Ford Escort RS1800 (Rally Giants)

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The Ford Escort RS1800 (Escort MkII) is considered a Rally Giant because it was consistently the fastest, most successful and most versatile car in the second half of the 1970s. Developed from the MkI, it was a conventional front engine/rear drive machine, which rallied with 2-litre engines of up to 270bhp. Rally successes were legendary British (RAC), Safari, Acropolis, Finland (1000 Lakes), Sweden, Portugal, Canada, and many more. The cars won 17 World Rallies between 1975 and 1981, as well as the World Makes Championship in 1979. They were always close to victory, and always competitive. Escort drivers like Bjorn Waldegard (1979) and Ari Vatanen (1981) won the World Drivers' Championships. Over the years hundreds and this is no exaggeration of RS1800s were built for motorsport, and were the ideal car for almost any condition in the world because they were very powerful, but simple and rugged. The RS1800 was also the layout template copied by other manufacturers for cars like the Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus, the Vauxhall Chevette HSR and the Nissan GTs of the late 1970s/early 1980s, which were really all Escort 'clones.' Ford claims, and it may be right, that RS1800s have won more rallies, at World, International and National level than any other car in the world.

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... packed with pictures and quotes. - Classic & Sportscar

A comprehensive guide to the MkII Ford Escort RS1800 that would go onto become so successful. This is a nice size book with enough detail to keep you reading and a good guide to the car that had a big impact in rallying. - Track & Race Cars

The latest two softbacks from Veloce are part of a series by Robson that will cover 16 of the most important rally cars of the last half-century. Each runs to 120-odd pages and boasts straightforwardly written, authoritative text and a large number of colour and b&w pictures. - Octane

... follows the highly successful and reader-friendly format of the rest of the series. The book contains over 140 photographs and charts the development, describes all of the key people involved, including drivers, and charts the rallying success from 1975 to 1981. - Old Stager

... from Clark and Vatanen to Mikkola and Blomqvist, plus all the others behind their many successes; the competition they faced, and lovely little snippets like registration numbers and the occasional blind alley. - New Zealand Classic Car

... Robson's compact and informative series or Veloce provides an ideal reference. - Speed-scene

Like the Audi Quattro book of the same series, if you're a fan of this car you really should buy this book. There's all the information you'll ever need on the Ford team, the cars and driver's that's easy to follow and is well written. --tiscali.co.uk

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Graham Robson possesses a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has been close to the sport of rallying for many years, as a competitor, team manager, organiser, reporter, commentator and observer; in more than forty years he has never lost touch with the sport. Not only has Graham competed in many British and European events, he's also reported on marathons in South America, and acted as a travelling controller in the legendary London-Mexico World Cup Rally. As a recognised authority on many aspects of classic cars and motoring of that period, he is the most prolific of all authors, with more than 130 published books to his credit. Over the years Graham has owned, driven, described and competed in many of the cars featured in the Rally Giants Series, and his insight to their merits is unmatched.

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