Unusual Race Cars

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Re: Unusual Race Cars

Post by gordini » Tue 24 Nov 2009, 23:36

ClassicMan wrote:Hi Guys

Does anyone have a recollection of a Mk1 Escort from the '70s called the MAZCORT? The car came to Bulawayo from SA when I was a laaitie. It was a Mk1 shell with seriously widened box wheel arches and painted in Martini Racing Livery. The most intersting part of it all was that it had a MID-MOUNTED Rotary motor connected to a Hewland box. It was seriously fast, and was often in a dice with Ray Yeo's Perana (Original Gunston A2 - painted in Grovenor Ford colours) and Royce Love's Chevron B21.

The car is back with it's original owner in the Jhb area and he has ideas of restoring it but with a V8 and not the Rotary. I have always been curious as to this cars's history. Anyone know anything about this car?
Tried a search on the name and nothing came up...can anybody help here??
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Re: Unusual Race Cars - Mpiti Renault

Post by motorheadsdiary » Fri 28 Jan 2011, 18:05

I took some pics today... is this topic still active?

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Re: Unusual Race Cars

Post by VMX » Fri 28 Jan 2011, 18:32

Early 90's I think, there was such a MK1 Escort with a rotary. They had these anything goes classes. I know I have photo's of it because it was just an odd combination. As was a Renault 5 with a rotary, and a very comical looking rwd Mazda 323 shape over a Tiga sports race car. The rotary Escort was white if I remember correctly.

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Re: Unusual Race Cars

Post by zahistorics » Fri 28 Jan 2011, 21:48

Welcome motorheadsdiary! (is that HM?)

Threads like this are always 'open'. Please post your pics, we would love to see them.

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Re: Unusual Race Cars - Mpiti Renault

Post by Killarney Racer » Sat 29 Jan 2011, 10:55

motorheadsdiary wrote:I took some pics today... is this topic still active?
Oh yes!

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Re: Unusual Race Cars

Post by gordini » Sun 30 Jan 2011, 17:35

Please post mate!!
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Re: Unusual Race Cars

Post by gordini » Mon 19 Dec 2011, 11:22

How is this for an unusual race car??? Beautifull!! 8)
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Re: Unusual Race Cars

Post by turbo-gp » Tue 20 Dec 2011, 10:26

Looks like it used to be a Mercedez 500 SEC in a previous life. Nice looking race car though 8)

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Re: Unusual Race Cars

Post by gordini » Tue 20 Dec 2011, 14:50

turbo-gp wrote:Looks like it used to be a Mercedez 500 SEC in a previous life. Nice looking race car though 8)
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Re: Unusual Race Cars

Post by zahistorics » Tue 20 Dec 2011, 16:06

Pity they didn't leave to original lights on it, otherwise a very nice car!

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