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  • 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…

  • Reader Restoration: Mk4 Cortina 2.3S

    Reader Restoration: Mk4 Cortina 2.3S

    16th May 2020

    Simon Hoar’s been blowing minds at the shows with his latest rebuild — this Mk4 Cortina 2.3S. Ever since Simon Hoar has turned up on the scene this summer in his eye-wateringly beautiful Cortina, show-goers have been swarming round it…

  • Mk2 Renaissance: The Reborn Cosworth RS2000

    Mk2 Renaissance: The Reborn Cosworth RS2000

    14th May 2020

    Michael Hübner has been racing and refining this NA Cosworth RS2000 since the 1980s. And in its new spec, it’s enjoying a most dramatic rebirth There’s an old saying that goes ‘Race cars never die, they just get faster’. It’s…

  • Restomad: The BMW-powered Mk2 Granada

    Restomad: The BMW-powered Mk2 Granada

    13th May 2020

    Ben Wilde’s Mk2 Granada was built to be a reliable family runabout, perfect for nipping out to grab a pint of milk. But that aired-out stance over huge rims suggests that all is not as it seems… If there’s one…

  • Spotter’s Guide To The Mk1 Sierra

    Spotter’s Guide To The Mk1 Sierra

    12th May 2020

    Know your Ghia from your GL with our complete guide to the Mk1 Sierra. Base ENGINE CAPACITY: 1294cc, 1593cc or 2304cc (derv) YEARS PRODUCED: 1982 to 1986 PRICE WHEN NEW: £4783 (1300 Saloon) Known simply as Sierra Saloon, Ford was…

  • This NA Cosworth YB Escort Is Twice As Nice

    This NA Cosworth YB Escort Is Twice As Nice

    11th May 2020

    Seeing an NA Cosworth YB between the wings of a classic Ford is always a refreshing change, though Chris Holland’s twice-rebuilt Mk2 Escort really takes things to another level! Though pretty much every classic Ford can be made to look…

  • Popular Science: The 16-valve Pop 100E

    Popular Science: The 16-valve Pop 100E

    10th May 2020

    It’s not easy getting the balance right when building a classic Ford with modern running gear. Fortunately, Danny Vincent has got the formula bang-on with his Pop 100E. Most petrolheads will agree with us when we say that there is…

  • The Top 5 Rare Split-Rims For Classic Fords

    The Top 5 Rare Split-Rims For Classic Fords

    8th May 2020

    What’s your favourite split-rim wheel design? BBS E30? Compomotive Turbo? Here are the top 5 rare split-rims for classic Fords! BBS E50 The king of the mesh-style split-rim. Such a good looking and wheel typically found on racing Capris. 16…

  • Split Decision: The Zetec-Powered Fiesta XR2

    Split Decision: The Zetec-Powered Fiesta XR2

    7th May 2020

    It looks like a well-restored Fiesta XR2 at first glance, but there’s more to Dean Flowers’ Mk2 than meets the eye. With a car-history tally of over 100 modified motors, mechanical engineer, Dean Flowers from South Wales likes to chop…

  • Loaded: The Escort Mexico Estate

    Loaded: The Escort Mexico Estate

    5th May 2020

    An abandoned project by Ford’s legendary AVO department, the Mexico Estate was the performance wagon that never was — only this one is here to tell the tale. Mention the words Escort and Mexico together and for most Ford fans,…