Friday, December 17, 2010

Ford Escort 1800RS 1982 Rally de Portugal

The 16th Rallye de Portugal Vinho do Porto is the round 3 of the FIA World Rally Championship 1982. The Portuguese tandem of Carlos Torres with co-driver Felipe Lopes managed to grab 4th place overall with a total time of 8:30.58. They where 51 mins. behind the powerful Audi Quattro of Michele Mouton and Fabrizia Pons who took 1st place overall.

This was a gift from my friend Vic, and it was only now that I had a chance to take some pictures of this superb model by IXO in 1:43 scale.

Happy Holidays to everyone!!!









13 comments:

Restidiecast said...

Mike your rally cars are always an inspiration to me. hoping to get one of this classic Ford Escorts someday! Congrats.
A Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

danielh said...

Very nice gift indeed. Another great Escort rally car.

Merry Christmas to you!

Kin said...

Hi JD ,

I still see people who restore this model into a great track car here in KL , Malaysia but it is a great & true rally legend.

Nice to keep one.

Congratul...

Kin.

komenda said...

Early Escorts are awesome, this one included! Have to prepare to get some of them in 3" and 1:43 :-)being a Euro Ford guy now (haha)
Niceeeee!

manuel said...

I wish Ford won anotrher WRC. Happy Merry Christmas!!

MERVIN DIECAST said...

Is this an early chritmas gift? congrats....

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you and to your family....

José António said...

Happy Holidays to you too, JDMike!

Great model! Always loved this Escord's models. And this one is from a portuguese driver!

Thanks for charing with us, JDMike!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you very much Resti, daniel,Kin,Erwin, Manuel, Mervin and Jose Antonio, and Have a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year to everyone! :-)

Marcjan Minipassion - 1:43 said...

Great rally car Mike You got there. I wish You more of it in next year :) Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you marcjan, and i wiah you also a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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brolitz said...

very nice, very lovely old school car...thank you for sharing Mike...

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