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First of the Year

the Weather was kind to us last Wednesday in Rudyard for the first Oval Owners meet of the year so there was a great turnout. A few new cars made the trip out like this Mk2 Fiesta XR2 Base Model MK2 RS200 Modified Mk1’s, Capri 3.0S press cars and lots …

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Ex-McRae 2001 WRC Focus

So own up, who’s the lucky owner with a new Focus in the collection!! Y4 FMC Sold recently through Silverstone Auction for £423,300. Never one to consider championship caution, Colin drove Y4 FMC flat out and heading Richard and leading the rally outright as they went in to SS4 (Rhonda …

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Drivetrain Update 4×4 Transfer Box

So finally found all of the new seals needed and the rebuild is complete! looks nice and clean now. Bolts and clips zinked, casings aqua blasted and painted ready for the rebuild Before and after shot, now just need a car to bolt it too!

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Mk2 Mexico Update

Just before Christmas I managed to pop down to see the recent work on my Mk2 Mexico and to drop off some more bits to be fitted. Engine and box now in, all the ancillaries in progress and front loom next up!

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Mk2 Escort Mexico

This caught my eye with a build date of August 1976, only built 2 months before mine and in the same colour! for auction at Mathewson’s in December if you fancy a project! Current V5 present, paperwork includes photographs of the restoration work that has been carried out on the vehicle, …

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Fiesta Parts for Sale

Jack £30.00 Add to cart Fiesta Sunroof Fixing Escort Door Moulding Fixings Washer 4.8x11mm £4.00 Add to cart Steering Column £40.00 Add to cart

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Roger Clark Mk1 Escort Twin Cam

So you have just missed out on this one, sold for £70,940 on Bonham’s Auctions, Bargain! Along with three other Mk1 Escort Twin Cams, BEV 782G was prepared in the Ford Performance Centre at Boreham Airfield in 1968 for entry on the 1969 Monte Carlo Rally in which factory team …

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Mk5 RS2000

East Lancashire Classics have this clean 1992 Mk5 Escort RS2000 for sale, with an incredible 24,626 miles since new in the care of just 3 previous owners. This exceptional example has just been released from a very impressive and vast private collection, and is now ready to be used, showed …

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Transfer Box Fun

Up next in the drivetrain refurb was the transfer box, which proved to be bit more of a pain compared to the gearbox! With no part numbers for most of the seals the search for FINIS numbers turned into a search for oil seal manufactures! So the good news once …

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Mk1 RS2000

You will have to be quick if you fancy this lovely Mk1 RS2000, its currently on Car and Classic for auction. It is is really good condition and looks great in Stardust Silver metallic paint with bright blue stripes. Due to the age of the car, it is MOT exempt …

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Mk5 4×4 Update

One of the job’s on the Mk5 was to get the transmission checked over just in case I needed to find any replacements or spare parts. After a bit of a search I managed to find someone close to me who would strip the gearbox, diff and transfer box and …

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Works Mk2 Monte Tarmac Special

This amazing Mk2 is one of the ultimate tarmac Mk2 Works Escorts built for the 1979 Monte Carlo Rally. For Sale on behalf of a private collector. Escort Rs GVX 489T. This is one of the three “Monte – Tarmac Specials” built by Ford’s Motorsport Division based in Boreham London …

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More from Mull Rally 2021

Nice to see some proper photos from our weekend in Mull, don’t quite think they do the rain justice though! Credit lindsayphotosport Credit: Tom Hooley Credit: Alastair Knox Credit: Noel Wilkinson Credit: Paul O’Hurley Thanks to Colin Smith for these latest Photos

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Ford Focus WRC

Could have done with this up Mull! an ex Ford works car built for François Duval and Stéphane Prévot and first used on the 2003 Wales Rally GB Run for Ford by M-Sport in 2003 and used by François Duval and Markko Märtin, then sold to Austin MacHale who used …

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