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 Post subject: Re: Escort madness!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:34 pm 
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Wasn't it spectator casualties that did for Group B?


Yes and a couple of divers too unfortunately shame as was epic some how formula E is not a same


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Frank Kelly always drives like he just had a huge argument with his missus. I often wonder how many HP that thing is chucking out.

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Frank Kelly always drives like he just had a huge argument with his missus. I often wonder how many HP that thing is chucking out.


He drives it like he stole it........ and his daughter is his navigator IIRC.

He runs a 2.5 litre Millington Diamond engine (about 25k's worth) which will be in the 325-350hp region depending on installation......probably in Franks case, likely to be at the higher end of those hp numbers lol


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Ah, Flawed Escorts, one of the last predators our speeshies had to really worry about...

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 Post subject: Re: Escort madness!
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lol lol lol

Lucky you're not in Finland badger.....you'd have a much higher voice tone with all that snow

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I had a 1979 1.1 popular (round light, two door) in 1984 (my second car) and it wasn't very good, didn't even have a heated rear screen. Although, I wish I still had it, I bet it would sell for silly money, so someone could install a Cosworth (or similar) engine. But it did teach me about oversteer, drifting (before it was a sport) in the snow in the local supermarket car park (my friend had a Vauxhall Chevette 1.2).

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My 'Drifting' was in a 1600 Mk3 Cortina, I used to leave for work 30 minutes early when it had snowed as the car park was probably 100 yards by 500. I perfected the full opposite lock drift flat in third although the wheels would spins so much I doubt it was more than 40mph. I also managed to park myself in the middle of the R&D block rose garden one evening and the works manager came over to push me out, then later admitted he would not have bothered if he had realised it was me.

I was such a prat in the snow in those days :)

Wisest words I ever heard were from a Police motorbike instructors trainer, who said when on a 'bike treat snow like rain for as long as you can see tyre tracks. So I did on many occasions and always stayed on the black stuff.

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Ahh snow driving - I love it.

We had a huge industrial estate near our house where we'd practice car control in the snow: Avengers, Chevettes, Cortinas, Manta, Mk2 Escort, Beemers and Jags,....brilliant fun. Even those funny wee FWD things like Mk 3 Escorts and Vauxhall Nova's (girlfriends car) - everything got pushed sideways and beyond to see what would happen.

Rattling along snowy back roads at 80mph+ in the rally prep'd Avengers and Manta used to scare the co-driver witless.. :D :D :D :D

It all came in handy when competing in any weather - and of course when it snowed or got slippy on the roads, especially unexpectedly!

Happy days, all gone now :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Ahh snow driving - I love it.

We had a huge industrial estate near our house where we'd practice car control in the snow: Avengers, Chevettes, Cortinas, Manta, Mk2 Escort, Beemers and Jags,....brilliant fun. Even those funny wee FWD things like Mk 3 Escorts and Vauxhall Nova's (girlfriends car) - everything got pushed sideways and beyond to see what would happen.

Rattling along snowy back roads at 80mph+ in the rally prep'd Avengers and Manta used to scare the co-driver witless.. :D :D :D :D

It all came in handy when competing in any weather - and of course when it snowed or got slippy on the roads, especially unexpectedly!

Happy days, all gone now :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


Indeed.

Been using the time off with this virus to go through old photos and scan them in....and got quite nostalgic for my old car photos from the 80's etc, even found one photograph of the old Marina TC Coupe that I bought as a cheap stop-gap runaround when I was between RS2000's.... :oops: lol


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Marina 1.8 TC, you were a brave man eh! lol lol lol lol

Avenger 1500 GT - from about 1980

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