Monday, September 04, 2006

Scalex Ford Escort-a closer look


Name: Ford Escort MK1

Reference No: C2643

Class: Rally

History
The Mk I Escort's biggest success was as a rally car, and it quickly went on to become the most successful rally car of all time. The Ford works team was practically unbeatable in the late '60s/early '70s, and the Escort's greatest victory was in the 1970 London-Mexico rally being driven by Finnish legend Hannu Mikkola.

The Scalextric model
Scalextric first made the Ford Escort in 1970 and issued six liveries which, even today, are very desirable cars for the rally enthusiast. The all new Scalextric car improves upon the original model design in all area – detail, interior fittings, body shape, livery decoration and stunning performance. Our first model, C2643, is the famous UNIFLO livery driven by rally legend Roger Clark and equally notable co-driver Tony Mason in the Daily Mirror 1972 International Rally.

Features:
Magnatraction, front and rear lights and quick change braid plate. Digital ready chassis.

Dimensions & Configuration

Car: Overall length 127 mm, Wheelbase 75 mm, Weight 80 gm

Rear: Axle width 50 mm, Tyre diameter 20 mm, Width 8 mm

Front: Axle width 50 mm, Tyre diameter 20 mm, Width 8 mm

Magnet: Rectangular 2.5 mm, Gear ratio 9:27

Motor: In-Line Rear Mounted Rear 2 wheel drive Mabuchi SF 18k rpm

Image from the SCI archives...news from Scalextric

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3 Comments:

At 12:05 AM, Blogger Wet Coast Racer said...

Great reporting Dave. I well remember as a youth how at one time in the UK everybody wanted an Escort, during those successful years. (Except for the ones who preferred Mini's of course, there's no accounting for taste).

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger DaveKennedy said...

It's funny, the design of the car really hasn't aged well. It's not a particularly sleek body and it doesn't immediately scream "HEY I'M REALLY A RACE CAR...NOT A GROCERY GETTER!!!" to me....

 
At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a MKI 1300 GT (black and Gold) JPS colors.. that was 15 years ago , then some little TW*T stole it and smashed it up And earned his self a holiday in kenya for being missunderstud... GRREERR What about me and a car I loved!!!!

 

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