Past Wyedean Rally winner Dave Jenkins talks about the Mk2 Ford Escort, made from 1975 to 1980, and its enduring legacy in rallying.
The video coincides with the first Escort Dave Jenkins Motorsport has built, which took a humble one-time economy car and turned it into a performance machine with a price tag of more than £100,000.
Building The Beast - Andy Burton interview
Is this HD? Well this is the closest we have to it...With Andy Burton
looking set to win the BTRDA championship in the last year that his Peugeot
Cosworth is legal to use, it seemed a shame to have our 2008 interview with
him up in such poor quality!
We take a look at what people think about climate change in the Forest and
how it will affect the area in years to come
best driver of the world
probably one of the best drivers in the world. A Ford Escort rs2000 mk2
driving at the hillclimb in ireland. the driver is Simon Mc Kinley. He
drives a 301Hp powered 2.1l Pinto engine with 16V cylindre head and only
780kg car weight.
The car is so damn fast that it can compete against formula cars at
Legend boucles de Spa 2011 [HD] By DevillersVideo
Les Legend Boucles de Spa 2011... UN rallye grandiose avec des voitures et
pilotes de légendes!
Spectacles assuré ce week end du 19 février dans la région de Spa
Victoire de Stouf (escort mk1) devant waldegard (mk2) et Snijers (porsche)
Ford Escort Mk II and Mikko Hirvonen
this is classic rally car. in that old days rallying was: doors on front.
sideways. yes it is shame that modern WRC hasnt RWD cars. i read that once
on the champ, legend driver François Delecou, want to drive in his
Porsche and HQ of that champ, didnt know where that car put, which class.
hes talking about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRvcobW-LN4&feature=fvw
Ford Escort Mk2 rally car - Pre season testing (+ onboard) - Pure Sound...
This is some footage of "Gavin Hearnden" on his pre-season shakedown at the
Boconnoc Estate in Cornwall.
This awesome Mk2 Escort is a real screamer...
Some words from Gavin;
"This is an ex national championship car from the eighties.
I bought it around 1997, ran it for a couple of events, then stored it when
I set up my business. I couldn't give it away in 2002, so in 2004 started
to rebuild it which took a couple of years.
It has a 1.4 16v corsa engine which has been taken out to 1.6. It revs to
8500 and runs Jenvi throttle bodies. horsepower is unknown, but
estimated at 170ish at the wheels.
The transmission is a 6 speed quaife sequential. There is also an Atlas
axle which houses a Gripper LSD.
Braking is handled up front by "AP" front disc brakes, and the rear by
means of a "HiSpec" setup.
It was on coilovers at the back, but it was very nervous on anything but a
racetrack, so I put it back on leaf springs which makes it a bit more
compliant, but it's still reluctant to turn in.
Racing Legends: Colin Mcrae
Olympic hero Sir Chris Hoy tells the story of Britain's first-ever World
Rally Champion, Colin McRae. Along with Colin's father, Jimmy, himself a
five-time British Rally Champion, Sir Chris visits the scenes of Colin's
greatest rally driving triumphs.
From exploring Colin's roots as a Scottish trials bikes champ to driving
the route of the Dakar rally over the dunes of the Sahara desert, Sir Chris
will re-live McRae's career and be trained to drive sideways by another big
fan - American Rally Superstar Ken Block. Sir Hoy's final challenge will be
to swap his push bike for a monster Subaru Impreza world rally car on a
rough and ready stage of the RAC Rally, the home of Colin's famous 1995
Yes, You Can Build a Sick Vintage Rally Car - AFTER/DRIVE
Ever wanted to go back in time, when screaming two-stroke Saabs were the
kings of rally? Find out how you can, with Bruce Turk, Saab jedi-master and
vintage rally dude.
On the car's specs Bruce adds: "It now has a 850cc three cylinder two
stroke motor that started life as a 750cc but the block was bored out to
850cc. It has Monte Carlo 850 pistons, a GT 750 crank shaft, a dual Solex
"Super kit Carb, lightened flywheel, heavy duty clutch (extra springs
added) fully ported intake and Exhaust
ports to rally spec II specifications and a Spec II rally 4 speed Saab gear
box which is very rare I might add... Oh, estimated HP is 60 BHP"
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