Hammond drives the Escort Mexico
Richard drives one of Essex’s finest old girls - the legend that is the Escort Mexico MkI
Posted: 21 Sep 2011
The noise is simple and honest, bouncing around the tiny cabin with its hard surfaces and shiny plastics. There is nothing, but nothing, inside the cockpit to distract you from the business of pedalling it around the track as fast as the little engine can gulp fuel and the skinny little tyres can cling onto the tarmac. And this is the one with the ‘custom pack' that added Recaro seats, carpets, a clock and walnut fascia. Without them, it would be difficult to tell if you were sitting in the car itself or the crate it came in. But still the grin stretched itself across my face. I swear the little Mexico was eager to get on with the job of exploiting every last ounce of go from its humble mechanics.