Land Rover Battering Ram Drags Out Vintage Ford Escort In Brazen Heist

Security camera footage from the Trackspeed Racing classic car shop shows a pair of thieves using a Land Rover as a battering ram, then hooking it up to a beautiful 1972 Ford Escort MK1, and yanking it right off the showroom floor. This is some straight-up Hollywood style insanity. » 3/05/15 6:15pm 3/05/15 6:15pm

Three Solid Minutes Of Hoonage Is Why People Love The Ford Escort

Ever wondered why the Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escorts have such a cult following? Watch this rally video and you'll understand. » 9/10/14 1:03pm 9/10/14 1:03pm

Insert Prostitution Joke Here, The Ford Escort Is Back!

Well, it's back in China, who never really had the original ones, so "back" isn't exactly right. Still, Ford did just show this surprisingly handsome little sedan at the Beijing Auto Show, and for those of us who fondly remember Escorts (like the good British one, or even the American shitbox), this is news. » 4/22/14 2:00pm 4/22/14 2:00pm

Ayrton Senna da Silva - The Rally Driver from Brazil (with video)

"I know nothing about rallying. I've seen the pictures in magazines, sometimes watched it on television. And I deliberately haven't listened to anyone about rally driving. I want to find out for myself." - Ayrton Senna » 4/20/14 5:02pm 4/20/14 5:02pm

On Rallying's Rear-Drive Highpoint And One Of Its Greatest Champions

Sideways Escorts, wailing BDAs, dry British announcers, and drier Finnish jokes. It's a documentary on Ari Vatanen, a year before he won the world rally championship, back when rally cars were devastatingly good looking, glorious sounding, and rear wheel drive. » 1/23/14 10:40am 1/23/14 10:40am

Onboard With A WRC Driver In A Rear-Drive Historic

WRC drivers are amazing pilots, but what happens when you take one out of his high-tech 4WD hatchback and stick him in an old Ford Escort? » 1/01/14 1:30pm 1/01/14 1:30pm

Ford Escort Burnouts Are The Most Musical Four-Cylinder Burnouts

You might be surprised that Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escorts are powered by four-cylinder engines. Listen to a bunch of them rip some burnouts and you'll think they run on angel trumpets. » 12/02/13 1:00pm 12/02/13 1:00pm

This Rally Driver Pulls A 1080 Out Of A Crash And Keeps Going

Here we see a rally driver John Lynch clip a stone wall at the Carlow Rally over the weekend. Does that stop him? No, he pulls a 1080 and keeps going. » 5/14/13 1:00pm 5/14/13 1:00pm

The Ford Escort Concept Is Ford's Classy Date To Shanghai

The Ford Escort name means very different things depending on which side of the pond you're from. For Europeans it's a classic, beloved small car with a rallying heritage that also gave birth to legends like the Escort Cosworth RS. For Americans, the Escort was kind of a shitbox. » 4/20/13 9:22am 4/20/13 9:22am

The Baffling Story Of The "NO IN DA BUTT" Ford Escort GT

Growing up as a kid who loved cars, I have many memories of certain influential cars I used to see around in Greensboro, NC. There was the pristine beige '66 Beetle in my neighborhood, the MGA I saw on the way to fifth grade every day, and I think I knew where all two of Greensboro's Fiat Stradas were in the 1980s.… » 4/03/13 4:00pm 4/03/13 4:00pm

Professional Rally Drivers Are Mind-Blowingly Fast

This is professional WRC driver Jari-Matti Latvala on his day off in a historic rally. He is about to give you a lesson in how to drive like a raging lunatic. » 8/14/12 1:00pm 8/14/12 1:00pm

R/C Rally Car + Real Rally Car Audio = Win

Here is a 1:5th scale Mk1 Ford Escort R/C car racing around a mini rally stage, dubbed with the audio of a real Mk1 Ford Escort. It is unexpectedly, absolutely cool. » 4/11/12 4:00pm 4/11/12 4:00pm

Watch A 'Naughty' Rallycross Driver Call The Race He's In

This is some of the best racing commentary I've ever heard, and it's from a driver in the middle of a race, sliding all over the track, and fighting for the lead. » 4/03/12 1:00pm 4/03/12 1:00pm

How Much Faster Is A New Rally Car Than An Old One?

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. » 1/09/12 1:00pm 1/09/12 1:00pm

Is This The Best Rally Onboard Video Of All Time?

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. » 1/03/12 1:00pm 1/03/12 1:00pm

Auto engineers in the '70s used this crazy-ass contraption to collect…

Long before the days of wireless data transfer, engineers hacked this lead-follow tether system, seen collecting data from a Mk2 Escort tester. The Cortina station wagon following behind contained all the bulky recording equipment and plenty of human nerdage. » 5/05/11 3:00pm 5/05/11 3:00pm