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Mk1 Capri 3.0 GLX

A nice original Mk1 Capri for restoration Registered in March 1973, this Ford Capri 3000 GXL looks quite solid and a great base for a restoration one of the most desirable of the MkI Capri variants has been in the ownership of the current registered keeper since 1981. However, it …

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Tracking Check

Quick tracking check and what do I bump in to….Another Classic Ford! A Lovely Mk1 Lotus Cortina kitted out with Halda Tripmaster and clocks, Mint! With the tracking sorted from the great service from AA Silencers in Cheadle it was time for a test run, that’s my excuse anyway!

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Leek Auto Extravaganza

The Sun Gods were shining on Sunday when I joined the South Staffs RS Owners and the Oval Owners for a trip to Brown Edge! Plenty of Fords of all types made the trip and the show was packed. Some lovely concours contenders, the very tidy early P reg Mexico …

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Capital Escort

Not seen one of these before! an Unusual limited edition 4 door Mk2 Escort The Capital Escort was a limited edition Escort developed by London Ford main dealers exclusively for the Greater London Area. Based upon the Ford Escort Popular Plus 4-Door Saloon. Available in just two colours, Capital Red (600 …

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ETW 885G Works Twin Cam

1969 Ford Escort Twin Cam Works Rally Car, Driven by Roger Clark to 6th overall on the 1969 RAC Rally All too aware of the success that Stuart Turner had achieved as BMC’s competition manager (whilst the Mini was at the height of its powers), Ford’s Walter Hayes made a …

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Time for a Spring Clean

Decided to get the Mex summer ready by popping down to Autobrite Direct and treat her to a 2 stage paint correction and a 5 year ceramic coating. Did not think it was possible to look even more Yellow, but yes looks amazing! Would be rude not to go out …

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Weston Park Classic Car Show

Quick the rain has stopped let get our for an hour! so we popped to the Easter Motor Show & Autojumble at Weston park. Being a little more south there was a quite a few cars I have not seen before, A very nice Mk1 Lotus Cortina. And a different …

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1968 Mk1 Escort

Nice to see a standard Mk1 Escort restored, this LHD 2 door in Italy was built in June 1968 and has recently been restored. The restoration was completed a few years ago but has been perfectly maintained over the years, rust free body, mechanically perfect, original plates and documents. Truly …

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NEC Classic Motor Show

We have been trying to get to this show for the last few years but the starts had not aligned…. until this weekend! Its quite expensive with the admission and then parking (and maybe some food!) so was not sure what to think but there was plenty of Fords! and …

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North West AVO Owners

Ju had a good run out with a couple of fellow Mk1 owners in the AVO club on Saturday and managed to run some of the tracks in the Forest of Bowland. Thanks to Ian Daws in his Mk1 Mexico for route! Nothing like a bit of gravel under the …

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Mull 2023

I had to sit out this years Mull Rally so Dave had to make the trip up to Mull in torrential weather with a new navigator Brian Foggo. With an all new schedule running more daylight stages in the Friday opening leg one starting with three stages, all went well …

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Historic Rally Festival 2023

Just before tucking the Escorts away for the winter we joined the Oval Owners and the South Staffs RS Owners on their stand at the Historic Rally Festival at Weston park. Some amazing cars….just need to have a word with the weather for next year! There were plenty of cracking …

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New Plates

The rain stopped just long enough for me to fit some new number plates and go out for a spin! I decided to go for aluminium press plates with the old letter spacing as I have a old photo of the car with the same style plates on. next job …

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Ex Rouse Sierra RS500

How about this! Andy Rouse’s  ‘missing’ 1989 BTCC car has been discovered and is for sale through iconicauctioneers.com (formally Silverstone). #0189 was driven and prepared by Andy Rouse during the entire 1989 British Touring Car Championship, achieving six wins, six poles, and four fastest laps resulting in third overall in …

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