This book tells the exciting story of the development of the legendary performance Ford Escort which became one of the most successful rally cars of all time. Written in a way that readers can relate to, it covers the road-going cars, the dealership network and the dedicated Ford factory as well as the illustrious motorsport achievements. The author discusses the development of Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO), the design of the twin-cam engine and the production of the RS1600, Mexico and RS2000 models. He also cover the development of Ford motorsport generally and the Rallye Sport dealership network. At a time when interest in performance Escorts from the 1970s has been never been higher and the when the cars have featured on TV programmes, this book provides all the information required for enthusiasts of 1970s classic Fords and in motorsport.