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  1. Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout… Inside your Classic Ford July 2021 issue — available now — you’ll find exclusive features on both the Only Fools And Horses, and Minder Capris plus Cortina Mk5 buying guide and much more. When the series creators were developing the characters for Minder and Only Fools And Horses, I don’t think there would have had much discussion about which car Terry and Del Boy should drive. The Capri is so inextricably linked to both characters (though they are both very different), that it’s almost as if the choice of car came first! And even though the Capris played only a small part in the two now-classic TV series (especially compared with the Capris used in The Professionals), they’ve become an essential part of each’s history, so it’s great to see that both have not only survived — despite one ending up in a scrapyard, later almost destroyed by fire, the other abandoned in a film studio lot — but are now in safe hands thanks to their TV memorabilia-obsessed owners. We bring you the story of both cars, plus your essential guide to the top five Capris on screen (yep, there are even more). Also inside this issue Escort Mexico: superbly-restored Mk1 that’s fit for the shows and B-road Cortina Mk5: your in-depth buying guide to the 1980s classic Prefect police car: the sole-surviving 107E traffic car How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the June 2021 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD305/classic-ford-july-2021 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Thanks, Simon
  2. Your special 132-page Classic Ford June 2021 issue is out now, celebrating 45 years of the original Fiesta with model guides, feature cars and the untold story of the RS version! It was a huge financial risk for Ford, and an initially reluctant one at that, but we think it’s fair to say that the Fiesta was a risk well worth taking for the big Blue Oval. The longest-running model in the European line up celebrates its 45th birthday in 2021, and this anniversary year should finally see the original Mk1 gain the momentum and status it richly deserves, both as part of our scene and the incredibly-important part it played in Ford-of-Europe’s direction and success in the decades that followed — even if it did help to see the demise of mass-production, rear-wheel-drive models! To help cement that status, much of this issue is dedicated to the Mk1, and we’re looking forward to celebrating in the flesh (and metal) with a special display at Ford Fair on August 8. Also inside this issue E10 fuel guide: everything you need to know to use it safely in your classic Ford Escort RS2000: superbly-restored Mk1 that’s fit for the shows and B-road Fiesta Supersport: in-depth buying guide on the 1980s classic And much more! How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the June 2021 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD304/classic-ford-june-2021 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Thanks, Simon
  3. With Spring here, now’s the perfect time to buy a classic Ford, and in the Classic Ford May 2021 issue, out now, we reveal six ideal examples you can get for £6000 or under! As we inch slowly and hopefully towards the show season opening up here in the UK, the draw of seeing classic Fords in the metal again is an increasingly strong one. If you can’t wait, don’t have your own classic Ford to gawp at, but happen to have a cool £6K burning a hole in your pocket, then check out our guide on what you can get for your money — whether it’s from the 1960s or 1990s, there’s something for all tastes. If you only get to go to one show this summer, then make sure it’s Ford Fair, which, with fingers firmly crossed, will be taking place at Silverstone on August 8. As well as a whole host of special displays and reveals, we’re aiming to get examples of all the six £6000 cars featured together for a showdown in the Live Arena to see if you agree with our choices. Inside this issue Six for £6K: from classic 1970s saloons to 1990s hot-hatches — six classic Fords to buy now Rare Escort Mexico: special-order Mk1 that got all the options, and now superbly-restored Swaymar Capri: sole-surviving 1980s bruiser How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the May 2021 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD303/classic-ford-may-2021 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Thanks, Simon
  4. Find out how Ford’s iconic RS Cosworth range redefined the performance car in the Classic Ford April 2021 issue, available now! With Ford’s encouragement, Cosworth has built some era-defining engines over the years (check out our pick of the top five starting on page 32), but in recent times it’s definitely the YB turbo that has had the biggest effect on the classic Ford world. A relatively simple design by today’s engineering standards, this 2-litre engine is capable of producing almost obscene amounts of horsepower, yet it was designed over 25 years ago. Unsurprisingly then, the YB’s popularity has never waned, and neither has that of the carts it was officially fitted to, and we pay tribute to the mighty RS Cosworths starting on page 23. However, there’s no denying the biggest crowds are always drawn to the open bonnets of classic Fords running them, like Jamie Gilmour’s Mk1 Escort (above and page 36). We all appreciate period-modified cars, but sometimes you can’t beat going stupidly fast in a 50-year-old Ford brandishing a Cosworth cam cover. Inside this issue The works: authentic recreation of a works Escort RS1800 rally car Cortina 1600E: one reader’s mission to save a rotten Mk2 Mk3 Granada: in-depth buying guide to the 1980s classic How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the April 2021 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD302/classic-ford-april-2021 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Cheers, Simon
