Like Group B rally cars? Want to own your own street version of a 1986 Ford RS 200? Asking either of those questions is like asking if ice cream is still delicious post-Y2K. Of course it is! For those of you that are not familiar with this little turbocharged rascal; what we have here today is not your average 1986 Ford. It’s an RS 200 that was originally intended for Group B rally racing, which is a disturbingly awesome piece of racing history. Watch this video to get an idea of what the RS 200 is all about.
Now, as I said, this particular car is the “street” version with probably 250 horsepower and just over 1000 miles on it. Yes, 1000. It’s apparently a 1 owner car that is located in Florida, and can be yours for simply $129,000. I can’t say whether that is a crazy-go-nuts price or not, because these things don’t come up for sale very often. When they do, they don’t have 1000 miles on them. What do you think, are you ready to give up the cash?
In the interest of awesome videos, I feel obligated to post up this one up for the dedicated 1A Auto Blog readers as well. It is a video of Travis Pastrana (Awesome rally car driver) planning for, and then racing up Mount Washington. It will likely be the best 5 minutes of your day, so you will want to sit down and watch it immediately….maybe even twice. FWIW, much like the Pikes Peak hill climb, these people are crazy for racing this close to a multiple thousand foot cliff. Just sayin…..
People from Massachusetts are known for many things. Our spoken alphabet does not contain the letter “R”, we drink coffee during all hours of the day & night, and more than anything, we are passionate about our home teams.
Bacon Motorsport is one of the home teams that the car enthusiasts around here are truly passionate about. Why the name “Bacon”? you ask. Well, because that’s Bill Bacon’s last name of course! Now, truth be told, I have never met Bill in person. However, it seems as though everybody that I know is within 1 degree of separation of him. It’s truly amazing. I hang out with my friends – Bacon. I pick up a Craigslist transmission – More Bacon. I hop on Facebook to over-share my world – You guessed it, bigtime Bacon. Gearheads are talking, Bacon Motorsport is the word, and the automotive world is intently listening.
The Bacon Motorsport team competes in the Rally America Championship Series (Click that link and look at the current standings on the top left. Notice who #2 is). When I say “competes”, I mean it. The team has consistently placed in the top 3 throughout the 2010 racing season (….ok, fine, except once!). You may have even seen their team mentioned in USA Today a few days ago when they jumped ahead of the some of the more heavily funded competitors. That has got to feel good. Naturally, I was hoping to have the Bacon Motorsport Team at our 1A Auto Car Show on July 31st, but they will be competing in the Rally X-Games. Bummer for us, but DAAANG that is Awesome for them! I wish them nothing but continued success, because they deserve it, and we will be sure to keep tabs on them throughout the X-Games.
If Bacon Motorsport reads this > Good Luck! There are way more fans than you even realize rooting for you!
Now watch Bill in the Bacon Motorsport EVO tear up the track.