Performance Fords

Performance Fords

by Graham Robson


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Performance Fords by Graham Robson

Ford has been making special performance cars in Europe since the 1960s. From the original "Fast Ford", the Cortina GT Mk 1 of 1963, to the very latest Focus RS and StreetKa, family after family of sporty models have been developed, sold and campaigned in motorsport. The "Fast Ford" fraternity is one of the largest of all motoring enthusiasts movements, with a vast number of one-make events held in the UK and overseas.

This book is a model-by-model guide and accurate reference source for the enthusiast. The book contains: details of all significant "Fast Fords"; the behind-the-scenes development story, evolution and technical specifications for each model; many previously unpublished photographs from the Ford RS brand over the years; full details of the rally cars, including the Escorts, Sierra RS Cosworth and the Focus WRC; and details of world-beating racing cars such as the Lotus-Cortina, Capri RS2600 and Sierra RS500 Cosworth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844250271
Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2004
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Graham Robson possesses a worldwide reputation as a motoring historian, and has been close to the sport of rallying for many years, as a competitor, team manager, organizer, reporter, commentator and observer; in more than forty years he has never lost touch with the sport. Not only has Graham competed in many British and European events, he's also reported on marathons in South America, and acted as a traveling controller in the legendary London-Mexico World Cup Rally. As a recognized authority on many aspects of classic cars and motoring of that period, he is the most prolific of all authors, with more than 130 published books to his credit. Over the years Graham has owned, driven, described and competed in many of the cars featured in the Rally Giants Series, and his insight to their merits is unmatched. Graham Robson lives and works in England.

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