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  • Ford’s Forgotten History: The Le Mans C100

    Ford’s Forgotten History: The Le Mans C100

    10th March 2021

    Ford’s Group C Le Mans C100 race car was built to beat Porsche and Lancia, but never really got off the ground… If the F3L race car had been Walter Hayes’ obsession, then the C100 was certainly the love of Vice…

  • Van Wilder: The Sleeper Mk1 Escort Van

    Van Wilder: The Sleeper Mk1 Escort Van

    7th March 2021

    To the untrained eye, David Cowen’s Mk1 Escort van may appear to simply be a sympathetic restoration. But to those in the know, that purposeful stance over Lotus steels is a clue to something really quite entertaining. Backbone of Britain.…

  • Garageland: An Untouched 1964 Anglia 105E

    Garageland: An Untouched 1964 Anglia 105E

    5th March 2021

    Paul Gershon had a feeling he might be on to something special when he read the advert for this 1964 Anglia 105E, but when he saw the car he was certain… Recently, it seems like all anyone cares about is barn…

  • Off The Wall: The Cosworth YB’s Greatest Misses

    Off The Wall: The Cosworth YB’s Greatest Misses

    3rd March 2021

    The Cosworth YB has been fitted to all manner of cars over the years — these are four that almost made it into series production. Puma Concept When Boreham lost the World Rally Car design and operating contract to M-Sport…

  • Hannu Mikkola 1942-2021

    Hannu Mikkola 1942-2021

    1st March 2021

    Hannu Mikkola, World Rally Campion and infamous Ford works driver including winner of the 1970 World Cup Rally has passed away after a long illness We were shocked, and saddened, to hear of Hannu Mikkola’s death on 25 February, for…

  • Classic Pick-Me-Up: A Mk2 Zephyr Ute

    Classic Pick-Me-Up: A Mk2 Zephyr Ute

    28th February 2021

    Kev Hunt’s finished a four-year long rebuild of this Mk2 Zephyr ute that mixes subtle upgrades with its original looks. When Kev Hunt saw a Mk2 Zephyr ute for sale he jumped at the chance to own it. “I’ve had…

  • Angle Of Attack: A Stunning Anglia Circuit Racer

    Angle Of Attack: A Stunning Anglia Circuit Racer

    26th February 2021

    Badly damaged in an accident a few years back, this Anglia circuit racer is now back on track and turning heads thanks to its stunning attention to detail. It’s highly debateable, and you could argue about it ’til the cows come home, but…

  • The Scream: Ford’s Cosworth SCA Engine

    The Scream: Ford’s Cosworth SCA Engine

    24th February 2021

    A 997cc Cortina-based engine with an overhead cam alloy head that revs to 11,000 rpm? Scream if you want to go faster with the Cosworth SCA. With a new 1-litre F2 category due in 1964, Ford commissioned an engine from…

  • Mission Possible: A Seven-Day Mk2 Escort Build

    Mission Possible: A Seven-Day Mk2 Escort Build

    20th February 2021

    Over a decade ago, the Irish Escort Club turned a shabby Mk2 Escort from wreck to show winner in just a week. Here’s how they did it. We love a challenge here at Classic Ford. So when the Irish Escort…

  • Monte Carlo Or Bust: The Works Mk1 Fiestas

    Monte Carlo Or Bust: The Works Mk1 Fiestas

    17th February 2021

    Over 40 years ago the works Mk1 Fiestas debuted on the Monte Carlo rally, and unwittingly helped shape Ford’s future direction in motorsport. Although the front-wheel-drive Fiesta was launched in 1976, and went on UK sale in 1977, Boreham was in no…