107E and Prefect E493A projects

    13th September 2021

    Love your 1950s Fords? These Prefect 107E and E493A project ideas courtesy of Simon Coulson should be just the ticket, then This E493A Prefect must have been one of the last built before it was superseded by the three-box design…

  • The Mk1 Cortina four door that gives you more

    The Mk1 Cortina four door that gives you more

    12th September 2021

    What to do with the tuning parts left over from your previous project? For Danny Cleghorn the only option was to bolt them to this Spruce Green Mk1 Cortina four door. Some of you may remember we took a look at the…

  • This Series X Mk1 Fiesta 1300S has the X-factor

    This Series X Mk1 Fiesta 1300S has the X-factor

    10th September 2021

    Building race engines for a living, Mark Shillaber’s gone for a (slightly) quieter life with his stunning Series X Mk1 Fiesta 1300S rebuild. When Mark Shillaber got this 1979 Fiesta 1300S in the mid-1990s he hadn’t really planned to restore…

  • Join The Club: Scorted

    Join The Club: Scorted

    8th September 2021

    Whether you own a Mk3 or Mk4 Escort, the Scorted group is all about the community, as Dave Wilson reveals. When was the group formed? It started in May 2013 as a Facebook group for Mk3s initially, and was set…

  • Join The Club: South London Retro Power Crew

    Join The Club: South London Retro Power Crew

    1st September 2021

    South London Retro Power Crew are relatively new to the scene but making a splash thanks to a big following, reckons Dean Watt. When and why was the group formed? We’re quite a new club — August 2018 was when…

  • Sweet 16: A BDG-powered Escort 1600 Sport

    Sweet 16: A BDG-powered Escort 1600 Sport

    29th August 2021

    A chance meeting with a BDG-engined Mk2 had Andy Bonsall dreaming about one of his very own for years. Now, thanks to a tidy Escort 1600 Sport and whole lot of hard work, he’s made that dream come true. Sometimes…

  • Saloon Shine: A rally-bred Cortina GT for the road

    Saloon Shine: A rally-bred Cortina GT for the road

    27th August 2021

    Right from day one Sam Craddock’s 1966 Cortina GT was built to go rallying – which makes it a hell of a lot of fun as a road car.  The birth of a child is often the reason a classic…

  • Join The Club: Cortina Mk2 Owners Club

    Join The Club: Cortina Mk2 Owners Club

    25th August 2021

    The Cortina Mk2 Owners Club has always been, and always will be, the club that welcomes all Mk2s, as Eddie Newman explains. When was the club founded, and why? The club was formed in 1988 by three enthusiasts that found…