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Jun 23,2006   Julian

1/43 Ford Escort RS1600 Broadspeed 2 Car Set Nurburgring 1968

imageFrom humble Birmingham beginnings in Sparkbrook, engineer Ralph Broad built up one of the most successful teams of the era, with the silver on red Broadspeed cars becoming some of the best remembered circuit racers.This unique diorama shows the class winning Escorts crossing the line in the 1968 Nurburgring 6 Hour race. Roger Clark and Chris Craft took the win ahead of Fitzpatrick and Taylor in the second placed Escort. Available from Grand Prix Legends.Click Here for more details and pricing. [full story]

Jun 23,2006   Julian

1/43 Ford Escort MkI RS1600 Racing

imageThe detail on this road-going flared-arch 1/43 scale Escort RS1600 is unbelievable, from the trim on the back seat right down to the badging on the front wings.A serious collectors item that should be on every shelf! Available from Grand Prix Legends.Click Here for more details and pricing. [full story]

Jun 23,2006   Julian

1/18 Ford Escort AVO RS 1600

imageThe car of my dreams! There’s just something about a MkI Escort with big wings that screams ‘animal!’The custom pack extras from Ford dealers allowed everyday drivers to turn their unassuming unarched Escorts into competitive rally cars, with customers able to buy everything from bucket seats to roll cages – you don’t see too many of those in the Ford showrooms today! This fantastic collector quality 1/18 scale replica of Ford's famous RS1600 from Minichamps features some great detailing, replicating an AVO built car, fitted with flared wheel arches and fog lamps. Measures 9'' (23cm) in length. Available from Grand ... [full story]

Jan 31,2006   Julian

Mk1 RS1600 - 1970 to 1974

imageLike its predecessor, the RS1600 had an interesting start to life, although unlike the Twin-Cam, its route to market had been a well planned. However, the Belt Drive Series-A (BDA) power-plant for the RS1600 had not actually been intended for use with the Escort. The BDA engine was a throwback to a defunct Capri project, where it had been sidelined in favour of a V-6 engine that would suit the Capri much better. Its use in the RS1600 was mainly down to Stuart Turner who had been installed as Fords new Head of Competitions ... [full story]

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