Ford Escort MK1 Gallery

 
 
Escort MK1 RS1600
 
Madeira Rally 1975 (Winner)
 
Clemente/Sousa
 
Diecast Base
Custom Decals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1 RS2000
 
Madeira Rally 1976 (Winner)
 
Salvi/Almeida
 
Diecast Base
Custom Decals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Escort MK1 Mexico
 
Welsh Rally 1972
 
Hill/Wood
 
Trofeu JCW 05 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1 TC
 
Portugal 1971
 
Hillyar/Hughes
 
Trofeu JCW 03 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1 TC
 
Portugal 1970 (Winner)
 
Fidler/Hughes
 
Trofeu JCW 02 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Escort MK1 
RS1600
 
Manx Rally 1971 (Winner)
 
Clark/Porter
  
Rallymodels
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
Scottish Rally 1974 (Winner)
 
Clark/Porter 
 
 
 
 
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Escort MK1 RS1600
 
Scottish Rally 1971 (3rd)
 
Fidler/Hughes
  
Rallymodels
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1 TC
 
Motoring News Road Rally Championship 1971
 
Hill/Wood
  

10 of 50


George Hill and Keith Wood were the 1971 Motoring News Road Rally Champions, which was a night road rally series.
 
 

 
 
Escort MK1 TC
 
East African
Safari 1971 (25th)
 
Clark/Staepelaere
 
Trofeu 530 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
Monte Carlo
1972
 
Mäkinen/Lidden
 
Trofeu 536 
 
 
 
 
 
Timo Mäkinen and Henry Liddon driving a Ford Escort RS1600 were forced to retire with clutch problems but were placed 32nd overall.
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1
RS2000
 
Tour of Britain 1973
 
Edmunds/Edmunds
  

23 of 50

 
 
Then host of the Radio 1 Breakfast show, Noel Edmunds and his then wife Gill , were entered on the 1973 Avon Tour of Britain, in a Boreham prepared RS2000, SNO700M. They retired quite famously on Epynt, on a corner known ever since as "Edmunds Bend" writting the car off. 
 
 

 
 
Escort MK1
 
Motoring News Road Rally Championship 1971
 
Faulkner/Holmes
 

3 of 50

 
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
RAC 1973 (3rd)
 
Alén/Kivimäki
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1
RS2000
 
Mintex Dales
1974 (Winner)
 
Clark/Porter
 

21 of 50

 
 
Roger Clark and Jim Porter won the 1974 Mintex Dales Rally 1974 driving AOO 647L, this was the only time Clark rallied a RS2000.
 

 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
RAC 2007
(3rd)
 
Easson/Cook
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Escort MK1
RS2000
 
Tour of Britain 1975 (Winner)
 
Pond/Richards
 
Trofeu 537 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Escort MK1
Zakspeed GR.2
 
ADAC 24h Rennen
 
Peter Mücke Racing
 
Trofeu SPE02
 
 
 
 

The 24 Hours Nürburgring is a GT and touring car endurance racing event on the Nürburgring, inspired by the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Spa 24 Hour. The venue of this event is held on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (the 22.835km north loop), and is geared towards amateur drivers and primarily production cars. Conversely, the related 1000km Nürburgring is geared towards professional teams and drivers, and is held on the GP Strecke.

Officially called ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring in German, it was introduced in 1970 by the ADAC as a low cost alternative to the 1000 km Nürburgring (a sports car racing event that counted towards the World Sportscar Championship from 1953 to 1992).

 

 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
RAC 1973
 
Clark/Mason
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 
 

Roger Clark and Tony Mason driving the Team Esso Uniflo Escort RS1600 finished 2nd in the 1973 RAC Rally.
 
 

 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
Clark/Mason
 
Burmah 1974
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
Welsh Rally 1972
(Winner)
 
Clark/Porter
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 
 
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Escort MK1
RS1600
 
Dunkeries Rally
1972 (1st)
 
Clark/Porter
 
Trofeu
BRL05
 
72 of 1204
 
 
 
 


 
 
Escort TC Mk1
 
Circuit of
Ireland 1971
(3rd)
 
Coleman/
O'Sullivan
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 
 
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Escort TC Mk1
 
Circuit of
Ireland 1969
 
Coleman/
O'Sullivan
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 
 
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Billy Coleman first came to notice in 1969 in rather tatty self-prepared green Mark I Escort (TIU 250) on the Circuit of Ireland when he took special stage time off the works Escort of Roger Clark which was almost unheard of at the time.
 

 
 
 
Escort MK1 RS1600
 
Portugal 1973
 
Santos/Anjos
 
Minipartes
MP114
 
 
 
 
 

Francisco Santos and João Anjos in the Tabaqueira entered car, were forced to retire when they lost a wheel in the 1973 TAP Rallye de Portugal
 

 
 
Escort MK1
1300GT

Roger Taylor

Snetterton 1969

Midland Racing
Models (code3)
 
 
 
 

A very rare model of Alan Peer's, Dagenham Motors, Escort 1300GT that was driven by Roger Taylor in the Snetterton round of the 1969 British Saloon Car Championship (Guards International Car Races).



