A SIX GENERATION FORD THAT SOLD OVER 4,000, 000 UNITS
Ford Escorts were produced from 1967 until 2004 – a period of 38 years. In that time the Escort was revised 5 times so there are models from Mk 1 to Mk VI. Over 4,100, 000 Ford Escorts were manufactured . This replacement of its almost as popular Ford Anglia, was faded out as the demand for a different type of car, and the growing demand for SUV’s and Crossovers slowly decreased the Escorts sales. Despite that, Escort’s sales in the UK topped 2,000,000 which is the highest Non USA Ford sales figure.
The Ford Escorts were driven by a variety of engines from a humble 4 cyl 1100 to a seriously powerful 2 litre in its later RS models.Kerrie en Rys Stalletjie
The Escorts were spectacularly successful in motor rallies around the world and in saloon car racing. Their winning streaks and championships won are legendary. Yet their range included humble panel vans, station wagons and a few cabriolets. Most Escorts were built in the UK and Germany but there were a number of assembly plants around the world, including South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Ford Escorts battled a little to dominate European markets facing stiff competition from Opel Kadetts, Alfa Romeo, Citroen and Peugeot. In the UK the Vauxhall Viva and the Hillman range kept Escort on their toes. Links will be added here when the posts are all completed
The Escort’s generations were
Mk I –1967-1975
Mk II – 1974 – 1981
Mk III 1982 – 1986
Mk IV 1986 – 1992
Mk V 1990 – 1997
Mk VI 1995 – 2004
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.Competition Classes
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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION. If you click on a link below you will, in most cases get a full screen image.
1969 Ford Escort Mk I – Riley from Christchurch, New Zealand [CC BY 2.0
1979 Ford Escort Mk II – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0
1982 Ford Escort Mk III – Ghia – Vauxford [CC BY-SA 4.0
1987 Ford Escort Mk IV – Rudolf Stricker
1992 Ford Escort Mk V RS2000 – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0
1995 Ford Escort Mk VI – Kieran White from Manchester, England [CC BY 2.0