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andyd
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CapriFreak wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 12:55 pm Great to see another Escort mk3 owner on here. I've had this one for 10 years (5 years longer than my Capri). It's a 1985 1.1 Popular. Your Xr3 looks incredible!

:wave: Your car looks great too! Can't believe how small they look now :lol:

I remember when the Mk3 came out, it looked so different to anything before and it took me a while to like it. Certainly nothing else on the roads then or now that resembles it :cool:
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I remember the first time I drove a MK3. I was used to Cortinas and MK1 Cavaliers but I drove this fairly new 1.6GL and couldn't believe how much more powerful it seemed compared to the others.
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Paul G wrote: Thu Aug 31, 2023 8:31 am I remember the first time I drove a MK3. I was used to Cortinas and MK1 Cavaliers but I drove this fairly new 1.6GL and couldn't believe how much more powerful it seemed compared to the others.
I have to admit I've never driven a Cortina. Had a Mk1 Cavalier as a loan car once, cost a fortune in petrol!

I owned a X reg Escort 1.6 GL from 1984 to 1986, then Mk1 XR2 before selling that in '87 as deposit on my first house. It was a Marina van then as a workhorse :lol:
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First registered 42 years ago today.
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This picture was taken end August when it won 'best in show' against approx 400 other cars :cool:
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andyd wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 7:52 am First registered 42 years ago today.
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This picture was taken end August when it won 'best in show' against approx 400 other cars :cool:
Happy birthday escort , I know Nick collects Escort magazines
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:
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andyd wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 7:52 am This picture was taken end August when it won 'best in show' against approx 400 other cars :cool:
Congratulations on winning! Escort looks great! ;)


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andyd wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 7:52 am This picture was taken end August when it won 'best in show' against approx 400 other cars :cool:
Well done and greatly deserved! 🏆

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Thanks for the positive comments! I've put some NOS bumper inserts on it since this event as one wasn't up to standard :whistle:

The organiser told me about 125 cars didn't turn up on the day, and I know at least a handfull of those would probably have beaten mine, but they didn't come so i'll have it this time :cheers:
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History doesn't ask. The victory is there and that's it! ;)


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T.M. wrote: Wed Nov 08, 2023 11:21 am History doesn't ask. The victory is there and that's it! ;)


Tom
:cheers:

Funnily enough a mate with a lovely Fiesta Supersport won the award last year but dropped out of the show the day before, so I said if I win i'll look after it for him until next time :lol:
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