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Video: Escorts Really Sideways

19th February 2021
Laura Thomson

If you look up sideways in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure that an Escort rally car would be listed under the definitions. Don’t believe us? Lend us five minutes of your time this morning and indulge in this sonorous video from our friends over at Belgian Motorsport. The ultimate ode to the Escort RS, it features footage of Escort Mk1 RS1600, RS1800 and RS2000s competing at various European rallies between 2012 and 2020.

Come rain or shine, the classic rally weapons speed, slip and skid sideways through convoluted courses lined with trees and spectators. Listen to the Cosworth BDA and BDG engines scream in blistering flybys and dream of the days when we’ll see live action like this once again.

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