WELCOME TO THE JANUARY ISSUE!
an you believe this is the last issue of Fast Ford to go on sale before Christmas!? Yikes. I haven't even started getting stuff ready for the holidays yet!
But, if anyone's looking for gift ideas for me, the bright red Mustang from the cover of this issue would go down perfectly... pretty please.
The supercharged 750bhp monster may even be up for sale soon, as owner Alan Farmer has already got eyes on his next project, and the Mustang has served its purpose as a demo car for Alan's business, renowned Ford tuners Pumabuild.
And the reason I've fallen for Alan's Mustang has probably got a lot to do with the V8-powered GT I've been doing donuts and skids in at one of Paul Swift's Stunt Experience days (see page 36) or the awesome RTR Spec 2 demo car I've been driving (see page 24) this month. Maybe I should have bought a Mustang instead of the Focus RS...?
Not after the mountune m400 kit I've had fitted! My love for my RS is stronger now than it ever has been! You can see that from my latest project update. In which case, maybe I should take a leaf out of Darrell Hobbs' book and have both? This guy's worked his fingers to the bone to feed his fast Ford habit, and he now owns a trio of stunning Blue Ovals – and he's now starting on a fourth! Read his full story on page 50. This month, it's also my great pleasure to welcome Paul Linfoot to the Fast Fleet. I've known Paul for years, and as well as featuring his cars he has always been an invaluable source of knowledge for me and the mag. On top of that, his banter is legendary and always brings a smile! So I'm delighted to welcome Paul to the 'Fleet', and look forward to seeing how he progresses with building and racing his RS500 Touring Car, but you can read all about that on page 71. We've also got Chris Wicks' awesome track-ready EsCos, Andrew Johns' widearch Focus ST, and one of the best known cars in the whole Ford scene, Ian Taylor's Mk3 Focus ST. This issue really is packed with some good stuff, and I hope enjoy it. Oh, and if I don't see you before, Merry Christmas!