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.


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".


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 :-)


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.

manuel 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.

blog is terminated said...

superb details and great shots....

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Resti and Mervin!! :-)