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  6. We are 300! Join us in celebrating this milestone in the Classic Ford Spring 2021 issue — out now — featuring the best stories, photos and more, plus the top 30 feature cars of all time! When Classic Ford launched in 1997, we can well remember the buzz in the office when the first copies came back from the printers. We all knew it was going to be a success. Both the magazine and the scene have changed immeasurably since those days, but looking back through all the old copies to put together the 300th Issue special feature for this issue, it’s good to see the one thing that drives both the mag and the scene hasn’t changed — our enthusiasm for these old cars that take up too much of our time and money. Everyone who works on Classic Ford is proud to be part of one of the biggest and best classic car collectives on the planet — it just goes to show the saying, ‘You can’t beat an old Ford’ still rings true. Inside this issue Lotus duo: stunning Escort Twin Cam and Lotus Cortina builds Escort RS2000: one reader’s mission to save a rotten Mk2 Mk1 Sierra: in-depth buying guide to the 1980s classic How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the Spring 2021 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD301/classic-ford-spring-2021 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Cheers, Simon
  7. New year, new feature cars! Inside the Classic Ford March 2021 issue out now we cherry-pick the classic Fords you’ll be talking about this summer in our Class Of 2021 special! In the UK at least, winter has felt like a particularly long one this time around. But now we sense we’ve turned a corner and, with fingers firmly crossed, the show season hopefully on the horizon, we can look forward to getting our cars back out there, and for some, showing them off for the first time. In the Classic Ford March 2021 issue, we’ve cherry-picked examples that we think you should check out this coming Summer — from right across the scene. We’ve even dared to highlight one car that isn’t even finished yet, but knowing the owner, we don’t think there’s much doubt that it won’t be rolling through a show gate this coming Summer. Inside this issue Your Projects: incredible Mk1 Fiesta Cosworth build Capri 3.0S: Outstanding restoration of an early 1980s icon How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the March 2021 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD300/classic-ford-march-2021 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Cheers, Simon
  8. The Classic Ford January 2021 issue is available now, and inside we celebrate the great and good of the classic Ford scene with our annual Awards special including Car Of The Year! With one year coming to an end, and another about to begin, it’s a fine time to celebrate the great and good of the classic Ford scene with our annual Classic Ford Awards. The best cars, gear and more of the last 12 months are given their dues, plus if you haven’t already turned to the feature to find out who won, we reveal your Classic Ford Of The Year. It’s been a tumultuous year for everybody, but one thing that has helped keep us going is our obsession with classic Fords -never has a hobby been more important for our metal wellbeing. And if you’re ever worried that your obsession may be getting the better of you, then let us introduce you to Pete Crompton, who dedicates thousands of hours to saving Mk3 Cortinas — you’ve probably got some way to go yet … Inside this issue: Classic Ford Awards: The best cars, restorations, clubs, products and more of the year Cortina 3.0S: Super-rare sporty Mk4 hits the road again after a top-notch reader restoration Sierra Cosworth guide: what to look for and how much to pay for the ’80s icon How to get the mag: Find your nearest UK stockist of the January 2021 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD298/classic-ford-january-2021 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Also available in digital format from: Zinio iTunes Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Cheers, Simon
  9. The Classic Ford November 2020 issue is out now, and inside we celebrate classic Fords on TV with exclusive features on The Sweeney Consul GT, Minder Capri plus the top 10 classic Fords on the small screen! Also inside this issue: Osian Pryce’s Mk2 Escort: The lowdown on the rallying star’s daily driver Capri 280: what to look for and how much to pay for the runout Capri model Tuning the Cosworth YB: ultimate guide to getting more from the YBT How to get the mag: Find your nearest UK stockist of the November 2020 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD296/classic-ford-november-2020 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Also available in digital format from: Zinio iTunes Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Thanks, Simon
