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#1 Cheater

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:17 PM

Here's what is labeled as a 'Vinter Test' on YouTube, on the FordHeritage channel.

"Classic 1970s Ford Escort Rally cars, and Ford Fiesta performing almost balletically on a frozen lake in the hands of rally aces Bjorn Waldegard and Hannu Mikkola."

The year is 1978.

 

Credit: Ford/National Motor Museum.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:32 PM

Very cool.

 

No way you could do that now with all those people that close. But then modern rally racing still has fans all over the place.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 07:16 PM

Hardcore competitive drifting is a blast to watch and signifies some real driving talent on many levels. The sport barely hangs on, but due to a large part of Ken Block's both paid and self-promotion the sport is popular with the sub-25 crowd. Admittedly I am a fan of the JDM movement and some of the great builds coming out of Japan. Cars that you hated in the '70s and '80s all of a sudden look cool.

 

Sure there is a lot of crap running around on the streets and punk kids wheeling $1,500 cars with $35,000 powerplants, but I respect the inginuity even if the garbage can exhausts do not fit my taste.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 07:45 PM

  Admittedly I am a fan of the JDM movement and some of the great builds coming out of Japan. Cars that you hated in the '70s and '80s all of a sudden look cool.

 

Here you go;

 

http://jalopnik.com/...iles-1698000720

 

http://jalopnik.com/...gt-r-1742974495


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 07:51 PM

Rally prepped Ford Mk 2 Escort in the hands of rally masters on a frozen lake = pure gold.   :D :good:

The Escort handles sooo well, wish I still had my Mk2...

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 07:52 PM

I can't watch Drifting. On the level with Pro Wrestling.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 08:36 PM

They've been ice racing on Maine lakes & rivers since I was a kid. In those days, the hot setup was the 2-stroke, 3 cylinder, Saabs. Briggs & Cunningham in Brunswick built the top cars.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:00 PM

 

I have followed Doug before, he is a great writer.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:01 PM

I can't watch Drifting. On the level with Pro Wrestling.

My college roomate ended up working for Randy The Macho Man Savage, so this totally makes sense.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:26 PM

The Macho Man grew up 5 minutes from here.

He hit .500 & .525 his last 2 years at Downers Grove North.

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 10:37 PM

Reminds me of the good ol' days before plowing the roads became popular.


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 03:00 PM

I love it turns right to go left... Cap Henry should know all about that!!!

 

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