 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600

Monte Carlo
1972 (5th)

Piot/Porter

Trofeu 524
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
Daytona 1972

Fitzpatrick/
Buffum

Trofeu 535
 
 



John Fitzpatrick and John Buffum driving a Broadspeed RS1600 retired with differential problems after 88 laps in the 1972 Daytona 6 Hour Race.


 
 
 
 
Escort MK1
RS1600
 
RAC 2007

Stokes/
Weaver

SRS Models
 
7 of 50

 


David Stokes and Guy Weaver finished 6th in the 2007 Roger Albert Clark Rally.


 

Escort TC MK1

Tulip Rally
1968

Clark/Porter

11 of 50

 


In 1968, the first 1.6-litre Twin-Cam-engined Escort started its spectacular competition career with an astonishing opening flourish - by winning the Circuit of Ireland, Tulip, Austrian Alpine, Acropolis and Scottish rallies, all within an eight week period.



 
Escort MK1 RS1600
 
RAC 2005
 
Higgins/Martin
 
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Newly crowned British Rally champion, Mark Higgins took the honours on the Roger Albert Clark Rally 2005, beating 2004 winner and World Rally champion, Stig Blomqvist by over four minutes.

Higgins ended up dominating the event in his Eddie Stobart liveried Mk I Escort - winning 23 of the events 29 stages on his competitive debut in a rear wheel drive car.

By the end of day two Higgins was a good 15 seconds or so ahead of Blomqvist, but the turning point came on SS15 on day three, when he was over 30 seconds quicker than Jimmy McRae and 44 seconds faster than Blomqvist! He ended the third leg with a healthy two and half minute lead and he continued his domination over the fourth and final day, nearly doubling his advantage.


 

 
Escort MK1 RS1600
 
RAC 1974
 
Taylor/Chitty
 
P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50
 
 

 


John Taylor and Julian Chitty finished 29th overall in the 1974 RAC Rally.   The previous year John had won the 1973 European Rally-Cross Championship in his Haynes of Maidstone RS1600.


 
 
Escort TC MK1
 
Scottish Rally
1971
 
Simpson/Cobb
 

11 of 50


 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Escort TC MK1
 
RAC 1970
 
Simpson/Cobb
 

11 of 50

 
 
 

 


 



Escort MK1
1600TC

d'Ypres 1970
(Winner)

Staepelaere/
Aerts

Trofeu
Rep.06








Escort MK1
RS2000 Grp1

Avon Tour of Britain
1974

Clark/Porter

Trofeu
531




On its debut works outing Roger Clark and Jim Porter won the 1974 Avon Tour of Britain, which incorporated both rallying and circuit racing in one event.





Escort MK1
1300GT

Nurburgring 1968

Roger Clark

John Fitzpatrick

Amerang
TRAme01





The Team Broadspeed/Bristol Street Group cars finished first and second in class in the 1968 Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen Nurburgring 6 hour race.  The cars were driven by Roger Clark : Chris Craft and John Fitzpatrick  : Trevor Taylor



 
Escort MK1
RS1600

British Rally
Champion 1971

Sclater/
Holmes

Trofeu
BRL03

112 of1204


 


 



Escort MK1
RS1600

1000 Lakes
1974 (Winner)

Mikkola/
Davenport

Trofeu
529




 


 



Escort MK1

Cup de Belgique
Zolder 1969
(DNF)

Jacky Ickx

Trofeu
532




 


 



Escort MK1 RS1600

RAC 1972

Smith/Gullick

Rallymodels
www.rallymodels.co.uk

5 of 100





Rosmary Smith and Pauline Gullick finished 43rd overall but 3rd in the Ladies award.



 
Escort Mk1 1600TC 

Circuit of Ireland
1971 (2nd)

Sclater/Holmes

Rallymodels
www.rallymodels.co.uk

No 13 of 50

 



 

Escort Mk1 1600TC

RAC 1970 (8th)

Culcheth/Syer

Rallymodels
www.rallymodels.co.uk

No 13 of 50

 

 


 


 

Escort MK1 1600 TC

1000 Lakes 1968
(Winner)

Mikkola/Jarvi

Trofeu
508

 

 

 





Escort MK1 1600TC

Monte Carlo
1969 (4th)

Piot/Todt

Trofeu
516

 

 

 

 


  

Escort MK1 1600TC

Circuit of Ireland
1968

Roger/Porter

Trofeu
505

 

 

 
This was the Escorts first victory achieved by an enormous margin from Adrian Boyd.


 

Escort MK1 1600TC

San Remo
1968

Andersson/
Davenport

Trofeu

 

 

 

This was the official debut for the Boreham prepared car which finished 3rd.  But things were done in such a rush that Ove Andersson and John Davenport were forced to do their recce in a Lotus Cortina and apart from a few shake-down miles the car was brand new when it started the event.

 


  

Escort MK1 1600TC

Acropolis
1968

Clark/Porter

Trofeu

 

 


 
In addition to winning the event the Ford team won the team prize.

