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Ford At The Front Of Rallycross Action

Ford At The Front Of Rallycross Action

A Ford driven by Ford-Autocraft employee Brian Melia was at the birth of rallycross in February 1967 – his Lotus Cortina finishing second in the Lydden Hill event created especially for ITV’s “World of Sport”

McRae rally car for auction at Race Retro

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McRae rally car for auction at Race Retro

One of the most instantly recognisable historic rally cars is among the first entries into Silverstone Auctions’ sale at Race Retro on Saturday 22nd February.

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The Essential Buyers Guide: Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2 – 1967 To 1980

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The Essential Buyers Guide: Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2 – 1967 To 1980

Ford’s rear-wheel-drive Escorts achieved legendary status through their amazing success – on roads, rally stages, and racetracks. Millions were sold worldwide, and they proved to be winners in the hands of the car-buying public and motorsport champions alike.

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The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Ford RS Cosworth Sierra & Escort – 1985-1996

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The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Ford RS Cosworth Sierra & Escort – 1985-1996

Ford’s legendary Sierra and Escort RS Cosworths conquered worldwide motorsport, while changing the face of high-performance road cars forever.

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Ford Escort RS1600 History

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Ford Escort RS1600 History

As a native of The Misunderstood County, I’ll admit that it’s not exactly the first place that springs to mind when speaking about the UK. It sure isn’t renowned for its contributions to high culture, but by god it’s the birthplace of many things and people we should be grateful for. Jamie Oliver is one and the RS (Rallye Sport) performance division that makes Fast Fords is the other.

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Classic Executive Ford Ghia…

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Classic Executive Ford Ghia…

In early 1973 Ford launched the first ever luxury Ford Escort 1300E, with vinyl roof and twin halogen auxiliary lamps. Forty years ago, owning a Ford Escort 1300E was evidence that you were a somebody, the sort of international businessman whose lunch voucher quota allowed you to dine at a Bernie Inn three times a week!

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Sensational entry for opening R.A.C Rally Championship round

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Sensational entry for opening R.A.C Rally Championship round

A truly sensational entry has been assembled for the opening round of the West Wales Rally Spares R.A.C Rally Championship, the Red Kite Stages (Sunday 20 January), with the field headed by Julian Reynolds, Mark Higgins and Nick Elliott.

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1969 San Remo Rally in Italy

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1969 San Remo Rally in Italy

In the 1969 San Remo Rally in Italy, British drivers Roger Clark and Jim Porter navigate some awkward terrain in their Ford Escort Mk1 Twin Cam. The pair went on to win the Circuit of Ireland Rally the following year.

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New Scalextric Ford Escort 1970 World Cup Rally

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New Scalextric Ford Escort 1970 World Cup Rally

Thirty years ago, Hannu Mikkola, with a little help from co-driver Gunnar Palm, carved a place for himself and FEV 1H in rallying’s history books with a dominant drive to victory on the epic 16,000-mile Daily Mirror World Cup rally. Conceived as a promotional event for that summer’s football World Cup, the rally linked London (site of the 1966 World Cup) with Mexico (venue for the 1970 tournament); it was the longest and most ambitious trip in post-war rallying, and received massive world-wide publicity. It would also make Mikkola and the Escort superstars.

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 Buyers Guide

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Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000 Buyers Guide

Henry Ford was never one to miss a marketing opportunity. Since putting the world on wheels his ethos was to provide the public with what they want at an affordable price and make a tidy profit along the way. The escort RS2000 took the maximum to a new level.

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