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Old 20 Apr 2008, 20:27 (Ref:2182327)   #31
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Mk1 escort; great car, both circuit and rally form
Mk2 escort; legend in rallying in RS1800 form
Mk3 escort; oh dear what happened to the Escort?
(at least it won the Willhire 24hr, once)

Mk4; beginning of then end.
Mk5: tried to fix things but too late.

Does the Willhire winning RS Turbo S1 still exist?

It deserves to be saved along-side the old Data Post cars (RS1600's?)

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Old 20 Apr 2008, 20:32 (Ref:2182333)   #32
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Mk3 escort; oh dear what happened to the Escort?
(at least it won the Willhire 24hr, once)
Although to be fair, the RS1600i and RS Turbo were pretty effective cars in their respective BTCC classes until the 16v Corollas took over as the car to have in the 1600 class, and the M3 arrived on the scene.

The rally versions (Malcolm Wilson and Louise Aitken-Walker in MCD Services RS1600is and later Mark Lovell's BT Radiopaging RS Turbo) were certainly no great shakes though

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Old 20 Apr 2008, 20:36 (Ref:2182336)   #33
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Mk1 escort; great car, both circuit and rally form
Mk2 escort; legend in rallying in RS1800 form
Mk3 escort; oh dear what happened to the Escort?
(at least it won the Willhire 24hr, once)

Mk4; beginning of then end.
Mk5: tried to fix things but too late.

Does the Willhire winning RS Turbo S1 still exist?

It deserves to be saved along-side the old Data Post cars (RS1600's?)
One of the Ilford cars ended up as a Duckhams car, the other went to Ireland. The Datapost cars, car 44 is owned by a guy on my site car 33 ended up as a Duckhams car. The Datapost 16i's are alive and living in New Zealand, also we believe we have found the John Jefferies car there. These cars were used in the wellington street race and think they were left there.
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Old 20 Apr 2008, 20:46 (Ref:2182349)   #34
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Old 21 Apr 2008, 10:50 (Ref:2182782)   #35
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One of the Ilford cars ended up as a Duckhams car, the other went to Ireland. The Datapost cars, car 44 is owned by a guy on my site car 33 ended up as a Duckhams car. The Datapost 16i's are alive and living in New Zealand, also we believe we have found the John Jefferies car there. These cars were used in the wellington street race and think they were left there.
The John Jeffreys car definitely went 'down under'- from memory it was bought by an outfit called 'Motorsport Pacific' in NZ and raced by them at Wellington- it also appeared at Bathurst in '86, driven by Andrew Bagnall, who later appeared in Chris Hodgetts Corollas in the WTCC and later raced RS500s in Australia and NZ
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Old 21 Apr 2008, 16:20 (Ref:2183058)   #36
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hi,

i've got some old pics from the '86 willhire tucked away if they are any good? as we finished runner up to the RS Turbo that year, i myself also had an RS Turbo in '86 in the uniroyal and monroe prod saloons championship.

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Old 22 Apr 2008, 08:41 (Ref:2183721)   #37
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Guys there was quite a good thread about these sorts of cars not all that long ago. Would anyone object if I merged that in as well?

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Guys there was quite a good thread about these sorts of cars not all that long ago. Would anyone object if I merged that in as well?

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Makes sense to me- like the other Group A threads, there were plenty of
Escorts around that we can talk about, and merging in any older threads saves going back over ground already covered
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Old 22 Apr 2008, 15:37 (Ref:2184150)   #39
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hi,

i've got some old pics from the '86 willhire tucked away if they are any good? as we finished runner up to the RS Turbo that year, i myself also had an RS Turbo in '86 in the uniroyal and monroe prod saloons championship.

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Yes please !!!!!!!!! your not Vaughan Richmond are you ???

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Makes sense to me- like the other Group A threads, there were plenty of
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Old 22 Apr 2008, 17:54 (Ref:2184252)   #41
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lol, not quite,
this is david oates, lol

will post up some pics for you later.

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lol, not quite,
this is david oates, lol

will post up some pics for you later.

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Another famous racer Ive pm'd you David

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Old 23 Apr 2008, 08:22 (Ref:2184649)   #44
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great pictures, love the 4 capri's chasing the RST.

how close to standard were these productions saloons? what suspension did they run?
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i've got some old pics from the '86 willhire tucked away if they are any good? as we finished runner up to the RS Turbo that year, i myself also had an RS Turbo in '86 in the uniroyal and monroe prod saloons championship.

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