Friday, December 3, 2010

1980 Acropolis Rally Winner

It's been awhile since my last update, I'm having trouble with connections both in my residence and the office.
Also, the holiday season and the love for road racing (running) is getting a little more attention than my hobby these days.
Nevertheless, I still manage to grab a couple of pictures from my latest acquisition.

placed the decals myself and let it totally dry for a day before I grabbed some pictures.

This is the Ford Escort MK2 RS1800, winner of the 1980 Acropolis rally from round 5 of the FIA World Rally Championship. Driven by Ari Vatanen and co driver David Richards with a total time of 12:55.44 in a 2743km including 964km over 55 special stages mostly gravel roads. In this event, the Ford Escort was confronted by the likes of the Fiat Abarth, the Datsun 160J and the Opel Ascona among others.

Diecast model by Sunstar in 1:18 scale


saruman said...


Restidiecast said...

wow Mike, another 1:18 sunstar rally car, and a winner too, ganda, busy ka din sa running mo ah, buti ka may regular exercise. congrats on this haul! :)

danielh said...

the Rothmans decal makes it more realistic in appearance as the actual casting itself are without it due to non tobacco brand on the casting by the manufacturer.

The ford now really look exciting and colorful and great pictures.

manuel said...

Excelent job!!

komenda said...

I want one of these but in 1:43 :-)
Rothman Escort WOW!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you very much, saruman, Resti, daniel,manuel and Erwin! :-)

Erwin, I think I saw a few Trofeu on ebay , good luck! :-)

Kin said...

Hi Mike .

It's been a long time never hear from u.
I hope u & family are doing great , safe & sound.

"Great Fantatic Ford Escort rally car" & photo shoot.


Merry X'mas & a happy new 2011 year to come.


JDMike's Diecast Site said...

Thanks Kin,

its the hoiday season and i hope to address the connection problem with my internet by January, thanks for visiting! :-)