Today we had two cars on the rolling road. A vibrant metal flake 1600cc Beach Buggy and a bright yellow Mk1 Ford Escort with 1600cc crossflow and twin 40 DCOE Webers.
This very trick Mk1 Ford Escort RS2000 was dropped off for a number of small jobs and an MOT. The 6-speed sequential Quaife gearbox was leaking badly and the idler spindle was completely knackered. Once the gear box was back in place we took the car for an MOT, sorted some other leaks and will be giving it a power run on the rolling road.
Legend of British saloon car racing Alan Mann has passed away. Mann was responsible for one of the most recognisable liveries in motorsport and for some of the most successful touring cars in history. Most notable were the red and gold Lotus Cortinas and Mk1 Escorts of the late 60’s. Alan’s contribution to motorsport is significant and will never be forgotten. He is succeeded by his son Henry, who his quite the driver himself, often seen in Historics racing red and gold classic Fords.