FORD ESCORT

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FORD ESCORT

 

My old Escort is a wreck on wheels,

there’s more rust than paint, the tyres are bald

and the door lock’s knackered

but I have so much pride in my ancient car.

It came into being in 1984, at the height of the 80s

when XR3’s were king and Ford ruled the road.

Every morning it starts at first turn of the key

in a cloud of blue smoke from the perforated exhaust.

One day I’ll scrap it but not today

as I get ready to cruise down the strip

in my Ford Escort.

1980scarford escortwreck on wheels

◄ HEADY RUSH

My Blade, My Life (by Mel) ►

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nick armbrister

Tue 17th Apr 2012 11:50

yes shame my phone has a crap camera i dont carry my good camera about as a rule. its a cool car. shame car thieves burnts so many out over the years. i had a normal 205, 974cc engine lol. 3 door. i had a punto mk1 in 2007-9. now theres about 5 versions(maybe6) of the punto out on the road now, if you look close you spot the differences. i want a no2 version if i get cash. stop making them in 2002 lol. spend my cash on tattoos tho and fuel is a rip off. fucking government. need to sell more books to buy an old car pmsl. i miss the old easern cars like zastava, faso, polonez, yugo etc. i remember them lol:)

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Rachel Bond

Tue 17th Apr 2012 10:56

my peugeot 206 is the new escort XR2i. mine is a bit fucked however. may trade for 207 cc but would have to give up smoking to afford...its a nice idea. Lada? like the pic it captures the back fin lovely x

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nick armbrister

Tue 17th Apr 2012 00:29

check the old bmw behind the turbo. top cars. in 1997 when i was married and lived on henshaw st in oldham, i saw 2 lads racing, 1 had a red xr3i and the other a bmw like in the pic i posted but the earlier model than this 1. like early 80s, not 86. they was going flat out, the ford won as the bmw had an engine cut out as the lad floored it, for a second. the ford pulled away. i like old cars like these. of course, lada riva estate with square headlamps is my all time fave car. i have lada car log tattoo on my arm lol. well proud of it pmsl. i dont give a fuck lol.

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nick armbrister

Tue 17th Apr 2012 00:25

RAAAAACE lol i wish. i know an old ford turbo near me its still in good nik. see if i can edit and post a pic on here. xr3i was a design classic tho. 1987 models.

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Rachel Bond

Sun 15th Apr 2012 01:22

yes post 1987 but only just. im talking square spots and go faster stripes. navy blue only.
my friend bought one back in the early 90s not for retro cool but out of sheer desperation. it had a transfer of the tazmanian devil on the bonnet. i fuckin loved it. it cost £50. haha metallic grey laquer paint only around the rust :)

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nick armbrister

Sat 14th Apr 2012 14:09

haha now if you say ford fiesta sport with xr2 body kit inc plastic arches and metallic grey paint in laquer, now that a cool car. if xr2 same shape, even better.

you mean the model after, the 1987 model? moved like a rocket. the 4 square spot lamps under the bumper was a cool touch.

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Rachel Bond

Sat 14th Apr 2012 13:13

sorry for correction but XR2i was the king.

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