The background: China’s president Xi Jinping was visiting Pakistan so Pakistan sent eight JF-17 Thunder fighter jets to escort China’s presidential plane when it entered Pakistani air space in a nice diplomatic gesture. The cool: I just like seeing small little fighter jets trailing a big jet in a flying-V pattern.
Escort is out with two new radar detectors and an update to its smartphone app. The hardware looks nice, but the updated Escort Live app is what's interesting, including a new feature that tells you when the long arm of the law is patrolling the skies.
From Headquake RC. The guy makes great videos...
A couple weeks back ex-Jalop legend Murilee Martin was judging the Buttonwillow Lemons race, when he texted me some sad news. The car I helped build and run back in '08 finally met its end.
A couple weeks back I asked for people to "go nuts, and then send me some pictures", and the good news is some of you did. The better news is the pictures have so far been of cars and not grainy pictures of genitals, which on the Internet is a big deal. This week I'd like to feature the work of one particularly…
Pure sound. No Music. A Group B Ferrari, a Group B Lancia, Fords and Porsches all sliding around Belgium's legendary Spa F1 circuit. This is last weekend's Legend Boucles de Spa rally and it is awesomely sonorific.
With all the new cars being revealed at the Detroit Auto Show, we have to wonder just how much better these fresh faces are than their classic car ancestors. What better way to find out than with a rally battle? Ford Fiesta, meet your granddad, a 1980 Ford Escort Mk. 2.
Colin McRae was one of the greatest rally drivers to have ever lived. The Ford Escort Mk. II was one of the greatest rally cars to have ever raced. Put them together on the most famous stage in Ireland and you get nothing short of sheer brilliance.
James Rogers had been building his perfect car, a black Ford Escort RS Cosworth, only to have it stolen while it was getting a simple repair. Help us find a fellow enthusiast's one-of-a-kind petrolhead masterpiece.
To raise the $15,000 needed to keep his home, Utah resident John Maxim pledged to burn his Ford Escort wagon if he got the money. He did, it burned, and now he has a criminal record.
The Legend Boucles de Spa brings historic rally cars out of the garage and into the fields, where they belong. No trailer queens here. Just dirt-slinging Porches, Escorts, RX-7's, and other rally classics.
At long last, the U.S.-spec Ford Fiesta is here. It is slightly heavier than its European counterpart, but it's still the best small car you can buy in this country. Welcome to the party, America.
For most of us, Easter's an excuse to ingest our weight in creme-filled eggs, but the five-stories-tall Robosaurus has a crazier springtime delicacy. This seven-shot gallery from yesterday's Sydney Royal Easter Show shows the mechanical monster's love of Cadbury Escorts.
Usually, buying a high-priced escort means not traveling solo, and ensuring a good time. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe wants to know if it's a good time to hook up with a low-priced Escort, or, to go it alone?
We saw a record four rollovers in last weekend's 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas, and the rollover parade started about five minutes after the green flag. Here we see what happens when an Escort ZX2 gets shoved into a Gremlin.
What's the most reliable LeMons Ford? The Escort, which (just barely) beat out the Crown Vic Police Interceptor. Though its ranking here got knocked down by the large number of bottom-third failures, you've got an excellent chance of driving all weekend when you go with the little front-drive Ford (and, yes, we're…
What do you get when you combine one Rally America star, one factory WRC driver, and one of the coolest two-wheel-drive rally cars ever built? A bunch of grown men giggling, that's what. Strap in, kiddies.
When automakers choose car names they often try to evoke strength, performance and desirability — sometimes that last one goes a bit too far. Below, our list of the eight most sexually suggestive car names.
Changing a VW Bug's generator belt in five seconds was darn impressive, but this team of British Royal Marines swapped an Escort's four-cylinder in an impossible 32 seconds. Amusingly, it took ten seconds to drive 33ft and finish the challenge.
Have a motorcycle without an engine. How about a running Ford Escort with T-bone-itis? Need to get you're 80s three-wheeler trailered somewhere? Boy have we got a solution for you. Feast your eyes on this camouflaged Escort trike.