Ford Escort Rally Driver Pulls Save of the Year

Rally driver John Lynch pul a miraculous comeback in his little Ford Escort rally car during a race in Ireland.
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After hitting a stone wall with the nose of the car, John is taken for a spin, as the Escort pulls three consecutive spins before recovering its composure. Luckily, the road is so wet that the tires don't have enough grip to tip the car over.

The Mark II Escort we're looking at is a little rear-drive gem launched in late 1974. It's equipped with a four-speed manual gearbox ands uspension consisted of MacPherson strut front and a simple live axle mounted on leaf springs at the back.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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