Checking through the access checklist of this year’s Western Australian Tara West tarmac rally was pleased to see no fewer than 5 Mk1 Ford Escorts entered in the classic competitor’s classification. Having actually had and completed in this legendary marquee, cannot help but appreciate the perseverance and commitment of the proprietors and vehicle drivers who remain to prepare and race these stunning cars. Since their release in, the Mk1 escort has actually constantly featured in Rally competitors around the globe. For virtually 7 years after it is launch, the MK1 Escort controlled the international rally scene; finally handing down the mantle to it is what is as leading Mk2 follower.
Even today the Mk1 Escort is a preferred option for young vehicle drivers entering Motorsport. Several famous rally legends have made their beginning in a Companion. The late Colin McRae campaigned companions for several years, no question influenced by his Daddy, 5 times British Champion Jimmy that can still be found campaigning Companions in the Historical competitors around Europe Another exceptionally talented McRae in the form of Alistair will be competing in this year’s Tara West in a Reliant prepared Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 10 in the modern competitors category. Alistair dominated last year’s Classic category in a Porsche 911; I’m predicting he will be exceptionally hard to beat and visit this page www.escort-jp.com.
Having contended for the last 2 years in this occasion, will welcome the opportunity to take a step back and also take in the spectacle from a viewer’s perspective. While delighting in the occasion from the confines of a TVR powered Victory TR8, constantly had one eye securely chosen the Mk1 Companion Mexico’s and RS2000’s in the stages and service parks will be viewing Alistair’s performance at the pointy end of the area with interest, yet my heart will certainly be well and really fixed back in the traditional competition classification, where the spinal column prickling throaty holler of twin Weber adorned Mk1 Companions completely cry will truly be a sight to look at.