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  1. Treat yourself or a loved one and subscribe to Classic Ford this Christmas and save up to 40% on the shop price! Plus you’ll never miss an issue! Why Subscribe? Give your loved one the latest from the classic Ford scene Make sure they never miss an issue Free delivery right to their door Save up to 40 per cent by subscribing How To Subscribe Visit https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subOffer/cfdx183/source/cfdx183, or call 01959 543747 and quote the code CFDX183 Cheers, Simon
  2. The January 2019 issue is available in print and to download now, and inside this issue we celebrate all that’s good about the old Ford scene with our annual Classic Ford Awards special! Every year at this time, as we put together the Classic Ford Awards, it gives us the opportunity to reflect (in between arguing over who should be selected) on the season just gone, and perhaps more importantly, focus on the year ahead. Every year, too, we generally agree that it’s been one of the best yet for the old Ford scene, with the standard of cars, parts and shows just getting better and better, and wonder if the coming months will see those standards raised. And of course they will be, because it’s in all of us to try and improve on what we’ve done before, whether we’re tinkerers or fully-fledged restorers. So here’s to what’s been a cracking 2018, and what should be an even better 2019. We can’t wait to get back out there and check out what you’ve been up to. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford January 2019 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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
  3. Classic Ford December 2018 issue is available in print and to download now, and inside this issue we celebrate the art of Resto Mod, showing you how to mix classic looks with modern performance. There’s been much interest in the general automotive media recently about classic cars being given updated internals by professional outfits while keeping the classic looks and feel (though the emphasis has been on the resulting price tags…), but we would argue that the classic Ford boys and girls were doing what has become known as Resto Mod first. Dropping in a later engine with running gear to match has been a mainstay of the classic Ford scene for so long, but in recent years the game has been upped considerably, with the focus on keeping what makes a classic Ford classic very much intact. It’s probably down to the increasing value of our cars, but I’d also like to think it’s because we know so much more than we did 10-15 years ago, and the availability — and quality — of bolt-in kits has got so much better, too. What it all boils down to though, is turning out a cracking classic Ford, and that applies to a standard restored example as much as it does one that can be called Resto Mod — and there are incredible examples of each discipline is this issue. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford December 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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 Thanks, Simon
  4. Classic Ford November 2018 issue is available in print and to download now, and in this edition we celebrate your classic Ford projects, rebuilds and restorations! For some, the most satisfying aspect of classic Ford ownership is the build, and the Classic Ford November 2018 issue celebrates just that. We’ve scoured the globe to bring you photos and details of what other old Ford nuts are up to in their garages, workshops and shared spaces — and suffice to say, there’s a whole lot going on! It can be inspiring looking at project cars. They provide ideas for our own builds, and more importantly, help bring the enthusiasm back when yours is flagging after drilling out one too many spotwelds. As a snapshot of the restorations, builds (and rebuilds!) that are going on right now all over the globe, it’s also encouraging to see that there’s so much variety in the classic Ford scene. If all this talk of project cars has inspired you to start a new one, then check out our guide to buying, planning and building one, put together with the help of Mick and Chris at Old Ford Autos — what these two don’t know about picking up projects could be scrawled on the back of a 100E brake light lens… Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford November 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinderhttps://pocketmags.com/classic-ford-magazine Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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
  5. Classic Ford October 2018 issue is available in print and to download now, and in this edition we celebrate 50 years of the mighty Mk1 Escort! For a design that is now over 50 years old, the Mk1 Escort is shaping up rather well, don’t you think? Its clean lines, lack of fins and that slimline, dog-bone grille help it to look far more contemporary than its rivals of the period. That’s just one of the main reasons why, five decades on, the original Escort is held in such high regard so for this issue we’ve put together a selection of celebratory features highlighting its achievements both as a main player in the classic Ford scene and as a icon of the motorsport world, too. We still find it hard to accept that a car that was so prevalent on our roads when we were kids is now positively vintage, yet here we are in 2018 and the Mk1 is not only celebrating a major birthday but it’s also ever been in better shape with levels of popularity that have pushed it to iconic status, and with an inventory of new parts available that (its younger brother, the Mk2 aside), makes other Ford models of the era insanely jealous. Happy birthday, Mk1. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford October 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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
  6. Classic Ford August 2018 issue is available in print and to download now, and inside we reveal Ford’s top 30 iconic cars, a massive 32-page guide to Ford Fair 2018 and much more! We’re willing to bet that even the most scene-hardened Ford fan still has a dream Blue Oval in mind, and there’s a strong chance it’s one of the four examples that Ian Farrell owns — featured in our cover story. Whether it’s the relative rarity, motorsport pedigree or just the wow factor, these legendary Fords (and they can all rightfully be called that) are on another level. If however, yours isn’t part of Ian’s impressive collection, then Graham Robson’s Top 30 iconic Fords feature is guaranteed to have a high strike rate (and there are some unexpected ones in there, too…). A fair few of these cars can be seen in the metal (and some in action) at next month’s Ford Fair — still the most-impressive Blue Oval event this side of the Atlantic. Yes, it’s biased towards the modern cars (and so it should be) but the classics still play a big part, especially in the Classic Zone where we’ll be hosting an array of top-notch displays, as well as the special 50 Years Of The Escort display and track session (if you haven’t entered yet, then get yours in now!). We hope to see you there. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford August 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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
