8 hours ago in Articles
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I'm writing a series on retro fords for the US Ford Focus ST campaign:
I'm trying to show a brief annotated history with photos of how Ford was doing 'compact performance' prior to the ST and how Ford UK/Europe had their path and Ford US had it's path and how they eventually converge.
Ford has provided me with some photos to use, but I'd love to feature some of the rides that you guys run.
If you or someone you know would like to submit your car, hit me up. I'd love to run it. I'd also be pointing traffic back to GRM with any submission (particularly if it's a build thread)
Give my stuff a read. Try not to be too hard. I'm trying to keep the reader's attention where I can and not slide off into random anorak obscurity.
Here are some of the cars I'm looking for:
1975 Escort RS Mexico Mk2
1976 Escort RS2000 Mk2
1976 Escort RS2000 Series X
1977 Capri II RS (USA)
1979 Mustang Turbo (USA)
1981 Escort RS1600i Mk3
1982 Escort RS1700T
1983 Escort Turbo (USA)
1983 Escort XR3i Mk3
1984 Escort RS Turbo
1984 Mustang SVO (USA)
1984 EXP Turbo Coupe (USA)
1985 Sierra RS Cosworth
1985 Merkur XR4ti
1986 Escort RS Turbo Mk4
1986 Escort XR3i Mk4
1987 Sierra RS500
1988 Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth
1990 Sierra Sapphire 4x4 RS Cosworth
1990 Fiesta RS Turbo
1991 Escort GT
1992 Escort RS Cosworth
1992 Fiesta RS 1800
1996 Escort RS2000 Mk VI
I have an 86' Bronco 2 yet I don't think it really fits what you are looking for
Bar of soap falcons and the original mustang should be included, as they were both small cars in their day.....and meant for the same market.
Might want to look into the Cortina and MK1 escorts as well.....
yamaha wrote: Bar of soap falcons and the original mustang should be included, as they were both small cars in their day.....and meant for the same market. Might want to look into the Cortina and MK1 escorts as well.....
I've already run Falcon, Cortina and Mk1 Escort articles, but if you've got one, I could revisit it with a reader ride article.
Here are the articles I've already run:
1963 Lotus Cortina Mk1
1963 Falcon Sprint
1966 Cortina Lotus Mk2
1968 Escort Twin Cam
1970 Escort RS1600
1970 Escort RS Mexico
1970 Capri RS2600
1972 Ford Pinto
1973 Escort RS2000
1973 Capri RS3100
1974 Mustang II
1975 Escort RS1800 Mk2
Here's a list of OTHER cars I will do as well. Was just trying to keep my first list of requests small.
1998 Contour SVT
1999 Escort ZX2
2001 Focus SVT
2002 Focus ST170
2002 Focus RS
2005 Focus ST Mk2
2009 Focus RS Mk2
2010 Focus RS500
2013 Focus ST
Ahh, gotcha......I cannot help with any of those. I ended up in SHO's instead.
This is my list of cars if I ever win the Lottery, add a Ford GT and it would be perfect
that would be great. EXPs are IMPOSSIBLE to find. Also, trying desperately to find an Escort Turbo (USA)
ZX2's look the same from '98 to '02.
I spotted a mint EXP last weekend on the other side of the highway. Couldn't believe my eyes. May have been a Mercury version, come to think of it, an LN7?
iceracer wrote: ZX2's look the same from '98 to '02.
sorry, I should elaborate. doesn't have to be EXACTLY that model year. Just putting a 'first year' to it so that I can keep my spreadsheet in order
Email sent. I got in touch with the EXP Turbo owner.
Check my garage. My 99 Zx2 was kind of beat up. good from behind, though.
I got a few Foci at the 100 Acre rally in the woods. If any fit the bill, I'd be happy to share. It'll take sifting through about 750 pictures, though.
Also have one sweet factory '08 Focus and my 91 Ranger has the heart of a pinto.
got it! thanks!
I've been trying to locate 83-84 Turbo Escorts for YEARS now: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1325287-Ford-Escort-Turbo-questions
I've got lots of shots of S197 Mustangs if you're interested, but I'm assuming that's not going to help you.
Yeah, we're focusing mainly on the smaller Fords. MOSTLY 4 and 6 cylinders.
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