Mk1 Escort – Ford’s Famous Rally Car Still Alive and Well in 2009

Looking over the section rundown of the current year’s 2009 Western Australian Targa West landing area rally, I was satisfied to see no less than 5 Mk1 Ford Escorts entered in the exemplary rivalry class. Having claimed and contended in this incredible marque, I can’t resist the urge to appreciate the diligence and devotion of the proprietors and drivers who proceed to plan and race these great vehicles.

Since their delivery in 1968, the Mk1 escort has reliably included in Rally rivalry around the world. For very nearly 7 years after it’s delivery, the MK1 Escort overwhelmed the global convention scene, at last giving the mantle to it’s similarly predominant Mk2 replacement.

Indeed, even today the Mk1 Escort is a mainstream decision for youthful drivers entering Motorsport. Numerous renowned convention legends have made their beginning in an Escort. The late Colin McRae crusaded accompanies for a long time, presumably impacted by his Father, multiple times British Champion Jimmy who can at present be discovered battling Escorts in the Historic rivalries around Europe.

Another incredibly gifted McRae looking like Alister will contend in the current year’s Targa West in a Ralliart arranged Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 10 in the cutting edge rivalry classification. Alister ruled a year ago’s Classic classification in a Porsche 911, I’m foreseeing he’ll be very difficult to beat.

Having vied for the most recent 2 years in this occasion, I’ll invite the occasion to make a stride back and absorb the scene from an onlooker’s viewpoint. While appreciating the occasion from the limits of a TVR fueled Triumph TR8, I generally had one eye immovably fixed on the Mk1 Escort Mexico’s and RS2000’s in the stages and administration parks.

I’ll be viewing Alister’s exhibition at the sharp finish of the field with interest, yet my heart will be well and genuinely fixed back in the exemplary rivalry class, where the spine shivering guttural thunder of twin weber enhanced Mk1 Escorts in full cry will really be an incredible sight.

Alan Blackmore is an entrepreneur, engine sport devotee and stalwart Ford Mk1 Escort fan.

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