Wel­come

Classic Ford - - CONTENTS -

I t’s slightly ironic that the Mk1 Fi­esta is still con­sid­ered one of the young up­starts of the clas­sic Ford scene, yet the ear­li­est ver­sions are now knock­ing on the door of 40! If ever there was a ’70s Ford that has yet to reach its full po­ten­tial both as an orig­i­nal clas­sic, and as a mod­i­fied clas­sic, the Mk1 is def­i­nitely it. There are so many vari­a­tions and so much you can do to them, that the pos­si­bil­i­ties for both camps are al­most end­less.

Hope­fully this an­niver­sary year will fi­nally see the Mk1 Fi­esta 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, much to the cha­grin of many, it did help to see the demise of mass-pro­duc­tion, rear-wheeldrive mod­els. To help ce­ment that sta­tus, much of this is­sue is ded­i­cated to the Mk1, and we’re look­ing for­ward to at­tend­ing some of the an­niver­sary events and spe­cial — all over Europe — that are still to come for this iconic car.

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