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Eros by nailgungfx Eros by nailgungfx
This is a shot I took from the Rally in Kamariza (Lavrion, Greece) in 2006. It is named Eros, cause the Ford Escort mkII is one of my most beloved cars: The ultimate weapon for terrorizing people and exciting drives!

This mkII is built and driven by Nikos Politis, who is a fabulous driver and an Ford Escort fanatic aswell as he has written many articles on Greek car magazines about the Escort and restoration processes. Talking with him in-situ revealed that he is a very friendly guy as well!

If there's one thing I really want to do in my life, that is to restore and race one of these mkIIs... someday...
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Rallyist1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
"In the begining God created the Heaven and the Earth"
Then he made the Mk2 Escort.
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nailgungfx Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
and he saw that the Escort was damn good!
AMEN!!!!!!!!

I'm with you brother!!! Hallelujah!

Thanks for the fav!
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R0tti Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
beautiful - I love rally cars! The old 70's Lancia Stratos was a real eye grabber first time I saw it, too.

Just a thought, but if Greek is your native tongue - then man, I'm impressed. You switch to English flawlessly!

A lady I worked with once (from Romania) told me how someone complained about her accent (here in USA). She replied to them "just remember - someone with an accent speaks at least TWO languages." ha ha ha ha. They shut right up. :)
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nailgungfx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Oh man! The Stratos is such a beauty! Such an exquisite design way ahead of it's time! I love this one!
Escort mkIIs are far more cheaper to prepare for racing and maintain though. And better to learn going sideways. A Stratos on inexperienced hands is a total life-taker, remember that they had Ferrari engines!

Although I've studied in the UK for 5 years, my English got really rusty during the last few years. I'm glad I can communicate with many good people around here though hahaha! Thanks!
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R0tti Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Yeah - the Stratos is expensive and loose! My brother used to race a hopped up Honda CRX on a closed street course - early '90's before Fast & Furious and all that.

I thought I detected british in there somewhere - well, I only speak one language, I'm always impressed when people speak several. :)
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nailgungfx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Oh my! The CRX was what I referred to as "the deadly pistol" cause nothing (on the same class) could match it on the straights back on it's day!
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R0tti Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Yep - light, short and powerful for it's class. But not rally worthy like the Escort... BTW, I drive a Subaru Impreza (coupe) for a work car. Part of what I do is teach drivers how to handle the car in the winter (skid recovery, evasive skid AKA blocked lane maneuver, threshold emergency braking on ice, starting on steep hills in ice... where I live, there is a lot of snow and ice - the Subaru never lets me down, even though I have to drive up into the mountains in the winter. :)
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nailgungfx Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
on the contrary here in Athens we rarely get any snow, it happens once in two-three years. I love snow, but coming to thing on driving on snow it kinda scares me off :( perhaps you can teach me a few things :D
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R0tti Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
It takes a little getting used to - but if you can drive in a heavy rain or a foggy morning, ice is just the next step. DEEP snow, is different. Think DEEP mud. :) Only cold and dark outside :(.
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slatan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
koryfaia pic de to syzhtw! :)

Vlepw eisai kai dikos mas! :)
Eimai o perhfanos katoxos mias plhrws anakataskeyasmenhs 2litrhs Asconitsas (pisokounas fysika me 75ari mploke ths ZF pisw k polla kaloudia). Syntoma straight-6 cyl, 3.0 24v :)

Exeis kana MSN? :)
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nailgungfx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
na'sai kala! h photo de leei tipota mprosta s'afto to megaleiwdes aftokinito :)

nai eimai kollimenos me ta palia evrwpaika kai amerikanika genika, oti palio kai kalo!

msn den exw giati 1on den exw xrono gia chat kai meta kana 2 fores pou exw valei exei gemisie mamounia to pc, opote to krataw makria :D
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01mark Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008   Traditional Artist
stunning
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nailgungfx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
she is a remarkable babe for sure!
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