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.
Enjoy the mag.