This book covers the sporting versions of Ford Europe's Escort Mk1, including the GT, Sport, 1300E, Twin Cam, RS1600, Mexico, and the RS2000. Model-by-model, with hundreds of pictures, it gives you all the detail of correct factory specifications and equipment, including body panels, external trim and badging, paint colors, interior trim and trim colors, dashboard, instruments and switches, under-hood components, engine and transmission, lamps, and all other features right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end. All this detailed information is vital to the buyer, owner and restorer. Each model's section opens with a brief text introduction followed by specially commissioned color photographs with extended captions. For quick reference to accurate and comprehensive information, this formula is hard to beat.
Buying fast Fords has been an addiction for Dan Williamson since getting an Escort Mk1 at the age of just 15. His subsequent career as a motoring journalist started in 1997, covering new cars, classics and performance machines for magazines including Fast Ford, Classic Ford and many others. Dan is the author of several books about sporty Fords, with a lifelong passion for everything with a Blue Oval badge: his collection includes Fords from the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000s and ’10s, including an up-rated Focus ST.
Simon Clay is a freelance photographer specializing in cars, people, and architecture. He trained at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art, and from 1990 to 1996 was employed full-time as the photographer for England's National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.