Seven facts about the Ford Escort 0

Last week, we took a fond – and not so fond depending on which generation – look back at the iconic model that was a fixture on the UK’s roads for over thirty years. In total, there were 7 generations: the first two – undeniable classics, three and four – the dawn of the ‘boy(…)

Ford Galaxy is fastest selling car of September 0

September saw the Ford Galaxy top the list of fastest selling cars in the UK, according to statistics released by Auto Trader. It particular, it was the 2012 automatic diesel that sold the fastest, on average lasting only 12 days between advertisement and sale. March and April’s fastest selling car, the 2014 Kia Sportage with(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 7) 0

And so, our look back at Ford’s popular hatchback of yesteryear comes to an end. It’s been an interesting journey, starting the way it did, as a breath of fresh air in the late 60’s – trailblazing its way across terrain as diverse and different as rally tracks, to council estates, from town centre high(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 6) 0

Today is the penultimate chapter of our look back at the various generations of the Ford Escort. It’s fair to say, as the vehicle evolved, it didn’t necessarily improve. Marks I and II were fine vehicles, highly popular, trailblazers of their times, but by the time we got to Marks IV and V, things had(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 5) 0

Our look back at the iconic series of hatchbacks continues as we travel back to 1990. A glorious summer, when England still had a national football team to be proud of, Vauxhall had released the Cavalier based Calibra, and East and West Germany reunified. On the downside, 1990 was also the year that the fifth(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 4) 0

Our look back at the various incarnations of the Ford Escort continues today. Following on the coat tails of the controversial Mk III, forever regarded by some as the quintessential ‘boy racer’, the next offering in the Escort line wasn’t the most radical of departures from what came before… Mark IV (1986 – 1990) If(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 3) 0

Our look back at the various guises of Ford’s much loved Escort continues with today’s fond recall of the third edition of the line-up. First hitting the roads as Margaret Thatcher took up residency at Number Ten; the Mk3 remained in production until 1986. Mark III (1980 – 1986) It’s fair to say the third(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 (Mark 2) 0

Continuing our celebration of Ford’s legendary Escort series, which passed through seven generations from 1968 all the way up to 2000 – we now turn our attention to the second offering, released seven years after the revolutionary Mk1. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you the Escort… Mark II (1975-80) Yes, the Mark II – the(…)

A history of the Ford Escort – from Mk1 to Mk7 0

The Ford Escort is a car that means many different things to many different people. Through its seven incarnations from 1968 – 2000, the car held multiple identities. From rear wheel drive rally cars bouncing through forests, your first 80’s hot-hatch, or the 90’s diesel that saw the iconic model begin its long goodbye. The(…)

Ford announce war against spy photographers with new camouflage 0

When you’re one of the world’s foremost car manufacturers, every time you want to road test one of your newest, most secret designs, there’s barely room to move for spy photographers falling over themselves to splash your closely guarded new designs all over the motoring websites and magazines. Ford may have come up with a(…)