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Escort Mk1 (Rally Giants Series)

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Ford Escort Mk1 ebook

Escort Mk1 (Rally Giants Series)

By Graham Robson
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Paperback • 128 pages • 107 colour, mono and line illustrations

ISBN: 9781845840402

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Full detailed history of each marques rally career
- Full detailed story of concept, design, development
- Unrivalled coverage of people and influences behind the cars
- Step by step coverage of technical evolution
- Description of cars, why, how and when evolved
- Description of principal people (managers, drivers, engineers) involved
- Many many pictures, not only of cars in action, but of details and people
- Comparison with rivals
- Complete listing of important successes
- Complete listing of ‘works’ xcars


This book describes the birth, development, and rallying career of the original Ford Escort, one of Europe’s Landmark Rally Cars in the early 1970s, providing a compact and authoritative history of where, how and why it became so important to the sport.

Independent Reviews

"There's no doubting the works Mk1 Escorts were legends, and Graham Robson confirms this in his new book on the multiple rally winner. Covers the birth, development and career of the original Escort with 100 archive images." – Fast Ford

"The books each describe the birth of each 'rally giant' and the author chronicles the development, politics, successes and failures of the cars. The style and format offers an easy read and the ability to dip into each book as and when. There are plenty of excellent photos (both mono and colour) and sections covering the personalities that shaped the various cars' development as well as the star drivers." – Old Stager

"This publications traces the history of one of the most successful rally cars ever. Ford's Escort came in RS1600, 2000 and Twin Cam models, and all are covered here with period photos of production lines and cars in competition. A useful book that contains a lot of information for the Escort's many fans." – Classics Monthly

"Another tome from the pen of Classic Ford’s very own contributor Graham Robson and part of Veloce's Rally Giants series, Ford Escort Mkl is a great read for any old school rally lovers." – Classic Ford

"The book is impressively high in quality. Fans of the MkI Escort will buy this book for its plethora of amazing photographs and illustrations – just about a hundred in all, most of them archive shots from the early seventies and from a variety of sources. It’s written in an accessible and entertaining style that helps to ensure it’s an easy read." – Classic Car Mart

"A superb selection of photos adds to the enjoyment of these books - Roger Clark’s prototype twin-cam Escort cetainly looks the part on the ’68 Alpine Rally! At least 14 more titles are promised:if they are as good as these two (Lancia & Escort), this will be an excellent series for all rally fans." – New Zealand Classic Car

"Graham has made a readable tale from what so easily could have been equally factual but totally boring." – Motor Cycling Club


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