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  • Bjorn Waldegard: the first World Rally Champion

    Bjorn Waldegard: the first World Rally Champion

    18th June 2020

    The first ever World Rally Champion, Sweden’s Bjorn Waldegard was always the most at-home behind the wheel of a works Ford. Bjorn Waldegard may not have been the most glamorous, and not even the people’s favourite (Ari Vatanen took that…

  • The Mk3 Cortina That Isn’t: A Tuned Taunus TC

    The Mk3 Cortina That Isn’t: A Tuned Taunus TC

    10th June 2020

    Global domination: that was the aim of the Taunus TC and Mk3 Cortina. Did Ford achieve it? Not quite, but Timo Jungmichel’s über-cool TC is working hard to redress the balance… The idea of building a ‘world car’ — that…

  • Inbetweener: The Escort WRC

    Inbetweener: The Escort WRC

    7th June 2020

    Originally meant to be a stopgap before the Focus came along, the Escort WRC of 1996 became one of the most-iconic Fords ever. Ford’s works Escort RS Cosworths had enjoyed great success in rallying, but when new regulations ushered in…

  • Hyper Car: The Skyline-powered Pop 100E

    Hyper Car: The Skyline-powered Pop 100E

    5th June 2020

    Dean McGee’s ’59 Pop 100E came into his possession as a one-owner car. Fast-forward a decade, and he’s pulled in a raft of global influences to create something that’s a long way from factory-standard. We live in a technicolour world.…

  • Retro Race-Inspired: The Belga Mk1 Fiesta

    Retro Race-Inspired: The Belga Mk1 Fiesta

    3rd June 2020

    The Mk1 has a cult following in Europe, and this retro race-inspired Belga Mk1 Fiesta has to be one of the best yet. The UK is blessed with a staggeringly good selection of Mk1 Fiestas nowadays, and it’s remarkable to…

  • Flat Out: The Legend Of Colin McRae

    Flat Out: The Legend Of Colin McRae

    1st June 2020

    ‘If in doubt, flat out’ was his mantra and nowhere was that more evident than when Colin McRae was behind the wheel of a Ford. Here’s why. Colin McRae, who was so tragically killed in a helicopter crash near his…

  • 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…