shity cars we love, the story of ford escort MKI: alan mann racing and other greats


the ford escort alan mann racing. the ford, not unlike the mini cooper, was a goofy car that kicked ars.

ford escort debut in 007 james bond film… also look for alan mann gold and red escort as well as the original ford escort’s kooky commercials


ford escort twin cam rally race editions


the escort MKI was in production from 1968 to 1975

if you are a fan of escorts, go to kick starter, and help david brodie tell his story about his beloved escort “run baby run”


the original rally race car


less grill is the best grill



right hand drive – interior of the RS ford escort MKI and early MKII


green light 1/43 scale fast and furious ford escort model approx $20


and now the newly released for 2015 tiny hot wheels 1/64 scale “fast and furious ford escort RS1600” toy version. an awesome replica for $3 that will surely become a collectors. go out and get one.

“the mark I ford escort was actually not made in the US but rather introduced in the UK for its premier at the end of 1967. it replaced the successful long running anglia. the car was presented in europe as a product of ford’s european operation. initially the continental escorts differed slightly from the UK built ones under the skin fitted with dual hydraulic circuits; and wider rims. at the beginning of 1970, european production transferred to a new plant in west germany.

the escort was a commercial success in several parts of europe, but nowhere more than in the UK, where the national best seller of the 1960s, the famous mini cooper/morris were beginning to show their age. in summer of 1974, six years into the car’s UK introduction, ford announced the completion of the two millionth ford escort, a milestone hitherto unmatched by any ford model outside the US. it was also stated that 60% of the two million escorts had been built in britain. it eventually became the european car of the year. a higher performance version for rallies and racing became available, under the name of escort twin cam and went to win numerous races all across the world.”  by dd+wp