Iconic Escort named favourite Ford
The iconic Escort has been named the favourite Ford of all time by fans of the UK’s best-selling car brand.
Launched in 1968, the Escort was sold in six generations and enjoyed an impressive 32-year production run, with the final hatchback model rolling off the production line at Halewood, Liverpool, in July 2000, although the Escort van remained on sale until 2002.
In total, over three million Escorts were sold in Britain, making it one of the country’s best selling cars of all-time. It spawned several performance models, including the RS1600, the Mexico, the RS2000, The XR3, RS Turbo and RS Cosworth, all of which enjoyed astonishing motorsport success.
The Escort scored 36 per cent of the vote in a survey organised by The Classic Ford Show, beating the Capri to a close second in terms of legendary status. Both of the icons, along with other fine names from Ford’s past, such as the Anglia, Cortina, Mustang and Granada, along with more modern icons such as the Fiesta and Focus, will be in abundance at the Show, which takes place at Santa Pod, Beds, on Sunday June 5.
The Classic Ford Show will play host to thousands of the best Fords in Britain, from both club exhibitors and individual entrants. There will be a wide variety of standard, tuned and modified cars on display at the show, which is supported by Classic Ford, the UK’s publication for fans of the Blue Oval’s most iconic models.
Camping is priced at £10 per person on the gate, although early bird tickets are available including show entry and camping at £25 per person – a saving of £8. Early bird tickets are also available for the show alone, priced at £18 – £5 less than the gate price. Advance tickets and more show information are available from www.classicfordshow.co.uk.