 


Escort MK1
1600TC

Monte Carlo
1970 (4th)

Clark/Porter

Trofeu base
Custom decals








Escort MK1
GT 1600

London-Mexico
Recce 1970

Trofeu
97 of 120






A limited run of 120 cars  used as the recce car for the route of the 1970 London-Mexico Rally were given away to trade customers at the 1996 Nurnberg Toy Fair. The model featured two minilite wheel/tyres mounted on the roof, and bars from the top of the windscreen to the strut tops as featured on the works cars that competed on the event. A plaque was inscribed "Trofeu, 47 Internationale Spielwarenmesse, Nurenberg 1/2 - 7/2 1996" and the model number of the 120 produced. This is a very rare model and were the only works, non bubble arched cars produced by Trofeu.




Escort MK1
1850TC

London-Mexico
1995

Mikkola/Palm

Trofeu
513

 


 

 


  

Escort MK1 1850TC

London-Mexico
1970 (Winner)

Mikkola/Palm

Trofeu
512

 

 

 


  

Escort MK1 RS1600

East African Safari
1972 (Winner)

Mikkola/Palm

Trofeu

 

 

 


 

Escort MK1
RS1600

RAC 1974

Mikkola/Davenport

P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50

 

 

Hannu Mikkola and John Davenport were forced to retire with failure of the wheel studs.

 

 


 

Escort MK1
RS1600

RAC 1974

Alen/White

P J RallyModels
www.pjrallymodels.com
 
1 of 50

 

 

Markku Alén and Paul White were forced to retire with water pump failure.

 


  

Escort MK1 RS1600

RAC 1974 (Winner)

Makinen/Liddon

Trofeu

 

 


 

 


  

Escort MK1 RS1600

RAC 1973 (Winner)

Makinen/Liddon

Ixo/Altaya

 

 


 

Escort MK1 RS1600

RAC 1973 (Winner)

Makinen/Liddon

Trofeu
520

 

 

 

 


  

Escort MK1 RS1600

RAC 1972 (1st)

Clark/Mason

Trofeu
517

 

 


 



Escort MK1 RS1600

Monte Carlo
1973 (4th)

Mikkola/
Porter

Trofeu
518

  

 


 

  

Escort MK1 RS2000

Portugal 1977 (8th)

Salvi/
Almeida

Trofeu
522

 

 

 


   

Escort Mk1 RS1600

Team Broadspeed

John Fitzpatrick

Trofeu
526

 

 

 


   

Escort MK1 Mexico

ShellSport 1973

Vanguards
VA09510

226 of 2610

 

 

 


 


 

 

Escort MK1
1300GT

Mallory Park 1969

John Fitzpatrick

Trofeu 534

 

  

 

 


 

 

Escort MK1 1600 TC

Nurburgring 1968

Arundell/Muir

Minichamps
400688135

1 of 1008

 

 

Peter Arundell and Brian Muir drove the Alan Mann Racing Team 1600TC Escort, in Division 2 of the 1968 ADAC Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen, but were forced to retire with a blown head gasket.


 

 



Escort MK1 1600 TC

Nurburgring 1968

Gardner/Glemser

Minichamps
400688136

1 of 2016

 



Frank Gardner and Dieter Glemser drove the Alan Mann Racing Team 1600TC Escort, in Division 2 of the 1968 ADAC Grosser Preis der Tourenwagen, but were forced to retire with suspension problems

 




Escort MK1 1600TC

Brands Hatch
1968 (Winner)

Frank Gardner
Alan Mann Racing

Trofeu
525

 

 





Escort MK1 1600TC

Silverstone
1970 (DNF)

Stewart/Craft

Trofeu
527

 

 


Silverstone's Tourist Trophy was a round for the ETCC for the first time in 1970 run in an unusual format: 2 heats, and the final result the aggregate of heat 1 and heat 2.  The Team Broadspeed Escort driven by Jackie Stewart and Chris Craft, finished 1st in Division 2 in the first heat but was forced out in the second heat with ignition and valve spring problems finishing 10th on aggregate.

 





The 1968 500 Kilometers of Nürburgring (500 Kilometer Rennen), raced on 01 September 1968 was a stand-alone race with a mixed Sports / Touring car entry, it became part of the 2-litre championship in 1970.



Escort MK1 1600TC

Nurburgring 1968
(9th)

Rolf Stommelen

Minichamps
400688179

1/1824

 




Escort MK1 1600TC

Nurburgring 500km
1968

Gerhard Mitter

Minichamps
400688192

1 of 1824




Gerhard Mitter retired with engine problems and was killed on 1st August 1969 at this track while practising for the 1969 German Grand Prix with BMW's 269 F2 project.

 
Escort MK1 1600 TC

Nurburgring 500km
1968

Hubert Hahne

Minichamps
400688193

1 of 1824

 




  Hubert Hahne retired with gear box problems.






Escort MK1 1600TC

East African Safari 1971 (6th)

Preston/Smith

Trofeu
521

 

 

 


 

 


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