  7. The Classic Ford Summer 2018 issue is available in print and to download now, and inside we reveal Ford’s export oddballs, give you the lowdown on the new MoT rules, and much more! If travel broadens the mind, then have we got a brain-expanding issue for you! Ford, particularly in Europe, was always good at reappropriating its range for the different markets (think the Taunus-badged Cortinas), especially in the ’70s and ’80s, but they were also at it far further afield. In this distinctly global issue we uncover the overseas oddballs that look strangely familiar, but were often very different under the skin, including VW-engined Escorts (Brazil) and Sierras badged as Merkurs and powered by turbocharged Pintos (USA) — Dan Williamson uncovers these and three more starting on page 50, plus we’ve also got full features on the South Africa-only Escort Bantam (this one now lives in Germany), and a US-spec, Dagenham-built Cortina Estate that never quite made it to the docks in time. Almost 80 Classic Ford readers have also been on their travels, taking part in the annual Classic Ford Tour, and experiencing the Laon Historique weekend in France (above) — an event like nothing else we’ve been to, and it was such a hit that we’re sure to return to on a future tour. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford Summer 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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
  8. Out today! Classic Ford presents 50 Years Of The Ford Escort Special 100-page collector's edition - the definitive guide to the Mk1 through to the Mk6 Available in all good newsagents. Find your nearest UK stockist here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Or you can order you copy direct from http://shop.kelsey.co.uk
  9. The July 2018 issue of Classic Ford is available in print and to download now, and inside we reveal the top 25 retro power mods you can do to your classic Ford! Plus you'll find an 8-page, pull-out Classic Ford Show preview! Most of us want retro performance— adding power means there’s quite a few necessary modifications allowing your car to cope, transforming it into the screaming monster we all crave. Plenty are the traditional ones that simply update the car and again, we take for granted. For example, the upgrade to electronic ignition. But there’s a lot of stuff you need to sort for an easier life and to provide the building blocks for greater performance. So you get the basics right first, which allows power addition as you go — there’s not much point slotting in a hot cam, sidedraughts and a whopping exhaust if the weak link’s a fuel pump that can’t keep up, nor an ignition system that provides a pathetic spark. With that in mind, we’ve looked at the 25 most-effective retro power mods so you can turn yours into a performing classic. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford July 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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
  10. Classic Ford June 2018 issue is available in print and to download now, and it’s a photography special with expert tips to help you capture your classic Ford in its best light! Right from issue one of this magazine, we understood that the photographs on the page were incredibly important, and 263 editions later, that ethos still applies. But if you’ve ever wondered how Classic Ford’s photographers get such stunning results then check out Ade Brannan’s top tips to photographing your own classic Ford. And the best bit is, you don’t even need to spend a Mk2 Transit-load of money to get good images — even your smartphone is up to the job — which means more pocket money to spend on your project instead… Classic Ford has always strived to use the best photographers, and some of their amazing work can be seen in this issue, as five pick their favourite two images shot for the magazine, plus Graham Robson celebrates Ford Photographic — the late, great Ford UK image archive that commissioned so many of the iconic images we now know and love. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford June 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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
  11. Classic Ford May 2018 issue is available in print and to download now, and in this issue we reveal the first class Fords to watch out for at the shows this summer – and a whole lot more! As this magazine hits the newsstands, the European show season is about to snick into fourth gear and we can enjoy a hopefully dry run of cracking events over the coming months. The build up to the 2018 show season has been long and much-anticipated, with more cars being finished or brought out of hibernation than we can think of for quite some time. To celebrate, we’ve brought together our pick for this Class Of 2018 issue, with all of the cars ready for showing — and driving, of course. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford May 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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
  12. Classic Ford April 2018 issue is available in print and to download now, and it’s all about those crafty classic Fords with a surprise under their bonnets! Like most things in car culture, ‘sleeper’ originated in post-War United States (it’s a hot rod term derived from ‘sleeper agent’ to denote a secret agent who’d gone deep, deep undercover), but these types of cars have been part of the UK automotive scene for almost as long, too. In fact, Ford have been at it themselves for decades — the Lotus Cortina and Scorpio are two obvious examples, but for this sleeper special we’ve highlighted four less obvious examples to get you thinking. The sleeper look has never really fallen out of favour in the classic Ford scene and will probably be with us until, well forever, really. And they’re ever-evolving too, with late ’80s cars now taking inspiration from their elders. Even better, none of the excitement of discovering a sleeper in the metal has been lost, and we’re planning a special display at the Classic Ford Show on Sunday, June 3. Join us. Find your nearest UK stockist of Classic Ford April 2018 issue here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your 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. Hi Scott, It's a currently one-off. Cheers, Simon
  14. Classic Ford presents a brand-new special issue for 2018 – Ford Heritage. On sale now , Ford Heritage is for all owners and enthusiasts of ’60s through to early ’00s Fords and covers the best original and restored classic Fords in Britain and mainland Europe – bringing to life the stories of these iconic Fords and people behind them. Feature highlights from this issue include 35 years of the cult-classic Escort RS1600i, a look inside Ford’s legendary AVO factory, unique Turbo Technics-converted Capri 280 (above), original Race-Proved Cortina Savage (below) plus an in-depth guide to buying a fast-emerging modern classic — the Focus ST170. Written in an authoritative but easy-going style, and with a heavy emphasis on top-quality photography, this 100-page, perfect-bound special issue from the team behind Classic Ford is packed with restoration stories, model and motorsport history, expert buying advice and news about the best events and products to spend your money on. Ford Heritage is available in all good newsagents. Find your nearest stockist here: www.seymour.co.uk/storefinder Or order your copy direct from the publishers: go to http://bit.ly/FordHeritage or call them on 01959 543747. Cheers, Simon
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