1975 Ford Escort Mk1

My good friend Matthew Harpantidis has owned some great cars over the years but one that really stands out for me is his 1975 Mk1 Ford Escort.  I’ve always loved Escorts and the success they had in the World Rally Championship throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.  I still have fond memories of Matt’s car and all the time that we spent driving around Healesville in the early 2000’s.  Matt still owns the Escort so it was a great opportunity to ask him about the history of the car and what’s planned for the future.

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Group B Rally Cars

MG Metro 6R4

The MG Metro 6R4 was built on a production line at Longbridge and arrived too late into the Group B competition to make any real impact.  The 6R4 outlived its Group B rivals, however its best result was on its debut at the 1985 RAC Rally, where it placed third with Tony Pond.  The car had a different engine configuration to its counterparts and featured a mid-engined three litre V6 with four wheel drive.  Continue reading “Group B Rally Cars”

Ford Falcon EL XR6 Review

When Tickford joined forces with Ford Australia in the early 1990’s to create the EB XR6 and XR8 Falcon’s, in my opinion it was a return to form for the company.  For nine long years a V8 engine wasn’t offered in the Falcon range, leaving many Ford enthusiasts unsatisfied.  As a ten year old, I remember reading a copy of Wheels magazine that featured the then new EB Falcon S XR8 with the 5.0 litre V8 Windsor engine. Continue reading “Ford Falcon EL XR6 Review”

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