Book Reviews – Ford RS

Boreham by Graham Robson

Boreham by Graham Robson

There are several new and reprinted books on Ford and the RS media. The most important three are a must; they are “Rallye Sport Fords”. “Boreham”. The forty year story of Fords Motorsport dream factory, and “Performance Fords”.

 

“Boreham” by Graham Robson tells the total story of Ford in competition at Boreham, if you thought you knew all things about Ford and Boreham and were not an insider, believe me you do not. There are photographs never seen before and accounts from people that worked there over the years that could not comment before, it is a great read. The book is published by Haynes Publishing and now is unfortunately out of print. So if you see copies grab them.

“Rallye Sport Fords” by Mike Morton. This book covers the personal experiences of Mike Morton while working for the Ford Motor Company. Mike was involved in most of the major programmes that Ford undertook the likes of the Escort RS1700T, RS200, RS500 Sierra and the Escort RS Cosworth. There are loads of never before seen photographs from Mike Morton’s own personal photograph collection and that of Stuart Turner’s, personal photographs as well.

Rally Sport Fords by Mike Moreton

Rally Sport Fords by Mike Moreton

The book is forwarded by Stuart Turner. Again if you thought you knew a lot about Ford Motorsport’s history think again, read this book then you will. The book is published by Veloce Publishing limited.

 

The third book “Performance Fords” by Graham Robson. Tells the story of all of the performance Fords from the Cortina GT Mk1 to the Focus RS Mk1. Again it is a must read, giving you all the data on the vehicles plus loads of great photographs. This book is published by Haynes Publishing.

There are still more books to be looked for all by Graham Robson. “Cosworth & Ford”, the road cars. The title explains the content of what the book is all about, published by Crowood Press Limited.

The Works Escorts by Graham Robson

The Works Escorts by Graham Robson

“The Works Escorts”, the fourth and final edition, forwarded by the likes of Ari Vatanen and Stuart Turner bringing to a final conclusion of the Escorts in competition, from the Escort Twin Cam to the Escort RS Cosworth, again published by Haynes Publishing. All the above books are in hard back.

 

“Ford RS Escorts” the complete story, is to be the third and final edition of this great book. The book covers the history of the Escort right from the Escort Twin Cam right though to the Escort RS Cosworth also, published now in paper back by Crowood Press Ltd.

The last three books are part of a series “Ford Escort Mk1”,”Ford Escort RS 1800”, “Ford Escort RS Cosworth & and world rally cars, they are in paper back. These three books are published by Veloce Publishing Limited. All these books are worth a look especially the first three.

Performance Fords by Graham Robson

Performance Fords by Graham Robson

These publications will now possible be hard to find in Australia you can always try outlets in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Factory-Original Sporting Mk 1 Escorts

Factory-Original Sporting Mk 1 Escorts

Factory-Original Sporting Mk 1 Escorts

This book is the comprehensive guide to originality in all departments for all the sporting Mk1 Escort models. It covers engine, transmission and running gear, body panels, interior and exterior trim and badging, electrics, dashboard, instruments and switches, lamps, under-bonnet components, paint and trim colours – in fact everything right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end.

 

Ford Escort RS & Mexico Performance Portfolio

Ford Escort RS & Mexico

Ford Escort RS & Mexico

Brooklands Books turned its attention to the sporting Escorts in 1980 when they published Ford RS Escorts 1968-1980. Such was the interest in the marque that when it went out of print they replaced it with two new volumes High Performance EscortsMk1 1968-1974 and High performance Escorts Mk2 1975-1980. These books are still available.

The Ford Escort RS & Mexico Performance Portfolio, covers the Mk1 & Mk2 escorts in competition and as road cars from 1970-1979, even Australia gets a mention with in the pages. I good buy for the Mk1 &Mk2 Escort RS enthusiast.

Factory-Original Sporting Mk2 Escorts

Factory Original Sporting Mk2 Escorts

Factory Original Sporting Mk2 Escorts

This book is a comprehensive guide to originality in all departments for all the sporting Mk2 Escort models. It covers engine, transmission and running gear, body panels, interior and exterior trim and badging, electrics, dashboard, instruments and switches, lamps, under-bonnet components, paint and trim colours- in fact everything right down to the tool kit, from the beginning of production to the end.

This book also contains eight pages on the Australian Mk2 Escort including the RS2000 with all the fax and figures .

 

Ford RS200: The Story So Far

RS200 The Story So Far

RS200 The Story So Far

The Story So Far. By Justin Smith, covers the design and concept of this 4×4 mid-engine 50+50 split vehicle, right from an idea in Stuart Turners head. The book includes cometary on its design, to the production including its short group B rallying history. This book also covers all the details of the 200 vehicles produced, be they LHD or RHD and what colour it started its life as. There is a page dedicated to each of the 200 RS200s, a few are lost or missing but most are still around.

The book includes words from Mr RS200 himself Bob Howe of the then Ford Boreham fame whose job it was to produce and sell the vehicle be it for road or track.

A great read, comes in hard or soft back with 255 pages.

Works Escorts in Detail

Works Escorts

Works Escorts

Ford’s rear-wheel competition Escorts, car by car.
By Graham Robson.

The Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts were humble family cars that ended up as highly successful competition cars, both on the rally stage and the race track. Car by car this book covers all Ford’s works cars, detailing competition history, colour schemes and technical development.

223 pages of stunning photographs b/w and colour of all the cars, a book for the dedicated works Escort fans.