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  • Racing Green: The Hillclimb Mk1 Fiesta

    Racing Green: The Hillclimb Mk1 Fiesta

    30th May 2020

    Running a competition car isn’t easy with a young family in tow, but Fraser Gellan’s got it sorted with this hillclimb-spec Mk1 Fiesta. When Fraser Gellan from Aberdeenshire was in his early 20s things were simple. He had no responsibilities…

  • The Vatanen-Inspired Cosworth RS2000

    The Vatanen-Inspired Cosworth RS2000

    28th May 2020

    With a rally-inspired livery and homebuilt, NA Cosworth YB power under the bonnet, this RS2000 has been 19 years in the making and ticks all the boxes of a good story…  Sometimes it can be a little tricky to find…

  • Timo Makinen: The Original Flying Finn

    Timo Makinen: The Original Flying Finn

    27th May 2020

    There was no-one else quite like Timo Makinen, especially when he was behind the wheel of a works Escort. Graham Robson explains why. Who was the fastest rally driver of all time? Stuart Turner has no doubt — it was…

  • Code Yellow: The Mk1 Escort Street Sleeper

    Code Yellow: The Mk1 Escort Street Sleeper

    26th May 2020

    It’s taken 24 years to perfect, but Derek Mitchell reckons he’s built the ultimate incarnation of his Mk1 — a 2.1 Escort street sleeper. We’re all mad for old cars… that’s probably why you’re reading this feature in Classic Ford…

  • A Mk3 Capri For The Road And Show

    A Mk3 Capri For The Road And Show

    25th May 2020

    Paul Streather is known for his exemplary competition prep. And this Mk3 Capri is his own car — not a racer; more a story of personal growth and fairytale rebirth… It’s often said that there’s no better way to get…

  • The Remastered Fiesta XR2

    The Remastered Fiesta XR2

    23rd May 2020

    The Fiesta XR2 is a hot hatch icon; a classic lesson in less-is-more design. But if you think ‘less’ is more, allow Chris Elmore to show you how ‘more’ is even more. The 1980s were the true glory days for…

  • Top 5 Classic Ford sleepers

    Top 5 Classic Ford sleepers

    22nd May 2020

    Classic Ford sleepers: five magazine feature cars that got the look just right Alan Lambert’s Mk2 Cortina Featured: November 2015 It’s a classic-looking Mk2 Cortina — only there’s a twin-turbo Lotus V8 under the bonnet and an incredible amount of…

  • The Group A Escort RS1600i named Annette

    The Group A Escort RS1600i named Annette

    21st May 2020

    Tasked with returning this Escort RS1600i to the track, Guido Pitzen went a step further and recreated Gerstmann Motosport’s 1985 European Touring Car Championship Group A car. If you’re reading Classic Ford, then the chances are high that you’re a…

  • Ford’s Groovy Transit Clubmobil Prototype

    Ford’s Groovy Transit Clubmobil Prototype

    19th May 2020

    Known for unearthing rare vans, Peter Lee struck (bronze) gold when he came across this Transit Clubmobil prototype in need of a complete rebuild. Back in the early ’80s, with a massive rise in sales of Econoline day-vans in the…

  • The Genius Of Ari Vatanen

    The Genius Of Ari Vatanen

    17th May 2020

    Famous as much for his early crashes behind the wheel of works Escorts as much as his wins, Ari Vatanen was, and still is, a firm favourite with rally fans. Here’s why. What is the Ari Vatanen mystique? How is…