By Stewart Smith on 2016-05-23 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Escort and Capri are
THE iconic Escort has been named the favourite Ford of all time by fans of the UK's best-selling car brand with the Capri coming in a close second.
The Escort scored 36 per cent of the vote in a survey carried out by the organisers of The Classic Ford Show, beating the Capri in terms of legendary status.
Launched in 1968, the Escort was sold in six generations and enjoyed an impressive 32-year production run, with the final hatchback model rolling off the production line at Halewood, Liverpool, in July 2000.
In total, over three million Escorts were sold in Britain, making it one of the country's best selling cars of all-time.
It spawned several performance models, including the RS1600, the Mexico, the RS2000, The XR3, RS Turbo and RS Cosworth, all of which enjoyed astonishing motorsport success.
Both of the iconic makes, along with other fine names from Ford's past, such as the Anglia, Cortina, Mustang and Granada, along with more modern icons such as the Fiesta and Focus, will be in abundance at the show, which takes place at the Santa Pod racetrack in Bedfordshire on Sunday, June 5.
The Classic Ford Show, in association with Admiral, will play host to thousands of the best Fords in Britain, from club exhibitors and individual entrants.
There will be a wide variety of standard, tuned and modified cars on display at the show which will feature an exclusive Ford-only 'Run What Ya Brung' on the drag strip, open to show visitors and their cars.
The quarter-mile contest will give guests the chance to pit their own Fords against each other, and drivers will receive a full performance print out showing reaction time, terminal speed and the time it took to complete the sprint.
Another highlight of the show will be a series of Ford Drag Car demos, featuring some of Santa Pod's most famous Ford-based dragsters.The hotted-up Capris, Sierras, Anglias, Fiestas and more will be available to view in the pit area, where showgoers can get up close to the cars and their drivers.
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