Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 7

  In this episode the Retropower guys take a look at the progress on the metalwork and explain the dry build process. The Escort comes off the jig and onto a rotisserie so we get a good look at the work done on the underside. The instrument binnacle has been […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 4

  In this episode the guys continue on the metalwork and Gordon Murray the legendary designer of the McLaren F1 drops in to check up on progress. Here's Episode 4:               Transcript : " that's better something like this that you can do absolutely […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 6

  In this episode the Retropower guys take a look at the progress on the bodywork. Most of the outer panels are on and complete. The custom dash metalwork is in place and some extra cross braces and seat mounts have been welded in to give a bespoke driving position […]

Mk1 Escort Mexico

Ford Escort Mk1 Compilation

Mk1 Escort Video Compilation This little beauty just dropped on Youtube vie Mk1Kieran. A collection of well turned out Mk1 Escorts of all varieties generally misbehaving. The Blue Mexico at 4:50 caught my eye - stunning motor !   That said, I wouldn't mind having any of the cars featured […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 12

  In this episode we get a look at the rolling shell complete with engine and gearbox   Here's Episode 12:               Transcript : " until you actually build these things and try it you don't foresee always the potential stumbling blocks it's been […]

Video | Historic Rally Footage

Love the audio on this one - plenty of awesome Mk1's in this field. Could listen to those twin webers all day.   Return to Mk1 Escort Home - Or Mk1 Escort Videos

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 2

There's a fascinating set of videos on youtube that feature Leicestershire based restoration shop Retropower. With a full armoury of design, engineering, metalwork, paintshop and mechanical workshop, Retropower tackle a ground up resto of a Mk1 Escort for legendary car designer Gordon Murray. In this episode the guys look into […]

Video | RS2000 Tarmac Rally Compilation HD

Fantastic fottage of a well turned out Mk1 at the Famalicao Tarmac Rally - Check out 26 seconds in...   Return to Mk1 Escort Home - Or Mk1 Escort Videos

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 9

  In this episode the Retropower guys complete the metalwork, strip the car back down to a shell, zinc spray ahead of the paint prep. We get a good look at the escort on a rotisserie getting the seams sealed. The inner wing has been modified to make space for […]

Mk1 Escort Rebuild - Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 11

  In this episode we get a look at the painted shell and the Retropower guys visit Nitron factory to see how the custom struts are progressing.  Some serious work has gone into the paint process, from a 2 pack acrylic base they progressively knocked back the finish with 1500 […]