CHRIS WALKER’S MOTORING CV

The mile­stones in Chris’s car past have all had Ford en­gines

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FORD ES­CORT 1100

‘Dad’s green Ford Es­cort MKI was bought off his com­pany, and was our fam­ily car for ages. It was the one I learnt to drive in.’

FORD ES­CORT 1300E

‘Ob­vi­ously in­flu­enced by my fa­ther, my first car was also an Es­cort – a pur­ple 1300E. Lots of early motoring ad­ven­tures and needed to get me to my air­craft ap­pren­tice­ship in Fil­ton.’

FORD ES­CORT RS2000 MKII

‘Car­ry­ing on the Ford theme, though with an early dab­ble with glass­fi­bre ap­pear­ing – note the kayak strapped to the roof. I re­cently dis­cov­ered that SRU 258R has sur­vived, though it’s now painted yel­low. I sold it to go back to col­lege for a year and bought a £160 Skoda S110L that saw me through my time there – just!’

TVR 3000M

‘Things went sen­si­ble un­til 23 years ago when I bought the TVR that’s still with me to this day, though there was a break in the mid­dle. I sold it to a neigh­bour while I in­dulged in a mod­ern clas­sic Honda S2000 which I al­most in­stantly re­gret­ted. My wife wrote that off after four years but went to see the neigh­bour’s wife and bought the TVR back – by then a non-run­ner. I got it back on the road last year.

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