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Old 5 Aug 2008, 10:36 (Ref:2263651)   #1
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Group 5 Zakspeed Escort

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I am new to 10 Tenths, can anyone out there help with info, photos really anything regarding the Zakspeed Escorts Gp 2 and Gp 5 from years 75 - 78.

Also info no matter what on Zakspeed Escort, Chassis No; ZAK-E23/75.
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Old 5 Aug 2008, 19:34 (Ref:2263993)   #2
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Tell me more about your intentions with ZAK-E23/75 I have done quite some research on these zakspeed GP5, I even had some contact which owns not one but two, yes two of these beatiful monsters! Perhaps can I be of help, as well as you to me
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Old 5 Aug 2008, 21:07 (Ref:2264037)   #3
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Hi,
I own ZAK-E23/75, I have been restoring this car over the last 6 years. I know quite a bit of the history, but always hope to find any info no matter how small. As you will know the Gp 5 Escorts were only around for a short time, so info is thin on the ground.
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Old 9 Aug 2008, 16:44 (Ref:2266386)   #4
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The info I know so far, (Short Version) ZAK-E23/75 was built by Zakspeed in 75 to contest the DRM, Gp2 championship. The 76 season the car ran in Europa Mobel (White/Blue) livery, 2nd with Klaus Ludwig.
Zakspeed converted this car to Gp5 specs for the 77 season, it was in Mampe livery (Black). Stayed this way until Kassel-Calden 05/77 when it was used as a 3rd car for arrive and drive, by then the space frame Gp5 cars were built.
Was shipped to South Africa and then on to Macau in 78, was sold to Harper Motor Group in Kowloon (Ford Dealer) and was raced all over Asia, mostly Macau and Malaysia with great success.
Leif Norberg, living in KL owned the car from 89 to 91-92? Electrolux livery, carried out some restoration work and raced the car with very good sucess with both BDG and BDM. I believe smaller engine for Class 2 in East Asian Touring Car Championship.
I discovered the car in late 99 while working in Singapore/Malaysia, purchaced the car and sent it home to NZ.
Restoration started in 03.

Car is very close to completion but is now in storage as I am working in Moscow for 3 years.

Cheers,

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Old 9 Aug 2008, 19:28 (Ref:2266435)   #5
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As far as I know Ford Cologne built one MkII Escort early in 1975 for Ludwig; Zakspeed built his own in the summer in 1975; this car was written off at Zandvoort. Zakspeed took over the "works" mkII, rebuilt the front with his own designs and this hybrid car took Heyer to the championship in 1975.
This car was used by Peter Hennige in 1976, as the third Zakspeed (black/castrol) entry. Both Heyer (black/castrol livery) and Ludwig (white/europamöbel) got new Zakspeed cars, which were indeed rebuilt into Group 5 cars for the first part in 1977.
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 12:12 (Ref:2267199)   #6
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Aha, this clears something up zakspeed65 I had never heard of zak escort gp5 living in Russia! But of course it turns out you're the guy in australia who does such a great job rebuilding the car; I've seen lot's of photos in a photo album on the internet! Could it be that your car was also the Ringshausen escort gp5 car? I can't find a photograph at the moment, but I will come back with one to show you.

BTW, you have spoken with the german with the polish name haven't you?
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 17:35 (Ref:2267367)   #7
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Yes, I have visited them in Germany last year. I am not an Australian but a Kiwi, just thought I should clear that up.
I look forward to seeing photos etc.
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Old 26 Aug 2008, 15:32 (Ref:2275639)   #8
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Hi,

I thought a few photos might help to jog the memory.

Dunhill Colours are when the car was owned by "Harpers" in Hong Kong, this photo was taken at Macau 79-80? Mampe colours as raced by Zakspeed DRM 77, Other 2 photos show some of the progress on the long road back to race trim.
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Old 28 Aug 2008, 08:13 (Ref:2276711)   #9
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Originally Posted by zakspeed65
The info I know so far, (Short Version) ZAK-E23/75 was built by Zakspeed in 75 to contest the DRM, Gp2 championship. The 76 season the car ran in Europa Mobel (White/Blue) livery, 2nd with Klaus Ludwig.
Zakspeed converted this car to Gp5 specs for the 77 season, it was in Mampe livery (Black). Stayed this way until Kassel-Calden 05/77 when it was used as a 3rd car for arrive and drive, by then the space frame Gp5 cars were built.
Was shipped to South Africa and then on to Macau in 78, was sold to Harper Motor Group in Kowloon (Ford Dealer) and was raced all over Asia, mostly Macau and Malaysia with great success.
Leif Norberg, living in KL owned the car from 89 to 91-92? Electrolux livery, carried out some restoration work and raced the car with very good sucess with both BDG and BDM. I believe smaller engine for Class 2 in East Asian Touring Car Championship.
I discovered the car in late 99 while working in Singapore/Malaysia, purchaced the car and sent it home to NZ.
Restoration started in 03.

Car is very close to completion but is now in storage as I am working in Moscow for 3 years.

Cheers,

Gary.
Hi Gary,
I think I saw this car racing in 1995/6 at either Shah Alam or Johor Bahru in Malaysia in a club event. It was in a fairly bad state and I think it had a rotary in it??? I seem to remember Harvey Yap(?) had something to do with car. He was clerk of course at Johor in the 90's. A friend of mine has been looking for the car in the last few years. I will put him out of his misery. Glad it is being restored, hope to see it on the track soon. Cheers.
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 09:50 (Ref:2277315)   #10
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. When I found the car it had been fitted with a rotary engine and was in very bad condition. I hope to here from your friend in the future.
Cheers.

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Old 29 Aug 2008, 11:42 (Ref:2277386)   #11
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Kurtiejjj,
I was reading through the 320 thread, and see that you were going to be looking at some old photos of the Gp2 and Gp 5 era. Did anything come of this?
Anything Zakspeed related?
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Old 29 Aug 2008, 23:59 (Ref:2277794)   #12
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Hi, first of all Gary sorry for mistaking you with an Australian I havefound a few photos of the Zakspeeds which were driven (entered) by 'Ringshausen' I will scan them soon, is there any evidence this is also your car? At least it was built from an old Gp 2 shell as well. Or is it another car, perhaps the one that is now in Mampe colours? Are you sure you also talked to the other Zak escort guru with czech name, or just the Mampe escort one? Not very nice to put it like that, but I'm reluctant to disclose their names for their own good.
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Old 3 Sep 2008, 10:27 (Ref:2280669)   #13
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Hi,

I went to meet the guy,s with the mampe coloured car, i think not the zak guru with czech name!! Can this guy be contacted?
Are there any good sites you have found in your research?

I am very interested to see the car in the photos you have.
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Old 4 Sep 2008, 16:57 (Ref:2281632)   #14
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Photo of Kart for Kart Idenitiy thread.
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Old 7 Sep 2008, 02:11 (Ref:2283118)   #15
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Kart looks suspiciously like Kaarlson Zip Mirage copy made in NZ during the late 70,s If you have more photos it could help.
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