Ford

  • SIERRA COSWORTH TOPS £80K

    SIERRA COSWORTH TOPS £80K

    Matt Bell on 18th November 2019

    There’s still plenty of appetite for fast Fords if the sale of a Sierra Cosworth at the recent Anglia Car Auctions’ classic sale is anything to go by. Despite a layer of grime from 28 years in storage, the 1987 example had covered just 7349 miles and soared to an extraordinary final selling price of £84,800 with fees.

  • THE FORGOTTEN FAST FORDS

    THE FORGOTTEN FAST FORDS

    Matt Bell on 17th October 2019

    It’s the RS models which get all the attention so we look back at some of the forgotten fast Fords that deserve recognition.

  • FORD CAPRI MK3 BUYER’S GUIDE

    FORD CAPRI MK3 BUYER’S GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 16th October 2019

    The Ford Capri Mk3 ended up being more than just a mild facelift and demonstrates how Ford of Europe managed to update the nation’s favourite coupe on a tight budget. Here’s what you need to know.

  • HOMOLOGATION SPECIALS

    HOMOLOGATION SPECIALS

    Matt Bell on 12th September 2019

    We know the drill. Manufacturer builds race car, FIA governing body says that’s not a production car so the manufacturer goes, OK, here are X amount of cars to meet the demand. We take a look at some of the best.

  • MUSTANG RECORD SET BY FORD

    MUSTANG RECORD SET BY FORD

    Matt Bell on 12th September 2019

    Mustang drivers from all across Europe gathered at Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground, Belgium, on September 7 to set a new world record for Mustangs in a parade.

  • CLASSIC AND SUPERCARS SHOW 2019

    CLASSIC AND SUPERCARS SHOW 2019

    Matt Bell on 5th August 2019

    Derek Bell was reunited with the iconic Le Mans-winning 917 and 962 Porsches as the Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercars Show took place in the beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle in Dorset on July 21.

  • FORD’S ANNUAL VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS’ DAY

    FORD’S ANNUAL VEHICLE ENTHUSIASTS’ DAY

    Matt Bell on 2nd August 2019

    Ford’s annual Vehicle Enthusiasts’ Day at its Warley headquarters has long been a red-letter day for blue oval fans, but this year’s event was a special occasion for two major reasons.

  • FORD INTRODUCE SCRAPPAGE SCHEME

    FORD INTRODUCE SCRAPPAGE SCHEME

    Matt Bell on 22nd July 2019

    In a worrying move that could result in thousands of serviceable vehicles currently hovering on the cusp of retro classic status being consigned to the scrap heap, Ford has recently launched a new scrappage scheme that aims to remove from the road what the company refers to as ‘less fuel efficient vehicles’.

  • FORD ANNOUNCES BRIDGEND PLANT CLOSURE IN 2020

    FORD ANNOUNCES BRIDGEND PLANT CLOSURE IN 2020

    Matt Bell on 6th June 2019

    Ford has announced it has plans to close the Bridgend engine plant in South Wales amidst “changing customer demand and cost” yet denies Brexit as part of its decision to do so.

  • FORDS SELL FOR WORLD RECORD PRICE

    FORDS SELL FOR WORLD RECORD PRICE

    Matt Bell on 5th October 2018

    Silverstone Auctions can lay claim to two new world record sale prices when it saw a 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 and a restored 1972 Ford Escort RS1600 achieve £52,750 and £70,875 respectively at its inaugural September sale at Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire.

  • HOW GOOD WAS THE MK3 CORTINA?

    HOW GOOD WAS THE MK3 CORTINA?

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st June 2017

    I’m fairly sure that in the past, I’ve not been especially complimentary about the 1970 to 1976 Coke Bottled Cortina, Britain’s all round favourite car for six years..

  • COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO EUROPE’S BEST CLASSIC FORD FESTIVAL

    COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO EUROPE’S BEST CLASSIC FORD FESTIVAL

    Glenn Rowswell on 22nd May 2017

    Many of the world’s most famous retro Fords will be coming together to fight it out in one of the biggest weekends in the Blue Oval calendar, taking place on Sunday, June 4 – or for those wanting to make…

  • RETRO ADS –  FORD FIESTA

    RETRO ADS – FORD FIESTA

    Glenn Rowswell on 16th May 2017

    Ford issued this eye-catching advert in 1978, announcing that its handsome little Fiesta (launched in the UK only the previous year) had won a Design Council Award for its ‘detailed and calculated attempt to reduce the maintenance and repair costs…