Tuesday, October 19, 2010

1978 Lombard RAC Rally Winner

The 27th Lombard RAC Rally proved to be a winning ground for the Ford Escort MK2 RS1800. With Hannu Mikkola(Finland) and co-driver Arne Hertz(Sweden) took 1st place overall with a winning time of 8:47.23 on a 3160km with 76 special stages mostly on gravel roads with some asphalt. On their tail was 2nd placer and teamate Bjorn Waldegard and co-driver Hans Thorszelius in the other Ford Escort RS1800. Finally in 3rd position was Russel Brookes and co-driver Derek Tucker in another Ford Escort RS1800(Andrews Heat For Hire Team).

Ford Escort MK2 RS1800 Hannu Mikkola/ Arne Hertz (Eaton Yale/Castrol Team)
Diecast in 1:18 scale by Sunstar Models.








10 comments:

danielh said...

i'm amazed by the details and colors with livery of this Ford Escort MK2 Rs1800. Truly classic rally car!
and nice pictures too.

is this version available in 1:43 scales?

Kin said...

Hi JD,

"Awesome Ford Escort rally car & photo".

Kin.

komenda said...

Cooool!! These Escort are really attractive :-) and way up there as my favorites!

I'm turning out to be a Ford fans nowadays :-)
Mike, try to test drive the 2010 Ford Fiesta Sport one of these days. When I did...I remember the good driving dynamics of the MK1 Escort of my cousin decades back where I grew up :-)

BRIAN VESPA said...

Mike, is this a local purchase?

I like it!

José António said...

One of my favourits rallies car! This Escort's have a big history in international and national championship rallies.
Excelent details...
Thanks for charing, JDMike.

interdomin said...

Another fantastic rally car. Tha Lancia Delta, too.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Daniel! :-)
I'm not sure about the 1:43 version, Trofeu might have made one, I'll find out.


thanks Kin! :-)


thanks Erwin! :-)
hope i can test drive one someday, and oh btw, I always wanted to own that Ford Focus hatchback i always dream off!


thanks Brian! :-)
got it from ebay, maybe when you can search this when you have flights in Europe, let me know hehe!


thanks Jose Antonio! :-)
Yes, that's why these Ford Escorts are dear to my heart, hope to complete each and every MK2 that Sunstar released someday! Also the MK1 by Minichamps.


thank you Manuel! :-)

Restidiecast said...

wow, another good looking rally car Mike, especially its a Ford Escort.

MERVIN DIECAST said...

superb details and great shots....

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Resti and Mervin!! :-)