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Win a Corgi Ford Capri RS3100

20 May, 2015

The rarest production Capri of all — the RS3100 — was originally unveiled in November 1973, with 200 road-going versions quickly constructed in order to homologate a racing version of the car.

The RS3100 concept came about due to the increasing reliance on aerodynamics by European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) competitors — especially BMW who had just introduced the so-called ‘Batmobile’. As such, the racing version of the RS3100 gained its FIA papers on January 1, 1974, and these specially built racing versions, with their wide bodies, massive slick tyres, and quad-cam Cosworth V6 engines would later become known as the ‘Cologne’ Capris.

The road-going RS3100s were rather less exotic, powered by the venerable, British-built Essex V6, now enlarged to 3091cc. Easily recognizable by their massive rear ‘duck-tail’ spoiler, the RS3100 road cars are now highly prized collectables.

Thanks to the good guys at Toymod Ltd, we’ve got one of these special Capris — actually a very rare model of the RHD Australian export RS3100 — resplendent in Sebring Red, to give away to a lucky reader; just answer the following question:

Q. How many Ford Capri RS3100 Group Two race cars did Ford build for the 1974 ETCC series?

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How many Ford Capri RS3100 Group Two race cars did Ford build for the 1974 ETCC series?

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Terms and conditions: The prize is available for delivery in New Zealand only. One entry per person. Prizes are not transferable, not redeemable for cash, and no exchanges will be made. There is one prize to be given away. The promoter is Parkside Media Ltd, 254 Richmond Road Grey Lynn, Auckland. The decision of the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Employees of Parkside Media, associated sponsor(s), and their immediate families and agencies are not permitted to enter. Entries are the property of New Zealand Classic Car magazine and The Motorhood and may be used for promotional purposes by Parkside Media. Entrants must be over the age of 18. Entrants agree to their name/photo being used for publicity purposes. By entering this competition you agree to receive occasional information from New Zealand Classic Car and The Motorhood, including monthly newsletters. Entries close [insert closing date]. Prizes are as specified and are not transferable or redeemable for cash. If the winner does not claim the prize within 21 days of contact being attempted, the prize will be withdrawn and a new winner drawn. Parkside Media reserves the right to make any changes to any prizes and to provide the winner(s) with a substitute prize.

Motorsport Flashback – Kiwi rallying in the 1970s

Rallying arrived in New Zealand in 1973 like a tsunami. It had been only a few years since the sport was introduced here and shortly afterwards Heatway came on board as the sponsor to take rallying to a new level. The 1973 Heatway would be the longest and biggest yet, running in both islands with 120 drivers over eight days and covering some 5400 kilometres. The winner was 31-year-old Hannu Mikkola — a genuine Flying Finn who had been rallying since 1963 before putting any thoughts of a career on hold until he completed an economics degree. The likeable Finn became an instant hero to many attracted to this new motor sport thing. I was one of them.

Think of it as a four-door Cooper

New Zealand Mini Owners Club coordinator Josh Kelly of Dunedin loves his Minis. It’s a family affair. Julie and Mike, Josh’s mum and dad, are just as keen, and they can usually all be found taking part in the club’s annual ‘Goodbye, Pork Pie’ charity run from the North of the country to the South.
But lately Josh’s young head has been turned by some other revolutionary BMC cars. He has picked up a couple of Austin and Morris 1100 and 1300s, which he started to restore — that was until an opportunity arose to buy a rare example stored in a shed.