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!!!

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