Andi's Weekend In Pics (56k warning)

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s0ck said:
You've never heard of Cosworth; do you live in a [oi] cave?

Please quote me as saying I have 'never heard of cosworth'.

I never said such a thing, although I did admit my very weak knowledge about them.

Now calm down and stop looking for poorly animated gif's to put your point across.
 
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Wish people wouldn't call them "chaved up". From what I've heard about them, they are really hard to maintain (and keep in a working condition :p), so those owners must be v.proud to have mint examples. Classics, not "chaved".
 
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Until you actually own an RS its something most people wont understand its a bit like a cult, but without the sacrificing of lambs.

I truely would love to buy another Escort but even I can't justify spending 10k on Cossie when I could have a much newer Impreza.
 
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Looks like a good meet. All classics.

Those Mk3 S1 RS Turbos are in stunning condition. Those who know Fords know that is a good bunch, like the standard Escort Cosworth (blue), perfect.

My father had an Escort Cosworth, un-modified, as new, he's kicking himself that he didnt hang onto it. Bit like me and my VR6 Corrado.

Fords latest efforts are a sign of the constraints they have to work under. Emissions, safety, and comfort to name but three. Plus fear of a return to the insurance 'joyrider' problems which plagued the Escort Cosworth (one is wearing a steering lock i notice!).
 
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Did you know the Escort Cosworth is actually on the Siera cossie floorpan :)
Nothing to do with the mk5 Escort.
Sorry for the random information :)

Looks like a great day, I loved my mk4 Escort Turbo and enjoy genuine examples.
 
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Flibster said:
Cosworth have built many road going race cars in their time. My personal favourite is the Mercedes 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth which dominated in the German Touring Car Championship.
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Currently got one of these at work in gold, do you have any more information about them?
 
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Some fantastic examples of my fave cars from "my era". When I passed my test I always wanted to get an Escort Cossie one day so all of the Ford RS cars have a special place in my heart, it's good to see that there are still some really nice examples around.
 
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I was even more down to earth as a kid. I just wanted an Escort Xr3, never mind the cosworth :)

I'd sooner have one of those fiestas myself over more modern saxos/polos/puntos and the rs escorts over focus. To me they now classify as 'old scool' and simply automatically have more class than most newer cars. The only newer cars that compair in terms of 'soul' are Clio Cups and Civic/leon R's.

Cosworths have never really done it for me and I'd rather have a (cheaper) Evo 3/4 or modded classic scoob over one.
 
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LoadsaMoney said:
Did that guy have to stand in front of the blonde. :(

That's why I took the photo, but he got in the way :o :D

The soul comment is about right, I love modern cars, I'd much rather own a modern car for day to day, but they don't have the soul of the old school stuff.
 
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I like the look of your cars, especially the sierra cosworths they look mint and the power produced by them is amazing for their age.
 
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I had a 2.5 16 for a time and it was the best all round saloon I have driven , I would place it above the E30 M3 of the same era. I don't know how the engineers did it but they managed to combine nimble sporty handling with a very comfortable ride which was unique to me. It was most evident over speedbumps which when taken at speed felt like running over a cats eye in comparison to the M3 which could knock fillings out your teeth. They are fantastic ' Q ' cars as the styling is very understated and few will give it a second glance , but down a twisty B road they put a smile on your face and can then perform all day long on the motorway at speeds which would soon cost your license points .
I expected it to be barge in all honesty judging by the size of the car but I was very wrong, highly recommended if you can find a good one but that is the trick.
 

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andi said:
mini-DSCN3297.jpg

I want that car :)
 
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vanpeebles said:
idiot! learn about cars :p

stunning pics that martini cossie is yummy, and a big *salute* to the series 1 RST boys! and norty tw fox :D

er, sod off mooron..i know plenty about cars and in my opinion, which i am entitled to they look crap, nothing more to say really. Whale tails might have been fitted as standard, that dsoesnt make them any better - they still look ugly, out of place and chavved up!

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lol what a moron.

Nice selection of classic RSs there.

I bet that Zetec Turbo flys.

Same goes to you, sod off!

P.S - before a don bans me for telling them to sod off and for perdsonal attacks....they started it so ban them too if you're gonna. I'm merely defending myself which in a country of free speach i am entitled to do.
 
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