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  1. In the Classic Ford March 2022 issue — out now — we reveal eight stunning Fords to watch out for at the shows this summer, plus 132 pages of inspiration for your project and the year ahead! As we look forwards to the outdoor show season here in the UK, the draw of fresh metal is a strong one, and so in this edition we reveal the eight cars that we predict you’ll be drooling over this summer. Some are finished, some are almost there, they’re all uniquely different, but what unites them is the fact that they are also all insanely-awesome show-stoppers. If you only get to go to one show this summer, make sure it’s the Classic Ford Show which makes its very welcome return on Sunday, July 10 after a three-year absence. It’s at a new venue which give a different feel to the show, and which gives us the opportunity to put together some new attractions, live action and displays as well as the classics that we know and love. We’ll be revealing more over the coming months — we can’t wait. Also inside this issue Escort GT: pre-production press launch Mk1 unearthed Zodiac Mk3: your in-depth buying guide to the 1960s executive express Cortina GXL: superb, reader-restored Mk3 How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the March 2022 issue via our Storefinder Can’t get down the shops? Order your print copy direct from the publishers: shop.kelsey.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CFD313/classic-ford-march-2022 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
  2. Hi Gordon, Mallory Park wasn't on the table for this year - and while the new venue isn't central, it does have lots of space and opportunities to try something different. There's camping on-site for the nights either side of the show day to help with anyone travelling a fair distance. Cheers, Simon
  3. From fast road to ultimate race and rally cars, the Classic Ford February 2022 issue — out now — is dedicated to Ford’s Escort with our 38-page guide to the Mk1 to Mk4. It’s well known that out of all the classic Ford models, the Escorts are the most popular — even after all this time. But even if you’re not a fan you can’t help but appreciate how Ford got both the design so right. It’s a simple but amazingly handsome design, with the tunability of standard equipment and the swapability of other parts which all add up to make it one hell of a car — and with the motorsport heritage to back it up, too. To celebrate the Escort then, this month we’ve brought you 38 pages of Escort goodness to get your teeth in to. You’ll read, you’ll stare, you’ll drool and I guarantee by the end you’ll want one or want to crack out the spanners on yours. Also inside this issue Capri 2.0S: superb, reader-restored Mk3 Lotus Cortina: rare early example found and saved Granada Mk1: your in-depth buying guide to the much-wanted 1970s classic How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the February 2022 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/CFD312/classic-ford-february-2022 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 Happy Christmas! Simon
  4. Hi Ray, the January issue went to press before the NEC - report in the February issue, thanks
  5. From the feisty Fifties to the extreme Eighties, we profile the finest Fords that celebrate classic performance in the Classic Ford January 2022 issue, available now! In the wider world outside of classic Fords that we sometimes have to navigate, 2021 might not be remembered as one of the greatest. But compiling our annual Awards reminded us that actually a lot of good things did happen this year, and classic Fords were always right at the heart of things. The classic Ford scene is a hobby for, we hope, all of us, and even a way of life for many, and it’s great to be able to celebrate the awesome cars, shows and mostly importantly, people that make all this happen. It’s been a fraught process choosing some of the winners, but one award we’re glad we don’t have to choose is Classic Ford Of The Year. So many great cars, but only one Ford, the car that collects the most votes, can be the overall winner. So raise a glass or two of mulled wine (or whatever your favourite festive-based tipple is) and here’s to 2022. We’re looking forward to it already. Also inside this issue Escort RS2000: a restoration so good, it looks like it’s come straight out off the production line Granada 3.0S: rare executive express found and saved Escort XR3i: your in-depth buying guide to the much-wanted 1980s hot-hatch How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the December 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/CFD311/classic-ford-january-2022 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
  6. Inside the Classic Ford December 2021 issue out now, you’ll find out in-depth guide to buying, planning and completing your next Ford, plus the top 10 project cars of the 1990s! This summer’s been a belter for old Ford fans (despite the somewhat inclement weather!). We’ve had a cracking run of events, and we’re feeling properly inspired for the forthcoming months, and we hope you are too, as now’s the ideal time to knuckle down, do some homework, and make a start on a new project car to feed your Blue Oval obsession over the winter. To help you, we’ve put together an eight-step guide to a hassle-free build up of your next classic Ford project car. It’s full of top tips and tricks, plus you’ll find our recommendation for the best 1990s projects. And if you need further proof that it can be done, have a good drool over the feature cars in this issue! Also inside this issue Fiesta XR2: two brothers’ stunning home restoration Mk1 Zodiac Farnham: incredible estate recreation Cortina Mk4: your in-depth buying guide to the much-wanted 1970s Ford How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the December 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/CFD310/classic-ford-december-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
