I remember that in the late 70’s, in South Africa, there was a series for silhouette racing, called the Manufacturers Challenge, where the body and motor had to come from the same company.
So we had a 5 series BMW with some hot motor, a Fiat 131 with a Lancia Stratos motor, a Mazda 323 with a twin rotary motor and a Zakspeed Escort suspension, some Chevvy’s (Opels) with F5000 V8 motors and a Zakspeed look-a-like Ford Escort with a GAA Ford-Weslake V6/3400cc motor.
So, I found this a, for me, nostalgic trip down memory lane, as I’ve seen these monstrous cars race. And, as this Escort appeals to me in the Ford colours, I am going to do mine to, hopefully, look like this:
I’ve made my decal sheet already:
I’m starting with the body and all its pieces today. That is if I can stand the heat in my “workshop”. Yes, we are going to get hot in Holland today … stop laughing! For my friends across the pond that’s 90 F and for the more informed it will get up to 32C.