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I'm planning to organise a 4x4 hill-descend in August...get every 4x4 on the island involved, going over Marine Drive.

BB, I'm taking the piss. My car is newer than, faster than and easier to maintain, but I would swap it in an instant for an RS 2000 . That is all .

Phew, I'm glad we got that sorted out!   And also, that Twalbert's back!

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@d That standards of "high performance" vehicles have changed radically in 40 years.

 

As an aside, the implication from your 2 posts is that your "newer Ford" is an Anglia. Since the Anglia finished production in 1967, versus the 1975 RS200 above, it could not be described as "a newer Ford".

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@d That standards of "high performance" vehicles have changed radically in 40 years.

 

As an aside, the implication from your 2 posts is that your "newer Ford" is an Anglia. Since the Anglia finished production in 1967, versus the 1975 RS200 above, it could not be described as "a newer Ford".

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Me thinks you quoted the wrong post there.

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It was the Classic Ford Spring Tour. 36 vehicles in total, a couple of local Ford owners took them out and about around the island. I believe they go back tomorrow.

 

Staying at the Palace in Douglas if you want to check them out in the morning before they go.

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We were heading down the mountain into Ramsey today, when we were met by a group of MK2 escorts, a couple of MK1s, a Fiesta and, I think a Granada or similar.

They were all it top condition and obviously in some sort of club, but I couldn't quite see what the badge said on their grilles.

Was good to see what looked like an RS200 amongst them too.

Left me with big "green eyes".

Anyone know what the event was and if it was connected to the hill climb / sprints?.

It's just an owners club weekend away. Coincidence timing on the hill climb.

 

They were all parked up at the Palace Hotel on Sunday night. I had a good look round before going in the casino. I was chatting to one of the owners of a cortina.

 

I agree with you. Some fabulous cars. Two mint mark ones. And some brilliant mark two rs 2000. Never tire of seeing that sort of collection.

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From Wiki (sorry):

 

The 2.0 L RS2000 version, with its distinctively slanted polyurethane nose, and featuring the Pinto engine from the Cortina, was announced in the UK in March 1975[23] and introduced in Germany in August 1975, being reportedly produced in both countries. It provided a claimed 110 bhp and a top speed of 110 mph (177 km/h).

 

So even a lowly current gen Fiesta ST (182Ps 240Nm 0-62 6.9s max 139mph) would, in theory, leave it standing. Even the lower-spec Fiesta 1.0EcoBoost's got 125Ps and a Vmax of 122mph.

There's a Ford fiesta with 140 bhp out of a one litre engine.

 

Quite amazing really. And probably quicker than the xr3i (1.6 injection) I had in the early 90's.

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there was a UK reg Jensen Interceptor on NSR yesterday too

That was over for the hillclimb, pretty sure it comes over every year for it.

 

 

Do you have "finlo" on ignore ?

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