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Retrospective: Ford RS200 – the rally winner that never was

Ford were in a quandary in the 1980s. After the brilliant success of the Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts, the blue oval’s rallying aspirations had turned pear shaped when the much-anticipated Escort RS1700T was axed before it turned a wheel in rally anger. The influx of four-wheel drive and Group B cars had turned rallying on […]

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The RS200 should have excelled on events like the Acropolis Rally, but never got its chance. Photo: Martin Holmes
Ford were in a quandary in the 1980s. After the brilliant success of the Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts, the blue oval’s rallying aspirations had turned pear shaped when the much-anticipated Escort RS1700T was axed before it turned a wheel in rally anger. The influx of four-wheel drive and Group B cars had turned rallying on […]

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Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media.

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