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  • 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…

  • 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…