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Bullet Ride 03-15-2011 12:30 AM

Back before drifting was 'cool'... there were Crazy Escort drivers
 

HavocSteve 03-15-2011 10:49 AM

It's like a North American version of the E30!

I would so rip around in a old Ford Escort ahaha. I didn't even know they had made em back in the day.

MiroE36 03-15-2011 11:32 AM

sick video

nonlocal 03-15-2011 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by HavocSteve (Post 1486964)
It's like a North American version of the E30!

I would so rip around in a old Ford Escort ahaha. I didn't even know they had made em back in the day.

That's because they weren't ever available in North America until the later crappy Escorts you probably remember.

So it's sort of like a European version of the E30! Except 10 years earlier. With some really dodgy badge engineering and terrible consumer models, if we're honest, though obviously the rally versions kicked ass.

Not really like a European E30, then, if we needed another European E30, anyway.

I do wish we could find the good MkI and MkII Escorts here though, really cool cars. Nice video.

davericher20 03-15-2011 02:18 PM

lol at 3:29

and why are they drifting all over the place on the pavement? it's a rally isn't it? don't you want to get the fastest time? drifting isn't exactly the most effective way of getting a fast lap time.

magnus 03-16-2011 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by nonlocal (Post 1486979)
That's because they weren't ever available in North America until the later crappy Escorts you probably remember.

So it's sort of like a European version of the E30! Except 10 years earlier. With some really dodgy badge engineering and terrible consumer models, if we're honest, though obviously the rally versions kicked ass.

Not really like a European E30, then, if we needed another European E30, anyway.

I do wish we could find the good MkI and MkII Escorts here though, really cool cars. Nice video.



Nothing like E30....more like a 2002. And considering how much they costed then and how easy they were to modify there was nothing dodgy about them.
I know a few guys in Ireland that run them now with Cossie NA engines and sequential gearbox and give the WRC guys a real run for their money......not bad for such an old car i think!
It was even Colin Mcraes fav. car:


I love them and i will one day get a Mexico like this one with either a Cossie or Zetec NA!!!!!

craz azn 03-22-2011 09:19 PM

There is one of these Escorts that looks a lot like that orange one ^ that races in the local vintage races. Cool looking car.

dble Trouble 03-24-2011 09:25 AM

I was going to say............there's nothing dodgey about the European Ford division. They have always built top notch products, the only problem with them is that they're never available on this side of the pond. Even today the European Focus is a very highly regarded car in all trim levels. The Mondeo, was our Contour/Mistake twins until they were canned. My wife had a V6 Manual '98 Contour at the same time I had a mk3 VR6 Jetta and I preferred the Contour to the Jetta at the time. Mine was a '95 so was also the most desirable model. stock to stock the jetta was a blink quicker, the Contour would've driven cirlces around the Jetta, but it seems whatever european models do come here get no love. Look at the Pontiac G8, awesome Aussie/European car, definitely an M5 competitor at less than half the price, didn't sell, and was canned. For whatever reason N. Americans don't support the good products, yet look at how many crappy Grand Prixs and Grand Ams are on the road???? I don't get it. n The G8 is 10 times the car the Grand Prix was, yet everyone flocked to the Grand prix same division both Pontiacs and similar prices both were in the low 30's????


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