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Ford Escort II

Ford Escort II Acropolis Rally 1980 Ari Vatanen close up

Ford Escort II Acropolis Rally 1980 Ari Vatanen








         Key Data         

Year : 1980
Rally : Acropolis
Driver : Ari Vatanen
Co-Driver : David Richards


          Car Notes         

The Mk II Escort was still winning rallies over 6 years since it was first seen. The Acropolis was always a tough event but Vatannen saw it home in first. The Mk II Escort would be seen for decades afterwards in the hands of privateers.


       Driver Notes       

Ari Vatanen
Uncompromising Finnish driver who drove all out, every time. He won the title in 1981 with Ford but also had a spell with Peugeot in the 205 T16.