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1978 Ford Escort Mk2 Rally Car
The Ford Escort Mk2, a legendary rally car since the 1970s and popularized by rally drivers such as Colin McRae and Hannu Mikkola. To this day, the Mk2 escort is the most commonly used car for rally racing across the world because of the high production numbers and low cost. There are many different varieties used, such as custom-built rally cars to the more specialized RS1800s used by the Ford Racing team. My version is inspired by McRae's flashback version used in recent years with the Red / Black color scheme. Only mine however has a vibrant yellow and orange stripe. This is my most detailed and carefully made car to date, so I'd enjoy your comments, thanks!
About this creation
Front view. Notice the fog lamps. Most Escorts had 4 fog lights in this vertical position. One reason I chose to make this a 1978, is the blue Ford oval emblem on the front. Earlier Escorts just had silver "FORD" lettering.

Side view. I absolutely love this picture!

Rear view. Check out those new 1x2 cheese plates on the spoiler tips!

All open, hood, doors, and small trunk.

2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine. This particular one is turbocharged and with a custom injection system.

Rear interior. Roll cage, Fire-Suppression system, fuel cell, etc.

Front interior. The hose from the rear fire extinguisher latches onto the co-drivers seat. There is also a small hand-held extinguisher under the dashboard that swings out for easy access.

I also built a micro 4-wide version, neat eh?

Action shot of the car taking flight off a large dirt jump.

This is how I made the jumping photo, it's simply the car propped up on blocks, then I edited them out. I left this picture alone because it would have been too difficult to edit the background.


Rally racing legend Colin McRae puts the Escort to the test.



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  February 5, 2013
AMAZING!! Can you also post the mini ford?
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  December 29, 2012
awesome i like both of them
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  August 8, 2011
If McRae drove that Escort any harder I reckon the wheels would have fallen off! Great job btw!
Dylan Denton
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Preston the car nerd
  August 6, 2011
Hey Dylan, great car once again, but I wanted to tell you about my new LDD '79 escort Mkll. Its kinda like yours exept I started with greg thompsons unfinished vesion. I managed to make the model about 150 bucks but when i make the money to buy it ill post it.....But mine doesnt have a roll cage, and more importantly my Dad wont let me buy "such a waste of money" :P
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  August 3, 2011
Amazing! How did you edit the picture of the car in mid-air? I'm building a rally car too, and I'd like to do a photo like that. Please respond. Thanks!
  March 1, 2011
I make supercars and Japanese-influenced modern sports cars, but after viewing this amazing model, I really want to make something similar. I was thinking an old Japanese model like a '71 Skyline or AE86 :) Great work, this is definately your best model so far, I'm so keen for your next masterpiece. 10/10 - Rhys
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  February 9, 2011
Another amazing car. You are the man contructing cars!
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  October 11, 2010
absoloutely fantastic
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  October 7, 2010
Great model! Cool colours, good shape. Nice action-picture too ;-)
Dylan Denton
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lucy in the sky
  September 25, 2010
my favorite!!!!! i like the little version too!!!
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  August 29, 2010
Fantastic Rollcage! I love all the details that have been put into this especially the decal and color scheme on the side. Can you please give me some advice on my Custom Surf Pickup?
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  August 17, 2010
pleez send me instructions at john.w.hastings@gmail.com,pleeeeez?
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  July 29, 2010
nice color sheme, great rollcage, fantasitic engine and an unbelievable overall shape! 5/5
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  July 28, 2010
What an amazing build. great work on the details. i realy like the choice of the model.
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  July 28, 2010
What an amazing build. great work on the details. i realy like the choice of the model.
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  July 28, 2010
The back view is the best and I like your back lights design. Great!
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  July 28, 2010
=0 im speechless the only thing that would make this better is suspension and built to minifig scale. When you have time check out my rally car
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  July 25, 2010
I appreciate the way you've involved a lot of beautiful environment as background to bring forward the functionality and possibilities of yourr scale model. I like Ford, I like your Rally model.
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  July 25, 2010
Very nice car! Original!
Dylan Denton
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Josh Lucas
  July 23, 2010
My first thought upon seeing this was, "Nice paint job!" You also did a great job with the shaping, the roll cage, the interior...pretty much everything, really. The coloring on the mini version is great too.
Dylan Denton
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Jesse Wallinga
  July 23, 2010
Dylan is back and how!!...This is again your one of Your best! al your things are best!
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  July 23, 2010
Definitely a well-built car, and of course, the color scheme adds quite a bit to this already great car. I love the cage inside too!
  July 23, 2010
Excellent! I saw a diecast of this a long time ago while in Great Britain- I almost bought it, but it made me think about building one myself. You beat to the build, obviously, but you did an excellent job! If I build one of my own, it will definitely be noted that inspiration was from your great model! Now to the car... First off the body is spot on, next- I love the graphics that you put on this car-just makes it that much cooler. The rear looks really good- I love the addition of the blue 1x1 round for the logo-just a nice easy little detail. Love all the exterior, and interior details. That engine is really cool and detailed. The interior- AMAZING- Love that rollcage work- very clean-built. As always, love all the opening features- wish people would do this more often. Oh, by the way, awesome car! Keep building! -Anthony Dunne
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  July 23, 2010
Haha, the color scheme and engine details are absolutely SICK! Also, I think the roof shape and interior are extremely impressive. Yes, it's easily one of your best so far.
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  July 23, 2010
i think u should build a 71 chevy vega
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  July 23, 2010
As i told you on flickr. My new favorite from you.(yes,better like your Lambo)You did a perfect job with the little details a rally car must have.And the taillights are superb. Great work my friend.
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  July 23, 2010
I absolutely love rally cars, and this one is just so amazing. The roll cage is the best part because it's so well done!
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  July 23, 2010
Awesome! Excellent details!
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  July 23, 2010
Very nice looking car I think it is one of your best
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  July 23, 2010
One of favourite cars ever (didn't know that you knew about these in the USA!) and my favourite model from you ever too!! The looks brilliant - the best model on MOCpages in ages. 10/10 but maybe an 11, as I need to differentiate this as I like it so much! : )
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  July 23, 2010
Very impressive! Your model is instantly recognizable as a Ford Escort. And the rear is a spitting image. Well done.
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  July 23, 2010
This is almost perfect! The rear is dead on, the front fantastic, the side awesome, the engine bay is a total win, this thing looks like a Biante model, sweet build, loved the jumping shot... 10/5.
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  July 23, 2010
This thing is a very very cool racer! The colors are great, the details are to die for! You even made it look lively with the picture you took. Great work!
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  July 23, 2010
Crazy stuff! the color scheme is just fantastic, and I'm always a big fan of rollcages in sport cars, and lovely little tiny version, bravo mate.
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  July 23, 2010
Wonderful. The detailing is incredible - the picture of it jumping is especially good.
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  July 23, 2010
Perfect! It so reminds me of days when I used to play Colin McRae Rally for days... Sweet memories! So by bringin me back to those memories it is compliment to you - excelent car!
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  July 23, 2010
I love it! If only I had the skill/time/parts to build like this..
 
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