  7. Planning to improve your classic Ford over the winter? Then have we got the bumper edition for you with our guide to the top 30 resto mods and upgrades —all in the Classic Ford November 2021 issue, available now! Although life is far from back to pre-pandemic times, it’s been great to see so many show and runs taking place over the summer months. Because while working on your classic Ford is a hugely satisfying experience (except maybe when things goes wrong), getting out and about in your car along with fellow enthusiasts just can’t be beat — even if it’s a relatively lowkey affair like the Summit Run. With winter now ahead of us in the northern hemisphere we’ve got our sight set firmly on the 2022 show season and we’ve already announced details of the Classic Ford Tour, which, fingers’ crossed’ will see upwards of 80 old Fords heading to Dover to catch the ferry, and you can join us too. In the meantime though, there’s some spannering to do, and although usually associated with big-budget classics, Resto Mod can be applied to any level of build and this issue we reveal 30 upgrades for £500 and under (if you’ve already got the tools, some of them are even free). Also inside this issue Pinto exhaust manifold test: which works best? Escort 1300E: reader’s stunning home restoration Fiesta XR2: Resto Mod take on the classic hot-hatch How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the November 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/CFD309/classic-ford-november-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
  8. The Classic Ford October 2021 issue, available now, is dedicated to Ford’s classic Q-cars — brilliant blue ovals with a secret sting in their tail! Like most things in car culture, the term ‘sleeper’ originated in the United States, but it’s been part of the UK Ford scene for almost as long, too. In fact, Ford were at it themselves when they introduced the Mk1 Zephyr Six — a car that arguably kickstarted the whole modified Ford movement we now know and love. This issue we celebrate the classic Ford sleeper — a style that has never gone out of fashion and will be with us forever. And classic sleepers are ever-evolving too, with later cars now taking inspiration from their elders like the Superspeed Capri above. Last month, we welcomed the return of Ford Fair — the first show we’ve been able to co-host for exactly two years. It was great to be back, and we’re not going to lie, slightly emotional, too. Catch up on all the classic action in this issue. Also inside this issue Superspeed Capri: legendary V8 Capri re-emerges from the 1970s The works: stunning collection of ex-Ford Motorsport Escort rally cars! Consul Capri: your in-depth buying guide to the 1960s classic coupe How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the October 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/CFD308/classic-ford-october-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
  9. Never mind power upgrades — get the suspension and brakes sorted on your classic Ford and head out for some B-road bliss. We show you how in the Classic Ford September 2021 issue, out now. When it comes to modifying classic Fords, performance almost always comes before anything else. In the Classic Ford September 2021 issue we’re hoping to redress with features and advice on the two of the most important aspects of upgrades — the suspension and brakes. Get these right and everything else should fall into place, so read our guide, get down the garage, then get set for the B-road. Also inside this issue Pinto carbs on test: how much extra power can you get from fitting sidedraughts? We find out Capri Mk2: your in-depth buying guide to the 1970s classic coupe Supervan returns: missing presumed lost, the original Transit Supervan is back! How to get the mag Find your nearest UK stockist of the September 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/CFD307/classic-ford-september-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
  10. There’s nothing more satisfying than rebuilding your classic Ford yourself, and the Classic Ford August 2021 issue, out now, is packed with tips, ideas and inspiration to help you become a bona fide Homebuilt Hero — plus exclusive in-depth feature on the world’s first electric Cortina! Taking the electric motor part out of the discussion for a moment, what Tim Harrison’s done with his Mk1 Cortina isn’t so different from the rest of us. He wanted a more powerful and reliable method of propulsion, so he removed the original engine and bolted in a more modern one — sound familiar? The fact that he was able to retain the rest of the running gear makes this swap all the more impressive — it’s truly bolt-in power! Of course, there’s a bit more to this car than that. It’s quite possibly broken the floodgates for a future flurry of electric-powered classic Fords once the costs inevitably start to come down, but is it the future? We’re not sure — like many others we’re hoping that synthetic fuels will help protect our old Fords from any forthcoming legislation so we can continue to enjoy the sights and sounds of a pair of 45s hanging off the sides of our engines. But we do look forward to a time when electric and combustion-engined classic Fords share space at the Classic Ford Show. Inside this issue: Electric Cortina: battery-powered Mk1 that was a true bolt-in swap Fit a five-speed: in-depth guide to installing a Type-9 five-speed gearbox to your classic Ford Zephyr Mk4: your in-depth buying guide to the 1960s big classic How to get the mag: Find your nearest UK stockist of the Classic Ford August 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/CFD306/classic-ford-august-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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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