Now, the eagle-eyed may have spotted the legend ‘Series One Recovery Services’ emblazoned across the Escort’s rear end, the fonts on the bootlid perfectly matched and the window’s backflash being oh-so-eighties, and this enigmatic phrase doesn’t imply some manner of rehab for die-hard RS addicts (although there may be a certain element of that involved); this is in fact the name of Adam’s vehicle transport business.
“I’ve had all kinds of RSs, XRs and fast Fords over the years,” he explains, “and S1s in particular hold a special place in my heart – so much so that I named my company after them! After seeing one brand new at 14-years-old I knew I had to have one, it looked like nothing else at the time. I got my first one at 19 and I’ve had nine of them since… I’ve never been without one or more from then on, and have two at the moment. I’ve always modified my cars too, RSs were effectively de-tuned race and rally cars, so I reckon modifying them is just putting them back to standard really!”
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