Escort named favourite classic Ford

Britain’s favourite classic Fords are Escort and Capri
Celebrating icons ahead of Classic Ford Show
Major event for Ford at Santa Pod in June

Ford Escort Mk.1 hatchback
Ford Escort Mk.1 hatchback

LONDON, England – The iconic Ford Escort – a car that has sold thousands (including two to Carman’s Corner’s editor) – has been named the favourite Ford of all time by fans of the UK’s best-selling car brand.

The Escort was launched in 1968 and sold in six generations over 32 years. The last unit, the final hatchback, left the production line at Halewood, Liverpool, in July 2000.

The Escort van continued for another two years.

FORD SHOW TITLE FOR UK FAVOURITE

Three million Escorts were sold in Britain to place it as one of the country’s historically best-selling cars. Among them were several performance models: RS1600, Mexico, RS2000, XR3, RS Turbo and RS Cosworth – each enjoying, Ford says, “astonishing motorsport success”.

Ford Escort 1985 RS Turbo
Ford Escort 1985 RS Turbo

The Escort scored 36% of the vote in a survey organised by Britain’s Classic Ford Show; the Capri was a close second.

ICONS IN ABUNDANCE

Both of them, along with other models from Ford’s past – Anglia, Cortina, Mustang Granada (another of Stephenson’s cars) – along with more modern icons such as the Fiesta and Focus will be in abundance at the UK show at the Santa Pod raceway in Bedfordshire, southern England on Sunday June 5.

The Classic Ford Show will host thousands of the best Fords in Britain from club exhibitors and individuals. There will be a wide variety of standard, tuned and modified cars on display.

It will feature a Ford-only Run What Ya Brung event on the drag strip for visitors and their cars. Drivers will get a full performance print-out showing reaction time, terminal speed and quarter-mile time.

Pos 3 Ford Escort RS 2000 1973
Ford Escort RS 2000 from 1973

There will also be Ford Drag Car demos and these cars will be on show in the strip’s pits area – among them hot Capris, Sierras, Anglias and Fiestas.

WHY NOT GO CAMP?

There will also be Ford Drag Car demos and these cars will be on show in the strip’s pits area – among them hot Capris, Sierras, Anglias and Fiestas.

 

Ford Escort Cosworth from 1994
Ford Escort Cosworth from 1994

 

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