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Junkyard Gem: 1986 Ford Escort Pony

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

Motorsports
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.

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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.

Motorsports
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Open Road
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.

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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

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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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Ford Escort is ready to focus on the Chinese market

Ford officially revived the Escort name in China, showing of the new, four-door compact at the Beijing Motor Show. Painted in a stylish brown-bronze, the new sedan wears a number of global Ford styling cues while sharing its platform with the Ford Focus.

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Ford Escort returns, just not for US

Ford is set to give the burgeoning Chinese market its very own C-segment model, while also reviving one of the brand's more notable nameplates. The new Escort, which will make its world debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show will be built in the People's Republic at the Changan Ford joint venture facility.

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Production Ford Escort heading for Beijing

Ford's long-dormant Escort nameplate returned affixed to a sedan concept at last year's Shanghai Motor Show. While not exactly a beauty, it showed a clean, straightforward take on Ford's current styling. The Blue Oval said at the time that it wanted to create a model that was stylish "but

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Ford Escort testing, may be bound for Europe

There has been little news about Ford's China-focused Escort concept since debuting at last year's Shanghai Motor Show, but the no-frills sedan has shown its camouflaged face again during cold weather testing in Northern Sweden. While far from a guarantee, the test location might hint that the Blue Oval plans to market the car outside of Asia.

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Ford Escort returns... as a concept

Ford is kickin' it old school at the Shanghai Motor Show for 2013 with a new Escort Concept – "a name that stirs up thoughts of basic, affordable transportation rather than great driving dynamics or bold design" as we said in our initial preview of the small C-segment sedan. Or, as Ford puts it, "Custo

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Ford Escort Concept goes back to basics

Here's the thing about China: The folks buying cars there have a very different set of standards than shoppers in many other markets around the globe. While we all drool over hot metal with bold designs, and while we appreciate automakers going an extra step to inject even their cheapest offerings with aggressive and interesting cues, that sort of sheetmetal sex appeal doesn't always sell in the People's Republic. Case in point is Jaguar, which may

Video: Ken Block goes through the woods quickly in an Escort Mk2

Ken Block gets dirty with a Mk2 Ford Escort – Click above to watch video after the jump

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