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Gordon Murray Mk1 Escort

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 moved to suit Gordon’s preferred driving…

Best of Mk1 Ford Escort Rallying

This is a great video showing a variety of Mk1 Escorts being driven on the limit. The audio is amazing and so is the action.   Click the image below to play video     Source : https://youtu.be/PcyuphisQFM

mk1 rs1600 at Spa Race Track

Mk1 RS1600 carving up the track at Spa 2015

Track Racing a Mk1 Escort RS1600 In this video we follow Joao Pina Cardoso in an escort RS1600 that starts off the back of the grid and progressively carves through the pack. Awesome in car footage with really good pure engine audio, it’s like you’re in the car too. Lot’s of expensive tin gets left…

Gordon Murray Mk1 Escort

Mk1 Escort Rebuild – Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 16

It’s now September 2019 – The car is coming together, the Escort has gone through an IVA test to get it registered. The paint gets a 40 hour buff and ceramic coat and then the Mk1 Escort gets a blast on the rolling road at Northhampton Motorsport and we see the process used to tune…

Gordon Murray Mk1 Escort

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 the re-engineering of the suspension…

Gordon Murray Mk1 Escort

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 requested by Gordon. The pedals have…

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 in my garage. Best car…

Gordon Murray Mk1 Escort

Mk1 Escort Rebuild – Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 4

If you haven’t seen the previous videos on this impressive Mk1 Escort restomod, please check them out first. 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:   Source :  https://youtu.be/XlRyNsCpM8c

Gordon Murray Mk1 Escort

Mk1 Escort Rebuild – Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 13

In this episode we get a catch up on progress with the Mk1 Escort prior to it going in for exhaust fabrication. Here’s Episode 13:     Source : https://youtu.be/zYwKzy1oZP4

Gordon Murray Mk1 Escort

Mk1 Escort Rebuild – Retropower Gordon Murray Episode 5

In this episode the Retropower guys visit the cosworth factory and take a stroll through history with the progressive display of cossie engines on display starting with the first Anglia 105e in 1964 through to the F1 DFV engines. They also get up close in the dyno bays where all the classic cosworth engines have…