The Ford Escort might be the coolest of all the old school rear wheel drive rally cars. It was so light and so fast and so fun to drive that even today they are being converted into rally cars and fitted with crazy expensive race motors designed for open wheel cars. But the Ford Escort was more than just a rally car as show in this video below. It defined a whole era for Ford and caused the Europeans to fall in love the American brand we know so well.
Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.
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