  10. The October 2020 issue is available now. Inside we celebrate 45 years of the iconic Mk2 Escort with special feature cars, limited-editions and tech guides — it’s all here! Also inside this issue 300,000-mile Capri: Incredible, mile-munching Capri Laser that’s a constant rolling restoration for its owner Inside Boreham: Rare photos unearthed for Ford Motorsport‘s HQ during the heyday of the Mk2 Escort DIY brake lines: how to make up hard and flexi pipes How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the October 2020 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD295/classic-ford-october-2020 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Also available in digital format from: Zinio iTunes Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Thanks, Simon
  11. With the Mk3 Cortina celebrating its 50th birthday, the September 2020 issue out today features a 12-page guide to the ’70s Coke bottle classic Plus rare four-door Escort Mexico, even rarer Anglia Touring, works RS1600 recreation, angle grinder tech, Zetec SE tuning guide, Escort Bonus and more How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the Classic Ford September 2020 issue via the Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD294/classic-ford-september-2020 Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Cheers, Simon
  12. Road or track; how do you prefer your yours? In the August 2020 issue out now we’ve got both bases covered with two Mk1 Escorts that really define the circuit and Fast Road disciplines. Also inside this issue Top 10 Af-Ford-able classics: the best budget classic Fords you can buy for under £3000! Capri 1600XL restoration: one family’s incrediby-detailed restoration of their Grandad’s rare Mk1 Pro Street Corsair: 11 years in the making but well worth the wait How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the Classic Ford August 2020 issue via the Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/list/publication/CFD Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Also available in digital format from: Zinio iTunes Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Cheers, Simon
  13. There’s nothing more satisfying than rebuilding your Ford yourself, and the Classic Ford July 2020 issue — out now — is packed with tips, ideas and inspiration to help you become a bona fide Homebuilt Hero! The backbone of the classic Ford scene has always been the enthusiast working away in the shed, adapting parts to improve their car. But it’s not just about tuning and improving Fords in 2020, of course — restoration has such as huge part to play in the build of any classic Ford now, unless you’re extremely lucky! And in these times of lockdown we’ve thrown open garage doors across the UK and beyond to bring you the finest Fords for this Classic Ford July 2020 Homebuilt Heroes special. Of course, if for whatever reason you’re more of a leave-it-to-the-professionals type of enthusiast, there’s no reason to feel left out, and there’s plenty in this issue to inspire you. But if, after reading the mag you feel the urge to grab a spanner and head down the garage, have a go! How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the Classic Ford July 2020 issue via the Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/list/publication/CFD Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Also available in digital format from: Zinio iTunes Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Cheers, Simon
  14. Inside the Classic Ford May-June 2020 issue out now, we pay tribute to Ford’s legendary twin-cam engines from the classic Lotus and BDA, to the more-modern Zetec and Duratec. Boy have we got a distraction for you this issue, with our focus on Ford’s always-awesome array of twin-cam engines. Since the first collaboration with Lotus (the Pre-Crossflow-based Lotus twin-cam of 1962), Ford has always pushed the boundaries with its powerplants, working closely with engineering geniuses like Cosworth and even Yamaha and Mazda for its regular production and high-performance twin-cam engines, and we’ve been reaping the benefits. So switch off and soak up some sweet 16 (and eight…) -valve goodness. Also inside this issue Stuck at home? Our top 10 essential survival tips — classic Ford-style. Cortina GXL restoration: One reader’s mission to rebuild a rotter into the perfect Mk3. Escort RS Turbo buying guide: what to look for and how much to pay for the Series 2 version. How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the Classic Ford May-June 2020 issue via the Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/list/publication/CFD Live outside the UK and don’t want to wait? Get your Pocketmags Digital Magazine Newsstand edition from here: https://pocketmags.com Also available in digital format from: Zinio iTunes Why not subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out, and save money in the process? Check out our latest subscription offers here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/CFD Thanks, Simon
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