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Junkyard Gem: 1987 Ford Escort GL Station Wagon

Complete with four-on-the-floor manual transmission.

Junkyard Gem: 1986 Ford Escort Pony

The cheapest possible North American-market Ford car available in 1986, now in a Denver car graveyard.

This Ford Escort is made of silver, gold and gems worth over $100,000

Model could be yours when it goes to auction

Model could be yours when it goes to auction.

Watch onboard video of Ken Block's Ford Escort RS Cosworth crash and fire

Block and co-driver are okay, but the Cossie burned beyond recognition

Block and co-driver are okay, but the Cossie burned beyond recognition.

Junkyard Gem: 1987 Ford Escort GT

One of the later non-Mazda-based Escort GTs.

Dearborn's answer to the European hot-hatch craze of the 1980s, the 1987 Escort GT was a lot of fun for the dollar. Here's a fully used-up example in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service wrecking yard.

Ken Block finally reveals his new Ford Escort RS Cosworth

You can see the car at rally stages and in ‘GymkhanaTEN’

Last fall, Ken Block teased his next big project, a custom rally-spec Ford Escort RS Cosworth. This isn't just some 25-year-old economy car. The Escort RS Cosworth was a fully homologated rally machine. Block's is one of just a few thousand that were ever built. This isn't just some show car either. Block plans to race it in several rally series around the world. The Escort RS Cosworth will also star in "GymkhanaTEN" sometime this fall.

We chat with Ken Block at SEMA and learn about his F-Series truck build

We also learn which Hoonicorn was his favorite

Ford Performance is helping with the truck build.

Junkyard Gem: 1986 Ford Escort L Station Wagon

A rare example of the first-generation North American Escort.

A reasonably loaded first-generation Escort wagon, spotted in a Denver self-service wrecking yard a few months back.

12 cars you can legally import to the US in 2017

Here are some cool cars that qualify for the 25-year importation rule in 2017.

Car turns in its own driver for hit-and-run

A woman in Florida could have escaped prosecution for the accidents she caused last week. But then her Ford vehicle called the cops on her.

Ken Block's new Gymkhana ride is a 1978 MkII Ford Escort RS

With the help of Ryan Tuerck, Ken Block shows off his first-ever rear-wheel-drive Gymkhana vehicle, a 1978 MkII Ford Escort RS.

MotorWeek relives '80s coupes with Dodge Daytona, Ford Escort EXP

Reminisce about two largely forgotten front-wheel drive sports coupes of the '80s with MotorWeek's look at the 1986 Dodge Daytona CS and the 1986.5 Ford Escort EXP. They are perfect examples of automotive progress in the intervening decades.

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Clarkson's final Top Gear lap and what could have been

Much like the cobbled together final episode of Series 22, Clarkson's final lap did little to capture the spirit of the show we loved so dearly. But how can a single lap encapsulate what made Top Gear so great? It's all in the choice of car.

Motorweek goes retro with '80s hot hatch shootout

Motorweek's decades of history on television make it the perfect medium to look back into the automotive past and see how things are different now. It recently added old road test videos to its YouTube channel of the Acura NSX and Toyota Supra, as well as the Ferrari F40. For one of its newest flashback clips

Cosworth double-feature is XCar's a drool-worthy look back

While American fans of Ford performance cars in the '80s and early '90s were loving the 5.0 Mustang, Taurus SHO and, for those who wanted to be a little different, the Merkur XR4Ti, British fans of the Blue Oval were getting their own unique take on speed. The Sierra RS Cosworth (which was

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