I've mentioned a few times that I used to do rallying in South Africa when I was (much) younger (and a lot less wise). I drove a Ford Escort Mk. 2 most of the time, with a two-door body and a 1,600cc engine with a manual transmission (stick shift, for Americans). It had a few components replaced with upgraded versions for sporting use, but basically it was pretty much the same vehicle you could buy off any Ford dealer's lot. It's probably long since been scrapped, but I remember it with fondness.
I was therefore very happy to come across this video of Ford Escort Mk. 2's rallying in Sweden. Different country, different terrain, but the same vehicles. It brought back a lot of happy memories, so I'd like to share it with you. Enjoy!
Warm fuzzies there . . . The Swedish cars appear to be using the more powerful 2-liter engine, and free-flow exhausts too, so they'll be a lot more powerful than the one I drove; but they still look the same. Mine also looked similar to the bashed one at the end of the clip, on more than one occasion!