Time For Tea: Rally Sweden in a Mk2 Escort

It was once said by a man I know that no car dances like a Mk2 Escort. This video proves the truth behind that statement.

At first glance, it might look like a classic rally video that’s been remastered and sharpened up with the aid of some clever video technology. Either that, or a lucky amateur getting to experience the thrill of clubman rallying from behind the wheel of one of the most iconic rally cars ever. But no. In fact, it’s a world rally event – Rally Sweden, no less – and helming the Mk2 is none other than Petter Solberg.

The video was shot on the first Historic Rally Sweden, which, as you might imagine, is like Rally Sweden, but specifically for historic rally cars. Like Solberg’s Escort, which was prepared by Viking Motorsport, the rally preparation company set up by his former co-driver Phil Mills. Of course, that left a vacancy in the co-driver’s seat, which was filled by Petter’s wife Pernilla. Once you’ve watched the video, head on over to AxisOfOversteer’s story on this for a superb shot of the husband-and-wife team in ... erm ... a ‘compromising’ position.




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  • rallycross 16 Feb 2013

    superb driving.

    are there any timing splits comparing his times in the Mk2 escort v's the WRC cars on the same stages?

  • Seven Smiles 16 Feb 2013

    Glad it wasn't just me that thought Mr Shouty Man was reprising "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer!"

    No sporting event nowadays is safe from them and "Weeeeee Are The Champyuns" at 120 dB.

  • dinkel 12 Feb 2013

    Oh: at 50 likes I can do a poster print offer. If mods don't like I fully respect that and they may ditch this post at once. Cheers all!

  • dinkel 12 Feb 2013

    Dad had one. But not with a BDA. This red screamer dove in La Source a tad too quick and had to do a full Solberg to haul the 180 hairpin. Applause by a pack of shooters and the marshalls. Some sight!

  • garypotter 12 Feb 2013

    Great vid, lovely noise from the esort engine, just needed plenty of cow bells instead of the man on the tannoy.

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