Evans builds a Ford for Sil­ver Fern bid

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Ford Es­cort rally driver and builder Meirion Evans will con­cen­trate his sea­son’s ral­ly­ing into one event when he tack­les the Sil­ver Fern Rally in New Zealand at the end of the year.

The Welsh­man cur­rently has a new Es­cort Mk2 in build for the week-long gravel rally and says that he will not have time for any other ral­lies this sea­son due to a busi­ness ex­pan­sion.

The car he used on last year’s Bri­tish His­toric Rally Cham­pi­onship was sold to New Zealand over the win­ter and is now com­pet­ing in the lo­cal his­toric cham­pi­onship.

“There will be time to go and do the Sil­ver Fern the end of the sea­son,” said Evans. “I’ve only been there on hol­i­day be­fore. It is a year’s ral­ly­ing in a week and I in­tend to fin­ish.”

He will com­plete shake­down test­ing of the new car be­fore it is shipped to New Zealand.

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