Video: Ford Mk2 Escort takes Ken Block for a drive

Nic Cackett

It's nice to see that as well as lending Ken Block the latest Fiesta and Focus to go rallying in, Ford has taken the time to teach the American a little something about its heritage in the motorsport.

And what better way to do that than sending the gymkhana nut round a woodland stage in a rear-wheel drive Mk2 Escort - a car still capable of charming the wallet out of a middle aged man's jacket at fifty paces.

The rally version was responsible for some of Ford's finest moments during the late seventies and early eighties including a Championship win for Ari Vatanen. Lets hope some of the experience rubs off on Block.